Yay! After multiple computer mishaps I finally get to try my hand at blogging again. I'm sure many bloggers will be happy to see my comments become comments rather than mini blog posts! Starting fresh always feels awkward-I want to write about everything and everybody, all at once, so I'm just jump-starting with a short post on a bit of our summer fun. We live on the coast, but rarely end up going to the beach - probably because our summers are about a month long, weather-wise. In that month we're usually trying to cram in whatever warm weather projects, repairs, and fun stuff we can. This particular day was wonderfully warm and pleasant. It was Amelia's first time being old enough to get down and play at the beach and she LOVED it! She especially enjoyed lying on the sand. It was a 'little' strange and a 'lot' cute! Everybody had a great time- even the thirteen year old had a big smile on his face! At least, until he realized I was taking pictures!