The second week of August only means one thing... The Skousen's annual trip to Oceanside! We've decided this is our favorite week of the entire year and look forward to it for months and months. This year was especially nice because we took a long break from work, job hunting and "real life" to enjoy the surf and sun. The sun really came out to play for us! It was the hottest week I've ever experienced in Oceanside... Don't worry, we loved it!
Each day in Oceanside consists of the following:
Ryan golfing with his Dad in the early morning (while Shelby sleeps in)
Riding bikes or running on the beach for "exercise"
eating a yummy breakfast - most likely a donut or two - hence the need for "exercise"
sitting, reading, tanning & playing on the beach
lunch at Johnny Manana's
more beach time
dinner with the family
taking a walk to dairy queen or red cup frozen yogurt
and finally cuddling up in bed to watch the Olympics until we fall asleep
It's basically a dream life.
By the end of the week everyone is ready to get back home to their routine and normal life. Unfortunately, we are never ready. I could totally be a beach bum for the rest of my life.
There is never a shortage of beach games!
very competitive ladder ball games
Ryan in his infamous hat. He found it at Maverick for a whopping $25 and it has been his favorite purchase of the year. We say he looks like "the ultimate tourist." The only thing missing is thick white sunscreen on his nose. No sunburns or skin cancer for this one!
I love that we can both fit under there!
Now this is the good life!
a burrito from Johnny's and a large Diet Coke... the perfect pair.
We just loved playing with little Ollie and all the other cute babies at the beach. Ryan was in baby heaven and confirmed that he will be the world's cutest dad.
"corn dog picture"
stripes & sprinkles at DQ
One of the many amazing sunsets
Goodnight Oceanside! We miss you dearly. Thanks again to the Skousen clan for an amazing trip! Ryan and I look forward to this week every year to catch up with everyone. We love you all so much. Can't wait until next year!
p.s. last year's Oceanside trip here!