Because I Said So: Sunburns and Fruit Stands
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Monday, May 19, 2014

Sunburns and Fruit Stands

This weekend was exactly what I needed. Minus the aching sunburn ALL over my body. Seriously, it hurts to do everything. Turns out you have to put sunscreen on when you go to the beach. I know, I'm an idiot.

Anyways, I got to spend time with some of my best friends at the beach, spend time with my family, and spend time with Josh's family. It was a win win win and a successfully relaxing weekend.

I haven't been to the beach (or seen the sun) since like last year (you don't get a "spring break" in the working world), so it was high time. Something about summer time, the beach, and gossiping with your girlfriends while drinking a beer is soothing to the soul. After spending four hours on the beach dodging little children and random people offering beer, we went in search of boiled peanuts. The perfect Southern, summertime snack. We happened upon this little fruit stand on the side of the road and the peanuts did not disappoint.(places like this ALWAYS have the best fruit/peanuts).

I so wished I liked fruits/vegetables. They are so pretty and fresh looking.

After the beach, it was time to head back to Louisiana for Josh's little sisters 8th grade graduation.

 I felt so old! My 8th grade graduation was before the times of straighteners and every time I look back on the pictures I cringe. I thought I was oh so cool. Believe me, I was oh so NOT.

It was great to see his whole family and to be their professional photographer *hair flip*. Josh took me out for sushi. Despite the sunburn issues, this Sunday after the beach was shaping up to be awesome. He knows the way to my heart.

My favorite thing about the weekend was after all of the scheduled events were over and I was able to just sit outside with my family while the dogs ran around outside. So simple, but so relaxing. I already can't wait for next weekend!

The Rachael Way

I love linking up for weekend recaps. Because really, who doesn't love to talk about what they did over the weekend?!

P.S. Wear sunscreen to the beach. Because it's the smart thing to do and because I said so! 


  1. mm the beach and fresh veggies sound so good right now :)

  2. I wasn't allowed to wear makeup or straighten my hair in 8th grade! It was not the best time in my life. Use lots of aloe!!

  3. Omg, yes, wear sunscreen. Also, that top picture is kind of a #hotdogsorlegs picture. :D

  4. I don't think I've ever had boiled peanuts! I'll be sure to try some when I head South this summer. :)

  5. Found you thru Anne and I love new reads so of course I had to come stop by. Summer is the best esp when you get to go to the beach I noticed the egg boil post and I've done the exact thing. Text someone and ask how you know when you've boiled an out or whatever.

    Would love for you to come check me out.

  6. Sunscreen....oh yes. After ,y shock last week I am bathing in it. So glad yu had a great time. I love going to the's so soothing!

  7. looks like a fun beachy weekend! and yeah - sunscreen i always key :)

  8. Loveeeee the beach!! So glad you got to go and have fun!
    TBH I don't like boiled peanuts... I had some in Florida. Can we still be friends?