At the Beach

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For the very first time. What an awesome day, in every single solitary way.

Cannon Beach, Oregon
June 24, 2014


Counting down to our own Oregon Coast road trip.
This gives me such a happy~day~dreamy smile.
Every bit of this first visit looks dear.

Oh mommy you have mother daughter Parisian stripes!
And wellies on the beach!
Love this series.

These photos make my heart beat faster! I raised my wee babes on California we are in Upstate NY...oh, how I miss it. They do too!

Oh my goodness, the happy on that adorable babe! What a sweet time for all of you...

The beach is a great place as far as she's concerned, isn't it? You could frame that last photo - it's great.

Stunning! Your coastline is extraordinary much different to our temperate Australia coastline. And Amelia's joy ... sweet.

Susan from Tsawwassen says: June 26, 2014 at 03:47 PM

Oh, I so agree with one of the early posts about the last picture. Amazing!

Cannon Beach is such a pretty beach to explore. An awesome day indeed!

oh my but these are so pretty. i am once again in awe of your photography and that sweet sweet muff. what a day! but i must ask...does the sun EVER shine in Oregon??

I have to laugh at the obviously gray weather and the crowds of people on your beach. Goes to show I'm a California girl where gray skies= pretty beach but also =no crowds.

Like everyone else, love the photos. Our boy had his first, belated, beach trip(s) this summer and it was so fun!

Cannon Beach is my favorite place to visit. The fresh salt air, Haystack Rock, quaint shops, expansive beach. Perfect. So happy for your family that you got to experience it and enjoyed it so much.

I smiled to see these pictures of your sweet girl. We are at the beach across the country - in N.C. We love beach life, and tomorrow is our last day. Sad face.

I agree, looks like an awesome day, and your little one was enjoying herself so preciously. Blessings friend

Tina Janda says: June 26, 2014 at 05:16 PM

My heart skipped a beat when I opened your site and saw Haystack
Rock! Twice a year we go there and we love it. That was the first beach my niece walked on when she was 2 also. I'm sure your day was very remarkable. Thank you for the lovely post. It makes my heart yearn... but I'll have to wait until the fall.
Kind regards, Tina

Frame the last one please!!!and the second to last one too. I love the close up detail of her wind blown salty, damp hair. I can almost hear the waves crashing and the gulls calling.

Absolutely stunning pictures. Amelia looks simply joyful!

How your images and words always fill my heart with such happiness.
Given what you've shared with you readers about your life journey to become parents...I am so incredibly happy for you! Enjoy every moment!

Kathleen says: June 26, 2014 at 06:35 PM

Awesome!!! Some pics need to be framed and hung on a wall!

My very favorite beach!

Bridgette says: June 26, 2014 at 07:07 PM

Oh my, the photo albums you will have!

What a lovely day! And it's her first time at the beach... so special. You captured it beautifully!

Need. To. Get. To. Beach.

Both you and Angry Chicken posted beach pics this week. Two weeks before I have time off work...

Beautiful. Just beautiful. I adore your stripes and hers. I hope they never go out of style!

Michelle says: June 26, 2014 at 07:53 PM

Oh my! You can really feel her joy in your pictures! Thank you for sharing!

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About Alicia Paulson


My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at




Since August of 2011 I've been using a Canon EOS 60D with an EF 18-200mm kit lens and an EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens.