Tyler and I are not what you'd call sun worshippers.
Nay, indeed, I was raised to stay indoors from 10-3 pm. When I was a pale-face, freckling little gal, my mom taught me how to slather on the sunblock, which hours were and were not acceptable to go swim in our pool, the art of buying wide brimmed hats, etc.
My only method of getting "Tan" is to get so many freckles in such close capacity that I appear strangely darker.
Now Tyler, on the other hand, can actually get fairly tan if he stays in the sun a lot. But lucky for me, we both fear the sun's harmful rays and hate squinting our eyes in it's brightness.
So, you'll probably not find us out at the beach too much on warm days, or lounging by the pool. (Though our two children bronze up extremely well even under spf. Jerks!) When I do go to the pool with my gal friends, I'm the one fully clothed under the huge umbrella with SPF 90+, while my friends lounge in their tiny bikinis all bronzed and browning (jerks!). They mock me for this (but I'm hoping I'll get the last laugh when all of the sudden being pasty white and spotted is the "in" fashion.)
BUT, when we are in beachy paradises, like Kauai or Australia, we love to spend time at the beach. Below are some photos of us, outside, at the beach, in MID! DAY! enjoying ourselves. This Western Australia beach had a huge, huge sand dune to run and jump and play on. Good times were definitely had.
And as a souvenir, I came away with ten hundred new freckles.
BLUE LILY | Lifestyle Photographer | Salt Lake City, Utah