Good morning from Jacksonville Beach!
Gosh, the Atlantic Ocean really is so beautiful.
A little after 6 p.m. yesterday, Ryan and I carpooled up to Jacksonville Beach with my sister to spend a weekend by the water.
When we started loading up the car, someone was determined not to get left behind.
Ryan has previously said that it’s Sadie’s mission in life “not to get left” and she only further proved this thought yesterday by hopping into the trunk as we were packing up.
Don’t worry, she got to tag along.
After a two-hour drive, we made it to the beach and said hello to my sister’s boyfriend Ross who was already hard at work on dinner.
Kona, Ross’ sweet chocolate lab, was never far from the dinner prepping station. Sadie, on the other hand, checked in on the dinner prep, but had to be in the action and ran in and out of the house a million times to check on Ryan as he manned the grill.
While we all worked away on dinner, we started to get awfully hungry and my sister and I decided to break into the birthday cake Oreos as an “appetizer.”
Can you tell we were excited (and a little crazy looking)?
I didn’t have high expectations for the cookies since regular Oreos are pretty awesome, but the birthday cake Oreos were so, so good. I tried my best not to ruin my appetite!
Eventually dinner was served.
Ross cooked the fish perfectly and I went back for seconds. Though the fish looks like salmon, it was actually trout that he topped with olive oil, lemon, fresh garlic and salt. It was definitely the highlight of the meal!
I just finished breakfast as I typed up this blog post, so it’s time to get movin’! Plans for the day include beach, beach, beach!