I’m not even going to try to apologize for my absence because I’m not even sorry, yikes. I hope you missed me though. I truly had all intentions to blog once or twice while I was at the beach but we had wifi issues and instead of me searching for places to blog, I just decided to take some time off. It was wonderful.
I have blogged about my favorite Jersey Shore beach area before and I took so many photos this time again on my morning runs or while creeping with my camera early in the morning. So I decided to split it into two posts. This one is a bit more personal and then I will also share the pretty homes and lots of inspiration some other time.
Avalon and Stone Harbor, NJ don’t really have any ugly homes. There are no high-rise hotels or yucky boardwalks. I feel comfortable letting the kids roam and walk to the best ice-cream place ever by themselves. We adore the relaxed small-town atmosphere.
The beach is full of soft white sand and sometimes the ocean is a beautiful clear green like this summer (you can read why HERE).
I’m usually not a runner but can’t get enough of it down at the beach and ran anywhere from 4-6 miles every morning which made me feel so so good. What anxiety and stress? When I’m on the beach it just appears so far away.
I tried to take some nice photos of my kids too after they were showered but they always end up fighting over the stupidest stuff. I’m probably not the only one right? So I just photographed them fighting on the beach. And they look like they are enjoying the fight!
Glad she got those bunny ears in after all!
And I got at least one beautiful photo of them behaving with the sunset on their shoulders. If you follow me on Instagram, then you saw this one already. And I snapped my heart out on snapchat. You should follow (@cuckoo4design) me so you can see me snap in Germany.
I get the worst fever blisters in the sun. My nose is a mess and it’s definitely not a sun burn because I used 100SPF on it.
The kids decided to make me an ocean mud mask.
I have a pretty long history with Avalon and the place we stay in. My parents and we are lucky enough to have amazing longtime friends who are like family and below you can see me as a little girl with my mother sitting on the front porch and our dear friend (RIP) walking with me.
And I have been there ever since countless times.
The house has changed into a beautiful big beach home and the deck flags were influenced by soccer again this year as you can see in the photo below.
I’m so so thankful for every minute I get to vacation in this amazing spot and to see my kids enjoy it as much as I have since I was a kid.
That’s it for today and I’ll be back with a gazillion photos of pretty homes.