02 June 2014

I'mmmmmmmm Baaaacccccckkkkkkkkk

Guess who is back from vacay?!

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?

This post will be a long one, so I truncated it. If you want to continue reading it click the pretty pink and silver button that says continue reading.

And yes, you want to click it - important life lesson at the bottom of this post! That is unless you clicked over directly into this post...then this whole paragraph is a mute point and you are already being a rockstar.

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.

Of course, on the drive back to the beach house lots of pictures were taken --- and Etta sat on Murphy the whole way home. *sigh* at least they love each other. By the way, I am still getting sand out of my hair. Not complaining, each little granule of sand reminds me of all the good times.

That night after we all got back home and cleaned up we went to dinner. It was awesome - however, me being the bad blogger that I am forgot to take pictures! So let's just skip on over the next night. Carson and I wanted a girls night so we popped a bottle of champagne and sat on the dock till it got dark drinking it. Then we went up to the house, set up a table and chairs, played cards, and drank some more. It. Was. Glorious.

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


  1. Your vacay looks fabulous!!! I am so glad you had a great trip! You deserve it lady!
    Also, AMEN! Your words of wisdom are spot on!!

  2. Haha I'd say you have a GREAT vacation! I'm glad you had so much fun, I was havin fun just lookin through the pictures lol...Also this post totally screams Summer which is the theme of the linkup goin on over at my blog if you'd care to join in :D

  3. This sums up the best vacation ever. Thanks for your words of wisdom ;)

  4. Amy @ The Crazy Wise WomanJune 2, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Awww... that looks like a perfect vacay and you look gorgeous and relaxed and happy!!!

  5. Welcome back! Looks like you had an absolutely amazing time, which you absolutely deserved!

  6. great pics, sounds like you had a blast

  7. yay!! I'm glad you had a nice vaca!!

  8. That's why I hate sand!! It never leaves!!!!!! :)
    Looks like a great time!

  9. Welcome back and glad you had lots of fun!! :-)

  10. What a beautiful vacation! So glad you got to get away with some of your favorite people, but definitely glad to have you back as well!

  11. Welcome home! Sounds like an amazing vacation!

  12. Yay, I'm glad you're back! Congrats to your sister- you two are so cute!

    xo, Hima

    Hima Hearts

  13. I totally read this in my car this morning when I didn't want to go into work! ugh mondays! Looks like you had a killer time, a kayak ride sounds amazing right about now.

  14. Me And My Mini MeJune 3, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    I hope you had an absolute blast on your vaca. So glad to have you back.

  15. omg that picture of you and your pups - SO cute!!!!!! I'm so happy you are back and feeling refreshed!