Monday, August 23, 2021

30A recap

hey there! look at me, I'm sharing a blog post, somebody pinch me, ha! it's been forever but I really want to document our April vacation to 30A where we had the best time! 

 let's rewind, originally we were suppose to be in the beautiful Cayman Islands this past April, then with the world situation that wasn't an option, so we rebooked to the Turks and although it wasn't what we (ahem, me) really wanted, we knew it would be so nice! then the US put the testing to come back into place and well, with our kids we just didn't want to chance it. So, that led us to a vacation in the good old US of A and we landed on 30A - we have friends who have been and I've seen several bloggers post about it forever and it always looked like a good place! 

 we booked for a week and stayed in the cutest townhouse right on the ocean in Seagrove. 30A has several cute communities throughout and we felt Seagrove was the perfect middle ground (and we still think that after staying there!) here's a map for those not familiar with 30A

while we were there we did tons of bike riding (so proud of how long the kids lasted) tons of eating, tons of beaching and a few activities

we did head to the Gulf View Marina one day to swim with the dolphins and wow that was awesome! Rick and I have done that before kids but it's been forever and of course it was the kids first time. they were a little nervous but did great.



We ventured to the beautiful Rosemary Beach, such a cute area!

One day the boys went golfing and us girls did a craft day 

We took a boat/snorkeling tour one day too but looking back I wish we would have stayed back at our beach house because this was what the water looked like....


but the boat tour was fun too! and that's saying something for someone who doesn't do well on boats, ha!

ohhh those sunsets! 

we LOVED having a golf cart! we rode it so much and the kids had a blast!

we also took professional family pics while there and we were blown away with them! i love family beach pictures!! here's just a sample - love this family of mine!! 

we are already wishing for the day we can get back to this area!!

Have you been to 30A? tell me some favorite spots or things to do for next time!

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Holidays 2020 Recap

Phew, somehow we are already in the middle of February 2021 and I honeslty cannot believe it's almost been a year of this pandemic. In a way, time has FLOWN by which is crazy since this has been the most trying year. But here we are, surviving and learning to deal with the world as it stands now. I am trying to remain hopeful for 2021 but I'm not going to lie, it's pretty hard sometimes. I am praying the only way to go from here, is up (or hopefully somewhat back to the normal we once knew)

Anyway, I wanted to make sure I documented our 2020 holidays before it gets to 2021 holidays šŸ˜œ

Thanksgiving was really nice, and very low-key. We hosted for the first time ever and it was a success. My Mom, my in laws and ricks sister and her family joined us.

We were still able to continue the tradition of chopping our tree down which was a success! we were so sad to miss our towns annual tree lighting celebration though :( hoping for this year!

Our elf Twinkles showed up on December 1st! 

We decorated a gingerbread house (thank you Costco for the pre-made house!)

Christmas looked different as well but we still managed to have a great time together!! 


We went on a little ski trip in between Christmas and New Years and wow did we have fun!! our kids have become quite the little skiers! I am so happy I took the leap to learn to ski a few years ago!




New Years was low key as well - we celebrated with my sister in law/brother in laws family and our close friends - but it was a fun night!!

We were excited to say goodbye to 2020! Here's to really hoping & praying these holidays look a lot different this year!