This year has been the coldest winter of my life. (Literally, it broke all the records.)
There is one big problem with this: I don't do cold. I love Florida because it is hot. Often. But thankfully, winter seems to have slowly faded, and for the last 2 weeks the weather has been showing a glimmer of the glorious summer ahead.
So today, without a cloud in the sky, I headed to the beach with some friends to celebrate the end of winter.
So long winter.... hello toes in the sand!
(Linzy was so excited winter is gone, she did cartwheels!)
We wanted to kick-off our celebration with a toast... but Gulf-coast beaches have a law that it is illegal to have alcohol on the beach. So in our ever-so-brilliant state, Rebecca disguised the sangria in a Zephyrhills bottle. Totally can't tell, right?
The day was pretty much perfect. We read books and magazines. Watched dolphins do flips and attempted some skimboarding. And of course, built the customary sea turtle sand castle.
Some of the scenery was just breath taking... and some not so much. But all in all, it was a great "Welcome Summer" kick-off party.