Justin secretly snapped these photos on our beach stroll home from whale watching and I absolutely love what they represent:  the appreciation and joy of the simple things in life.  Choosing to walk along the shore instead of the paved path allowed me to feel the warmth of the sun on my back, the cold water rush over my feet, my toes sink into the wet sand, and the wind blow through my hair, to listen to the waves crash as little ones screamed with excitement and seagulls cried out for food, and to breath in the salty, fresh air of the ocean.  A moment of perfect serenity walking side-by-side silently with a loved one.  A moment to appreciate all the decisions that led to that day and place.  A moment to soak in the thrill of the journey.

Hope you enjoy the simple things in your life this weekend!  Happy Friday!

J.Crew Factory Turquoise Shorts (similar, last seen here) | Gap Essential V-Neck Tee | Forever 21 Sunnies | Marc by Marc Jacobs Crossbody | Target Sandals | Michael Kors Watch


11 thoughts on “Simple

  1. I love reading your posts! I hope you are enjoying Australia 🙂 it’s a lovely country..I used to live there until I migrated to here to the states last year!!
    Have a rocking time. Cheers, Pri


    • REALLY? We are having an amazing time in Australia. Pretty sure it is impossible not to. What are you favorite places to go and things to see down here? Would love any of your recommendations! Where are you living in the states now? Hopefully the states are treating you as well as Australia is treating us!


  2. Amen! I’ve been trying to appreciate the simple things in life lately… makes life more enjoyable. Great life reminder! Love that you’re relaxing, rejuvenating, and having a wonderful time. I appreciate these posts as I’m living vicariously through you on this far-away journey 🙂


    • We are definitely relaxing and having a wonderful time and getting more opportunities to really appreciate the simple things in life. Miss you and all the family, hope everything is going great back home! 🙂


  3. A blog post after my own heart! It is so nice and often eye opening to take time to stop and smell the flowers and enjoy the simplier things in life. Glad Austrailia has been so good to you so far… and good for you for taking this amazing step to try something completely out of your comfort zone or at least your time zone!! (You seem like a traveler with wanderlust.) Thanks for another great post!


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