brighton pier

through the street


walking down the pier

Last week was our first time to England’s South coast. We ventured to the town of Brighton and had a great walk along the pier. It was windy with a chill in the air, but I don’t think the kids cared. They could have thrown rocks in the sea for hours!

throwing rocks

happy kids

Jeremy and I decided that perhaps the easiest job in the world is that of an English weather forecaster. “Today will mostly be overcast with the sun peeking through for about an hour. Expect a light mist on and off throughout the day.” 🙂

mushy peas?

And how about mushy peas? I don’t really like fish and chips to begin with but mushy peas? Really? BlissfulE cracked me up on Instragram referencing a joke about how the English conquered the world in search of a good meal. I can’t stop laughing. We went for a curry the other night and Joshua said, “Why are we eating curry in England and not English food?” I said, “Well…” It’s all in jest, my English friends. All in jest. 🙂

royal family

Emma G couldn’t get enough of the “insert your face here” photo opportunities. I will spare you the seven or so others that she posed for. They’re not as royal as this.

converse family

On the pier, I finally had to get a photo of our matching sneakers. I don’t remember at what point I realized that we were all wearing Converse. It was unintentional for sure. I find it quite funny, especially that we’re still matching even after noticing it!

our fam

And finally, special thanks to the nice Taiwanese guy that offered to take a family photo of us even after Emma G photo bombed ALL of his in front of the sea. She’s pretty and all but I don’t think that’s quite how he wants to remember his time on England’s South coast.

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    October 22, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Just lovely pics, looks like a great time!

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    Elisa | blissfulE
    October 22, 2012 at 8:39 am

    That first photo is my favourite – love those tall rounded terraced houses. Love the way Emma G made the most of the royal photo opportunities and that you got a family photo!! 🙂 Very fun!

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    October 22, 2012 at 11:57 am

    I also adore that first photo!

    Yay for a family photo! We had several unsuccessful attempts at one of those on Saturday…

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    October 22, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    These pictures look like postcards! What a lovely trip! Again, sooo jealous! 🙂

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    Jennifer {Studio JRU}
    October 23, 2012 at 2:22 am

    Oh how fun! Beautiful photos, Jen. Had to laugh about the weather forecaster job! lol Love the photo of the shoes!!!

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    October 24, 2012 at 4:34 am

    Haha, the last bit about your daughter photo bombing is hilarious. And the first time I had mushy peas, I seriously thought it was a joke.

    PS – The arboretum that we went to is in Dallas, which is where my parents live and where I grew up

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    October 26, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Nice to see Jeremy representing Texas! 🙂

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    November 7, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    I am catching up on your blog and greatly enjoying your travel pictures!! That Converse one is amazing, I love it when accidental matching happens like that. 🙂

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