Monday, January 13, 2014

Vacation: Part 2!

I forgot to share some other pictures from the first part of our trip. I was so focused on the food! These are from the day we rented an electric car and drove around downtown. We used Tropical Rent a Car for this as well as when we rented our scooters. They are really nice to work with and have great rates.

Abbey's face in the picture above is so funny! She hates the heat and it was really hot that day. She's too cute!

Moving on...

After our awesome week in Key West, we headed back north to celebrate New Year's Eve at our cousin's house! Nothing is more fun that hanging out with family :)

On our drive up we stopped in Ft. Lauderdale to see the house and area where Chris spent most of his early childhood until his family moved to Rhode Island when he was 12. I had fun seeing where he grew up and of course, Chris loved the walk down memory lane.

We spent a couple of days in Melbourne and had a great time as usual. On New Year's Eve the group of us (it's a big group!) went to eat lunch at The Burger Place. 2 words: HOLY YUM! The burgers here are for real awesome! They even make the buns!!! Hello, they make the buns!!! And they are fluffy, pillowy bites of heaven. Go there if you are ever in the area!

We had our New Year's Eve party at the house. I don't know how, but I actually made it to midnight. I think I've only done that once or twice in my life!

Abbey loves her GranDanny!

She's thrilled...obviously.

With my father-in-law! He only made it until 10:00 :)

Our little family!

Midnight kiss!

We headed home on New Year's Day. Once we got back, we celebrated Christmas with my side of the family. This is only the 2nd time I haven't been with my parents on Christmas day so it was a little weird. My mom and I went Christmas shopping when I got back and I have to say, the money we saved buying our Christmas presents AFTER Christmas was worth it! We've actually kind of decided to do it this way from now on. I'm willing to wait a few days to open presents if it means saving a bunch of money!

My big present this year from my parents was a set of Beats Solo headphones! I've said for at least 2 years that I've wanted these! They are pretty awesome - the sound is so clear and when you have them on, you can't hear anything else! Chris bought me a new Coach purse while we were in Key West and I love it!

Once we got back, I still had 5 days off before I had to go back to work. It was nice to actually relax because we all know that after a vacation, you need a vacation! After 17 days off, I was ready to head back to work and see all my little kiddos!


ae said...

This was my first year spending Christmas day with my guy's family and not my own. It was great but definitely a little weird!

starnes family said...

I love your 'little family' photos! Yall are so cute.