The big 3-5.

I hope everyone got to enjoy this beautiful weekend. Gosh it has been wonderful down here in San Diego. I don't think I've mentioned it on my blog, but I actually grew up here and moved up near San Francisco six years ago. So this place is my second home. I was so happy to be able to appreciate and enjoy the beautiful bay and my family. I have missed them and the fabulous weather. These three little ones above are my nephews and niece (left to right: Atsede, Matias, & Amare). Yes, they don't have blonde hair or blue eyes, but they are my family. My sister and brother-in-law made the decision to adopt from Ethiopia, and now I have these great kids to hang out with and watch grow up! And there you go.

Anyway, we celebrated my brother-in-law Justin's 35th birthday party fishing and hanging out on the water. 
This would be the birthday boy. You know what I love? Whenever he introduces me to people, he says "This is my sister Jessica", not "This is my sister-in-law Jessica." I know it is just one little phrase, but for some reason it means a lot to me that he just thinks of me as his sister and doesn't feel the need to explain, since I feel the same exact way. As far as I'm concerned, he is my brother. Seeing that he and my sister have been together since they were 15-years-old, I have known him my entire life and became his "sister-in-law" when I was just 5-years-old. Kind of crazy, right? 
This is the unfortunate failed attempt at making a fish trap. Guess the bread didn't quite do it for them.
The kids caught tons of fish all by themselves! It was pretty great to watch. You should have seen how excited they got when they hooked one. 

I wish I had gotten more photos of my niece and nephews, but they were all over the place and my camera battery died! What kind of aspiring photographer doesn't have an extra battery?

What did you do this weekend? :)
Katherine said...

this looks like so much fun! i've never lived near a beach, but i love beach photos so much. cooking out sounds amazing

<3 katherine
of corgis and cocktails