We just got home from our Florida vacation. My parents and two youngest sisters live outside of Tampa, and we stayed with them for 6 days, beaching, eating, swimming, Ikea-ing, and generally catching up with the largest chunk of my far-flung family. We visited the Sponge Docks at Tarpon Springs, Tampa Ikea, Clearwater Beach, and my little sister’s new apartment. My mama also treated me to a facial and massage, and Ben got to introduce my sisters to the Terminator saga, which was actually a highlight for everyone- the girls love watching movies with Ben.
We rolled in yesterday, and even though it was hard to leave, we were both struck by how lovely it felt to be back in our house. More than a year and a half later, we’re finally starting to feel like this is our HOME, and it’s looking more beautiful to us by the day. I already miss my mama and family, but they’ll be here in the blink of an eye for Labor Day. Until there, here are far too many Instagram pictures to document our adventures!
Thank you Mama, Ray, Emmy, Juju, and everyone we got a chance to meet or spend time with! Already counting the minutes until we see you again…so soon!