We drove down to one of our most favorite beaches yesterday. There's a field of grass where people sit & watch the ocean from a far distance. Wyatt was sleeping when we got there, so we pushed him around in the stroller and took power naps on the grass while we waited for him to get up. We wanted to show him the ocean, but by the time he woke up the afternoon sun was beaming, and we ended up not wanting to turn him towards the beach for fear that he'd look directly into the sunlight and hurt his little eyes. (He really would have, though.) Overprotective parents, at our finest.
Either way, Aaron & I really enjoyed ourselves! I always feel more contemplative when I'm near the ocean. Just something about the largeness and endlessness of it. It was a nice place to go on the first day of a brand new year.