Tuesday, June 23, 2009

the beach

I absolutely love the beach. I love everything about it. The weather and all that it entails: the salty air, the cool ocean breeze, the overcast days which usually clear up and it ends up being the most fabulous sunny day. Every year we are here, I imagine my life by the beach, living and being so close to where land and water meet. Maybe its living in a desert that helps me appreciate the moisture from the sea so very much. As it happens that we are in a drought practically every year, conserving the precious resource of water, being careful when washing your car, or watering your lawn and plants...it is extremely refreshing being so close to the pacific ocean. But California as a state has so many political problems...with the state being out of money...lots of issues with the budget, and then the recent election last year with prop. 8 (that was a definite positive, so glad the majority gets that marriage is between a man and a woman!! hello!!!!!!!!).

Despite the craziness going on in the state, I still wouldn't mind being a resident one day. It seems no matter where you live these days, there will always be problems, and as long as you can make your home a heaven on earth, and teach your children in the home morals and values. After all, I live in 'sin city' of all places and feel our quality of life is quite high. Go figure!!

I forgot my adaptor to upload pictures onto my computer, so I'll have plenty more posts of our fun to come!

6 comments:

Me said...

Stacy!!! I dont have your number in my phone for some strange reason so call me! Also, my super dee duper cutest good friend is moving to Yellowstone with her hubby and 5 kids (9 and under) SO I was hoping to talk to you about the ward and stuff. Just kinda get some info and pass it along to her. You picked a pretty good week to be here. It's perfect!!!! Want to see you before you go, k? Miss ya!

Allred Family said...

I LOVE the beach too....it's been way TOO long since we have been there. It's time we go back, our kids have never seen the ocean....sad!!!!! Glad you are enjoying it, cannot wait to see pictures!!!!!!

Kaerlig said...

I'm glad your doing well after surgery. I'm sorry you had to go through all that.

I want California today.

Kara said...

I"m glad you're enjoying the beach. It's a refreshing change of scenery from the ugly desert- I think it's ugly anyway. You're from here so you probably find it somewhat pretty, but coming from CO, I just don't appreciate it. Anyways, enjoy the rest of your vacation and take care.

Michelle and Andrew said...

i went to newport beach last month and the coolest thing we saw was dolphins swimming near the beach, my kids thought that was the coolest thing in the world.

Angie said...

I'm glad you're enjoying yourself at the beach after your ordeal.