Being Brickner : A Bittersweet Beach Weekend

Monday, June 24, 2013

A Bittersweet Beach Weekend

We live in Virginia Beach & currently, at the beach.  To clarify, we obviously don't snuggle up on the sand each night or take baths in the ocean (although that doesn't really sound half bad).  But we live close enough to the oceanfront that it's a short walk away.  So we take advantage of it.  Often.


This Friday, if all goes as planned, we will be closing on our first house.  A house that we are SUPER excited about, but that is a twenty minute drive from our current one.  In the fear I will completely kill the deal, I am going to wait to completely proclaim our joy for this move & count the reasons why this new house is perfect for us.  But in the meantime, we are savoring our last moments as official, within-walking-distance beach residents.

We spent most of our weekend at the oceanfront, soaking in the sun, splashing in the waves, & of course, chasing after our crazy girl.  Who we have quickly learned shares our love for the beach.




Lucky for me, I was able to work one of our summertime to-dos into our beach-themed weekend.  As I expected, Waverly Maye was more than happy to partake in a trip to our beach Farmers Market.  Any place with people, food, & an opportunity for the spotlight is a happy place for her.


  
 Though my non-VB friends think it's weird that we ride bikes out here, it's normal for us.  Since we are so close to the oceanfront, we ride our beach cruisers everywhere.  It's completely convenient to go out, have a couple drinks, & make your way back home (which can sometimes be extremely entertaining.)  Though those nights are few & far between lately, we took our last beach weekend as an opportunity for a bike-riding date night.



It had been two years since I had been on a bike, seeing that I couldn't master it while pregnant & this past year I have been a little busy.  Needless to say, the maxi skirt seen above is now in two pieces.  It was caught in the spoke of the bike on the way home.  I have since mourned its loss & determined a date night with my handsome hubby was much needed and well worth it.
And will obviously be at TJ Maxx soon to find its replacement.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
XOXO
 














8 comments:

  1. seriously... be CUTER Waverly!! lol I am on the hunt for pretty much all of her clothes and headbands now for Reese!

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  2. How cute! I wish I could walk to the beach!!! Congrats on your new house, I remember not wanting to jinx it either. ;) can't wait to see pics!

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  3. I am so jealous of your location! I miss the beach so much! Love Waverly's suits, so cute! What kind of sunscreen do you use on her? We haven't put any on Lilly yet so I was wondering what works well for you guys!

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  4. So precious! No doubt in my mind that Little Miss Waverly is the best dressed baby in VB!! And her Mommy too! Too sweet and cute.

    XO
    Crystal

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  5. Oh my, her beach attire is to die for! haha...love it

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  6. Walking distance to the beach?? What I wouldn't give for that!! And I may have to mourn that gorgeous skirt with you!

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  7. Love it! I grew up in central PA, so we visited Virginia & New Jersey's beaches often! I Love Waverly's bikinis and I'm dying over that lace headband! You look gorgeous, as usual! Congrats on the new house! Can't wait to see it!!!!

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