Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Day in the Life: Channel Islands, CA

Some of my "regular blog readers" know that Hannah & Simon's Dad (David) passed away a couple  months ago.  Last weekend the kids and I took a trip to Los Angeles to spread David's ashes in the ocean as his last request. 

David has some amazing friends, two brothers (Laurence & Keith) who took us out on a gorgeous sailboat to David's final resting place in the Channel Islands (Santa Cruz & Anacapa).

Along the way, we had a beautiful day on the Pacific Ocean, enjoying the weather and paying our last respects to Hannah & Simon's Dad. This blog post is a series of scenes from the day.......

Sending David off into the gorgeous blue water.
Flowers in the ocean......
David's final resting place.  A gorgeous view.
The lighthouse on Anacap Island.
Flowers from Hannah & Simon for their Dad.
Smuggler's Cover
I love my children!
Simon, Lawrence & Hannah

Enjoying the ocean air and the relaxing piece of being on the water.  We can't forget Leonardo, the boat dog.
Keith showing Hannah how to steer the boat.
Lawrence & Leonardo
Oxnard Marina
Simon supervising bring the boat into dock.
the boat........

David, I hope you find peace & beauty in the hereafter while watching over our children.  They miss you.


Patricia said...

I'm so sorry, I had no idea. What a great way to celebrate their dad's life.

May they always remember he is close to them and that they have you to get through the rough bumps.

margene said...

My heart goes out to your children who are too young to loose a parent. My heart goes out to you, Sarah, as you help them through their grief.

Theresa said...

I'm so sorry, Sarah. Hugs to you and your kids.

JerseyGirl said...

What a beautiful tribute to David....such a gorgeous view. Looks like the kids had a great time; it's nice to see their smiles. They are beautiful and will always carry a piece of David within them.

Heather said...

What a beautiful way to celebrate David. I had no idea - hugs to you and your little ones. Happy holidays to you all - My thoughts are with you! ~Heather

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keri said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate his life and create a beautiful memory as you send him to his final resting place. What a lovely idea for you and your children. Hugs!