Here are some of my favorite people in the world. This is my best friend Elsie, her husband Nate, and their daughter Emilia. We took these photos at the beach in Encinitas, which is near Elsie’s parents’ home. Elsie and I have been friends since our first days of college. We met the week before school started when we both participated in a banner making activity for the dorm building we both lived in our freshman year at UC Irvine. We have seen each other through graduating college, our first jobs, our weddings, and the birth of our children. We even were pregnant at the same time. Me with my second child Hudson, and her with little Emilia who was born just 4 weeks before Hudson.
Here is little Emilia, who turns 3 in December, showing off for the camera.
I love the reflections in the water here.
Finally, here is one of Nate and Emilia playing on the beach just before the sun dropped below the horizon.