3.09.2012

BALBOA


on friday afternoon we spent a couple hours wandering through balboa. 

on many (many) tips from instagram and twitter, we stopped in at dad's and got a hippo cookie.
(among plenty of other things. i am detoxing hard from this vacation.)

p.s. i'll take one of those million dollar beach houses if you're handing them out.

while i'm at it: 
i'd like to formally thank this family reunion for officially turning my feelings around on california. 
i've never much cared for san francisco or sacramento,
but orange county on south...
done deal.



 

 












 



 


thanks, balboa! 

33 comments :

  1. That pizza! The sun! So much candy! Ooo, it all looks mahvelous.

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  2. ahhh! i'm so jealous of the sunshine! and i want every. single. one. of those sweets!

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  3. This is my favorite of your vacation pictures!

    gandacummings.blogspot.com

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  4. wow, all of these images are so beautiful! and that pizza looks delicious!! so much fun!
    i'll take one of those handed out million dollar homes. gorgeous!
    xo TJ

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  5. Gosh I just can't get enough of Huck and cousin pictures! They're both so adorable. And how good do those cookies look? Amazing. Plus I think anything tastes better when you're eating it with your favorite people in an awesome location. Glad you had such a great trip!

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  6. love all of these pictures and the sunshine!
    and really loving huck's tribal print pants!
    xx jes

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  7. Being a Bay Area and Sacramento native, I think you should give it another chance. Northern California has A LOT to offer. :)

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  8. That looks like so much fun! Love your pix. I grew up around Sacramento and love it. It's def. different than southern CA though but like Allie said, Northern CA has a lot to offer. :)

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  9. Ahh I used to live right there {not} in the million-dollar houses mind you...but this was my stomping ground in college :) Yay for reunions and vacations!!

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  10. you and your sissies are triplets.

    triplets, i say!

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  11. I live on Balboa Island and loved seeing all your IG pics from there! Secretly wish I would have run into you! Isn't So Cal the best?? Love that you love it and got to see it in all it's glorious sunshine. And experience a fabulous hippo cookie ;) Come back and visit anytime!! xo

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  12. I grew up in that area and just moved to NorCal. I miss Balboa SO MUCH! Looks like such a lovely day. Love the pictures.

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  13. I used to live right across from the Island on the peninsula. And unfortunately, not in one of those million dollar beach houses that look like a million bucks but one of those that is worth a million bucks but is rather you think isn't worth anything near it. but you're near the beach! it's all about location, right?

    Your pics made me miss it!

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  14. Ah! This makes me want April to come so much faster, I can't wait to be in Cali. =)

    I love the plethora of photos, no apologies needed.

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  15. Your photos are gorgeous! Balboa looks beautiful and quite delicious! Those hippo cookies are so cute! And because I'm sure no one has ever told you this, you and your sibs are identical. Now you know ;)

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  16. Haha, "Do it now. Get married. Sleep naked." Now those are words to live by.

    Beautiful pictures!

    ♥Abbey
    Along Abbey Road

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  17. Not the duck lips!

    I like the hippo cookies.

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  18. The sun, that sky--so jealous!So pretty!

    And am I the only one who jeeps thinking of Rocky--probabaly!

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  19. awesome photos! i grew up hanging out in Newport beach! brings back tons of memories :)
    stop by and say hello some time :)

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  20. 1. I must go to Balboa 2. You and your sister could pass as twins 3. I'm so missing the sunshine and beach right now 4. I must try the hippo cookie

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  21. Oh my! I love Balboa! I actually just did a post on my blog about it! (http://www.redpoppyphotos.com/blog/2012/01/25/balboa-island-southern-california-photographer/) So fun! I wish I knew you were coming in town, I would have LOVED to take your family pictures :) I've been following your blog for a while now, and... I love it!

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  22. Balboa Island! It's one of my favorite spots.
    Last year my family took me there for Mothers day.
    I was 8 months pregnant and could hardly fit under the saftey rail when I rode the ferris wheel with 2 of my kiddos.
    Balboa bars, the ferry, ocean breezes--I love it all.
    It looks like you had such a great time.
    The pictures are great.
    Love from,
    Greta

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  23. Yeah, but did you get a frozen banana? 10 cents gets you nuts.

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  24. those photos are awesome! looks like such a fun time. and you and your sisters are gorgeous - amazing style too.

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  25. Of the many, many times I've been to Southern California, I went to Balboa for the first time ever this past summer. Looking at your pictures made my heart ache for it, because I truly fell in love with it! My mom vacationed there one summer and was on a MISSION to get a Balboa Bar from Dad's the minute we decided to visit Balboa. Next time I'll have to try a hippo cookie too! Thanks for the great pics :)

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  26. How fun!! Balboa holds such a special place in my heart. I spent every summer there as a kid. I'm glad you enjoyed the hippo cookie. A balboa must. My favorite is the balboa bar with rainbow sprinkles!! To die for. I can't wait to take my little Eloise there for the first time this summer.

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  27. agreed, southern california is definitely the place that's got it going on!

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  28. My friend's family has a house on the island. We would take trips down there all the time. Spending time riding bikes at 10 at night, walking the streets and just being there is the best feeling in the world! Oh how I miss Balboa. I may just have to go back when I go back home.

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  29. My friend's family has a house on the island. We would take trips down there all the time. Spending time riding bikes at 10 at night, walking the streets and just being there is the best feeling in the world! Oh how I miss Balboa. I may just have to go back when I go back home.

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  30. Please let me know where Hucks pats are from! Xoxo

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  31. I grew up in Sacramento and although I loved it, every location in Cali has such a different vibe. It's like a bunch of different states. Even Southern Cali is different all over. Loved your pictures and glimpses into your extended family. I hope they know your readers have fallen in love with the Lovins. Good title for Reality TV show, just saying'.

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  32. frozen bananas! i haven't had those since i moved away from Florida.

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