Monday, April 11

hello!

i'm baaaack.
and i have a peeling nose.

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we had a simply beautiful time in florida that consisted of a whole lot of sunshine, hours at the ocean, sandy little bodies, several trips down the elevator every day to the pool, and precious time with family and sweet friends.

i laid in bed asking my husband a billion questions as he was trying to sleep last night. he was about to pass out from a day filled with wave riding and intense games of frisbee and shuffleboard but i kept the questions coming.

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me: why do i love the ocean so much, babe?
caleb: cause it's great.
me: why is the ocean so mysterious?
caleb: casue it's less discovered than outerspace.
me: why do i think about the titantic every time i see one of the cruise ships leaving from the port?
caleb: i dunno babe.
me: why can't i smell the ocean air year round?
caleb: we live in new york, babe.
me: i love the ocean so much.
me: babe? i love the ocean so much. didn't you hear me?

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….snoring.

whatever, babe.
i will continue to ponder my love of the ocean on my own.

(we say babe too much.)

we had a date night on vacay.

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my meal was chicken breast in a garlic butter sauce with pine nuts, spinach, artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes, asparagus and some other delish things i don't remember. i held the goat cheese though. and i got french fries as my side. i think i will always get french fries as a side if it's an option… even if it's a fancy dindin.

it was suhweeeet. my man got the florida feast. it was a feast, indeed.

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the boys loved the ocean just as much as their mama, daddy and great grandma.
running, splashing, digging, swimming, laughing. i loved to see them experience this.

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foster crawled with his toosh up in the air because he didn't want his knees to touch the sand or grass, wherever we were. in new york children don't know what sand and grass are, so he's never had that problem before.

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you cute little smirking thing you.

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we got the gift of the most beautiful sunrise our last morning there

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as much as we miss it all, it feels so good to be home.

39 comments:

  1. Looks as if you had a fabulous time! Babe is our word of choice here too...actually we RARELY use each others name when talking to one another...kind of weird. Thanks for sharing your pictures!

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  2. that is a stunning sunrise!

    ahhh i love your little sleep conversation. babe. hahaha. what a smirking cutie your little one is!

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  3. gorgeous! happy y'all had so much wonderful fun!
    i miss the beach, the ocean is my fave. we say babe A LOT too.
    xo
    meep meep

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  4. you guys are so crazily cute. the sun looks great on you too, pretty lady! you made me laugh about foster...my girl hated the grass as a baby too and would sit balanced on her tush, arms and legs as high as she could raise them, whimpering. so high maintenence! {i have no idea where she got that.}

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  5. Your pictures are so sunny, I half expect my nose to peel from just looking at them! Thanks for sharing, as always : )

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  6. your vacay looks SO amazingly serene, peaceful, relaxing. all things we want vacation to be. love it.

    glad you got some well deserved R&R. :)

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  7. you are beautiful. i want to go to the beach with you

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  8. how wonderful. its so great you got date night while you were there. i bet your boys just adored the ocean. have fun being tan. i cant wait for warmer weather to darken my skin a little.

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  9. This looks so sweet and beautiful. I'm happy y'all were able to get away and spend time together, enjoying some well-deserved R&R. You have such a beautiful family, Danielle. :) I always so love getting seeing new pictures of y'all!

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  10. What a lovely, much needed break from the NY weather! Hope you can venture to the beach again sooner rather than later. :)

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  11. the entire trip looks DIVINE!!!!

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  12. That trip looks like it was good for the soul. BEAUTIFUL sunrise!!

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  13. Welcome home! Dont know about your neck of the woods but down here its gonna be 78 degrees today! WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?! A 78 degree NY day in mid-March? I'll take it!
    Only 10 days til your big day(& 11 til mine...yay!:))
    xo,
    Sarah

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  14. Yay! It looks like you had the most wonderful time! Kinda jealous...I love the fancy dinner with french fries. Nice!

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  15. i think its hilarious how little crawlers cant handle the grass. my little girl crawls with her toes up in the air so that half of her legs are not touching the ground. so funny.

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  16. looks magical...glad you had a little fun time with the fam!

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  17. it's weird when zach says my name...that's how much we say babe. kind of sad but hilarious

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  18. looks so fun...glad your back though.

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  19. That looks wonderful! A peeling nose is a sure sign of a great vacation :)

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  20. welcome back! nothing like sun kisses skin {even if it is peeling}! your pillow talk cracks me up! we do the babe thing as well but even more then babe we say "boogs" weird i know. so glad you had a wonderful time!

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  21. Your date night looks so peaceful and happy!

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  22. can i comment a second time? ha.
    thanks for the lovely comment over at my blog, i got the shoes at....TARGET. where else would we find lovely shoes? and they were on the cheap side.

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  23. can i ask what a peeling nose is like with a nose ring? ;)
    looks like you guys had fun--yay for a date night mixed in there! welcome home :)

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  24. Lovin that you got french fries as a side. Beach fun looks awesome and the little crab friend, reminds me of my husband. He has to pick up every little creature he finds!

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  25. simply stunning. simply fabulous. welcome back!

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  26. glad you had fun! great photos! as always!

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  27. My nose always peels and then freckles. Glad you had a wonderful time. I LOVE the ocean too.

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  28. looks AMAZING!!! I can't wait for summer! :)

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  29. so glad to have you back safe and sound. looks like an amazing trip. i too love the ocean. the smell and sound especially. there's something very majestic and humbling about it.
    i think i owe you an email but i'll let you sift through the 317 that you likely have in your inbox at this moment.

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  30. looks like you had an awe-mazing time.

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  31. your trip looks refreshing and reviving for the soul!!! SO great!!! and the best is coming home too.

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  32. welcome home!!! and i'm jealous of your peeling nose.

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  33. so glad that you had a great vacation!! & the sunrise picture is amazing. there is nothing better than a beach sunrise. i really enjoy your blog..you have such a fun outlook on life that makes my day a little bit happier. blessings to you!

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  34. Love the pictures! Great shot of the sunrise. I'm glad your family had such a wonderful vacation!

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  35. What a gorgeous vacation!!! I love love love the ocean, and am so thankful to live near the coast - but there's something about Florida beaches... my parents are near the Keys and it's so different there than up here, even though the ocean is the same ocean. Amazing :)

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  36. beautious photos dear! so glad you all had a great time :)

    we go in june and i can NOT wait :)

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  37. looks gorgeous! glad you had a great vacation and that sunset picture, omgosh, magical. thanks for stopping by my blog and leavin' some love! :)

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