Friday, July 1, 2016

Vacation Recap

I am definitely feeling the vacation blues after coming back from Florida. We had yesterday to relax after spending a LONG day traveling on Wednesday. We ended up being 5 hours delayed. Let me tell you that was no fun with two kiddos that got up at 3am, but they were so well behaved. It was truly amazing! We did end up getting some travel vouchers so where are we going to go to next? I am missing this view and family!

Anyways, we had an absolute blast in Florida with family. We really didn't have anything on the agenda and it was perfect. My aunt has a pool so we basically hung out at the pool and drank strawberry daiquiris all day. Pretty amazing if you ask me!

We got in late the first night so when we got to my aunts house it was past bedtime for the kiddos. Kinley was so excited it took a little to calm down which resulted in a tantrum. That wasn't fun but then she pasted out and we were able to have some adult conversations with my aunt and cousins.

Everyone got a good nights sleep and was well rested for a day of swimming on Sunday. It was so awesome to have Kinley play with someone other than Matt or I. We were able to enjoy a cup or two of coffee while one of my cousins or aunt played with her. She did play alone very well too. My grandma came over and hung out as well. It was so great to see her! We haven't seen her in a year and we miss her tons. It is really hard to live so far from family. It was a blast just hanging at the pool all day and have nothing to do. My aunt grilled some burgers for dinner which were so yummy!

Monday we hung at the pool as well and went to dinner in Tarpon Springs for greek food. I love greek food so I was super excited! We wanted to walk around a little bit but it was super sunny still and we did not come prepared for the kids. No sunscreen and no hats. I never leave the house without hats. Sure did this time. We did stop to get sunscreen and found a hat for Kinley but nothing for Zander. I knew better than to put that sunscreen on Kinley. Poor girl broke out with a rash from it. We were able to get a few pics and then headed home. Kinley wanted to go with my aunt to feed the dogs and I didn't want another late bedtime so we headed back. After we got the kids in bed we had some drinks and hung out us cousins. It was really fun. If you follow me on Snap Chat (I am still figuring it out, no judging) so saw some of our fun.

Tuesday we went to feed the alligators and hold them. They had a little place set up for the alligators at a mini golf place. It was the perfect activity because it was hot out! We only spent about an hour there but we were all dripping sweat by the time we were leaving. I was really shocked Kinley wanted to hold the alligator. She is really scared of lizards so it took me by surprise. She thought it was the coolest thing. Tuesday afternoon was spent in the pool. It was fantastic! I wish I had gotten a little more sun while we were there but we had a blast.

We had to get up super early, 3am, to catch our flight Wednesday morning. Of course Zander got up at 2 to eat so it was a long day! We are thankful we made it home safely.

We had such a blast in Florida with family. I am definitely missing hanging out by the pool and dreading going back to work Tuesday. I hope this anticipation is worse than actually being at work. We can't wait to plan our next trip to Florida!


  1. Looks like such a fun vacation! Sometimes it's the best not to have any "real" agenda. I may be just a bit jealous of the strawberry daiquiris and pool view. :)

  2. Sounds like the perfect vacation. It's so nice to go somewhere to visit with family, so you get to relax a little bit too. Daiquiris sound amazing right now!

  3. Looks like an awesome vacation. Sometimes just relaxing and not having any real plans is the best way to spend vacation :)

  4. It looks like you had a great vacation! I'm on vacation right now too and I am not looking forward to going home and back to real life tomorrow. I've never been to Florida! I have to make a trip! Thanks for sharing :)