This girl! Right here! And I must I admit that I am glad to be back. The week was off was much needed - not worrying about work or blogland was a major break for my mind. For the first time in a long time, I feel refreshed and am glad to be back and ready to work!
To get this week started off right, let's complete the obligatory vacation photo dump shall we?
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The first start to vacation was my little sister's graduation - as you may know this was coming up from this post. To say I am proud of her would be an understatement! Of course we all cried and took a thousand pictures- then we loaded up in the cars and hit the road for the beach.
The first part of the weekend was spent with Chris, Carson, Kelly, and Hunter. The very first thing that we did after we got to the beach was load up the car with the girls, fill a cooler with beer and ice, grab our favorite chairs, and finally sunscreen. We went to the beach, we gossiped over a cold brew, and just relaxed. It. Was. Amazing. Oh yes, and the boys went fishing.
After a few days of nothin' but beach time - and after Kelly, Hunter, and Chris left - Carson and I decided we needed a small change of scenery. Have you heard of an awesome little town called Appalachicola? Well, if not, it's like stepping back into time. It's this wonderful, charming, sleepy little town - it's full of shops, gelato, and just cool people. I highly suggest you go - or go back if you haven't been! Either way, if you don't go - you will miss landmarks like this:
And dog biscuits like these (yes I bought some for my sweet little babies). In case, you are wondering I got them the donut shaped treats.
The on Wednesday my family, Carson, and I loaded up and drove over to St. George Island. We had a blast! Jet skiing! Margaritas! Fish Tails! Truly, the pictures say it all.
Overall, the trip was amazing. I got to spend time with my whole family - that hails as far as Texas! I got to spend time with my friends. I learned some new things about myself and family - all positive. Maybe kinda grew up a little more and a little less all at the same time.
I learned a lesson. Ready for it?
Shit happens. So just enjoy the kayak ride.