Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels

Summer, 2018!

We had a huge event this summer – our daughter’s wedding! It was such a wonderful day, and I’d planned to share a probably painful (for you!) number of photos and gush about all of it ๐Ÿ™‚ Except, I don’t have any pics! I didn’t take any myself because I wanted to simply soak up the day. Afterward, my daughter sent me a Google drive of all the photographer’s photos to download but…I couldn’t figure out how. And now the link has expired and I have to wait until she shares her files with me, and she’s across the country and busy with a work project and…please don’t tell her or my two sons about this problem, because the eye rolls and poking fun at my low-techness will never end!

SO. The wedding story and photos will have to wait until next time. Instead, I’ll share pics that I DO have from the week we spent in San Diego, just a few days after the wedding, at favorite uncle’s house at the beach. We’ve visited there nearly every year. This trip, though, was huge and unusual – my husband’s siblings, their spouses, and all the young adult children came, and even the newlyweds flew in for a few days after their honeymoon!

We always stay at Uncle Soc’s house at the beach, but the volume of humans meant hubby and I had to stay at a hotel nearby (I have two books set in San Diego, so now you understand why – love it there so much ๐Ÿ™‚ ). Here’s the view of Mission Bay from the balcony, and a pic of one of the ‘rescue’ seals the hotel keeps in an enclosure – he looks like a fake rock sculpture or something, don’t you think?

 

 

And here is the entire crew, standing behind their Incan (or is it Mayan?) temple sandcastle they all enjoyed working on one afternoon.

 

 

Another pic of the whole crew! Hubby took this in panorama mode. Uncle Soc’s small house doesn’t actually curve around like this – we were all crammed in with card tables shoved against the dining room table to make it super long ๐Ÿ™‚

Crew at dinner Uncle Socs

It was unusually hot while we were there, and the water crazy warm! It’s normally quite chilly to swim, but the water temp was the warmest it’s been since they began recording it over 100 years ago. Something to be concerned about, quite honestly, at the same time it was wonderful to swim in. The crew bought a large float meant for pools or lakes and took it into the waves, much to their screaming enjoyment. I declined to participate, figuring the last thing I needed was to re-injure my still-healing broken wrist. I think this photo shows I made the right decision ๐Ÿ™‚

Wave:Float:San Diego

Do you have a favorite place your family enjoys going together? I’d love to hear about it! ๐Ÿ™‚

And by the way, I have a new release out this month! It’s set in a town in Alaska that’s fictional but loosely based on a place where family actually lives. I think that’s my next trip, for fun research, with more books set there in the future… ๐Ÿ™‚

Alaska Cover

 

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6 thoughts on “Summer, 2018!”

  1. Hi Robin

    Oh what lovely photos thanks for sharing and I do look forward to seeing some of the wedding photos I bet they are gorgeous, when I was young my grandparents a had a small hobby farm on the Central Coast and lots of family holidays where spent there we were close enough to the beach for day trips and there was lots of fun had at the farm helping pick the vegies for the fruit market and milking the cows.

    Oh and I am looing forward to the new book

    Have Fun

    Helen

  2. Sounds like wonderful memories were made at your grandparents house, Helen! What a perfect combination – family, doing fun things on the farm, and a beach nearby, too. I know you enjoy your cruises these days, and make memories with your own grandchildren, which I’m sure they love ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Oh, love the photos! Can’t wait to see the wedding ones!! We have a camping trip we take every year; the same place, same week with 7 families. We just relax and swim and bbq and it’s lovely. Even though the kids are getting older they still love to come and now they bring friends too. I can imagine we’ll be doing it in a few years with grandchildren (er…many years, I’m not ready for that yet!). xx

    1. Sounds wonderful, Louisa! How fun, with that many friends and their offspring. Those kinds of memories are so special, I’m sure the kids all love still getting together like they’ve done for so many years. And yes, our kids are getting closer to that age where we see possible grandchildren up the road, aren’t they? Now that our daughter is married, people have mentioned grandkids, but I know they have things they want to accomplish before they’re ready for that. I’m not quite ready either, but it’s fun to think about ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

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