Saturday, July 23, 2011

Balboa Pier

Every time I look through a viewfinder,
  it takes me back to my childhood.
Such happy memories of peering through these :)

If you visit Balboa Pier, be sure to visit Ruby's 
 and have a giant *ice cream*
 Messy, but fun.

I just have to add that today is
my parents 63rd wedding anniversary!
Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad.
We love you both. 
(Aren't they cute?)

Enjoy your weekend everyone :)


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Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad! They sure are cute, but the longevity of their marriage is inspirational, too!

The red viewfinder against the aqua shade of the ocean is gorgeous!

Татьяна said...

63!!! It is all life together!!! As it is joyful to see such families!!! And such example for grandsons.
My congratulations

Melanie said...

That ice cream looks delicious!
Happy Anniversary to your mom and dad. What an accomplishment! :)
Have a great weekend.

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Happy Anniversary to your
mom and dad!! That is awesome!

Your pier pictures are wonderful!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Wonderful marriage inheritance...congratulations to all because the children of their marriage are also blessed.

Love at those colors in your photographs the blues and red...well you have used my palate for my kitchen.

Now this place looks wonderful!!

jAne said...

63 years! so wonderful. love their picture. :o)

balboa pier and ruby's oh yes!

Theresa said...

I will certainly put that on my "somewhere to go" list:) I enjoy icecream regularly! Have a blessed day, Happy Anniversary to your Parents and YES Ma'am they are cute!!!!! HUGS!

Deborah said...

Wow! Congrats to your parents..they are so sweet!
That place looks like such fun!!
Isn't summer wonderful?!
Look at the size of those cones!!!
Great photos & collage!!

Deborah xoxo

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

such a beautiful post and happy anniversary to your parents :)


Kelli said...

Happy anniversary to your mom and dad! :)
Those pics at the pier are just wonderful. I've never been anywhere like that but it makes me think of The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Ever watch that movie or read the book? And what's odd is that I'm pretty sure it was RUBY pier. What a coincidence! The Ruby's in your pics looks interesting, too.

Just want to add that every time I visit your blog I feel calmed and soothed. :) Your colors and design are so pretty and easy on the eyes. Love it! :)

T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow! 63 years. That is an accomplishment. Happy wishes to them! Looks like ya'll are having a great summer! Best wishes, Tammy

Val said...

Happy anniversary to your parents and your pics are beautiful.

Farm Girl said...

How nice and I love your pictures.

birdie blue said...

happiest of anniversary wishes to your darling, mom and dad. 63 years, wow!

your pics of balboa pier are beautiful, marcia. i would to take the girls for a west coast vacation some time soon.


Cozy Little House said...

Happy Anniversary to them! Those boys look just like their dad.

NanaDiana said...

Happy Anniversary to your cute parents! I have seen Balboa beach in a couple of blogs and it is always fun to see what everyone reccommends- xo Diana

Sue said...

This is where we are right now. Staying a block or so away on Oceanfront.

Your pictures are wonderful. Happy anniversary to your folks!


Julie Harward said...

I would love to go there and have a big ice cream cone..lovely! I love how your mom and dad are looking at each other in this pic...that look would last 63 years for sure! ;D

Kevin and Pam said...

Congrats Mom and Dad! They are cute. :) Love your pictures.

Mimi said...

When my children were growing up, my parents, my family (Husband, son, daughter) and niece and nephew spent several summers on Balboa Island. My dad would rent a 4 bedroom condo for a week and we had a fun-filled time! Your pictures bring back many sweet memories. Ruby's is a family favorite for sure!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Looks you all had fun at the beach. I would love to wish your parents a wonderful, happy, and blessed anniversary.


Christine said...

Hi Marcia!
What a lovely picture of your parents! I wish them every possible happiness on an amazing anniversary!
And thanks for the summer fun of Balboa pier!
Best wishes

Shannon said...

Coastal Blue Ocean sent me over to your blog and I'm so glad she did. We love Balboa Island and are on our way there in a week or so for our yearly beach vacation. Happy Anniversary to your parents! Glad to have found you, it's always nice to find fellow CA bloggers ;)
Have a great weekend!

CHH said...

Best wishes to your parents.


Coastal Blue Ocean

mommyx12 said...

This post totally looks like you stepped back in time! I love it. The pictures are so cool and do bring back memories of long ago.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

How fun. Haven't been in ages.

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Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Aww...Happy anniversary to your parents! What an accomplishment! They are cute!


michelle said...

It looks like a wonderful place and I love looking through the view finders! Happy Anniversary to your lovely mom and dad and I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend!

Sweet Tea said...

63 years - Amazing!!
Girl, you've got a great gene pool there, too!!

Love Balboa Park - have visited there twice.
What a beautiful, fun, place to visit!
Loved your photos.

Jenni said...

Hello Marcia~

A very happy anniversary to your parents! It brought a smile to my face to see their sweet picture and hear how many years they have been together! That is so lovely! :)

And speaking of lovely, I love the picture of the bright red viewfinder! {Gorgeously retro!} Balboa Pier looks so fun, and the ice cream looks delicious! :)

Are you having a good weekend? I hope you are, sweet friend!

Blessings to you,

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Now that looks like a really fun day Marcia!
And happy 63rd to your parents! That is simply amazing to be married that long!

Janet said...

Looks like you had a fun day at the beach! Of course, I love Balboa and Ruby's, too!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Delightful photographs!!
Happy 63rd to your mom and dad. Loooove that photo!

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Congratulations to your mom and dad. 63 years! What an accomplishment. Love Balboa pier and Ruby's is the best. Don't ya just love summertime at the beach?

Mimi Sue said...

Happy Anniversary! That is quite the accomplishment. I'm missing the ocean after reading your post. Mimi

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful pics! Craving icecream now!
63 years! Wow that's wonderful! Happy anniversary to your mom and dad!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Beautiful photos, beautiful ocean, beautiful boys, beautiful anniversary!

My parents just celebrated 52 years on Monday!

Congratulations to your parents! What a gift!


Cottage and Broome said...

Loved the picture of your Mom & Dad, 63 years is amazing! Wishing them continued joy and happiness!
Loved the bike with the flowers, a beautiful picture.