Hi friends! How has your week been going?
I feel like I haven’t really been in to chat with you guys over the last few days. I’ve missed you, but I can’t say I’m hating the time away from my desk at home, either… I’m actually in Florida!
Well, for the next few hours at least. I came down to spend some time with my family and attend my grandfather’s funeral yesterday afternoon. Thank you again for your wonderful messages, thoughts, and prayers. It was a beautiful service and an amazing tribute. <3
I won’t keep you all long, but I just wanted to say hello from the beach!
My mom and I stayed over at my aunt’s house last night, and it was so nice to spend some extra time with her and her family last night. Another bonus is that they live less than two miles from Jacksonville Beach!
With a morning off from work, my mom and I wanted to take advantage of our location, so we planned a run up to the beach and back. I can’t even remember the last time I stepped foot on a real beach. My extremely pale skin tells me last July. Let’s just say that a trip in something other than sneakers and leggings is long overdue.
(Oh hey, jellyfish!)
We took a new route that was about a mile and a half over to the beach, and ran a good mile in the sand once we were there. Of course I had to stop and take some pictures. Obviously.
Ahhh, the beach. I remember the days I was only a 40 minute drive from dipping my toes into the water anytime I wanted to. That’s one thing I definitely took for granted.
After being home and surrounded by family, revisiting my old and comforting stomping grounds, and seeing all the green scenery, I have decided that I’m moving back to Florida. I’m sure Scott will be on board once the NBA season comes to a close.
For what it’s worth, I am pretty good at talking him into making good life choices. This would be one of them.
Right before we were going to turn around, we decided to take an alternate route home that just so happened to take us by my Granddaddy and Nana’s old beach condo.
That was really neat to see. I remember driving up to visit them there when I was younger, and I always made at least one trip down to the beach while I was there. They had the best beachside view!
We casually jogged in as we made it back to my aunt’s house right under the 5 mile mark. By the time I got out of the shower, I was hungry, and I had no problem cleaning out the fridge.
I heated up the rest of my dinner leftovers from the night before (shrimp quesadilla with homemade mango salsa – yum!), and enjoyed a serving of pineapple Greek yogurt topped in fruit with a few cubes of cheese on the side. It hit the spot!
Welp, we just walked in the door of my parents’ house back in Orlando, and are about to wrap things up with my last dinner at home. I leave for the airport in about an hour, so I better go and soak in all the time that I can with them.
I’ll see you all back here in the morning from Detroit. Have a great rest of your Hump Day!
P.S. April Fools? I’m not really moving back to Florida. After seeing pictures of the 4-inch snowfall at home yesterday, it’s pretty tempting though. I joke that every time I come down South, I don’t want to go back to Michigan, and that is completely accurate. For now, I’ll just keep pretending I live near the beach again while doing yoga poses. #itsfine
Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
You got me with this headline!! Sneaky!! So glad you got to visit the beach and spend time with your family! 🙂
Hehehe. Whoops! 😉 Thanks, me too!
Sounds like such a fun trip and a nice break from your winter weather!! 🙂
Definitely! I can’t wait for a rumored high of 70 in Michigan tomorrow!
HAHA you fooled me! I was like WOW, what a quick decision!
Hehe, I mean… I’m somewhat spontaneous, but I wouldn’t make a real decision that quick! 😉
You fooled me!! I was excited for you! I just moved out of Florida to Oregon. Everyone is calling me crazy but I’m liking it so far!
Ha, I know the feeling. I’ve met so many people from Michigan who now live in Florida. Not too many the other way around… 😉
I think it would be fantastic for you to live in Florida! You would be nearby family, and I find that to be vital for my own personal happiness. If you were seriously considering it. 😉 You had me fooled!
Happy April fools day! This was a good one! Although since I live in Upstate NY I know the feeling of wanting to move to Florida. I’m so sorry about your grandmother <3
I totally get the temptation after Tuesday’s snow dump on us. I had 5 inches in Bay City! It melted pretty fast but was still no fun. One of the great things about Michigan is we’re surrounded by water. Have you been out to Metro Beach? Just take 16 mile east until it ends at the water. I lived in Troy for almost 2 years and didn’t discover it until I moved north to Bay City. And driving up to some of the beaches north of Port Huron is worth checking out. I love going to our beach in Bay City at the State park just to see the water. It always just soothes my soul.
Right? I missed it, but it was totally uncalled for. It needs to be Spring, stat! We haven’t been out to Metro Beach yet, it sounds great! Thanks or the suggestion.
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
Aww I hope you get to live somewhere warm soon! I’m not a fan of cold weather either!