Amidst the mundane nature of life around here, we've been pretty blessed to have some magical and out-of-the-ordinary moments tossed in. I'm a little behind in sharing our exciting moments. About a month ago (I told you I was behind!) I celebrated my 30th birthday by spending 4 glorious days in Amelia Island, FL--sans Jonah but with Jared. We went all out and stayed here. (Yay for points and off-season travel!)
This is the view from the spa, where we spent an entire day (much of it was spent napping in the relaxation room).
A scenic shot of the beach
This looks like a picture I lifted off of the hotel website, but honestly it was the room service breakfast on our balcony. A treat I definitely could get used to!
The only bad part about the trip...well, it was COLD! This was my actual birthday and the high was 64! Perhaps I should have done a bit more research into Florida destinations because.....
This was what my warm and sunny Florida vacation looked like! Brrr! Apparently (and I'm sure YOU know this) but north Florida and south Florida are very different. In my defense, they were having an unseasonably strange cold snap. At least on the last day it was 74 and we were able to hang by the pool.
Despite the weather, it was amazing just to get away and to relax and feel like grown-ups instead of just caregivers. With the upcoming baby, it'll probably be another few years before we're able to get away again, just the two of us, so I feel very blessed to have taken this trip.
And here's a few pics of our Halloween celebrations...
Jonah and his friend Nico at a Halloween party. Both were firefighters and both look dead on their feet after the festivities. Can we say sugar crash?
Jonah and his friend Manu after trick-or-treating. Not the best picture of either, but it was an example of Jonah showing his love for his best bud (Jonah was prompted to give him a hug and this is what emerged.)
And finally, two weeks ago we took a quick 2 day trip up to Boston to visit a good friend. Daddy and Jonah got some bonding time, while Mommy got some much needed girl time.
Us at the Union Oyster House, America's oldest restaurant and home to the best clam chowder ON THE PLANET. It's hard to see, but the lobster is holding a fork and a napkin. How is it that the lobster has better table manners than my toddler?
Well, that catches us up just a bit. You can see it's not all mundane around here and for that we are very, very grateful.