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Growing up I never really appreciated any holidays besides my birthday and Christmas…obviously cause those were the holidays that I got presents. But the older I get, I’ve realized that my life is happier when I find any and every reason to celebrate. It just makes my life feel happy and more special.

So for Father’s Day this year, since we love celebrating the most important guy in our lives, we decided on a beach day, and teamed up with Crocs to take us down there. I take the boys to the beach a lot by myself during the week, but we haven’t found time to go as an entire family very much lately — in fact, I think we’d only gone one time so far this year. The boys love it when we take Dad because he builds sandcastles with them, chases them down in the water, and runs around with them. Way more fun than me…

Since we live only a mile from the water, we love piling up the kids in the stroller and walking down to the beach as a family. We let the boys bring their scooters, or we throw them all in the stroller, and it gives Philip and me a good long stretch to just talk as we walk. It’s important for me to have shoes that are comfortable enough to walk a couple of miles in, but also work for the beach, and these jelly sandals from Crocs are perfect for both. I remember having jelly sandals when I was little and they were so cool, but also not very comfortable — the plastic was stiff and they rubbed my feet as I walked. But these are so incredibly soft and flexible, and are probably the most comfortable sandals I own. Crocs also sent Philip and the boys each a pair of sandals, and I cracked up when they all put them on individually and each said, “whoa, these are SO comfortable.”

Crocs has always been known for their super comfortable shoes, but their classic clogs have never been my style. So I was super excited when they came out with a whole new line of updated styles that are really cute but also insanely comfortable. I love these jelly flats, but I’m also obsessed with the pair of wedges from their summer line I’ve been wearing non-stop for the last few weeks.

I never thought we’d be a Crocs wearing family, but with a line this cute, and shoes this comfortable, we’re all over that. You have to check out all their new shoes right here, grab some for your dad or husband for Father’s Day, and then leave a comment telling me what adventures you’re going to have to celebrate those dudes in your life!

Thank you to Crocs for partnering on this post  ||  photos by rad and happy 


  1. Natali says:

    Awww, sweet photos! Looks like a perfect family beach day!

  2. Kim says:

    Love the romper! What size are you wearing? Trying to figure out what size to order and if the sizes are accurate?

  3. Shannon Aksel says:

    Your hair is SO cute and perfect for a beach day! Can you share or link to a tutorial?

    • Merrick says:

      Thanks! I didn’t use a tutorial — just parted it on the side, and did a dutch french braid down each side. Then crossed the two braids in the back and pinned them up. Hopefully that makes sense! xx

  4. Sarah says:

    I just ordered the croc wedges you’ve been wearing. I can’t wait to get them! I’m hoping they look at cute on me as they do on you!

  5. Jo Jenkins says:

    Boys are so cute. Looks like a perfect day for me 🙂

    Jo Jenkins

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