Peace and Pandemonium

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Day One

Saturday morning bright and early (to us, because of the time difference), we woke up, got ready, and slipped out of the house sans kids, and headed for St Augustine. Steven's mom and dad graciously offered to watch our kiddies so that we could spend the day together, just the two of us. It was pure heaven.

We arranged to meet our friends Kim and Jon for lunch. We told them we wanted to go to a place with ambiance, and they took us to the Conch House. The booths are outside in elevated tiki huts over looking the marina. It was the perfect setting for catching up with friends.

After lunch we headed straight for the beach. This is where we spent the rest of the day in total relaxation. I read my vacation book, Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, which by the way, is sooooo good. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a meaningful, funny, and inspirational book to read. One minute I was laughing out loud and the next I had tears streaming. I love books like that. I have yet to finish it but I'm close and I'm looking forward to the next time I have some time to sit and enjoy it some more.

Along with reading, and catching some rays, I snapped some self portraits. Steven was asleep and I didn't have any kids to take pictures of so I took matters into my own hands. I recently got the lens I have been craving for some time now. The 24-70 2.8 and I wanted to give it a whirl. Simply stated, I love it.

We swam in the ocean for hours. The Atlantic is so different from the Pacific in so many wonderful ways. Taking nothing away from the Pacific which I also love, but the Atlantic is perfect for leisurely swimming. It's warm, gentle waves transport me into bliss....ok, maybe I'm being overly poetic here, but I'm not exaggerating one bit. Pure bliss......

What a lovely way to start our vacation.

Um, last shot of you. Speechless. Frame this. You freckles make the whole portrait for me.
I mean "your"
wow you are so photo genic and it has nothing to do with the lens.Glad you got some warm weather its still cold here in portland.Waiting for summer and we are almost to July...AHH
If only my self-portraits looked so good! I generally look like Jabba the Hut with gas in self-portraits. But you -- what a stunner!!
I love the picture of you and steven!!! And I love the ones of you in your darling hat!!! I agree with Leah, the freckles are beautiful!
What a perfect time to read that book. Glad you're enjoying it. And the protraits are simply amazying.
ummm we are twinners! I have the same suit, thanks to you, and almost the same hat!
you look Adorable in your self portraits!!, as well as with Steven,... you are such a hot couple!!
lovely pictures, I want you take some of meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
what great pictures of u!! Crazy!!!
glad you had fun and glad you are back! We are going to be gone this weekend and as a coincidence so is every other member of the playgroup but we should get Matias and Cal together sometime next week.
the self port. was fantastic. It had a great 70s vibe I think. you're beautiful...that doesn't hurt right??? :P
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