Monday, October 20, 2014

Back From Vacation

It seems like I've taken a lot of vacations this summer... but the last one happened last week. I went to the beach four times this year... wow. Fun times, though.

My mom and my stepdad go to Panama City Beach (my family always went there too, since I was a little girl) every October for the entire month. My stepbrother, his wife, his two children and myself always go for a week or so to visit (none of the other family members can ever seem to get off work this time of year). We had a great trip! I am happy to be home and back to work, though. 

I thought I'd share some photos from the trip, before I head out the door to go paint for the day.

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They stay on the 19th floor of the condo... hiiiiiiiigh up! We had two stormy days, and I took this photo on one of them. Reminds me of a Gray Malin photo... in fact, I wish I could get it blown up! It's just an iPhone photo, though. The ocean turned the craziest shades of emerald green and dark blue... really pretty. My sister in law and I sat out on the porch and watched the storm come in -- gorgeous. 

in fact, here's a cool photo of the storm coming in:
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After the big storms left, we went out when it was not raining and did some beach drawing. :) I drew sea creatures and Brailey joined me.

And here's a photo of the pretty ocean on a sunny day...

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insanely gorgeous water - looked like we were in the bahamas. 

After 8 days at the beach (a long time!!), it was nice to get back home on Friday, into the swing of things. I love home. 

Yesterday morning, i took a photo of my new favorite sugar spoons I got off of etsy...

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I love them. 

(it's the little things)

and you know I was happy to see Jordan, Mika and this guy:

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hilarious photo. He was sitting like that yesterday.

west elm picked up our couch a week ago Friday, so we are waiting for the store credit to come in. This has been a crazy long process! :/

Hopefully it comes in soon, so we can order the new couch. We had some friends over Friday evening and it's kind of funny to have no couch.... just lots of chairs. I'm not sure why a couch feels necessary, but it seems weird not to have one. On the upside, Max is really enjoying the new rug, and using it as his large personal bed. ha.


  1. That first photo is GORGEOUS!! Just crazy good.

    1. thanks katie! I'm not sure what happened with my sugar spoon photo - it looks crazy now, haha.

  2. Jealous, that is all...Alison

    1. haha! it was a really nice trip - gorgeous views!

  3. First pick is very Gray Marlin!!

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