Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunshine State of Mind

I don't know which makes my heart sing more - the turquoise blue of the Gulf, or the sight of my grandson, Miller, playing on the beach - just a week shy of his first birthday.  Well, really - I do know which makes my heart sing more.  He is the love of our lives these days.

We were blessed to be in Florida for the week in early March, and doubly blessed that Miller and his mom and dad were able to come along.  As you can see, below, Joe rediscovered his inner toddler as well. 
After "Mama" and "Daddy", Miller's first word was "Joe!" (including the exclamation point).  No surprise there.

In addition to Miller, Joe has some other Florida fans as well.  He ran up on a flock of pelicans at the St. Petersburg Pier, waiting, according to Joe, to buy pelican food.
We found another enterprising group of them offering fishing expeditions out into the Gulf.  We decided to pass.
 Their CEO was not amused.
 Only in Florida...

I'm counting the days until our next trip.  Meanwhile, back to work with dreams of coconut and palms and white sand and blue water drifting in and out of the studio on the memories of a Gulf breeze.


  1. How fun Beth! We are in Anna Maria Island right now. Heaven isn't it??!

  2. Oh my gosh! Talk about cuddly! He's grown so much!
    I can tell you are just soaking up all these days with the little guy!

    XO Diane