Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Beach Bound!

Sometimes I find so much enjoyment in doing what is routine and comfortable. Yesterday we went back to our favorite beach for the first time this year. Being the creatures of habit that we are, that statement in itself (about going back to our favorite beach) automatically implies that we followed our beach trip with dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant. It's true. It's like peanut butter & jelly, salt & pepper, the beach & Mexican food...

This fantastically written, clever and enjoyable post from almost a year ago made me laugh when I reread it. Some things have completely changed, and some things (hopefully) never will. I just realized that this post, this post, and this post, all look very similar to the first, and what I was about to write. For that reason, the kids and I have agreed that THIS beachy Mexican post might need a little something special, a little gussying up, a little... Bob.

The weather was a little overcast, super breezy and warm. The water was still cold from winter, and no fish were in sight. There were no manatee or dolphin sightings either, but plenty of birds.

This is my absolute favorite picture from the day!
And this is my second favorite.

It was a perfect day. We followed our completely routine routines. We showered and changed and went for dinner. We sat slightly sunburned and hungry, and ate way too much chips and salsa, and delicious foods. And while it's a little bit of an old hat, it's our old hat, and I love it. I love the familiarity and comfort of favorite places. And I love this family of mine.


  1. Awesome pictures like always, Amy! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time at the beach!
    We enjoyed the video too. The boys just spent time watching the BFC - Buckman Family Channel- on Vimeo. :)

  2. I love the bit in the video with Bella dancing on the sand. Your kids are happy and loved. :)

  3. Ok I am so ready to pack a bag and head to the beach tomorrow after I pick Jas up from school...BEACH DAY =) thank you for sharing your family and day with us. As Jasmine and I watched your adorable video, EVERYTIME Lilly would pop up Jasmine would say, " awe Lilly, I just love her" just made my heart smile and we do just love you and your beautiful family =)

  4. You ladies are so sweet, and I appreciate your encouragement! I wish ther was a "like" button for all of your kind comments!!