Happy.

by Jennifer on October 27, 2009

The first weekend after we got to Maryland, I took the kids to see the ocean for the first time. I think they liked it. (Ocean City…)

Before. Still dry.

Before. Still dry.

So much of her personality in one photo.

So much of her personality in one photo.

Sweetes soul I know. But if his friends ask, hes a total badass. (See, honey? Mamas lookin out for you.)

Sweetest soul I know. But if his friends ask, he's a total badass. (See, honey? Mama's lookin' out for you.)

Surfboard optional.

Surfboard optional.

Dear Ocean, Well be back.

Dear Ocean, We'll be back.

{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

Reluctantfarmchik October 27, 2009 at 7:46 am

Totally awesome . . . there’s nothing like the ocean to wash away the cares, even if for just a little while.

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Daryl October 27, 2009 at 9:34 am

That face belongs on a Kellogg’s Corn Flakes box .. what fabulous freckles .. and I love that they are loving the ocean .. now bring them up to NYC to the museums … we’re only a few hours away by train

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JCK October 27, 2009 at 9:38 am

Lovely. I wish much happiness and joy to all of you. The ocean is very healing. Even in the winter.

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PAPA October 27, 2009 at 10:06 am

Something about the ocean just makes you feel really ALIVE.

This was awesome, thanks for sharing!!!!!

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jenrantsraves October 27, 2009 at 10:10 am

They sure look happy. But, now I’m sad, because I miss the ocean so much! How far are you from Ocean City? I love it there.

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V-Grrrl at Compost Studios October 27, 2009 at 10:11 am

Wonderful photos!

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slouchy October 27, 2009 at 10:30 am

your children are beautiful. and, yes, happy.

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flutter October 27, 2009 at 4:10 pm

Girl looks EXACTLY like you in that first photo. I miss you guys already. I am just so in love with you and your kids. Happy looks good on them.

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Kellie C. October 27, 2009 at 5:32 pm

amazing in the end how little or what little it takes to be happy! We are happy for you and the kids. Ocean looks so inviting!

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Green Girl in Wisconsin October 27, 2009 at 7:16 pm

What fun! Love your badass kid’s freckled face.

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Tara October 27, 2009 at 8:08 pm

Beautiful!

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Stacie October 27, 2009 at 8:37 pm

Adorable kids and they look REALLY happy!!!

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Heather October 27, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Excellent! Love the good times after not so good. Wishing you more of these.

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Jenn @ Juggling Life October 27, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Such fun and joie de vivre!

Your second sentence had me reeling for a moment. It’s hard for a Cali girl to imagine.

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Cammie October 27, 2009 at 10:07 pm

Love these pictures! So happy for you! Excited to hear more about your new adventures.

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Manic Mommy October 28, 2009 at 6:30 am

Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude!

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amanda October 28, 2009 at 7:07 am

Your son’s picture took my breath away. And your daughter? I want to have a campfire and hear her laugh. Beautiful!

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Elisa October 28, 2009 at 7:45 am

Gorgeous photos! I miss the sea. No matter how pretty lakes are here… it’s just not the same.

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Madge October 28, 2009 at 8:11 am

so glad i finally got to meet those kids. i heart them.

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jessica October 28, 2009 at 8:54 am

sounds like you are finding the joy and mining the positive aspects of your move. xo

J

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the mama bird diaries October 28, 2009 at 11:45 am

We finally got to see your kids. Beautiful photos. I love the ocean.

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tysdaddy October 29, 2009 at 7:53 am

I’ve never been to the ocean. And dammit, that makes me mad . . .

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anymommy October 29, 2009 at 11:13 am

I love the happiness in these shots. Hope you are settling in, settling down and feeling at peace.

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lisa milton October 29, 2009 at 6:03 pm

Isn’t the ocean magic, especially through their eyes? What fun.

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Kimberly October 29, 2009 at 6:56 pm

They look so joyous. I’m happy everything is going well for you all.

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ohd in yogurtry October 29, 2009 at 8:26 pm

I can feel the ocean breeze. Kids and ocean beaches just go together. And that face full of freckles? The CUTEST!

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Margaret (Nanny Goats) October 30, 2009 at 3:41 pm

Sweet pictures.

Also? I would kill to have your daughter’s hair.

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fancy feet November 2, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Happy is right. Your kids look so content.

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Chris November 5, 2009 at 9:26 am

Yay! I love this!

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Eddie Bluelights November 8, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Hi Jennifer
You may know that David McMahon of Authorblog has passed his Sunday Roast column on to me since his departure from blog land. I am highly honoured and love the job.
I spoke to him recently and he recoomended I asked you if you would be interested in featuring in the Sunday Roast.
I would be honoured if you agreed – I have seen you around blogland and note you were a frequent POTD winner.
Please email me on
thesundayroasting@googlemail.com
If you are interested I’ll list all the bits and peices required.
I have done 4 roasts so far which you can see at my place and I have done a full list of all previous and current roasts with the hyperlinks included. That was some job but people can see back issues easily now.
Best wishes ~ Eddie

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Louise November 13, 2009 at 6:34 pm

They were made for the water. The pictures captured happiness.

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