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Hello buddies! I am writing this post on a lounge chair next to a screened-in pool in Florida. My thighs are burned to a crisp (thanks spray sunscreen) and my hair is poofing to maximum levels, but I’m feeling good overall! Let’s get caught up on the past few days.

chocolate lab dog

On Friday I kind of just hung out at my parents’ house. I took all these photos of Gibby in the yard and I’m so mad because I accidentally turned off the autofocus on my camera so they’re all blurry. Oh well. Even though he’s out of focus, you can tell he is totally zen and happy. 

west virginia mountains road trip

We drove to Florida this time around. I’ve actually never driven to Florida before, though we have driven to other beach vacations in the South. For me personally, it was easier to just sit in the backseat of the car for 13 hours rather than deal with two flights from Columbus to Jacksonville. Did I mention I have ridiculous flight anxiety? Besides, it was cool watching the country turn from spring to summer as we drove south. 

shrimp pad thai

When we arrived in Florida on Saturday night, my aunt had a delicious wok of shrimp Pad Thai ready for us! After a couple beers and a soak in the hot tub, I was ready for bed.

Eastern-Eyed Click Beetle

So in Florida, people have their backyards and pools screened-in to keep out all the bugs and lizards and creepy crawlies. Apparently my uncle accidentally left the door to the pool open a crack because this creep was in the pool room on Sunday morning! He’s an Eastern-Eyed Click Beetle and I hate him.

sweet potato hash and eggs

Sweet potato hash and eggs for a Mothers’ Day brunch.

girl driving jeep on the beach amelia island fernandina beach florida

Our parents went to a golf tournament, so my sister Morgan and I celebrated Mothers’ Day by embracing the fact that we are not mothers.

beach amelia island fernandina beach florida

We packed up a cooler with some cocktails in to-go cups and drove the Jeep to the beach.

beach amelia island fernandina beach florida

My gorgeous sister!

beach amelia island fernandina beach florida

I have to wear a hat at the beach because #paleproblems. Actually, I should have been under a tent or something but what can you do?

beach amelia island fernandina beach florida

beach amelia island fernandina beach florida

amelia island fernandina beach florida

sliders amelia island fernandina beach florida

After soaking up the sun for a few hours, my sister and I went to a bar on the beach called Sliders. They had a really cool mural…and that’s pretty much the only nice thing I can say about that place.

noonan mini golden doodle puppy dog

After happy hour, we headed back to the house for a swim with the dogs. The dogs didn’t actually swim with us, they just ran around the pool and barked.

screened in pool florida

feet in pool

doggy kisses

screen in pool florida

girl smoking in jeep sunset florida

Then we went downtown for a slice of pizza. 

So, yeah, it’s been a good weekend. I hope the rest of vacation is as amazing as yesterday was. 

What did you did this weekend?


26 Responses

  1. I love this post – these pictures are so cool! It looks like you had a great weekend. Also I'm definitely going to have to try the sweet potato hash! Sophie xxx


  2. Love posts where blogger chose to share their lives & not just their interest. It's so important to me to know the person behind the blog because even though blogs are written by you & there are even photos sometimes the actual blogger gets lost in the image. Hey also wanna mention that you inspired me to work harder on my photo editing skills because your work making digital photos legit look film is PERFECTION <3

    love love love

  3. So jealous! I won't be able to go to Florida this year…part of the reason was being able to fly. I feel you! I've never been on a plane and the thought of getting on one freaks me out. Plus we have a baby boy now, and the thought of driving 13 hrs from here in WV to Florida would just be a long and painful trip. It was okay when it was only my husband and I and friends. I've only been to Daytona. I miss it so much! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. Cute dogs! The lab looks like my uncles dog Cocoa.

  4. Love these photos! So beautiful and natural and summery!
    April xx


  5. This looks like such a fantastic weekend! Ugh, I wish I cold just "drive" to Florida. Also, fun way of spending your mother's day πŸ˜‰ I celebrated my mom and the fact that I am NOT one as well haha

    XO Naomi in Wonderland

  6. Aww this looks so fun!
    The asian food looks absolutely delicious, I'm glad you had a great time!
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  7. Definitely sounds like a good weekend. I have to say though, I would much rather take two flights than drive for 13 hours. All your dogs are so cute– even in the shot where you forgot to take your autofocus on πŸ™‚


  8. Lovely photos, looks like a nice weekend πŸ™‚


  9. What an AMAZING weekend to spend in Florida! I'm seriously so jealous! This looks like oodles of fun with your family!

    be the plebeian

  10. Oh wow, good times. I've driven to Florida-22 hrs, oh my! Keep having some fun sweets, you two are beautiful!!


  11. I took a weekend vacation to Florida too, only about two weeks ago. Looks like you had a great time, love your photos!

  12. This is such a wonderful post and all your photos are lovely – you and your sister are gorgeous and look like you had a really wonderful time! πŸ™‚

    Layla xx


  13. #paleproblems describes my entire life!
    I love this series of images, so candid, they feel like they should be screen shots from a music video or movie about the cool kids off for summer.

    Em x

  14. What a great time u had!!! So jealous of u!!


  15. Jason Lundy

    Jealous! Cousin trip next time!

  16. Awesome pics, it seems you had a lot of fun! I'd like to visit Florida once in my life although it's pretty far from where I live πŸ˜‰
    Hopes my vacations comes fast because I really need some relax at the beach!


  17. Pad thai, beer and hot tubs OH and lets not forget frying to a crisp? Isn't that exactly how summer SHOULD be spent, can you adopt me? xxx

  18. Can't believe this was all in one weekend! Such fun looking pictures, nothing beats a trip to the beach! πŸ™‚

  19. Happy Monday, lovely! YOU are incredible! Love FL and those doggies are too cute!!
    Seriously love stopping by your blog!
    Sending you much love!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  20. Love these photos!!!
    xx Alyssa

  21. Ah I love Florida! looks like you had an amazing time, gorgeous photos

    X Emma | http://www.missemmacharlotte.com

  22. Nice pics! And I too have major flying anxiety…if I could, I would drive everywhere lol. Looks like you had a nice weekend! πŸ™‚

    Pam Scalfiβ™₯

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