Bolsa Chica State Beach

I was skeptical when Jeff proposed taking the kids to the beach. Not only are we white as ghosts from living in Oregon, but I was concerned about watching all of the kids in the ocean. My pessimism was unfounded though, and we had a GREAT time. Garrett, Grace and John especially loved everything about the beach. Emma was too cold and has negative memories of the water from our St. Martin trip to really enjoy it, and Jacob did not like walking on the sand. Or getting sand dumped on his head. Repeatedly.

John putting sand on Jacob’s head
all of us
Garrett and Grace frolicking on the sand.
About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. Jeremiah R. Jones says

    love your collages.

    glad you had fun, too.

  2. Thaose collages are WONDERFUL!!! The beach is WAY more fun with the kids than I thought it could be as well. I’m so glad you had fun!

  3. Kristen Jensen says

    these pictures are so cute. Seeing the beach makes me want to live in California even more!

  4. Are You Serious! says

    ♥ It looks like a great time. Although I see how Jacob would be tired of the sand dumping! 🙂

  5. carrie & troy keiser says

    Oh how fun that looks!

  6. The kids are just way to cute in these pictures! Looks like you had a blast!

  7. Casey's trio says

    So glad that your pessimism didn’t come true too…nothing better than a trip to the beach! I’m hoping we get to take the girls to the beach this year too at a toddler-friendly beach. Out trip to Tahoe last year had water that was too cold!

  8. How fun! I love all the photos. The kiddies look like they had a blast. The sand on poor little Jacobs head, and Emma covered up!
    R&R is the best!

  9. Oh, it looks like a fantastic time!! I am all kinds of jealous!! Love the pictures and the collages!!!

  10. This looks like so much fun! I am jealous. I bet you had a fantastic time!

  11. I love that picture of John. The look on his face is priceless. I am glad you guys got away and enjoyed the sun and warm weather!

  12. Motherhood for Dummies says

    oh gosh. that first picture of Josh is just the cutest!

  13. Looks like a great time! However, I didn’t see All of you guys in those middle pictures. There seemed to be someone missing..hmm I wonder who that is?:) I seem to be missing from our pictures as well.:):) I know I wouldn’t make it into a beach picture. Your kids are so cute.

  14. Spectacular photos! Nothing better than babies in the sand, I always say! Glad you had a good time and welcome back.

  15. Not to draw your attention to it, but I am in one picture…..second row in third row up from the bottom……

  16. Love the pictures! Love the sunshine. I am so glad your kids soaked up the sun! My girls would not walk on sand at that age either. We have such funny videos of that stage. It was absolute terror!

  17. I LOVE the beach. I’m glad you guys had a good time.

  18. Rosie Yanosko says

    Angie, if I ever have kids, I want them to be just like yours : )

  19. My name is Tammie says

    Ohhh those are great! You may have just inspired me. The kids havent been to the beach on the west coast ever. They played in Cape Cod but they wouldn’t remember it. I must take them. 😀

  20. Jocasta and Wayne says

    Happy Birthday – hope you had a lovely day

  21. What a fun trip! My kids love the beach, and now that they’re getting a bit older and more self-sufficient I love it again too.

  22. The Murray Crew says

    Oh DO I miss the BEACH! Beautiful pic, Ang. Especially the one with everyone heading to the water – that’s my fav! =)

    Happy Birthday, special mama! Hope you have a AWESOME Day and a huge slice of cake!

  23. Are You Serious! says


    ♥ !!!!!!!!!!!!!! ♥

    I hope that you have a GREAT birthday!!! May you be spoilled in every way! 🙂

  24. happy birthday! what a wonderful april mop! having you!

  25. SOOO fun! I cannot WAIT till our vacation in June!! FLORIDA!!!

  26. Scott & Natalie says

    We went to the beach too, but we went down to Huntington. We always have to do a little ‘Shopping!’
    We’ll be posting our beach pics soon.

  27. So much fun. I miss the beach. Ryan has never seen the ocean, hopefully someday soon he will.