We just got back from a family trip to Florida, our first in three years.
Lots of firsts for my girls. First airplane ride, first visit to the beach, first visit to their great-grandparents' condo.
We built some modest sand sculptures.
The weather wasn't very cooperative. We had one sunny day, and although the temperatures were always more pleasant than what we'd experience back home, it was still a bit cool. The natives were wearing winter coats.
Lots of greenery for winter-weary Northerners, however.
And these kids would not be kept from the ocean! Edmund and his cousin loved to jump waves.
My favorite memory was taking Edmund for an early-morning walk to hunt for shells and other beach treasures. The commonest seashells sparked big-time excitement. You can see we found a nice assortment! God's beauty is everywhere.