Overall it was very relaxing. My mom spent time building sandcastles with the kids. Bear read and actually did not play xbox - only because he couldn't get it to work! I read and laid around, ate too much. Walked on the beach, looked for shells. I in general did not sleep well, imagine that, and so was a little slow and cranky from that.Amanda and Ross were also pretty low key, but did take a few trips to the hot tub. I don't remember what Dad did... he cooked for us and cleaned up after us. And he read a book and napped. And he took Mom and I to Big Shell beach in Padre National Seashore. Oh and Bear and I looked at some new beach houses - only $799,990 for a new 3 bedroom 3 bath!
We spent New Years Eve there as well. We went out to a nice dinner of seafood. The weather had cleared so I was getting all dolled up so that I could get my bump picture take at the beach. I was so excited and my hair looked great. And I get done and it was all FOGGY again! I was sooo disappointed. And ended up not getting a 25 week bump picture at all. I am still sad about it if you can't tell. Then we all waited for it to get to be midnight. We did a toast and everyone, except me of course, including DAD, had champagne. And I had more sparkling cider YAY. But it was very nice that my hubby thought of me. And that he thought to get the champagne for everyone else. It was a little different than our last New Years - on a cruise ship! And just think how different next year will be!!!! :-)
A few pictures to remember the occasion.
|Some big fishing rig we saw while trying to get to Big Shell Beach.|
|The lovely weather. It actually was worse than this most of the time.|
HAPPY 2012! We are very excited about this year. Our lives will certainly be changing.