YES yes Yes! I went surfing! I have wanted to try surfing FoReVEr! And now I feel complete. I have snowboarded, wakeboarded, longboarded, skateboarded and now... well surf-boarded. That didn't finish the way I hoped it would. I am not so hot at the last three but at least have done them. Soo.. let me explain how this little happening came about.
Well Brandon had some family visit the area from Sacremento. We went to Disneyland for a bit with them then hit up the beach the next day. It was Brandon's mom's Sister with her Hubby and four daughter. They were all a blast and so fun to hang out with. The oldest daughter Allison lives near by hear in Huntington beach and her boyfriend knows how to surf so he offered to help teach everyone how. They rented a few old long boards and we headed to Doheny Beach at Dana Point where the waves are nice and long and gentle. It was perfect for beginners.
I had a lot of crashes and found a few random bruises the next day along with having incredibly sore ribs. (Something that you would never think.) I have to admit standing up was not that easy but once up it is so much less scary and hurts less to fall then wakeboarding or snowboarding. I can't wait to go again!!
Bryce started out pretty clean...
he went for the favorite eat dirt maneuver
and ended up covered.
This is our adopted child Jada.. not really but we'd take her any day!
Walking on the beach enjoying freedom.
Brandon's Aunt Joann buried the kids like mermaids! She was such a doll.. reminded me a lot of Pam Brandon's mom. They are both so carefree.
Here is the proof... just done being thrashed about my the waves! I hate standing next to skinny 19 year olds! Isn't she cute? Brando's cousin Emily.
I just thought this was a funny picture.. that is Brandon's uncle Frank in the back taking pics.
And here is the whole delightful family!
And our little delightful family
So fun... I thanked my Father that night for the ocean and for families. A good day.