And to think…

that we almost moved to Raleigh, NC and took the ocean away form Lily.

It would have been criminal, this little girl LOVES the ocean.

It’s by far one of her favorite ways to spend her mornings.

And with this summer Miami heat, it’s my favorite way to spend the mornings also.

This weekend is going to be a chill one for us.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and keep cool!

All photos taken with my phone. (obviously)

19 years closer

We had a great turn out at our full moon beach picnic last night.

It was just wonderful being around friends while watching the moon rise from the ocean.

I hadn’t done that in forever and one thing about Miami, we get beautiful moons here.

How about you?

Did any of you do anything special for the “special” moon last night?

P.S.- 2 more things:

1- Will and I are totally loving our camera. We took turns taking pictures last night. (Zura also took some too!)

2- We had such a great time being surrounded by so many wonderful friends and the ocean that when we got home, we started looking at Miami listings again…..



This, we will miss

I think I can speak for both Will and Lily when I say that when we move to Raleigh, one of the things we will miss most is being close to water. (have I said that before?)

We live on the bay side and the ocean is only 10 blocks away.

Ever since I lived in San Diego in the early 90’s, I have appreciated ending my days by watching the sun set on the water.

There is nothing like the calm and peaceful feeling of knowing that the full day you just had is setting and tomorrow will be another day.

There is nothing like the colors of the sky and the light all around while the sun sets on the water.

The water, this, we will miss.


A late afternoon visit to the ocean

Last year, in the beginning of the year, Lily and I would go for late afternoon walks to the beach almost daily.

She was so little.

She would just sit in the baby bjorn while on my lap and we would stare at the ocean.

Then, as she started getting bigger, we started going to the park instead so she could play with other babies.

Well, moving to Raleigh, NC is becoming a reality for us this year and Raleigh has no ocean. 🙁 (I’m trying really hard to not get so sad about this since I have always loved living near an ocean)

It’s time to start visiting the ocean as much as we can while we have it. 😉

I wish you all a wonderful weekend!!! (Didn’t this week fly by!?)


So many shells at the sea shore!

When we got to the beach early saturday morning, I couldn’t believe my eyes.

There were so many shells all along the shore!

That does not happen often enough around here.

While Will and Lily played in the water and on the sand, I took a walk along this great path of shells.

Picking shells at the beach has been a favorite of mine since being a child growing up in Portugal. It always brings back such wonderful memories.

As I walked along picking out great ocean treasures and as I listened to the sound of the waves rushing in and out of the shells, I was quickly reminded why I love the beach so much.