Summer in San Diego Part |

July 30, 2016 || Snapshots from our trip to my sister's earlier this month, where the kids and I literally moved in for two weeks, sharing the 4th of July, the beach, pools, backyard barbecues and an epic surprise party for my brother-in-law that my sister threw for his 40th, but where I also worked, saw old friends, made arrangements for my dad's future cremation, ran errands, did chores and . . . well, lived like I'd have lived if I'd have been at home. Balancing daily life with vacation life made this trip unique and special, which I think comes through in these images, and which taunted me with how things might be if Corey and I were neighbors

Above - Sunset hoops       1 - Opening act          2 - Get Down On It          3 - National Anthem          4 - Life of the party          5 - Sunset cuddles          6 - Beach day          7 - Twinkies?          8 - Brainteasers in the sun          9 - The family that ocean-swims together . . .          10 - Bored          11 - Top of the jetty          12 - Divided          13 - Inside the funeral home          14 - Drone-flyers          15 - Little Italy          16 - Prosciuto counter for Dad          17 - Coop at sunset          18 - Pop of pink          19 - Pollo asada          20 - Fruit salad pinata          21 - Reunited          22 - Buddy butt          23 - Determination          24 - Soyrizo and eggs          25 - Bella bathtime          26 - Get 'em, part one          27 - Get 'em, part two          28 - At the playground          29 - Lucy-gucy          30 - Air ball          31 - Winding down          32 - BFFs          33 - Nana's here!          34 - Teamwork          35 - What form!          36 - Time stands still          37 - Party on top . . .          38 - Smoky eyes          39 - Make it look natural          40 - Smokin'          41 - Bieber?          43 - Waiting patiently          44 - Crystal ball?          45 - Here he comes!          46 - SURPRISE          47 - Wait, what?          48 - Brothers reunited          49 - Shock, part one          50 - Shock, part two          51 - Happiness sets in          52 - Sleek          53 - Thank you          54 - Grub          55 - Pretty girls          56 - Ahhhhhhhhh          57 - The family that pools together, part one          58 - The family that pools together, part two          59 - True love