Monday, May 7, 2012

By the Sea



This past weekend my whole family threw a surprise 50th Birthday party for my mom (hence the hilarious photo of her with the old lady hat and walker) at a Beautiful cottage on the Washington Coast. It was so unbelievably fun with all my immediate family, cousins, aunts, uncles etc. I can't recall a time in my adult life when I have had this much fun with my entire family. It was amazing.


Also, the weather was crazy awesome. The beaches of Washington rarely look as amazing as this in the Spring.....and it was warm and not very windy at all. So. Nice.


The above images were all my favorite from the weekend and are pretty self explanatory so no need to bore you with explanations, except one:

That photo of me and my dad.....totally slept in those clothes the night before, have zero makeup on, and did not even attempt to do anything to my hair. That's definitely a first on the blog...and probably the last. My only excuse for this, is that being around all the family and cousins and basically having one big sleepover, made me feel like I was 10 again, so all adult grooming standards were left behind.



Hope all of you are having a good start to the week!
It was definitely hard for me to get back to reality today.....here's to tomorrow being Tuesday!




xo
Lizzie

25 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a wonderful time. The Washington coast weather isnt the best sometimes but I am glad it was for your family for this wonderful celebration! Lovely post.

    Carlee
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  2. What a gorgeous place! And you totally lucked out with the weather! It sounds like it was a really special time!
    --TS

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  3. these pictures are amazing! hope your mom had an amazing birthday! i could go for a day at the beach right about now :)

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  4. i loved your blog dear :) it looks very stylish and elegant!!!
    i am following you and hope you will follow me too :) i will be so happy..Kissesss :))

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  5. Looks like a great weekend! Love the pic of the little puppy dog :)
    xo Jac
    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

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  6. We all need large family gatherings to feel connected again.your mum looks super stylish and you look sweet and real and that's what matters.

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  7. what lovely photos, doll face :) the one with the cut outs is sooo cute. i would love to have a family gathering myself sometime soon. being so far away from my family means i miss them so much! your mother must have been so touched and happy! what a great gift. i think the thought and the fact that the whole family was together must have been the best present of all!

    <3 rae

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  8. Aw, how fun! I love surprise parties. Looks like it was a great weekend :)

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  9. what a fun weekend! seriously, your pictures put a smile on my face!! happy birthday to your mom!

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  10. cute!!!

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  11. sounds like a great time! you were really lucky with the coast being so beautiful during your visit.

    xo alicia

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  12. Pretty pretty pictures dear! And what a great idea to dress your mom up like an old lady (but of course, I need to say 50 is NOT old... otherwise my mom would kill me, she's 52 ;)
    But its so neat that you got such a great beach day too. I lived in Oregon for a while and the coast was always cold. I'm glad you guys had such nice weather.
    And dont worry about the whole no makeup hair thing, I didnt even notice :) You're beautiful!

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  13. ahhh lovely photos! i wish i can go to that place, it looks amazing!

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  14. These are the prettiest photos, i am desperate to get away so this provides me with a bit of escapism! x

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  15. I love these photos, it looks like you had so much fun! hehe I like that 4rth picture :)

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  16. Love these photos! And I have to admit, when I get together with my family (or spend weekends at home in Florida) makeup and fixing my hair is the last thing on my mind. Gorgeous photos doll!

    -Ellie

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  17. Great photos!:) I can see the joy and love just by looking at your photos.:) Followed you!:)

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  18. awesome shots dear!! the dandelion looks very pretty (: seems like you had a great time in the beach, i love drawing on the sand too! <3 xx


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  19. ahh beautiful pictures, love the ocean!:)

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  20. oh my gosh, that looks SO cool :) And you look so happy. Thanks for your reassuring comment on my blog, I love how you've been with your hubby for so long. That's what I'm going for ;) I would love to pass on the liebster blog award to you. Check it out back at mine!
    xxx

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