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Friday, August 24, 2012

At The Beach

Ah!  Life is tough when you are a Grandmother!

Friends of our daughter have a beach house that they rent out, just a block from Mission Beach in San Diego. This week they were using it themselves and invited us to come on over.

The boys and I spent most of Tuesday and Wednesday enjoying the slightly overcast August weather at the beach. It was neither too hot, nor too cold.

We joined several other families there.  Counting my grandsons there were six kids between ages eight and fourteen in the group.  

They are all friends, and these families get together often.  The older kids look out for the younger ones.

 They played some Beach Volleyball where the teams were made up of one older kid and one younger one.  

The beach is fairly shallow, and the surf was just about right for boogie boarding. 

The water was quite warm for California. 

What is it about being buried in the sand?

I guess it is a good thing to do with your little brother!  

On Wednesday, after a nice day on the beach, the kids all went in to play games and watch TV, while some of the grown-ups made dinner, and some sat outside solving the problems of the world and tending the BBQ.  

Good Friends.  
Good Kids. 
Good Place.

Good Life!


  1. Looks like you're starting to get the hang of that carefree lifestyle. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. How wonderful to spend this precious time with your family! You are looking fantastic!!!

  3. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend time with the grands! And - you look marvoulous (said in Billy Crystal's voice from SNL)!

    Life is a Beach!

  4. I look at your blog post photo of you then at your profile picture.... WOW! You rock girlie!

  5. Merikay..if that is you in that lounge chair let me just say you are looking 20 years younger!!! What a difference!! I know it is all superficial..blah blah..but still!! you go girl!!!

  6. I miss the ocean and its been 37 years since I moved to Tucson. Looks like everyone is having a great time.

    My daughter is there right now too.

  7. As new Grandmother as of 15 mos ago, I agree. Love it! My leg cramps are sooo much better. The Mag/Cal is working!

  8. You really look great! Poor kid, what did he do when his poor nose got itchy?


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