The mood.

The anticipation.

The preparation.

cooler of drinkscooler of food
umbrella and chair

Ah, the excitement of going to the beach.

Hasn’t it been a glorious summer?

ocean 1
ocean 2
ocean 3
ocean 4

The sun provides the energy for everything on the earth, but it also has a negative effect with the radiation it produces.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, more than one million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year and they call skin cancer an unrecognized epidemic. About ten percent of these cancers are melanoma which kills approximately 8,000 U.S. residents each year.

I hope you applied sunscreen properly all year.

Did you have a bathing suit that you enjoyed?

Did you look smashing?

Something like these Victoria Secret bathing suits?

Victoria Secret bathing suits

Since I am so fair and burn so easily even with sun block 75, it wouldn’t have mattered if my bathing suit looked like one of these:

old fashioned bathing suits

Because this is how I look every year…

How The Redhead Riter looks at the beach

I know you’re jealous.

That’s okay. We can’t all look like this on the beach.

Obviously Alyssa didn’t get her tanning ability from me.


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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Joan September 12, 2009 at 11:33 am

Love the pictures! I think us summer lovers are all saying goodbye right now.

I love fall too, so its all good!


2 Oh Sew Good September 12, 2009 at 12:27 pm

You're such a nut at times. I love it!


3 KK September 12, 2009 at 2:12 pm

I have learned I can enjoy the summer without ruining my skin. Unfortunately I did have a burn this year (total accident) and it just makes me feel stupid. Shouldn't we know better by now?


4 Scrappy Girl September 12, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Wow…that is SOME beach attire…I don't blame ya…take care of that fair skin.

I don't do bathing suits…I wore a tshirt and skort on the beach.


5 Amy September 12, 2009 at 4:42 pm

I have my award and tag up you gave me today. I am not sure I really like how I look in swim suits. I hope you have a great weekend.


6 Tracy September 12, 2009 at 5:00 pm

You didn't get me worried about sunburns but you did make me want to go to the beach!


7 blueviolet September 12, 2009 at 7:02 pm

I don't even wear swimsuits anymore. I wouldn't wear something like that at home so I definitely wouldn't do it out in public!

I loved your pictures though. Those island shots were wonderful!


8 Steph Jordan September 12, 2009 at 7:45 pm

What beautiful beach shots. That blue water is amazing. Me wanna go now :-/


9 Miranda September 13, 2009 at 12:43 am

Those pictures make me YEARN for a vacation. Ahhh…I love the beach.


10 Unknown Mami September 13, 2009 at 2:17 am

That made me chuckle.


11 Shawn September 13, 2009 at 3:02 am

Oh yeah—-I USE sunscreen! Haven't had my face in the sun for about 25 years, and my body—-its been about 20 years.


12 MelRoXx September 13, 2009 at 4:15 pm

I'm missing summer already! cool pics:)


13 Yaya September 14, 2009 at 12:42 am

Oh I slather myself with sunblock every day.


14 Erin M. September 14, 2009 at 2:28 pm

I am very fair too, and moreover would never dream of wearing a white bikini. omg.

Just discovered you and am happily following! Thank you for following me, too!


15 jules September 14, 2009 at 2:37 pm

I adore the beach and saying goodbye to summer is hard for me! Thanks for the great pics!


16 Two Normal Moms September 14, 2009 at 10:52 pm

Love the beach – but I am a sunscreen queen. Visiting from SITS….


17 Holly July 31, 2010 at 7:53 pm

LOL! That's how I look just going outside! Hehehe!!
OK, but my swimsuit resembles those old photos a bit much, too… *sigh* ;D


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