We had a miscommunication and ended up in the car for SIX HOURS to spend New Year’s Day at Cape Hateras. I don’t recommend THAT, but the Cape was beautiful.
A couple of currents converge here at the point, making this the Graveyard of the Atlantic. We did not find any good seashells. But the worst day spent looking for seashells is still a day at the beach! Isaac made tracks with his diggers; Eloise napped snug in her warmie.
We stopped in Kitty Hawk for dinner of seafood risotto at the Black Pelican, named after a local legend. The Coast Guard used to follow a black pelican to survivors, and shipwrecked sailors often reported sightings of the same in stormy weather while waiting for rescue.
We saw tons of pelicans along the coast and a pod of at least a dozen dolphins just a couple swells offshore. I like the East Coast.
As per tradition, we wrote the outgoing year in the sand to be washed away, and wrote the new year above the high tide line.
We also discussed highs and lows of the year, plus goals for the upcoming year.
Gaining one baby ELOISE!
Isaac successfully coming off his heart surgery medication!
Going to Bolivia with the Children’s Heart Project!
Friends in Norfolk!
Fun trips to the USS Alabama; New Orleans with Hannah, Justin and kids; having Chris’ parents and my parents come visit in Florida!
Having my parents, Hannah and kiddos come help with ELOISE in Norfolk!
Chris passing 2,000 flight hours AND being a Muster speaker AND getting Navy League Instructor of the Year!
Losing a baby last January.
Having gestational diabetes and having to have another c-section.
Chris not getting TPS.
Struggling with a lot of transition (new home, new baby, new job, crappy watch schedules and underways) all at once.
Still! I can easily say 2014 was a HUGE improvement over 2013 for us!! Here’s to 2015 being even better!
And you? What were your highs and lows of the year??