Winter in California means beach days? Yes, sometimes it does. How lucky we are to have that as an option. To soak up some vitamin D from those warm rays of sun while most of the country is buried in snow and the forecast only says more snow. We pay for it out here, but now I know why. We had a great winter beach day a couple weeks ago, so we headed over the hill with my mom and dad. I got the scans back from the FIND lab today. I’m still getting the hang of film, and these didn’t come out the way I had pictured in my head. They are so much more contrasty, vibrant, and bright. I love them, especially the blue sky and how it never gets blown out, no matter what, on film. A favorite game we call “fly, birdie, fly!” was how I got the shots of the kiddos in the air. A good leg workout for mom and a lot of giggles for kids. If you haven’t tried it, you must! Happy winter in Northern California! I know we need the rain, so I’m glad for the rain today, but it really is fun to get scans back and see the SUN. It always makes magic in photographs. Thank you, Sun.

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*photo credit on the image of me and brad goes to mom. love you mom. xoxo