Just wanted to share a post about what I have been up to this summer. To start I am now at a new job! I left my place of employment of 5 years for a new adventure. I am working more hours and am further from home, but I am loving the new responsibilities and learning new skills. Now on to the good stuff…Weddings, Florida, Food and Fun.
I did some traveling to Florida this summer..Two Trips, and both for weddings! I love weddings.
Our first trip was in May to Key West for our Close Friends daughters wedding.
I love everything about traveling. The airport, the planes, the anticipation. It all makes me happy. Even when I’m on a flight and experience a delay or a cancellation, I just add it to the excitement of the travel experience. I really just go with the flow. As it so happens there were delays and more delays in both my trips to Florida. So I walked away with flight vouchers from both my flights for future travel! I really see it as a bonus.
Jeff and I love Key West. We have been there three times now over the years and LOVE it.
Here we are relaxing in our condo pool in Key West. This is our very own private pool. This is our second time renting this condo just for the private pool. To quote Kid Rock my theme of this vacation was “Chillin’ the Most”.
Enjoying the sun. Doing what is required on any good vacation.
We enjoyed Amazing Food. I get so excited about vacations mostly for the fresh fish. Being from Michigan I do not get the quality that I do in Florida for obvious reasons!
We enjoyed many Key West Sunsets. Utter Perfection.
We ate Lots of Oysters….Lots and Lots of Oysters.
We enjoyed lots of dinners out on the town.
No trip to Key West would be complete with out a slice of Key Lime Pie. Yum.
Favorite meal was this Delicious Scallops and Grits. Ridiculously good.
Lots of cocktails.
and the topper on the vacation cake was the Beach Wedding Celebration.
With my Honey.
Enjoying the Moments….that make up any good vacation.
We acted like Silly Kids.
My next trip was in June for my Best Friend Jody’s wedding. I went solo. My husband was already obligated to go to another wedding for a family member. On a side note, we had 5 weddings this summer.
Jody lives in Miami and her wedding was on Marco Island. So I flew into Miami and spent a day there, then we drove to Marco Island for some fun and activities.
One of my favorite things was paddle boarding. This was my first time doing it and I am hooked. This was so much fun and such an amazing workout. Must look into getting my own board one day.
Here is the wedding party getting our pre-wedding cardio workout in.
Did someone say cake! Look at this amazing cake Jody had made for her wedding. It was beautiful.
Here is my Best Friend Jody…Well I like to call her my Forever Friend. We just had our hair done.
Look at the great gift bag my bride gave me for standing up in her wedding. Loved it. She spoiled me.
Jody got married on a sunset dinner cruise. The boat was called the Marco Island Princess. It was an amazing venue. Perfect weather, great atmosphere. It truly was a perfect evening. I was a Co-Matron of Honor with Jody’s sister Amy.
Our friendship theme is “I got your back”. So naturally we had to have a picture back to back.
After the ceremony I robo-gripped my Jody and gave her the biggest hug I could. I was just so trilled that she found an amazing man to spend her life with. Her husband Ira is the best. It was beyond a special day for me standing at her side as she said her vows. She is like a sister to me and my emotions were overflowing as I looked upon their love and appreciation of one another. It was such a gift to be apart of their special day.
The happy couple listening to the wedding party speeches.
Dinner, Cocktails, then Party Time.
Fun fact….Back when Jody first moved to Miami from Michigan, I went to see her and during my visit she had her first date with Ira, well I actually went on the first date with them. So for me it was like I was apart of their love right from the start.
Toasting the Happy Couple.
I love weddings. It always bring me back to how I felt on my Cherished day with my husband Jeffrey 18 years ago. Cheers to Love.
Sure hope your summer has been full of celebration and good times.
Here are some links to previous posts about my Best Friend Jody.
Have you hugged your Best Friend Lately?
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