beach getaway to Florida

This vacation.  Our family vacation.  It was an absolute DREAM.

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On a whim, we decided to get away and visit our dear friends in Jacksonville, Florida.  This was the start to what turned into the most amazing vacation we have taken to date.

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We started in Jacksonville, explored St. Augustine, and drove thirty minutes south of Fort Myers to Sanibel and Captiva islands where we spent the remainder of our vacation just the four of us.

For those seven days, we had no set bedtime for anyone in our little tribe, we ate an abnormal amount of ice-cream, we adventured and filled our bellies with GOOD food, I had not one dairy or gluten attack, and we were kissed by the Florida sun resulting three quarters of our crew coming back at least two shades darker than our original skin colors (poor Bryan!).

We laughed, we felt rested, we counted our blessings every morning and every night, and we returned with full and very happy hearts.

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So blessed to have amazing friends who loved on our babes as their own!

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My soul sister and I.  She is truly a gem of a girlfriend.

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We got a chance to explore Atlantic beach.  Holy amazing food!!!

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My people.  I sure do love them.

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My sunkissed babe.

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Cannot believe next week will mark seven years of wedded bliss with this handsome hubby of mine!

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The beaches in Sanibel are gorgeous!

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Lucky to call them mine!

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While it was raining cats and dogs one of the days on the island, we decided to visit the shell museum and Noah man created a masterpiece!

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We asked him to show us his “excited” look.  It looks a lot like his screaming look.

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If only I could convince my boys how it is completely acceptable to live in a pink, yellow, and teal beach shack!

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Before catching our flight home, we visited the historic downtown in Fort Myers.  Such a charming little area full of wonderful boutiques and shops.

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Beyond thankful for the countless memories and a refreshing week I had with my sweet, little tribe!

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