Florida Vacation – Scenic Boat Tour and the Lake House

Thursday morning I got to meet my Aunt Becky for breakfast. She is one of the most amazing people on the planet, and spending time with her is certainly a great way to start the day.IMG_1505

Later that morning Ryan and I went on the Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour with Aaron and Tracy. It was something we’ve thought about doing for a few years, but this year we figured there was no better time. Our captain taught us all about the houses in Winter Park and historical information about Rollins College and famous people who were students there or lived on the lakes. Did you know when Mister Rogers was a student at Rollins he lived in a gorgeous mansion off campus? Well, that’s the type of interesting information you learn on the Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour.IMG_1511

For lunch we enjoyed some brisket at 4 Rivers Smokehouse. If you’re anywhere near Central Florida you need to eat at 4Rivers. As is typical for someone nearing the end of their 3rd trimester, my meal consisted of a side of mac-n-cheese, some fried pickles, and fried oreos for dessert.

IMG_1512Later that day we spent time at Tracy’s parents lake house. I’ve never been swimming in a Florida lake before… but this one is lovely and we checked to make sure there weren’t any alligators before we jumped off the dock. We picked up some floats at WalMart and enjoyed a relaxing afternoon floating around until a storm rolled in. We played euchre on the patio until the rain stopped and the sun came out again.IMG_1513

It was a great day!

Hello 3rd Trimester!

Well, we’re closing in on the finish line now that I’ve entered the third trimester. Ryan and I still haven’t figured out a name for our little boy… that’s right up at the top of my ever-growing “to-do” list. IMG_0904

Remember a couple of weeks ago when I told you about beginning the transition process getting Clara out of the crib and into a twin bed in Ruby’s room? Well I seriously don’t know what I was thinking. It never even crossed my mind that this transition wouldn’t go smoothly. I figured she would lay down in her new big girl bed, we’d say prayers, I’d walk away and she’d just go to sleep… which is not what happened at all!

As soon as I’d get her to lay down, we’d say prayers and she would jump out of bed, run across the hall into the nursery, and stand by the crib saying “Nighty night.” She just doesn’t understand what we are doing here. I was so surprised that I literally had to take a step back, spend time over the next few days devising a new transition plan and will be attempting it next week. So that’s how that’s going. Here she is “pretending” to sleep in Ruby’s bed with her.


I’m feeling good – doing a lot of walking at the zoo and thankful that the weather is finally nice enough to get outside each day with the girls. Here are a few recent pics from the zoo!IMG_0799 IMG_0800

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