Sunday, May 19, 2013

Letters to our Daughters

To My Sweet Beach Babies,
My entire life (all 37 and 10 months of it) have been spent living
within 25 minutes of the beach.
First, in New Jersey...exactly where Hurricane Sandy hit last year.
Then, here in Florida, where I've planted my roots and had my family.
From the time you were all little, you have loved the beach.
As have I.
I've always thought of it as our happy (almost) always 
get along there.  You have such a great time.  Whether it's building sandcastles,
boogie boarding, swimming, or just relaxing.  
The beach is a magical place.  
I love that we live here, where we can enjoy it a good 9-10 months of the year.
We have the West Coast (close to home) with it's calm Gulf waters and soft sand.
The East Coast with the Ocean and it's waves (which remind me of my hometown).
And of course the Keys.  Which is a place of it's own.  Where else can you watch
the sunrise in the morning and cross the street to see it set in the evening.

The beach is a special place for us.
We've had so many special memories there, and I'm sure there are more to come.
I look forward to each and every one of them.

Here is a picture of Mommy on the beach in NJ with
Uncle Rob and Uncle Brian...

Here are some photos of you girls on the boardwalks in New Jersey...

And of course some from our beaches here in Florida...

I love you girls.
Love, Mommy

Please continue on through our Blog circle to read Carrie's beautiful
and heartfelt letter to her three little ones.  And of course
see her beautiful photos!


Love, Bee said...

omg your little one has the BEST poses! I am so jealous, I grew up on a little beach but am not close enough now for my kids to spend a lot of time there. You are so lucky!

MissTee said...

OK I looove that you included your baby picture in this post! Your girls are gonna love that! It's crazy to see how much your girls have grown since those pictures in NJ! The portraits by the tree are just breathtaking! Love he colors of their suits together - so pretty!
Your girls look like they're already enjoying the summer! Hope to see a lot more beach pictures from you in the coming months!

Lyla Our Little Miracle said...

Your daughters are GORGEOUS!! Those beach pics are to die for!!!!
Beautiful words written to your girls!

Carrie said...

OMG, I'm sooooo jealous! I want to live minutes from the beach! Captured beautifully.