July 21, 2014

back to life

Back to reality. We are back from our wonderful annual trip to Florida and this year has been more of a challenge to get back into the swing of things than ever before. This year was our best year yet. Eve is old enough now that we don't have to break our day with an afternoon nap and the girls play so well together (most days) that they can entertain each other while I can occasionally sit still for a whole five minutes. Everyone is swimming like a fish and this year we got to celebrate my birthday, and America's, on the beach - where all birthdays should be celebrated.


But most importantly I unplugged and it was wonderful. Aside from the random Instagram here and there, I was offline. Blissfully offline. As much as I love this community I'm so lucky to be apart of and the work I get to do every day with my wonderful clients, it is important to let your mind breathe once in a while. I even passed up my yearly trip to Scott's this year on our way home as I was just too relaxed. Crazy.


We did tons of diving and digging and our annual sea shell collection will have lots of dollars in the pot.


Exploring is always on the schedule


as well as several daily walks on the beach.


Hmm. I can't imagine why I miss it already. So excuse the cobwebs while I try to get back on schedule. Luckily we have many birthday parties, reading projects and school shopping to snap us back to reality.

How do you get back to normal after vacation?

16 comments:

  1. I takes me about a month to get back into the swing! Lovely photos.

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  2. I'm still trying to get back to normal! The week preceding vacation is crazy trying to get ready, and the week after vacation feels like a hangover! Welcome back!

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  3. Looks like an awesome vacation! I completely agree that summers are meant to be spent at the beach - I just need to get myself there :)

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  4. looks amazing!!!! i need to unplug- i feel it.... i might pick a week soon and just do it.

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  5. Welcome back my dear! Your trip looks absolutely blissful and I don't blame you for one second wanting to hang on to that relaxed vibe just a little bit longer ;) xxx

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  6. Welcome back!! Today's my first day back after vacation as well, and I am DRAGGING. Is it 5:00 yet?!?!

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  7. Welcome back...looks so so fun!

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  8. That looks painful to come back from!! This summer has been really hard for me when it comes to blogging. I intentionally scaled back in order not to go insane and the slower pace has been too nice to change. I am just waiting for one of those spurts to get me back in gear and I am sure one will hit for you too. You know all it takes is one good picture in a blog or magazine to get us going again :)

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  9. Re entry is a bitch.....don't rush it:).

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  10. Aww im so glad you had a wonderful time Elizabeth. It looked like pure bliss:)

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  11. So glad to hear you had a lovely time. Life gets better when the kids get older. Happy belated Bday!

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  12. Welcome back. I am long overdue for a beach vacation. We used to go religiously every summer but somehow over the past 6 years we have not been able to get it together! Strangely enough we're thinking about a week at the beach during fall break in October. Does that seem weird?

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  13. Oh it takes forever!! Enjoy the time and those beautiful girls!! And Happy Birthday!! xo

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  14. Awww, beautiful pics. Just looking at them is relaxing.

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