Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas At The Beach

As exhausted as I am and as much as my house is in in desperate need of a deep clean, I'm not quite ready for this holiday to be over.  Thank goodness for some New Years cheer and a little more time off.  

We raced back from our trip to the beach so I could get some work in but this weekend I am looking forward to lots of naps, some cooking and cleaning, and some long walks to burn off the cheese ball, sweet potato casserole, and Frangelico night-caps.  

The last time I was at the beach, I was wanting to buy the Sea Grove Motel and dreamt of turning it into a mini The Surf Lodge .  This time, I will be trying to shake the idea of buying the Whale's Tail.  We grabbed lunch here but on the lower/beach level, there were people with their winter hats and mittens on drinking - it was a cute scene.    


Stella had a ball on the beach, chasing seagulls, dancing, running, throwing sand in the air as though it was confetti.  The weather was perfection - not windy or too cold - just right.


Stella also logged in some much anticipated play time with her cousin, Macey.

Ladies who lunch...

Cruising around in golf carts to see Christmas lights while
listening to Frosty The Snowman on Pandora...

Building sandcastles...

Trying on their aunts' boots...

If you've ever considered being crazy and spending Christmas at the beach, I highly recommend it! On my way home, I read the December issue of Southern Living (perhaps the best issue ever) and I loved seeing Seleta Hayes Howard's Florida home decked out in Christmas decor.  She is living one of my dreams...she packed up her suburban Atlanta life and is now living in one of the cutest beach communities, Water Color.  If you can still find this issue in the stores, it's a keeper. 


Back to reality, laundry, and a detox on the horizon.
Hope you all enjoy your New Years weekend!













 






     
  

5 comments:

JMW said...

I am so tempted to spend a Christmas at the beach and you've made it sound even more appealing! Don't you love Seleta's house? I read her blog and have always loved seeing her home and her beautiful family. I hope you and your family have a very Happy New Year!

Farmchick said...

I spend every other year (alternating with in-laws:) at my parent's home at the beach and it is divine! So glad to see those sweet girls making memories.

The enchanted home said...

Christmas at the beach? Sounds AMAZING...and how totally adorable is your little girl! Love her! Love the color and light in those pictures too......wishing you an AMAZING and HAPPY and HEALTHY 2012!!

Your Southern Peach said...

Oh the girls look like they are having so much fun together and it's so funny that you posted this because I was just telling my husband I was ready for a beach Christmas next year. We'll see if I can convince him :)

I also LOVED that article in SL and was daydreaming with every gorgeous photo.

Happy New Year Tiffany!

Holli said...

Oh how FUN!!! I loved these photos.... beautiful beach ones!