Monday, January 2, 2012

A Fresh Start

We closed out 2011 with babies that were terrified of the loud fireworks. The sounds bounced around their room leaving them with all sorts of unsettled nerves. So, we got them up to bring in the new year. Why not?

We kicked off the year with a trip to the beach. What a welcome!
Blue skies, warm sun, a cool breeze and that salty air. It was amazing.

The girls dug right into the tradition...all smiles for the sticky sand.

Thanks to an attempt of a passer by, we got a typical family picture that's been long over due. We hoped for a good one, but we're thinking that will be a goal for this year: 
 To convince the girls the camera is not a scary thing.

We walked and walked just enjoying the masterpiece that was before us.

I think this is a tradition that might stick.

To a year full of amazing moments and bountiful hearts, farewell 2011. We're off to a fresh start.


  1. I like this idea a lot. . .Maybe I'll copy you! So many beaches to choose from, hmmm ;)

  2. I love this post! Just looking at your girls enjoying the beach made me smile. I think that this is definitely a great idea to make into a tradition. We could try it, too, but well, there are no beaches. Only cacti... and busy streets. Hmmmm, doesn't have the same effect, I think.

  3. I love this post, I really enjoy the girls in the beach, they so much fun..

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