There were runs.

Today is my first day back at work in 10 days. I honestly can’t remember the last time I had 10 days off in a row. It has been wonderful…and exhausting. I need a vacation to recover from my vacation.

vacationOur vacation began at 1:44am on Thanksgiving with a 7 hour drive to Sunrise, FL, followed by two nights on Fort Lauderdale Beach, one night in Miami, three nights in Tallahassee, two nights in Destin, then two final nights in Tallahassee. Whew.

There were runs (more than pictured, I promise!):

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There was some fantastic food:

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Coconut shrimp, garlic shrimp, crabcakes

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Bacon Cheddar Scallion Waffles


Wedding tasting paella

knaus berry farm cinnamon buns

Knauss Berry Farm cinnamon buns

There was drinking:

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Mimosa and bloody mary in Destin


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Cuban coffee in Miami (duh)


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Mulled wine

And there was wedding stuff:

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Posing like a fool in the groom’s suite of our venue

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Where our reception will take place

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What my groom will wear. I’ll hopefully get a little more dressed up for the occasion.

And a few more pics just because:

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Listening to our wedding song on the beach while having apps and drinks

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I get it from my mama.

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Winter at the beach is dreamy

¬†Twas a wonderful week (plus some) of fun, friends, and family. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go watch Home Alone for the first of many times this holiday season. Speaking of Home Alone, check out the sweet shirt I got my sister aka the most Home Alone obsessed person I know:

merry christmas filthy animal


Merry Christmas ya filthy animal!

How long was the last vacation you took? 

Favorite Christmas movie?

The Grinch (both of them)



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13 Responses to There were runs.

  1. The longest vacation I’ve taken was 12 days to Yellowstone…it was amazing!
    Favorite Christmas movie White Christmas…a classic!

    Karen @karenlovestorun

  2. That is hands down the best Christmas shirt of all time!!

  3. Alicia says:

    i have that home alone shirt in green :-)

  4. Amazing sweatshirt. We watched Home Alone 2 last night. We couldn’t find the first one, but, man, #2 is hilarious too (underrated if I do say so myself)!

  5. I’ll vote for the 1st Home Alone…I still remember when it came out, and going to the theater to see it

  6. Carson says:

    I went on a cruise with the hubs this summer and was off for about 10 days. A couple of years ago I was off work for 30 days to prep for my brother’s destination wedding. I think it was the best 30 days of my life, and it went by way too fast.

    Home Alone is hands down my favorite Christmas movie ever.

  7. Chelsea says:

    That sounds like a great vacation!!! Love your venue, it looks so pretty! Hmmmm favorite holiday movie…..Probably the grinch, I can’t think of any other ones I’ve seen….

  8. Rachel says:

    I need to go eat with you. Your food always looks so dreamy. Also, wedding paella?! That’s the best decision I’ve heard someone make. My sister spend 2 years in Spain, so she’s amazing at cooking paella. I can’t shovel that stuff down fast enough.

  9. Sounds like such a great vacation! Your wedding paella looks dreamy.
    I love home alone and just watched one and two last week while working out. So many gems in that movie!

  10. My favorite holiday movie is Christmas Vacation. We just watched it yesterday!

  11. Omg I love that shirt! Home Alone is my fav Christmas movie. :)

  12. Fave christmas themed movie has to be the good ol’ Christmas Vacation. But the movie(s) we watch every christmas are Inglorious Bastards and Gone With the Wind :)

    Looks like you had a great/busy weekend!!! love that yummy looking plate of waffles!!

  13. Jan says:

    There’s nothing better than a long break though you do definitely need another break to get over those kinds of holidays! I had 10 days off in July which seems a lifetime ago now and technically I’m on a long weekend from work just now but I’ve been unwell and spent two days of that in the dentist’s office so not been the best holiday! :-(

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