April 15, 2012

Tell Me.....Are You A Beach Bum??

Dear Carter,

So, I have a question for you my sweet baby boy, are you a beach bum in Heaven?? Do you even have beaches in Heaven? I sure do hope so because nothing seems closer to Heaven then the beach. I'm not quite sure why, and I know that I've heard this from a LOT of people, but I feel incredibly close to you when I'm right there by the ocean. Surely it must be some sort of pathway to Heaven. During my little break (that ended up being longer than I thought it would be), our family took a trip out to San Diego.

San Diego holds a special place in our hearts for several reasons, one of them being that it is quite near where your Grandpa Mike grew up.  I'm sure that he's told you all about it by now! Our plan was to visit Sea World, Legoland, and also lots and LOTS of beach time.  We managed to do everything on our list, but today I only wanted to write about our experiences at the beach.

When we first got there, we took a trip out to Moonlight Beach in Encinitas.  It was right by our hotel, and had a stunning view.  Both your brother and sister had a great time chasing the waves, and of course we had to take a moment to write your name in the sand.

It wasn't too long before your brother was freezing cold since he decided to just bolt right into the ice cold water.  We called it quits for a bit, but not before noticing the butterfly kite flying right over our heads.  Just one more sign to me that you like it at the beach.

We took a break to grab some dinner at a pretty cool restaurant on Highway 101.  I can't say it enough times.....I LOVE BEING NEAR THE BEACH!

Afterward, we headed out to the Encinita Beach to catch the sunset.  Jovie had to write your name in the sand again. We could all feel your presence there so strongly. Is there anything more perfect than watching the sunset on the beach??  I think not.

That was the end of our time on the beach for that day, but we decided that we couldn't be that close to the Oceanside Pier without taking your brother and sister to see it.  After all, this was the pier that your Daddy took me to on our very first trip to San Diego, and it's also the pier that your Grandpa Mike spent a lot of time on.  I was worried that your brother and sister may not grasp the sentiment of it, but they sure did!  They will always remember this pier as well because it is where we bought Mikey a shark tooth necklace which has quickly become his prized possession, and your sister some sand dollars.  We've been promising her we would get her some since our last Cali trip!
The next day, we spent some time at Mission Bay Harbor.  We flew kites, and even got to see some Pelicans diving for their lunch.  It was one heck of a cool sight to see!

I must say that we did a LOT of fun things on our trip, but most of them did not bring me the comfort and peace that our time at the beach did.  I told your Daddy that we may just have to retire on the beach. I already miss it!  I'm going to tell you all about the rest of our trip tomorrow.  Just know that we love you my little sweetie.  Thank you for being there with us.


Phyllis said...

love the picture of Jovie flying the kite with her feet off the ground! Awesome picture! She is looking so big and grown up!

Kristin said...

Great pictures :)

Colleen said...

Beautiful photos! The ocean is so peaceful, I'm sure Carter was right there with you!!