Monday, December 5, 2016

St. George Island

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We took our first vacation as a family of three a few weeks months ago to St. George Island, Florida.  I haven’t actually written a post in MONTHS and then I finally draft one, only to not actually publish but until MONTHS later.  Such is life these days!

But!  I wanted to say, regarding our vacation: It was blissful!  We drove – 14+ hours each way.  The drive had its challenges but all-in-all it went extremely well, considering we were traveling with a nine-month old.  She was mostly a rock star in the car.  We watched movies, read books, ate snacks, and napped.

We arrived on the island on a Sunday and unloaded a weeks-worth of stuff into our home for the week.  As much as I tried to pack light, it’s just not so easy with a baby.  I did the best I could but our van was loaded down and there were only three of us!

St. George is a barrier island off of the panhandle, across the bay from Apalachicola.  It’s super quaint and while there were a lot of people vacationing there, it was not at all over-crowded.  The only chain-anything on the island is a Subway.

We spent the week lounging in the sand, cooling off in the ocean, reading books in the sun, biking to shops, eating our WEIGHT in fresh shrimp (oh my goodness, the shrimp!) and other amazing seafood.  We also took a sunset cruise to Little St. George Island.  One day we walked around Apalachicola and explored and had an amazing lunch on the bay.

Paul’s family has been vacationing on St. George Island for years and now I know why.  I was so excited to introduce Lucy to the ocean and cannot wait to take her back!

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Date night on our last night on the island.
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Sunset sail!

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Kayaking

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The kids found a shark on the beach!

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Top of SGI Lighthouse

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Walking to (an amazing!!) lunch in Apalachicola

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Apalachicola Bay

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Wooden Sailboat at Apalachicola Maritime Museum

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Lucille Jane – 6 months in

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Cloth Diapers 101

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Currently: My Favorite Podcasts

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Difference a Year Makes

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I have just spent a glorious weekend away with Paul and Lucille and now that Sunday is winding down, and we prepare for a new week, I decided to sit down and put into words this blog post that has been swirling in my head for a month solid....

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Life with Lucy – three months in

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Three months in with my little love bug and I fall in love with her more and more every day.  She has the sweetest disposition and usually has a huge dimply smile on her face.  She is loving tummy time lately and is really working on rolling over, but...