Most of our family and friends live in Florida, so we usually travel there once a year for a little vacation. It usually ends up being us running around to visit all our family and friends. So it never feels like a real vacation. This was the first time where I felt like it was a perfect mixture of both.
But boy did it start out crazy! We arrived at the airport with a super long line to check our bags. When we finally got to the desk, the lady told us we were 3 minutes pass the cut off and we would have to catch a flight the next day. There was no way I could prep two kiddos and do this all over again. She let us through, but told us if we missed the flight, we still had to pay for it. After getting through security, we didn’t even have time to put on our shoes. We booked it to the plane, sat down and took off.
A couple days after arriving in Florida, my best friends since middle school were all in town. So we decided to recreate pictures we took during our senior year of high school. This one is my favorites.
The following day was July 4th. We celebrated with a pool party and sparklers. Many of our family members were able to join us.
Grandma and Pop Pop have a pool, so we made sure to take advantage of it. It was Little M’s first time swimming.
We spent an evening at our favorite beach, swimming with cousins and catching the sunset.
For my birthday, Grandma and Grammie treated Big C and I with pedicures. This was Big C’s first time. She wasn’t too sure about the process, but she loved the results.
My husband and I had a date night for the first time in about 4 months. Can you tell I’m excited? We needed it!
Big C had more ice cream in the 2 weeks of vacation then she’s had her whole life.
Little M met his 97 years young Great Grandma for the first time. And we enjoyed hanging out with Grandpa too!
And near the end of our vacation, we had a blast at a hotel water park with cousins and Downtown Disney.
There was so much more to our vacation, but I just couldn’t possibly fit it all into one blog post. Minus the airplane rides and car accident (no one was hurt), we had a wonderful vacation. And it was so great to have my family and friends love on my kids and give me an extra hand and sleep!
Have you taken any special trips this summer?