Friday 18 May 2012

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Huntington Beach Hardships

One of our favorite places to spend time during the winter (That's October - March for those of you who don't live up north.) is on the beaches of California. Huntington Beach in particular, is one of our favorites. It seems that the locals deem the winter months too cold to spend time at the beach, but coming from someplace where dog sledding is an acceptable form of transportation, we find the climate just perfect.

Well, almost perfect. See there's a small problem with Huntington Beach in the winter. Come with me and I'll show you what I mean:

Here's our family, first thing in the morning, all ready to go for a walk along the beach. We're hoping to get a nice family shot that we can use on our Christmas cards this year. You'll notice that one of us looks a little more awake that the others. Apparently coffee really does work.

We decided to head out on the pier for our picture. It's completely empty, and we have the place to ourselves, but it does seem to be a tad windy out here. 

Did I say a tad? The good news is that our hair is just about dry, and if we hang on to these railings real tight, we shouldn't get blown too far away. 

Apparently the longer your hair is, the better it looks in the wind. Still, for three of the four of us, this isn't exactly the Christmas card shot that I was hoping for. Maybe just being on the pier is causing the problem here. Let's go down onto the beach and see if that helps.

Ummm've got to stand up straight. No, lean back the other way. No further. You know what, let's just go with the pictures from the Hyatt in Scottsdale.

This post is a part of Photo Friday at Delicious Baby and Friday Daydreamin at R We There Yet Mom. If you didn't get here from one of those sites, you should really go check them out. There's people there who don't try and take their family Christmas pictures on December 23rd. They think they're so organized.