March 16, 2009

WoW! Look who we ran into at the beach...

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And Edward brought a friend or two (or five) with him. Perhaps you recognize him?

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Marshall from f/11.

And Marshall brought his beautiful wife. Perhaps you recognize her?
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Julie from Journey to Family!

And they also brought along their sweet children:

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They don't blog yet. But when they do, I'm sure they'll have some hilarious stories to tell.

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Julie is a fellow dork-at-heart, so we immediately attempted our self-portrait to commemorate our afternoon together. Which is even dorkier when you consider that we did have Marshall and his fabulous camera right there with us, and could have had a traditional portrait with a much better chance of correct focus and exposure. :-}

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Never fear, though. Marshall wasn't merely idly standing by; he was capturing the essence of our goofiness.

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'Twas a very fun afternoon. I can't wait til we do it again.

I'm not a betting woman, but if I were, I'd bet that you could probably find greater detail of our afternoon together at Julie's blog. She uses many more words than I do. And she's WAY wittier than I am. But, if for some reason, she doesn't tell you about the nice but desperate wedding photographer who bought a CF card from Marshall, or how our 9 year-olds were too shy to become buddies til it was time to go home, or ... well, if she doesn't, maybe I will. And be sure NOT to miss Marshall's stunning b&w ocean landscapes.

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19 comments:

Kat said...

Hey. Julie didn't tell any of those stories. I guess it's all up to you now to fill us in! I think I should have been invited to this pow-wow. Since I also found you guys through Darcy. And I homeschool. But...I am thinking it might have taken me a bit longer to get there than Julie...

Tracy P. said...

Oh that is so fun! Love the purple collage background--very fitting!

Teri said...

Hey, wait a minute! I love dorky self-portraits. :-) (I'm the queen of this, no doubt)

Melinda said...

Gorgeous photos...as ususal. Although I don't know who I am more excited about you seeing...Edward or Marshall : )

Leigh (Modern Mommy) said...

The pictures are fabulous. It seems like Julie kinda hogged the pictures, though. I mean, where are YOUR kids? Did she pay you for publicity shots to prove SHE'S not a serial killer?? ;)

SKELLER said...

Leigh -
Pictures of *my* boys at the beach are a dime a dozen and are sprinkled liberally throughout my blog. They're always quite relieved when I point my camera elsewhere ;-).

JourneytoFamily said...

I laughed so hard when I got to your blog and saw the big picture of Pocket Edward first! I never dreamed you'd put that on your blog!

I love your collage!!!

And of course all those things you mentioned I considered writing about but thought my post was getting too long and I cut them out. Maybe I can do a "part II" tomorrow.

fxmixer said...

Yeah Susan!! Fun family times! We had such an awesome time and your presentation here is just perfect. Can't wait to do it again. Oh, I shoulda mentioned the wedding photog. Whoops!

kbreints said...

Oh I love the shadowed picture of the family! Beautiful!

boysmum2 said...

I love the goofy picture of the two of you. Looks much more fun than a proper posed shot. The one of you takign your picture is good to. Glad everyone had fun.

Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

Two of my favorite female bloggers were together! It looks like a grand time. I love the one of M. & J. together with her purple ring and purple hair. : )

imbeingheldhostage said...

Gorgeous. Gorgeous everything, you both are gorgeous, the photos are gorgeous, Edward is always gorgeous, the sea... you get the idea.

I hopped over here from Julie's place. Gorgeous. :-)

Tami said...

that's awesome! Great pictures! Love Edward.

nosmallfeat said...

Fantastic photos of amazing people! You are immensely talented. I've never seen Edward looking better either. ;)

Rhea said...

I need a pocket Edward...although I'd rather a full-sized...

Fun meetup and photos! I love her purple streak...

Boybarian Dad said...

What an awesome time you all had. Those pictures are great.

I think Darc is a little jealous :)

Sharon said...

Those are all so great! I want to be there!! You're in California right? We will be in San Jose for a gymnastics meet (Nationals) in June. :)

Tonya said...

I like the "not so perfect" self portrait...and i like how Julie's purple hair matches her purple ring. important stuff you know

Darcy @ lwm3b said...

B Dad wrote, "I think Darc is a little jealous."

Strike that.

Darc is wwaaayyyy jealous.

I would love nothing more than a big ol' bloggy party on your beach and to hug ya both - and hang out with girlfriends in a place where it's warm, green and pretty.

I'm so happy for you all. :) Loved the pics.