My Captured Moments, Making Sandcastles

Screen Shot 2015-05-17 at 19.53.44I just love this photo, it was taken on Southend Beach in 2008. Chris and the boys were making sandcastles and collecting shells. Everywhere we have been where there are shells and pinecones the boys have collected a few. We now have them in a vase in the hallway, as a little reminder of all the places we have been as a family. Every-time I look at it it makes me smiles as it reminds me of beautiful days like this.

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22 Comments

  1. 28th May 2015 / 7:28 am

    That’s such a lovely memory – making sandcastles and collecting shells from beaches is THE best when you are little (and older!). Jess x #mycapturedmoment

    • SarahJChristie
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      31st May 2015 / 4:37 pm

      Thanks Jess and yes there is something so special about being on a beach isn’t there? x

  2. 28th May 2015 / 7:58 am

    Ah we do pinecones & shells too! It’s moments like this that seem quite ordinary at the time that when you look back you realise was so special. A lovely picture of your boys having fun xx

    • SarahJChristie
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      31st May 2015 / 4:38 pm

      I love looking at the vases and knowing what great memories they hold, all those special days out x

    • SarahJChristie
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      31st May 2015 / 4:38 pm

      Thank you, yes I love natural shots too they are so special x

  3. 28th May 2015 / 9:12 am

    Fab photo. It looks just like our local beach. I love the idea of collecting things from each of your trips – it’s a great memory jogger #MyCapturedMoment

    • SarahJChristie
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      31st May 2015 / 4:39 pm

      Thank you, yes it has become a tradition now, we have shells and pinecones from all over the world x

  4. 28th May 2015 / 2:26 pm

    What a lovely memory to look back on and I love the idea of keeping the shells and pinecones in a vase as a reminder of those days out 🙂

    • SarahJChristie
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      31st May 2015 / 4:41 pm

      Thanks Louise yes it started as when the boys were small they loved collecting things, but it just evolved from there x

  5. 28th May 2015 / 4:53 pm

    I used to love collecting glass from beaches when I was little. My mum kept loads of it that we’d given to her over the years. x

    #mycapturedmoment

    • SarahJChristie
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      31st May 2015 / 4:41 pm

      Yes I have special memories of collecting on the beach too, so I am so glad the boys have loved building memories that way too x

  6. 28th May 2015 / 8:53 pm

    What a lovely moment. They are all concentrating so hard. Very serious sandcastle-building! 🙂 #mycapturedmoment

    • SarahJChristie
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      31st May 2015 / 4:43 pm

      Ha ha it is a very competitive sport with my two xx

  7. 28th May 2015 / 10:08 pm

    So cute, I love these little memories you are sharing, so many love family moments you have captured xx

    • SarahJChristie
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      31st May 2015 / 4:59 pm

      Thanks Hayley, its lovely planning and looking forward but creating memories is important too isnt it ? x

  8. 28th May 2015 / 10:46 pm

    Making sand castle with the kids, has to be high up there on my favourite things to do list! As a family we love being on the beach, summer or winter. This is a lovely family shot that obviously holds precious memories. Thanks for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment xxx

    • SarahJChristie
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      31st May 2015 / 5:00 pm

      Thank you Heledd, yes it just feels so chilled being on the beach doesn’t it? x

  9. 29th May 2015 / 8:02 am

    What a lovely idea keeping them in a jar with all those memories. Love it! #mycapturedmoment

    • SarahJChristie
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      31st May 2015 / 5:02 pm

      Thanks Karen, yes the boys are always on the look out for things to fill the jar so I love that x

  10. 3rd June 2015 / 10:34 pm

    Such a lovely story behind this picture. Even now as an adult I love collecting shells and pine cones, that vase idea is a lovely one I’ll have to steal that 😀

    • SarahJChristie
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      3rd June 2015 / 10:38 pm

      Thanks Katie, yes I still love collecting too, I love looking at our vase it is full of so many memories x

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