Happy New Year! We celebrated the arrival of 2014 with neighbors, sleeping children, and champagne. We left Wilmington, NC yesterday morning and rolled back into the DC area by mid-afternoon thanks to efficient stops (a rarity when traveling with children) and minimal traffic. Our Christmas holiday was spent down south, where our parents have since migrated. Aside from our 2.5 year tenure in Raleigh, NC, we have spent most of our married life at least a day’s drive from family. So while some may give us the side-eye for enduring so much travel during the holidays, we do what we have to do in order to spend time with the ones we love. That being said, I think we may stay put next Christmas in order to shake things up a little bit. Playing packing tetris with Christmas gifts is ranked high up on the things that grind my gears list, in between pet birds and people who refuse to recognize the first ‘r’ in library.
Violet quietly observed the holiday activities and soaked everything in. While the above picture may suggest otherwise, she absolutely loved being on the beach despite the cooler temperatures so we’re breathing a sigh of relief and happy that she is fitting in just fine.
So I took this picture with my iPhone at Carolina Beach State Park and used it as my first entry for the #365infocus challenge I am participating in this year. Please feel free to check me out on Instagram if you feel so inclined. Here’s to a happy and healthy 2014!