It’s October and it’s fall. We’ve made our Family Fall Bucket List: Drink apple cider. Jump in a pile of leaves. Bake a pumpkin pie from scratch (or maybe just eat one!). So, it seemed kind of strange to be putting on our bathing suits and heading out to the beach. But here in ol’ California, October can be a pretty hot month. It was going to be in the 90’s so, we decided to head out for one last beach day. We’ve been enjoying the beach all summer. It was nice to get out there one more time before the weather does change. We’ll be back to the beach before next summer; but probably not in our shorts and flip flops.
Out of all the pictures we took from the beach this summer, these are actually some of my favorite. The biggest surprise is, though, that I took most of them. Most of the pictures I take end up showing people in mid blink or the side of their face. There were a few I was quite happy with.
I know that everyone says, “Savor these moments when they’re young. They just fly by.” And so, I do. Well, I try anyway. So I watch these 3 that I love so deeply. I was so thankful for the day. Seeing them play together, laughing and just being with one another. Then I ruin it by thinking, “One day this will be gone and they’ll be grown with their own families.”
“Jen, muster up!” I say to myself. “Just enjoy the moment. Don’t think too far in the future.”
And I do. I will capture these moments. They will stand frozen in my memories and in my pictures. There will be more to come. But, for now, I’ll just enjoy these.