Though I wish there was some sort of chill in the air so it felt more Christmasy, it was perfect weather for a boat ride! My dad suggested taking the boat out and docking in Tampa for lunch at a restaurant on the water called The Hula Bay Club.
Sadie is a huge fan of boat rides and was by my dad’s side the entire time he was prepping the boat for our adventure.
It was hot in the sun, but when the boat got movin’ it was chilly! My sister and I bundled up in lots of towels to keep warm on our way to and from the restaurant on the boat.
Lunch was delicious! I ordered clams but we all shared and were impressed with the food.
As we were waiting for our check my mom spotted two dolphins in the water! We jumped up and watched them splash around and hunt fish. Since the water was pretty clear we were even able to see one catch a fish which was pretty neat!
I love days on the boat and it was definitely a treat to be on the water in the middle of December!
Breakfast and Jazzercise
I was anxious to tell ya about our day on the water, so let’s back up to breakfast!
Sometimes ya just want cereal! In this mix was Honey Nut Cheerios and Kashi Go Lean. It was crunchy and oh-so-sweet. I had another bowl, too. 🙂
After breakfast my mom and I went to Jazzercise, a 60-minute aerobic workout class. My mom goes regularly and I love the energy and upbeat atmosphere of the classes so I like to go along when I’m home visiting and get the chance.
Once we arrived back home, Ryan and I snacked on an apple with peanut butter (yum!) before our boating adventure.
Before heading back for Orlando tonight Ryan and I enjoyed one last homecooked meal! We had spaghetti with marinara and chicken sausage and it was g-o-o-d! Unfortunately my pictures were icky and since I didn’t post pics from last night’s feast, I’ll share those instead. Sound good?
Last night my mom made a seafood-based dinner with peel-and-eat shrimp and crab cakes.
Her homemade crab cakes are the best.
I helped by making a veggie stir fry and fruit salad.
Ryan got in on the action and peeled several clementines for the fruit salad.
Dinner was filling and fueled us up for a meeting with a potential wedding photographer.
Wedding Photographer Meeting
Our meeting with a potential wedding photographer went really well last night. I fell in love with her and think her style of photography is gorgeous and natural and really seems to capture emotions.
Unfortunately the money is a bit of an issue because her prices are over our budget. I’m trying to figure out where I can cut corners in other areas to make this one work. Any suggestions???
I really appreciate all of your wedding feedback. It seems like many of you agree that the photographer is one of the most important elements of the big day, so I want to feel confident and comfortable with the person we select. We’ll see!
I hope everyone had a great weekend. I’m tired and hope to be in bed a little early tonight.