Thursday, July 30, 2009

Catch A Wave

Sometimes the best things in life are unplanned. Unscripted. Today while I was at work, Sally emailed me and asked if I wanted to go boogie boarding after work. I had brought my gym clothes and planned to go to interval gym class after work. I was reluctant to go because I didn't want to get out of my routine and what I had planned to do. But something stirred in me and there was an inner voice that said, "Go! Why would you put this off? When else would you do this? Your friend invited you! It's summer, have some spontaneous fun." So I listened to the inner voice and told her I'd meet her at the lifeguard building at La Jolla Shores at 6pm. Photobucket It took me a good five minutes to get my wetsuit on, maybe longer! I've gained weight since I bought it years ago, and I felt like I was stuffing meat into a sausage casing! Why the wetsuit? Because even in the heat of summer, the water temperature here only gets to about 70 degrees. Our water flows from Alaska! Today was the perfect chance to test out our Olympus Stylus 1030 SW, which is supposed to be shockproof and waterproof. We haven't taken it into water since we got it months ago. Photobucket We each caught a few good waves. Last weekend when we went to La Jolla Cove with Peppermint & Tom, the waves were ginormous. Today? Not so much. It was actually pretty flat, but that didn't dampen our adventurous spirit. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Even though some of the photos were slightly blurry, or people were partially cut off, I still love the photos because they remind me of the goodness of some unscripted fun. It's haphazard, it's spontaneous, it's unplanned. But it's so darn fantastic! Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket As the sun set over the Pacific Ocean, we cleaned up and carried our boards back to the car and headed home.

10 comments:

  1. Oh I love those pictures! You will treasure those forever!

    And yay for unscripted fun!!

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  2. LOVE the photos! Looks like such a good time!

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  3. It WAS such fun!!!!! So glad you both decided to come out and play. What the heck do we live here for if we never get IN the water?! Such a beautiful day...and some GREAT photos - I love our smiles, you can see we're having a blast despite the small waves!

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  4. That looks like a blast! Yay for fun!

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  5. Your photos and stories always make me smile. Thanks for giving us a peek into your world!

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  6. How fun! Love the wetsuit description..you know, if y'all visit this side of the country, we could drive to the beach. Our water is warm during the summer :D

    The pictures are fabulous..glad you decided to go!

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  7. Wow, this looks like so much fun! Daniel loves to go boogie boarding whenever he get the chance, but I'm a little afraid to get water in my nose (silly, isn't it?), so I haven't dared tried yet. Your pictures are great!

    Thanks for the nice comments on my blog while I was on vacation. I'll try to get back into commenting now when I'm home again! =)

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  8. Those photos rock. Such a great perspective and, yes, they convey the fun that only spontaneous moments can provide. That one of the two of you kissing as the sun set is a future masthead, for sure.

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  9. GREAT shots Christine!!! Yay for unplanned fun!! Yes, it's nice to have a routine...but every now and then it's fun to let LIFE just happen! Glad you guys had a fun day! LOVE the photo of you and Todd kissing! AWWWW......

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  10. fantastic shots in the waves - love them all!! Good you listened to your inner voice and had so much fun.

    Love the one you are kissing Todd - romantic shot!

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