In place of reindeer and snow, we spent Christmas Eve on the beach in San Carlos, Mexico. We explored the tide pools, collected sea shells, and watched the pelicans sweep down low over the water. After all that, the children swam for hours. It was a beautiful day in its own right, but most important, I felt thankful to spend Christmas Even together as a family. No matter where we go in the world, I hope we are always together in spirit.
Rhonda and the girls walked ahead on the beach, the famous Tetakawi mountain is in the background.
The tide pools created a magnificent, living landscape.
The tide pools, close up.
Pelicans and seagulls.
My children playing on the beach.
Rhonda reading a book.
More pictures of the water near San Carlos, Mexico.