Happy 2012! Whether you go out partying or fall asleep before midnight, New Year’s is naturally the perfect time for new beginnings. And I was lucky enough to begin the new year at the beach! My husband and I celebrated New Year’s Eve at a friend’s vacation house in Long Beach Island, New Jersey. Friends, kids, food and drinks, and of course Dick Clark’s New Year’s TV broadcast combined for a fabulous evening.
After a bit of sleep, I took a walk on the beach the next morning. The weather was unseasonably warm and made for an incredible outing. Sun, waves, a gentle breeze…what a fantastic way to start the new year.
I was so inspired and in awe of this gorgeous day at the beach that I snapped a few photos. I had no intention of sending New Year’s cards (c’mon, I had finally managed to send out my photo Christmas cards not too long ago!), but I thought it would be cute to send photo e-cards to friends and family. Even though some people were jealous I was down at the Jersey shore, everyone appreciated hearing from me via the e-card. It felt good to be in touch with the important people in my life on the very first day of the year.
Can’t believe another year has come and gone, but this New Year’s Day was certainly a memorable one. Here’s to happiness, fun times, and more beautiful photos in 2012!