A Month in Review

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Busy. Busy. Busy. That explains the entire last month. April went by in a whirl with many many exciting happenings to celebrate. Among them...

1. Pop the champagne! We officially bought a house!! We are soooo excited to be moving back to the Iowa Great Lakes area this July. Our home is currently under construction, so you'll have to wait for pictures! Move in date TBD. T and I have been busy choosing cabinets, granite, fixtures and paint colors among many other fun things. There's still a long ways to go, but it has been fun to see it all come together.

2. My brother Tyler married his high school sweetheart Heather on April 20th. So excited to have been part of their special day and officially add another girl to the family! Love you two. And hope you love your honeymoon this June to Kennebunkport, ME and Martha's Vineyard, MA as much as I loved helping to plan it! T and I are going to need to make a trip to this area sometime soon I think...

3. T and I took a trip to Florida. It was soooo nice to get out of the never-ending winter for a week! We spent most of the trip enjoying walks on the beach and relaxing in the Gulf of Mexico on Anna Marie Island. The highlight of the week was sharing a very memorable dinner at Crab & Fin in St. Armands. Outdoor patios with live piano music, a bottle of wine, fresh fish, chocolate cake and limoncello...it just doesn't get any better. We will definitely be returning.

A view of the beach.

Date night in St. Armands.

T and I catching some sun by the pool.

T thinking about trying out boogie boarding...If you know him, you know this was doomed to go down as an epic fail. Gotta give the kid props for trying though!


Later in the week, we had sooooo much fun with an impromptu visit from one of my best friends H and her husband K. The four of us ventured out on an overnight trip to Orlando and a visit to Epcot where we spent our time eating and drinking our way around the world. T and I especially enjoyed Germany (beer & brats), Morocco (falafal & cous cous) and the U.K. (cheese & scotch).

K and H enjoying...or in K's instance...not enjoying...sake in Japan.

Back on Anna Maire, we were even lucky enough to see a manatee and dolphins while boating with my aunt, uncle and cousin in the Gulf. All in all, a very memorable trip, and we look forward to making a return visit.

To see all of the pictures from our trip, CLICK HERE.

Just one of the many beautiful sunsets on the beach. Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. Love this page.thanks for sharing. Love mom


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