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January 7, 2013

Park, Pickin', and Partying

While we were down in Florida we got to visit with some of our good friends.  We all met for breakfast at Cracker Barrel then Adam and the guys (Karl, Chris, and Matt) went golfing.  Presley and I hung out with Matt's wife (Kaitlyn) and son (Mason).  Mason is only a couple of weeks older than Presley.  Last year when we had the babes together they were still young and didn't interact much, but this year was so much fun!

We let them play at the house for a little bit, then headed to the park that's located in their neighborhood.  PDizzle was in diva mode and basically wore her pimp shades the entire time.

Presley also ditched every fear she had and darted down the slide like it was her job.

Like, the big swirly slide. 

Thank goodness Kaitlyn was there to catch her before she face planted into the ground!

We left the park and drove down the road to a cute little place where you can pick your own strawberries!  I had never been to a place like that and it was a lot of fun.  They give you a little basket and some scissors then you're on your own! You can pick as many as you want and it's super cheap!  They had some other home grown veggies and fruit for sale but the strawberries were the only thing you could pick yourself.  They also had some goats and the most obese miniature horse I've ever seen! 

We snapped a few pictures before heading back to the house for lunch!

We had such a fun time.  It makes me wish we lived closer so we could hang out more often!

New Years Eve was fun! Especially since it was Adam's 31st birthday! Every year we hang out with friends at our favorite restaurant in Sarasota.  It's called Ceviche and I'd give my left arm for some Patatas Bravas right about now!  Adam and I went at 10:00 for a late dinner then headed up to the roof top to meet up with friends.  We contemplated going home when we were done with dinner but got a second wind and ended up staying out until 1:30 in the morning.

We are so lame.  

Back in the day we would have (and did) stay out all night.  But now we are "those parents" who talk about and look at pictures of their kid while we are away.

The morning came quick, but we were up and ready to hit the big New Years Day sale that Dillard's was having.  We found out about this last year and hit the jackpot.  This year we had certain things we were each looking for and also racked up! The original total was around $600 but we got everything for about $220.  Adam got way more then I did, but the Men's section was also much better than the Women's.

We had a great time in Florida! There was a cold front while we were there so it was much colder than it usually is this time of year.  It was too cold/windy to take Presley to the beach like we had hoped to do, but something tells me she would have hated the sand anyways and it would have been a disaster.

Or at least that's what I am going to tell myself so I can stop regretting not taking her!

Can't wait to go back!











11 comments:

  1. I love going strawberry picking with Ethan!

    I love Presley's little sunglasses, so cute.

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    1. I had never been before, but it was a lot of fun! Hopefully when it warms up I can find a fun place near us!

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  2. Your kid is way too cool for school. I can't believe she keeps her sunglasses on! And its so neat that at this time of year you can still pick fruit. SO COLD in DC (although might hit 60s on Wed? heck yes).

    Also, this? "Back in the day we would have (and did) stay out all night. But now we are "those parents" who talk about and look at pictures of their kid while we are away."

    Yeah, Tyler and I sat next to each other in the restaurant we went to on his birthday to look at pics and watch videos on our cell phones. Then we ordered two rounds of shots because WHO ARE WE?

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    1. She loves her sunglasses, they go everywhere with us!

      Ya'll are at least a little more hip than we are by ordering shots! I didn't even drink on NYE since it was Adam's birthday (I let him do the drinking).

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  3. AH! We used to have a strawberry picking place here! It was down HWY 82..I used to go with my grandparents!! Oh I wish they were still there...I think I ate as much as I put in the basket! HAHA!

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    1. For every strawberry we picked, we ate one :) They were so good!

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  7. Wow! She has gotten big fast! Time flies lately. I blinded and I am 4 months pregnant.

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