Monday, April 28, 2014

Back to It - Recaps & Fun

Wow, it has been awhile, trying to get back into the swing of things after vacation can be tricky.....especially when you come back the Thursday before Easter.  Vacation was amazing --- although to be honest, I typically refer to this as a "Family Trip" instead of vacation.  Vacations are supposed to be quiet and relaxing (like when my hubby and I have a vacation to Mexico).....this was definitely more of a whirlwind trip with the girls.  It was fun and we had an amazing time - but it wasn't relaxing --- I needed a few days off when we got home.

We spent the week in Florida.  We started out near Tampa where my hubby's grandparents live.  We stayed with them Thurs evening, Friday and Saturday morning.  They are in their mid-80's so having a 6 year old, an 8 year old and 2 other adults in their house is CRAZY for them!  They are fantastic though.  They are my role models.....and who I want to be just like when I'm older and retired.  They live on a golf course, they walk everywhere and play golf with friends a few times a week........they also have cocktail hour every day between 4:30 and 5:00 - loved that!  We spent Friday at the beach - and Saturday my hubby golfed with them and then we drove back to Orlando in the afternoon.  We spent the rest of our trip in Orlando:  Universal Studios, Downtown Disney and Magic Kingdom.  It was fun and busy!!!!  The highlight of our trip was definitely Magic Kingdom --- even with a few issues for our Fast Pass Rides.
Here are a few pictures from the trip:







We returned just in time for my hubby's birthday & Easter - it was a busy weekend, and I was so happy NOT to host Easter brunch at my house --- my brother & sister-in-law hosted instead.  It was a gorgeous day here in Minnesota - a reminder of why we live in this state (since we came home on Thursday to a few inches of snow.....which thankfully were all melted by Saturday).


Yesterday was my daughter's First Communion - it was such a great day, despite the pouring rain.  My husband was a little freaked out by how grown up she looked (and that she was in a white dress & veil).  She wore my wedding veil for her communion, it matched her dress perfectly.  It was a great day filled with love, family and friends!

Now - it is back to work and back to post-vacation/birthday/holiday/communion party eating!  Time to plan out my meals and back to the FMD diet plan!  For a little extra motivation, I joined another dietbet right after Easter - and I'm hoping this time I win!

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