We don’t go to the beach often now that the kids are grown and nobody wants to build sandcastles.
A good family friend used to own a house at Sunset Beach, NC which they gladly shared. A couple of years ago they loaned us the house for Christmas; it was the most relaxing Christmas ever. I love the top image of my 2 children and my granddogs; my shadow is in the foreground. I’d like to say that it was planned… to me it reflects my unobtrusive presence in their lives, my role of watching over them as they make their way in the world.
During the summer of 2014, we took a road trip to Michigan to visit my brother-in-law and his wife. We had a wonderful time together and I saw a lot of that part of the country. My in-laws live on Lake Michigan; this glorious sunset waited until the last evening we were there! The weather was pretty awful all week.