Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Florida

















Good morning! It’s time to show you some of the bliss and beauty of Florida. We stayed in a gorgeous condo right across the street from Siesta Key Beach. The sand on this beach is like flour, cool and fine. Incredible! I spent the week making trips to the beach, swimming in the pool, biking down the key, collecting shells, reading books, and generally soaking up the goodness of the exotic atmosphere. Andrew and I were able to make this trip even more special by bringing down my grandmother. After my grandfather passed away two years ago, she hasn’t been able to make it down to Florida on her own, so she joined our merry party. It was such a memorable trip. I didn’t want to come home.

PS Thank you for all the joy concerning my new little niece. Andrew has a nephew and niece, so she’s not the first, but she’s the first on my side of the family, and it’s different when it’s your sister’s baby.

42 comments:

erin said...

your trip looks like it was wonderful! so bright and cheery. glad to have you back!

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

Oh Julia, you look so happy and gorgeous! Glad to see you are having fun. Congrats on your little niece birth! It's lovely to have you back!
xoxo

cindy : quaint said...

you two look so happy and with such nice color ;). i love your photos, especially the bikini on the green wall. it's also really nice that you were able to include your grandmother. you're so good, jewels.

Krissy said...

great photos! looks like a fantastic trip :)

hmstrjam said...

yay julia- glad you had a great trip! congrats to your sister and you miss aunty!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

This just looks so wonderful, relaxing and fun--you deserve it! So glad you had a great vacation!

jen b said...

i'm glad you had such a good time. your photos turned out great. i especially like the one of your bikini hanging from the hooks. i think it is print worthy.

●• Tiny Red said...

awww julia, you guys look sooo wonderfully sunkissed and gorgeous!! and you're so pretty :)

beautiful photos ::::: and i'm jealous!!! really need a holiday...

Jude said...

I'm with Cindy and Jen; I love that shot of your polka dot bikini against the green wall. All your pics are wonderful! It looks like the weather cooperated perfectly.

Welcome back. ♥

Rachel said...

Yay for vacation! It looks wonderful and relaxing.

Jaimee said...

Looks like it was a fantastic trip and what a wonderful Granddaughter you are for including Grandma. I bet she was thrilled. We're off to see mine next month and I just can't wait!!!!

picciolo said...

congratulations on your new little niece! And your trip looked fabulous, you look so happy and relaxed.
: )

heidi said...

what a wonderful trip!!!! And congrats on the new lil neice. Hang on tight.... they grow-up SO fast :-)

Brittany Noel said...

Oh my gosh! Can you take me next time?? Looks like you had such a wonderful time in FL! I'm happy you could take your grandmother, too. Happy to have you back, Julia!

Karen said...

What a fun trip! The pics look beautiful. :)

Rachel Mallon said...

I am so glad you had an incredible vacation! You guys look really happy and I think that is so sweet you brought the grandma!

wunderbug said...

your florida pics look fantastic - what a gorgeous location!

Debra said...

Well, look at you all so relaxed and having a nice time. What a wondeful thing taking your Grandmother too. What a great Granddaughter. Welcome home.

The Cherry Blog said...

lovely photos! x

Hello Lindello said...

aawww. That looks wonderful. Nothing like sand between the toes.

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

the beach looks so amazing! :)

drollgirl said...

ohhhh!!! i have never been, but it looks amazing. and i love that you brought your grandma. i bet she had the best time ever.

Joyce said...

Julia your photos look beautiful! The weather was perfect and warm. I'm glad you are back! xoox

jae said...

Your pictures make it so clear that you had a wonderful time. I too love the bikini against the green wall. How very special of you to take your Grandma...you will always remember that trip with her. Congrats on your new niece...how very exciting.

PS~Erin said...

Love all the photos. Your trip sounds just perfect to me!

lotta said...

Julia, you look so beautiful and relaxed. The photos are amazing and I can tell that you had a grand time. Well deserved. And congrats on your brand new niece.
XXOO.

Callie Grayson said...

what a fantastic holiday is sunny florida. and filled with memories!
see you soon
callie

candi said...

Congratulations on the new baby niece! Looks like you had a great trip :)

It's Candi from Dolce Chic...I finally made the move to my permanent new home, hope you check it out :)

Vana said...

Get out! Those images are fabulous! Cant you believe i haven't made it down to Florida yet? Shame on me:)

Gillian said...

I love the beach! So jealous - love the photo of the seashells!

Kotori said...

So fun - love these images, but they all make me wish I was at the beach too!

Lizzy said...

Seems like you had fun!

pve design said...

sure looks sunny! ( you too!)

SimplyGrove said...

Looks so fun!!!! A trip to the sun looks great. Im headed to Sydney this week and I am pretty excited to see some great sun!!

Joslyn said...

oh so fun...we're florida bound in a few weeks and i can't wait!

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

You've just described my perfect kind of holiday. You're so lucky to still have your grandmother here--so thrilled that you were able to share your vacation with her. What treasured memories these will be.

P.S. Love your about me...oh how I can relate!

Shimmy Shake said...

Those are stunning photos...looks like a fabulous trip. I have never been to Florida - but it looks fantastic.

dojski said...

Wow, wow, wow! It looks like a superhappy getaway! Now I'm really gonna set the date for my summer vacation.

And, finally, I've seen your Andrew. You guys look like you really were having a grand time! :)

littlebyrd said...

What a beautiful holiday you had! You look happy and relaxed. So happy it was a wonderful time!!

{this is glamorous} said...

Looks like you had such a wonderful time! Really lovely photos, and congratulations on your new niece!

knack said...

everything looks so wonderful! I'm so glad you had a great time and that your grand mom could come with you! how cool!

Amanda said...

Glad you've returned! Jealous of the bikini on the hook. Maybe I'll get mine out and hang it on a hook for hoping on.