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A Camping We Will Go!

You guys! We just returned from the most epic camping trip of all time and I finally have pictures to prove it! And yes, call me crazy, but camping 7.5 months pregnant wasn’t all that bad. In fact, it was an absolute blast (and thank goodness for air mattresses, right? 🙂 We took a big family trip for my mom’s birthday down to Carlsbad, California. We had never tried out this campsite before but we decided to take a chance. Turns out camping on the beach = my kind of camping! The campsite was great, though most of my pictures are of the beach! Oops! We already have plans in the works for a trip next year! And Ellie? She was right in her element. Sun and sand? Yes, please! I could go on and on about how much we loved our few days in Carlsbad, but instead, how about round one of pictures to prove it? 🙂

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Half the time Ellie hung out in her panties vs her swimsuit. Silly goose!

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Tiny shoes in the sand (from Gap!)

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Best bump picture to date!

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Ellie’s hair went even more curly at the beach. I was dying – so cute!

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Ellie and her camping dog. He last made his appearance here.

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And, hey! The one picture I have of our campsite! Ha!

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The view from our campsite was glorious!

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Brian picked up this little wagon + sand toys set for Ellie before we left. It kept her entertained all day at the beach!

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These two skimboarders. I was too chicken to jump on one with my pregnant belly. I thought for sure I’d crash and/or go into labor. Haven’t skimboarded in years! (Must fix that after baby is born!)

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Alexa Zurcher




  • Anonymous

    Looks like such a fabulous time! I love camping, but you're right, air mattresses are necessary!

  • Simply Alexandra // My Favorite Things

    This is so sweet. My family didn't take a lot of vacations growing up, so it's always fun to see pictures of things like this. They are moving to Phoenix 1 week from today (we live in KS) so … maybe that will prompt what *feel* like family vacations when we visit them in AZ. So fun! XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  • Anonymous

    So much fun. I'd love to camp on the beach but even on the west coast the evening gets too chilly for our littlest babe.

  • ellen

    Our YW/YM camped there when we were kids. It was really fun. Each class got their own campsite.

  • Bekah

    Oh my gosh this looks like a dream! I'm not a huge fan of camping, but this looks like my kind of camping 🙂 Beaches are just the greatest!

  • Kimber

    Loved this post! Oh man, I'm glad we have a family trip planned to the beach this year or I'd be super jealous. You are so darling with that bump!!

  • Caravan Sonnet

    How fun!!! It looks like it was a blast! And that bump picture is so adorable!! 🙂

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