[The Forgotten Coast] with family

I am decidedly a warm weather being. This week's cold snap had me layering up and slowing down. A lot of good happened this summer and I'm not done reminiscing about it:

My family rents a house in the Gulf of Mexico each year- the part deemed "forgotten." It is so very true in the best of ways- the locals are such characters, our dogs never once wore leashes for the 8 days we were there, fellow beach goers passed by a total of twice in front of our place. I mostly played with my sisters sweet babies as you'll see for yourself:

My sister with her new sweet baby Elin Jane pictured at the Gulf Specimen Aquarium in Panacea, Fl.