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.