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Back to life, back to reality

We’re home. Tomorrow we return to work. Joshua returns to daycare. Life goes back to “normal.”


I realized a few things on this trip that I maybe didn’t expect to realize.

1) I need a new camera that is NOT my iPhone. (And no, Dan, the point-and-shoot from nearly 8 years ago doesn’t count. Because it’s 8 years old.)

2) Vacation is awesome, but it will sometimes not be as good without your own bed. (I started to say “never” and then realized that some beds out there are, in fact, better than mine. But not the beds at the beach house we rented.)

3) Going away from home and doing nearly exactly what you’d do while AT home is better than doing exactly what you’d do and staying at home. Follow me?

And now, because it’s 10:15 and I should go to bed (after I fold laundry…the bane of my existence), here are pictures from our week. The pattern of captioning is either left to right or down and then left to right depending on each collage.



Joshua actually slept on the way down there, thank the Angels in Heaven. Seafood is my friend. The “view” from the cheap seats. The historic lighthouse on St. George Island.

Day One

Joshua’s first time to REALLY be on a beach. Annie, the most awesome dog ever. A boy and his dog. Building sand castles. Sunset.

Day Two

Joshua was ready to build sandcastles. My feet in the ocean. Uh, the sweetest picture of Dan and Joshua in existence. The view. Two of the handful of times we got Joshua to actually put his feet in the water.

I'm not really sure what day it is anymore. Vacation will do that to a person.

Another adorable picture of Dan and Joshua. The sky over the Apalachicola Bay. The clouds over the ocean.

This one has toddler footprints. That makes it awesome.

Joshua making footprints. (He’d say “I MAKE FOOPRINS!” every time. ADORABLE.) Joshua running away from me with the “Look Mom, no cameras!” hand. Joshua. Running away from me. Again. Toddler footprints in the sand. Dan and Joshua. The reason we have multiple jars of peanut butter in our house, one of which is only Joshua’s.

The last day is the saddest day

Annie girl aka Happiest Dog on Earth. Joshua finally decided to play in SOME water and that water was tide pools. Annie being happy. Joshua showing me his patented Chuck-It moves. Annie prints.

Gosh I love this kid.

Joshua on the drive home, after listening to “Itsy Bitsy Spider” 462 times in a row, finally decided to throw his blanket over his head and call it naptime. FINALLY. Please note the position of his chubby toddler feet and swoon, okay?

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Wednesday 28th of September 2011

So glad ya'll had a great time :) Sigh...cant wait to get to the beach with monkey.

And toddler feet? LOVE!

Suz @ Suz's Treats

Tuesday 27th of September 2011

Looks like y'all had a fabulous vacation despite the bed issue. Hope y'all are refreshed & having a great week getting back into the swing of things.

Rach (DonutsMama)

Tuesday 27th of September 2011

I'm glad you got to get away for a bit. It's always nice to recharge. I feel refreshed after taking a vacation. I need to get to a beach very soon.


Monday 26th of September 2011

BEAAAACH. *sigh* Looks great!


Monday 26th of September 2011

I am jealous of your sweet vacation. We need a vacation. Badly.

Also? The pics of Dan and Joshua together are the cutest thing ever. Next to Joshua sleeping with a blanket on his head, legs crossed.

So cute.


Monday 26th of September 2011

Oh, man. We SO needed this. So. And I love those pics of Dan and Joshua. They're so great together.

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