My 40th Birthday was last Thursday on June 5th. I didn't expect a big party, but lots of homemade cards, mushy hugs, kisses and Love. I had 2 yummy cakes this year to celebrate. My mom came to visit, a bit sad that my dad, due to his Parkinson's disease was too ill to come to visit me, but we passed the time giving the girls manicures in mommy's favorite signature color sparkly blue. We opened presents, and I was blessed with so many lovely goodies. From beach scented Yankee Candles, to blue themed jewelry and earrings, gift cards and my fave movie candies. But only one was left, the unknown to me until we went to celebrate dinner at my favorite Cuban restaurant. At the beginning of dinner my husband had gifted me a beautiful shell frame with a picture of the Sanibel SeaClusion we stayed at last year for his 40th birthday. I didn't realize at that exact moment that we would be returning in 3 weeks for a new family adventure. I was shocked and stunned! I am so truly blessed beyond words and so touched by the love of my family and my husband. They know how much I truly love this magical and beautiful beach called Sanibel Island. Time stops here, no watches, no loud noises. Nothing can make you go too fast, because the place itself is in a little bit of cloud and beach Heaven. From the warmest sunrise to the beach wind sunset, it all becomes this enchanted place, an experience, a trance to relax, breathe and take in the love of Family.
I am sharing an image I took at Sanibel Island early in the morning. All my lil' rascals are in this shot in different perspectives. The one child on the far right running in blue shorts is my littlest rascal, Nicholas. Bundle of energy that he is, always scouring for the newest thing to touch, research and play with. This picture shows of the personality of mi familia.
OH Sanibel Island, I can't wait to see you again!