Some of you may or may not have heard that I was out of town for nearly three weeks visiting family and friends in Florida. To say that this trip was bittersweet is a major understatement. We got to visit with friends and family one last time before the Navy sends us off to a new adventure in Korea for the next few years. We know that many of them won’t be able to visit us overseas considering the insane ticket prices and incredibly long flight, so we tried to savor these last few weeks knowing that it would be a long time before we see the sunshine state again.
We started off our trip by watching my college friend marry THE.NICEST.GUY.EVER. I still have the message where she told me and I quote, “He is great. It’s not even a question if we are going to end up together, it’s more like a “when” question.” I was so excited for her and her wedding was perfection. The dress, the location and the company. So happy for them and can’t wait for all the amazing thing life has in store for these two! Their reception location was amazing and the view was to die for. These two lawyers deserved to have their dream wedding. We spent the next week visiting friends we knew we weren’t going to see for awhile. I don’t have pictures, but I can tell you that it consisted of several tennis matches for P, a birthday toga party, and dinner in historic Ybor city just to name a few. We also came to the conclusion that we were going to be “snow birds” because we’ve been spoiled by the weather in Monterey and forgot how hot and humid it can be during Tampa summers. Big dreams folks! We spent our last week in Melbourne beach at a vacation rental with my in laws. Three stories, two kitchens, four bathrooms, salt water pool AND it was a beachfront property. Ridiculous, right?! ** Image via zillow.com** The first few days were a little dreary thanks to tropical storm Debbie, but that changed and we were able to cram in as much beach and pool time as possible. V looks a little upset because P was out riding a few waves with the boys, she’s coming back to me for a hug after yelling “dada” nearly 20 times. Little girl had a blast playing in the ocean and we can reconfirm that she has zero fear of the pool (she has a healthy fear of the ocean). She actually liked being tossed in and going under water while one of the many adults helped her back up to the surface. She holds her breathe like a champ and keeps her eyes open under water. She cried every time we had to take her back inside because she had spent hours in the water and was starting to prune and shiver. True little water baby. Although I’m not a huge fan of sand, especially when it somehow manages to get into places it shouldn’t, I loved that we were on such a secluded part of practically private beach. We saw a bunch of different sea birds and were even able to watch turtles lay their eggs late at night. All in all, it was a pretty successful vacation. We were all extremely tired from our trip back home and these two passed out for the night after a very early dinner. They must have been exhausted if you couldn’t tell by the daylight, floor sleeping, and toys strewn everywhere. Play hard, sleep hard Click the hyperlinks if you want to catch up on our family’s new summer drink discovery or more about our little water baby. Also, the morning sickness is completely gone, so expect lots of posts!