Wordful Wednesday-the beach in Nuevo Vallarta

The beach in Nuevo Vallarta reminded me a ton of the beaches here in Southern CA. I guess it’s not all that surprising since they are both the Pacific Ocean. The sand IS a bit different though. It looks like it has gold flecks in it.

(you might have to double click the picture to see the gold in the sand)

My kids LOVED playing at the beach.

Boogie Boarding was a HUGE hit.

It might be worth mentioning here that Jeff got a NASTY case of boogie board rash. On second thought, might not be worth mentioning, but this piece of advice is: If you are going to boogie board in Mexico, do yourself a favor and wear a shirt. Please.

The kids didn’t know that I was behind them snapping pictures. I love that they were all together (well, all but Grace who was reading under a palapa) feeling the sea mist on their bodies. Definitely the stuff memories are made of!

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. Tiaras & Tantrums says

    oh I really need to be on a beach right now!

  2. Momisodes says

    That last photo is gorgeous! I just love them all together.

    Looks like it was so much fun!

  3. Muthering Heights says

    I love the last shot of your kids…it looks like a postcard!

  4. The beach photos are fantastic. I wish I was on a beach.

  5. Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) says

    What wonderful pictures!!! Looks like a great vacation!!

  6. wwwaaahhhh! i wanna go to the beach!!!!!!!

    looks like everyone had a great time!!

  7. I am loving seeing your vacation. We only spent an afternoon there so we didn’t see much 🙂 I still need to blog about Cabo (I just think my readers were tired of my pictures).

  8. Elaine A. says

    That last picture is SO adorable! Great idea to grab the camera.

    And… now I want a vacation! : )

  9. Beautiful pictures!! And there really was a lot of gold flecks in that sand. Do you know why?

  10. Such wonderful memories to cherish! I’m so loving your photos, especially the last. Also wishing we had some of that warmth and sunshine here. Glad you had a wonderful vacation with your adorable family!

  11. Casey's trio says

    What great pictures! And I love that Grace was busy reading on her vacation. She is my kind of girl!!

  12. Oh, these are great photos. I LOVE the one of most of the kids together on the beach when you’re behind them. Such a special moment captured! My wordful is not quite so sweet this week, but it includes A GIVEAWAY!!!

  13. Julie@Momspective says

    Oh, yay! I just arrived on the beach (Myrtle) for my birthday week!

  14. scrappysue says

    those are great pics angie! now for the injury story!!!

  15. Sneaky Momma says

    Looks like you guys had a blast! I love that photo of the kids’ backs as they look at the ocean. Way too cool! 🙂

  16. Looked like a lot of fun. Boogie boarding for any length of time always requires a rash guard. My girls never go to the beach without one.

    Hey, we have Gold flecks down here too. I think it is from the Granite sediment that follows down to the beach.

    Trying to drag out some seriously old college information right now. 🙂

  17. scrappysue says

    ok – mine’s finally up! come laugh at my expense!

    interesting, you have 20 players already, but only 7 commenters.

    street’s 2 way people lol

  18. Oh, you make me envious!! What a wonderful way to spend family time!!!!

    Great snaps, Angie!!

  19. Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting says

    Gorgeous pictures! I can’t wait to visit a beach! (hopefully sooner than later)

  20. Are You Serious! says

    ♥ Awesome pictures! It looks so inviting!!! 🙂

  21. Simply AnonyMom says

    How fun! Looks like everyone had an awesome time.

  22. Ritch in Love says

    What fantastic shots! The Gold Flicks of Sand Are Beautiful!

  23. Just LOVE these pictures, esp the last one! Just fanatastic!

    Happy WW!

  24. Looks like everyone had fun.

  25. Carissa(GoodnCrazy) says

    I love your ‘behind’ picture too.. I love when they forget I’m even there!
    I linked up but my post isn’t kind of a cheat again.. sorry?!

  26. NateAndJakesMom says

    That last photo is amazing! I would so frame that!

  27. Oh I could really do with some beach right now! Love that last photograph.

  28. Blogging Mama Andrea says

    Great pictures! It’s looks like such a great trip. I love beach vacations!

  29. Those are great pictures! I love taking them when my kids are turned around like that!

  30. Great pics. Looks like the kids were having a blast.

  31. looks like such a great time! i hope to take my sons to Mexico sometime. 🙂

  32. This post is making me more excited because we’re going to the beach next week! Great Shots! Happy WW! 😉 Mine is up!

  33. DysFUNctional Mom says

    Oh, that looks SO inviting! Yet here I sit at work. =(

  34. I can’t think of anything better than a fun day at the beach! Great pics, Angie! So glad you all had a blast!

  35. Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) says

    Those pictures are great! I really love that last one…looks like the kids had a great time! 🙂

  36. Hootin' Anni says

    There’s nothing better nor more fun, than life on the beach!!!

  37. you trip looks awesome. i have never been to any beach on the pacific coast.

    my oldest really wants to see seals in their natural habitat…

    glad you guys had such a fun time. hope your neck is feeling better!

  38. blueviolet@A Nut in a Nutshell says

    I completely love that last picture, especially since it was spontaneous!

  39. Living in FL… we don’t get to the beach enough!! Thanks for the pics. I am ready to go now!!

  40. Aren’t vacations the best… I have never been to Mexico but would love to go someday. That sand looks so neat.

  41. Ronda's Rants says

    Oh I love the pictures…it looks like you all had a lot of fun and I can’t wait to get to the beach!

  42. Looks like so much fun. A magical WW to you!

  43. That last picture is priceless!

  44. Looks like tons of fun!! Boogie boarding is a fav in our house too! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your vaca pics!

  45. Sweet Annabelle says

    WOW – nice beach photos! I love how the kids are standing with their arms out just feeling it all up.


  46. Veggie Mom says

    I repeat: SERIOUSLY jealous here! We have so much fun at the beach…looks like you had a blast!

  47. We’re off to the beach next month! I can’t wait. There really is nothing better than vaca at the beach!

  48. mommaof4wife2r says

    our beach week was awesome too. lvoe all the pics. great minds think alike today…i’m all about the unseen at the beach today at my ww!

    boogie board rash

  49. Wayfaring Wanderer says

    Boogie Board Rash!?! Who knew there was such a thing!

  50. Jenni Jiggety says

    I wanna go!!!!! Beautiful pictures!

  51. Really nice pictures, I am so ready for beach weather!

  52. Mrs. Marine says

    Wonderful pictures, looks like fun! I cant wait to get to the beach!!

  53. sassy stephanie says

    Beautiful beach. *jealous*

  54. love the pics… I so want to be there with ya’ll… lol.. the beach is my favorite place in the world.

  55. You’re making me want to hit the surf!


  56. Sweet Serendipity says

    Wow, it’s gorgeous there! I can’t wait for beach weather here. Usually May gets warm enough. My kids love playing in the surf and sand too. What fun!

  57. I LOVE that last one where they’re all together! I bet that is hard to get sometimes!

  58. ParentingPink says

    Oh, I MISS the beach! I grew up in Virginia Beach here on the East Coast and wish we lived closer!

  59. Sara @ Ordinary and Awesome says

    What beautiful photos! I grew up on the Gulf of Mexico, so these pictures make me miss home.

    Happy WW!

  60. Kathleen W. says

    I love that last photo, of them all on the board. And note to my husband too…wear a shirt this year!

  61. Great photos! Looks like it was so much fun. Brian and I are dying to take the kids to the beach. Maybe next year:)


  63. I’d love to be there right now!

  64. Kelly Deneen says

    *sighs* I want to be at the ocean!

    That last picture is incredible!

  65. Oh, that last shot – priceless!!

    Only 76 days until we hit the beach. But who’s counting 😉

    (p.s. I still gave you linky love for WW today, but extenuating circumstances made me bump my previously created, sweet post to dear hubby for our anniversary for a Hubby Vent. I’m sorry, my mental health depended on it 🙂

  66. Heather @ Not a DIY Life says

    Sounds like you had a great time (except for the boogie board rash!). Love that last pic too!

  67. Adrian's Crazy Life says

    I finally get to play! I never have a post with more pictures than words. Guess I like to talk too much! But this time, I had a good one.

  68. Oooh, I need me some beach right about now. *dream*

  69. What great memories! Love that last picture, shows the pure joy they are experiencing!

  70. •´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• says

    Oh the sand itself sold me. How beautiful! Looks like a wonderful trip!!

  71. Looks like everyone had a great time.

  72. looks like you had a BLAST!!! what fun 😀

  73. great pics!! glad you guys had such a good time!! you have a beautiful family!

  74. Threeundertwo says

    That last shot is priceless! And gold in the sand? My kids would probably have tried to pick it out.

  75. Erin, Nick and Merrick says

    Looks like a blast!

  76. Ann Onymous says

    Reminds me of my own childhood. We used to spend every summer at the beach. What fun!

  77. Wow! Awesome pictures. I miss the ocean.

  78. We did the beach this week too!! My favorite is the last one with all the kids, priceless!

  79. I want to feel the ocean spray RIGHT NOW!!!! ;D

  80. Oh great shots of the kids….LOVE the Gold flecks in the sand…so beautiful! Not like the Jersey Shore (where I grew up)…at all – haha! Love your blog and Wordful Wednesday…seems more appropriate for me…well, with all my words and such.

  81. Ahhhh, the jealousy continues, as I stare hopelessly out my window at the SNOW covering my peas in the garden…. sigh.

  82. Drama Queen Jenner says

    I’m sooooo jealous! These pictures are gorgeous!

  83. What a great picture from behind. Too cute. I’m sure those memories will last a life time!

  84. MOMMY-MOMO says

    another southern cali girl!!! yay… me too! That trip looks AWESOME! i need a vacay sooo bad…

  85. Indigo Children says

    makes me long for the beach 🙂

  86. A Family Completed... says

    That looks like so much fun! i wanna go boogie boarding!!

  87. Live.Love.Eat says

    I double clicked and definitely saw flecks of gold – nice!!! That last pic is awesome especially since they were unaware!!!!

    Wish i could have participated this week. Just have to get this 1st week of working out of the way and used to a new routine!

  88. bassackwards mom says

    I’m booking our vacation now… thanks for the inspiration!

  89. what a wonderful set of pictures, i adore the last one. it looks like your vacation was wonderful. i need a beach vacation…

  90. girlytwins says

    I so need to be on that beach right now. I was telling DH last night that I really wanna plan a trip at a resort for this summer. We do a lot of vacations but mostly camping and family trips but I want a real vacation where I don’t have to do all the cooking and cleaning LOL.

    Beautiful pics.

  91. Great pictures. You can’t go wrong at the beach!

  92. ♥spoiled mommy♥ says

    I cant wait till the weather stays nice and we can enjoy beautiful days like that!!

  93. Those were some great pictures. I so want to go to the beach.

  94. L♥ve and Hugs to you my precious friend 🙂

  95. So cute! That last pic of them is priceless!

  96. SO FUN!!

  97. brunger bunch says

    Oh my gosh, that looks like so much fun…especially as I look on my window on this first day of spring break for the kids, and see snow, snow, and its snowing!!! I hope they get at least one good day on their break to play outside:) Loved the beach pictures, they are so cute!

  98. Looks like SO much fun!!! I wish I were on a beach in the warm sun right now!

    (and I’m not sure why, but I can *never* get your button to work…i’m copying/pasting it into ‘edit html’ but it’s not working. =( )

  99. RoRofusion says

    It looks like you guys had so much fun. I love the last picture also. Really nice photos.

  100. Mine to see the beach on Friday. Vacation time. Thank you for hosting

  101. Great photos! We’ve always enjoyed Boogie boarding

  102. Blech. I’ve had the rash. You want to wear the shirt. Trust me on this.

    Otherwise, looks like perfection 🙂

  103. That looks awesome! And I want to try boogie boarding!! Do you think I could survive? I want to go there!

  104. ChefDruck says

    I would kill to be on that beach tomorrow instead of trying to purge all the clutter in my house to put it up for sale! Great pictures – I especially love the last one, you can really see their bond.

  105. Mom Taxi Julie says

    Ahhh that looks so nice and relaxing!

  106. T Rex Mom says

    Thanks for your post – it was cold here today and it made me image warmer days!

    And I LOVE the past photo of the kids soaking up the mist!

  107. Julia@SometimesLucid says

    Great pictures.

  108. MoziEsmé says

    That looks lovely! I want to go there!

  109. WOW! Those are some awesome memories–good for you! I will be dreaming of the beach while soaking up some of our 60 degree sun. Mexico looks sooooo great right about now!

  110. That is SO awesome! Is this your first “vacation” besides visiting family since you had the twins? We are trying to figure out the right age. I so need a vacation!

  111. Looks like a really fun place! It has been so cold here lately, so any beach is looking really great right about now!!

  112. Looks like a great vacation with great memories.