Good morning to you!
How are you guys doing today? For those in the United States, I hope you’re feeling relaxed and rejuvenated after a long holiday weekend. I took the past three days of the weekend to unplug and totally immerse myself in family fun. Ryan and I arrived at my parents’ place in Jacksonville around dinnertime on Friday and didn’t leave until yesterday afternoon.
Our days were filled with hours and hours of beach time (lots of boogie-boarding!), home-cooked dinners (my mom did an awesome job preparing the fish my dad got on a spearfishing trip on Friday), Jazzercise, long breakfasts at local diners, a few sweaty workouts (I did this throwback 10 to 6 circuit workout on Saturday and Monday and forgot how much I love it) and pajama time on the couch.
The only photos any of us took over the weekend were of Sadie playing on the beach.
Big thanks to my sister Leslie and her husband Ross for sharing some of their photos of her with me! (They are much better photographers than I am and were the masterminds behind the awesome photos I shared from our trip to Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands two years ago.)
Sadie absolutely loves the beach but isn’t the bravest when it comes to tackling waves.
She’ll jump off a boat and swim in the ocean for hours but jumping over big waves on the beach intimidates her quite a bit. She tends to stick to playing around in tide pools. Such a little goof!
Here she is hunting fish in a tide pool:
What a ferocious beast.
Before we arrived at my parents’ place on Friday, Ryan and I officially moved out of our rental home in Ocala. (The owners actually just sold it!)
I cannot believe we lived there for three years.
Ryan was born and raised in Florida and has never lived anywhere else. I have lived in Florida since 2003 and it’s kind of weird that we’re no longer Florida residents!
As we drove back to North Carolina last night, I told Ryan I had a great feeling inside. Of course I do not love living 6 hours away from my family, but something about our new home just feels right. I suppose that’s a great thing since we’re set to close on our house on Thursday! OH MY GOSH.
Question of the Morning
- Have you ever moved somewhere that instantly felt “just right” to you?