Beach Days Oxnard


Our family rented a beach house in Oxnard, California to be in closer proximity to a wedding and baby shower we would be attending in Goleta, and Santa Clarita, California. All four couples had their own room and we had 3 bathrooms to make it easy to get ready for our events. We also had a full kitchen.


The house was a short block to the beach. Dear and I arrived before our kids so we took a walk to the beach to get our first look at Pacific waves in a long time.


On this evening a couple of the Channel Islands were visible on the horizon.


The sunset was beautiful with nice views from the upper decks of the house. This was Friday evening. On Saturday we were busy getting ready for and helping at the wedding venue so there was no time for a beach visit.


On Sunday morning we pulled together a breakfast for all of us and for my brother’s family who were staying close by. After breakfast and before we got ready for the Baby shower for Addy we all walked to the beach and enjoyed some fun in the sun. Some braver souls took a plunge in the cold winter Pacific waters.



My brother and his family left the beach house to head to the airport flying back to Dallas and the rest of us got ready and headed east for Addy’s baby shower that the women enjoyed and the guys headed to a shotgun range. Fun times for all.

We all checked out of our beach house on Monday the 16th and headed in different directions. Four of our kids flew home on Monday Dear flew home on Tuesday and I stayed on at my sister’s in Huntington Beach. Josh and Laura stayed most of the week and flew home on Friday braving the rain soaked freeway to Los Angeles International Airport.

I’ve been able to enjoy two more glorious days at two different beaches and a day at the Getty Museum while I’ve been in southern California. When I get back to the Seattle area on Tuesday I’ll finish posting about my days here. The rain has been persistent here especially on Friday and today. Streets have turned into rivers. There have been several flash flood warnings in the Los Angeles Basin especially in areas that suffered fires recently.


This collage shows some mild images compared to what we’ve seen since. Looking forward to catching up with your blog posts when I get back to my own space up north! Blessings.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

9 thoughts on “Beach Days Oxnard

  1. What a lovely place to stay and so near the beach too. How great that you were able to enjoy the beach before all of that rain came. I hope that you will stay safe and drive carefully, the roads don’t look pleasant at all.

  2. Fix sure have enjoyed your posts from California! That beach house was just perfect for y’all ! Safe travels home tomorrow!

  3. I know that CA needs rain, but for that reason, I hope that it comes gently. What a great time you all have had. A place on the beach all together sounds so lovely.

  4. I am sure you all enjoyed your time together at the beach! Glad you got some beach time in before the deluge! So, you’ve had so many lovely moments, are you ready to return to the real world tomorrow?

    • Eek! I didn’t mean to imply that your “real world” is not lovely, for I know that it is! I am referring to things such as meal planning and laundry and housework . . . 🙂

  5. That beach house looked like the perfect spot for family time! It makes the whole wedding and baby shower celebrations even more special when you are all together like that.
    I had to laugh at myself when I misread the line that says something about seeing a couple of the Channel Islands on that particular day… I read it as “a couple on the Channel Islands.” HaHa! Had to look hard!

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