Tuesday, June 11, 2019

JUST A DAY AT THE BEACH...













It is what seems like 
just a few short years ago that
 we were blessed with
 our darling daughter, Tami.

 In celebration 
of her birthday 
we took a day trip 
to the beach.






"Yay!!  Road Trip!"





An early morning journey 
through the
 California redwoods and
 the coastal fog.





We had hoped that
 Jake and Jacenda 
would be able to join us,
 but they are embarking on
 a journey of their own.
  
They have moved to San Francisco 
where Jacenda is starting 
an intense two year program 
at the 
University of San Francisco 
School of Nursing and Health Professions.

  Jake is loving his job
 at Kaiser and 
this move puts him closer 
to the airport 
as he travels quite often for his job and 
the rest of his work 
is done from home.
  
It is hard to believe 
that a year has passed 
since the both of them graduated 
from Santa Clara University.

 They are both doing so well and
 we are so proud 
of them.






We took Tami and Tim 
to dinner on the Santa Cruz wharf.  
It seems that this is
 becoming a tradition. 
 We had a wonderful meal, 
good conversation and 
great views...






...after dinner
 a stroll on the wharf
 with more wonderful sights...
















Just every day life 
in Santa Cruz!

We were blessed 
when we lived in Santa Cruz 
most of our young lives and 
doubly blessed that we can return 
to enjoy it again with 
our beautiful family...









...and that we can 
bring a bit of the beach
 back to the mountains.



...Judy...





Happy Birthday, Tami. 
 Love you to the moon.






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11 comments:

  1. Happy belated birthday to your daughter!
    Looks like you all had a wonderful time and made lots of new memories too.
    That seal and pup are adorable!
    Do you miss the smell of the ocean?

    Have a wonderful day.
    ~K.

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  2. What a wonderful way to spend a day and celebrate...and boy, it all goes by way too quickly, doesn't it?

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  3. This is such a lovely post.
    So nice to see all of your photographs, and there's nothing better than to spend time with loved ones.

    All the best Jan

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  4. What a nice day trip! Those are just perfect. I always like coming back to my home and not having to sleep in a "strange" bed! I'm such a homebody! Love the photos.. the seal and her pup is adorable.. and love the pic of your daughter and husband. Good luck too to Jake and Lucinda.. sounds like they are real go-getters and you must be so very proud. I love the smells of the ocean and do miss that alot, although I didn't grow up there... but visited many times as a child. Just glad you got to spend time with your family. Hugs.. Marilyn

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  5. What a lovely day, I would love to live near the beach☺

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  6. Happy Birthday to Tami! Sounds like all enjoyed a good time at the beach. I would love to live near the beach.

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  7. Oh Judy, what a wonderful way to celebrate such a special day! Looks like lots of good things are happening for your family now and isn't that just the best?

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  8. Santa Cruz in so lovely and what a nice place to have family living so you can visit often. Congratulations to your daughter on her birthday...doesn't she run marathons for cancer research, I think I remember you posting about it.

    Take care.

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  9. Happy birthday to Tami! Loved that baby seal. Thanks for the Santa Cruz tour. Janice

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  10. Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter Tami. What a great place to go for dinner to celebrate. The views are beautiful.
    Happy Weekend.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  11. Belated Happy Birthday to your daughter Tami! What a great town with so many beautiful views! Love the baby seal laying on top of its Mom! It appeared lighter in color? Do they darken as they age! P.S. Your porch is beautiful and still strong!

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