Monday Love | Vacation Recap

Another edition of Monday Love…

A quote:  Vacation used to be a luxury, but in today’s world it has become a necessity.  - Author unknown

Something personal: As many people know, we recently took a family vacation to the beach.  October is a difficult time for a vacation due to my crazy fall portrait schedule and Jeff’s 4th quarter travel schedule.  However, since Kylie started Kindergarten this year we wanted to work around her Fall Break.  I forgot how nice it feels to do “nothing” all day.  Mostly because I never, ever, EVER, do nothing.  It’s impossible for me.  We went to the beach every day, but the last day was the best.  A high of 80 degrees, full sun, and a whole day with nothing to do.  Bliss.  Kylie had her friend Ainslee to play with and Jake loved the sand and water so much, we barely heard a peep from him.  Unfortunately, my point and shoot had a dead battery and I didn’t feel like bringing my BEAST to the beach everyday, so most of our vacation was documented with the new iPhone 4s.  Over the last few years I’ve come to accept that all of my family pictures don’t have to be perfect.  As long as the story is there, and the moment is captured, I’m happy.

So here is a collage of my perfectly imperfect iPhone vacation pics, edited on my iPhone with Instagram.  :)

And here are a few pics of the girls on the beach, taken with the BEAST!  :)

A cool shopping find: I’m a little behind on my Pinterest boards, but I found these cute stocking stuffers in the Chasing Fireflies catalog.  Just thought I would share.  I’m trying to get ahead this year…..  :)

Some all-natural Piggy Paint xmas polish:

Holiday Pez Set:

Festive Hands Temporary Tattoos:

Construction Plate & Tools:  Jake would LOVE this!  I thought it might be a fun gift for him.

** All pictures from the Chasing Fireflies Website.

****HAPPY HALLOWEEN*****

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Lisa Phillipson - Aren’t you glad you took the time to get all of those images in one place? Beautiful. Glad you had a good time. (now back to work!)

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