To celebrate the fourth, as well as my grandmother’s birthday, Jen and I headed down with the family to Ventura Harbor. This is about a 45 minute drive, north west of Santa Clarita, right to the beach. I was amazed with how nice the water was, as well as the sand, especially because it is only a short trip away from home! I got to see my Aunts Tami and Star, and those of you who know her know how awesome they are (even though we do compare my mom’s side to the Addam’s Family.) My nephew Colton is growing up so quick! My little brother is as well. When you are a kid, people always tell you how fast you grow, but it is nice to see it from the other side. I also got to meet Leslie, Tiffany, and Bruce. Bruce became my little photographic friend all day long! He loved taking pictures, and even though he is only four years old, he grabbed some awesome shots! Here were some shots from the birthday celebration. Scroll down to read more about the beach!
Christian and Colton
The rare occasion when I get behind the camera, had to do it to get a pic with my awesome mom.
You know Bella had a good time at the beach.
Later on we headed to the Embassy Suites in Mandalay Bay. When I was a kid, my parents took me here. The hotel is beautiful, and not very expensive. It is literally right on the beach. Jen had a few drinks with Tami, and then we got to enjoy the awesome sunset! I recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a quick vacation without having to take a plane.
My Grandma and Grandpa
Of course I had to use the opportunity of being in a beautiful place to create some personal work.