Once a week I will give you a sneak peek into my phone’s camera roll. No filters. No design. No tutorial or lengthy post. Just a little trip into my time zone. Happy Friday!

We went to the beach yesterday and I wanted to take a picture for Filter-Free Friday while we were there.  I had visions of a beach picture, toes in the sand, with a simple caption of something like “My Happy Place.”

So here it is:

My happy place.

Now I would just leave it at that, but that’s not how I roll.  I could let you think that our family had the perfect little day at the beach, with everything going as planned.  But I prefer to keep things real on this blog.

By the time we arrived at the coast, ate lunch in an overcrowded restaurant, found a parking spot in a jammed lot, and lugged our stuff down to the water, the wind had picked up.

Well, duh, Stephanie….the coast is windy.  

The wind on my face.

The wind at my back.

Ummmmm…  This was no ordinary wind.  This was sand-stinging-your-legs-until-they-feel-like-they’re-bleeding wind.  Luckily, we made it to the water and we could stay on the wet sand and avoid the sand stinging for a little while (and take some crazy hair pictures).  That is, of course, until it was time to head back to the car, with blankets and towels wrapped around the kids to protect them from the sand. Ouch!

Oh well, at least we made a memory.  And the windy weather was awesome for extreme kite flying!

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