Friday, June 29, 2007

We're Back
You didn't even know we were gone, did ya? :) Hubby's brother and his family came down to spend a little time in Southern California. They had the opportunity to stay in a house overlooking the ocean in Oceanside. And lucky us, they invited us along! The first night the kids wanted to do this... rather than play in this... Crazy kids. It was a little cool, but really, the water felt great! This was the view from the front window... I wanted a shot without the cars, but they were there all day. Baby Girl did not want to be in the water AT ALL. Last time we went there was a rip tide. She was knocked down by a big wave - which had happened several times that day, but this wave drug her out a little ways. It scared her and it scared me. A few minutes later the life guards came and asked everyone to move to a different part of the beach. Anyway, I think she remembers that experience -vividly- she screamed every time we tried to get her near the water... so... she did this all day long....(I know there's a sunbather in the back ground... you should have seen the lady that would have been in the pic if I had taken it from another angle... she had almost taken her top off...not what I was looking for in a picture of Baby Girl...) Little Bug played in the water, but then he went and wrapped himself in a towel, curled up on a chair and sat there. We couldn't get him to play in the water again or get in the sand. I don't have a picture of that... but, I do have a picture of myself I'd like to share. First, you need to know that I am TERRIFIED of the ocean. I'm afraid of the rip tides (especially after feeling how hard they pull on you) and I am terribly terribly afraid of sharks. I'm just sure that they are lurking in the water waiting just for me... ready for a little snack. I know... I'm paranoid. I don't REALLY believe that they have a personal vendetta against me, but you never know. Well, I decided to try and conquer that fear just a tad... That's me on the boogie board riding the wave in! I had so much fun! I spend almost 4 hours in the water. When I first got in I was scared out of my ever lovin mind. But, I got past it, a little. Of course, it came with a penalty of learning that the sunscreen we used was NOT waterproof. I got something called "sun poisoning". Ever heard of it? It's where the body is exposed to too many UV rays and it causes a bad sunburn, dizziness, fatigue and fever. Last night I had all the symptoms including a HORRIBLE fever... it was not good. It felt like someone was shaking me. I just couldn't stop. I'm better today though. ANYWAY, I would love to say that I conquered my fear of the ocean completely, but that's not true. I still freaked out every time I got to a spot that I couldn't touch, but for the most part I had a great time. And I might even do it again... as soon as this sunburn heals up just a tad.

5 comments:

SoDak Angel said...

So jealous! It looks beautiful! Thanks for the gorgeous bracelet through good mail, I got it yesterday, and I am sporting it today! You are Great-great!

mom2princess said...

Wow! It sounds wonderful (except for the sick Part). You are so lucky to live near the ocean! I live near a big lake.....and it stinks! Your kids are cute!

Kelkat said...

Just came across your blog through Photo Hunters. Looks interesting, I am also a SAHM (home at the moment, anyway). Doing some blogging lately, not sure if it is a positive or a negative. Perhaps I could link to yours and stop by to read another time??? Take care.

Mandy & Ken Abbott said...

Ok... i'm glad you conquered your fear, but YIKES on the sun poisioning. I've never had it, but I know several people who have and it's not fun! I hope you feel better soon. And I have the exact same picture of Hailey buried in the sand! Why is that so fun for me to do?!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I watched Jaws when I was only about 9 and then I was too scared to even swim in Lake Michigan no matter how many times my grandma told me that sharks don't live there. I also watched Poltergeist and have been scared of clowns ever since. Good for you for conquering your fear!