Tuesday, May 3, 2011

52 Weeks of Happiness :: Week 9


A weekend getaway to the beach.

Some dear friends of ours had a destination wedding
in Florida over the weekend.
It was the perfect excuse to drop the kids
off with my parents and have ourselves
a quick little vacation.


Our travels carried us to a very
luxurious hotel in Ft. Lauderdale.


I perched a floppy straw hat on top of my head
and lounged by the pool on and off all weekend...


I then had very deep and intimate relationships
with various frozen beverages that had fruit floating in them.

It was a beautiful thing.
If I wasn't sipping on beverages by the pool
then I was stumbling in the ocean
and laughing as the waves threw me around.


The wedding was wonderful and so joyous.
We ate yummy food.
We drank delicious wine.
We danced the night away
in celebration of the happy union.


The best part was that my super hilarious

and non biased best friend Erin went on the trip too.

She left her little baby at home
with his grandparents as well

and it was like an episode of Mommies Gone Wild!

No one else in the world
could talk me into taking a shot of rum with breakfast.

(Which ended up being the perfect way to start the day)

I'm sure that both of our husbands
found it to be a super romantic
considering that us girls were pretty much
glued at the hip all weekend.

It was such an amazingly fun weekend getaway.


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Tima said...

Beautiful! And I love the floppy hat.

Daffy said...

Oh man! That beach looks SOOOOO inviting!! And I adore your hat!

Your photos are always so much fun and I have SERIOUS camera envy ;)

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Sounds wonderful!

Tiffany said...

What a great weekend....should I say I am a bit green with envy:)


singedwingangel said...

You take such wonderful pictures and I would love to go na weekend getaway with the drinks and the beach, okay the pool would be sufficient for me..

Kristy said...

Love it Leigh!

Dawna said...

It sounds as though you had a GREAT time! Oh, how I would love to get away for a mini vacation with adults and the kids safely at grandma and grandpa's... *said wistfully*

Thank you for sharing!

Ashley Sisk said...

Ahhhh the beach makes me happy! And a wedding too. How wonderful!

Sarah said...

What a wonderful getaway! Glad you got some time away with your husband.... and your friend! :)

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Yep- that would totally do it for me!

Uyen said...

Rum with breakfast, huh?? You're such a wild woman! So glad you had a great time in FL!

Michelle Pixie said...

Oh how I need a little getaway like that! How fun!! I am so envious of that hat...I am cranial endowed and can never find a hat to fit my head.

Jessica said...

Wow, how wonderful! Looks beautiful!

deb duty said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend! I'm counting down the days until it's time for our beach trip in a few weeks!

Lucy said...

That sounds like quite the getaway! I'm thoroughly jealous!

Jenn said...

I want a frozen drink with fruit in it...

Dixie Mom said...

It's so important to be able to have those chances alone with hubby...and the ocean is the perfect get away!
That's definitely happy!

From Tracie said...

That looks like a perfect trip.

And a perfect hat.

Total happiness. =)

R Montalban said...

I love the self portrait of you with your big hat, and the weekend looks like it was a such a lot of fun :-)

Brad and Caroline Ray said...

Sounds like so much fun! Happy you were able to get rejuvenated!

Sue said...

Every mom needs a break like this once in awhile. And to have your husband AND your best buddy there, together?




What every mommie needs from time to time.

Dawn said...

What a nice getaway! Looks like beautiful weather and a fun time!

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Looks like an awesome time! And I agree with Daffy!!

patty said...

looks like an incredibly awesome weekend! thanks for hosting~
patty @ www.findingserendipity.com

Anonymous said...

Great photos. Looks like fun!

Linda D. said...

Oh thanks. Your post today gave me a "Mental Margarita!"

Traci said...

Oh, the water, the hat (love it), the drinks...the fun!!! I'm so jealous!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Oh is sounds and look like SO much fun!! And I adore your floppy hat!
Aren't best friends the greatest? I have some longtime best friends that are so special to me.

Loved this!

Queen Scarlett said...

I love the BEACH! With a good book.

Books make me happy. This week it's all about giving away fabulous children's books RIGHT HERE


from mel said...

that sounds absolutely exhilarating. wouldn't it be grand if those kinds of weekends were required on a monthly basis? ;)

Tiaras said...

oh - you lucky girl!