Thursday, August 15, 2019

Our time

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If you know me, even just a tiny bit, you know that I absolutely love spending time with friends and family. But there’s something about me and Sean doing something, just the two of us. We really treasure our time together which is why we’ve tried to incorporate simple things throughout the week to ensure that we stay in tact.

Whether it’s the good morning text, the evening text, the lunch break phone call or the driving home from work phone call … we are consistently checking in with each other. It is something that we’ve done since the beginning stages of our relationship and something that we continue to do. When something works I believe it is best to continue with it. It is also why our Sunday dinners were incorporated because we realized how important it is for our marriage to set time aside to talk before Sean is gone for four days due to work.

We've set aside at least one Saturday each month to have no plans with others to ensure that it is just the two of us. We enjoy getting up on a Saturday and making breakfast at home and afterwards taking the dogs out for a long walk to the river. We enjoy going to the gym together or if Sean is feeling dangerous going grocery shopping and getting a manicure and pedicure together. Yup, Sean enjoys those too ... just don’t tell him I told you ;). We realize how important it is to keep our focus on each other and to keep our time together uninterrupted as often as we can. Although, I'll admit that our phones can sometimes be a pesky thing; we're working on that too.

Of course, we still have our own interests. We still have our own friends. We still enjoy our me time.

But at the end of the day ... if you ask me, who is your most favorite
person to hang out with, the answer will always be Sean.

I'm simply the happiest with him ♥

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Oh and here's some outfit pictures thrown in here for good measure ;)

Dress and shoes are old from Free People.
Bag is from Marshalls but you can literally find them everywhere right now.
Earrings are old from Shopbop.

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I hope you're all having a wonderful week. Happy Thursday!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Family trip to Orlando Florida

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Sean and I arrived in Orlando several hours before Sean's family arrived so we went to Disney Springs to check it out. It was so lively, full of lots of shops and restaurants and I wish we could have stayed a little longer. We grabbed a quick dinner at Bongo’s Cuban Café and then headed to the airport to pick up Sean's family.

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Me and my glow in the dark lipstick (insert multiple laughing face emojis here)

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Sean's Cuban sandwich
(I don't eat ham so I've never enjoyed a Cuban sandwich)

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Sean and I rented a sports car which was so much fun for our niece and nephews.
Each day it was a fight on who would ride with Aunt Faith and Uncle Sean, haha.

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After we had picked up Sean's family we were immediately at the pool.
We spent a lot of time enjoying our hotel's pool area during our trip.

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Sean and I decided to explore downtown Orlando one afternoon but we soon realized that there was not much to do there. Maybe it was us not doing proper research but we didn't explore long before we were back at our hotel enjoying the pool once again and reading some books.

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I love trees

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Also never met a palm tree I didn't like

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After we were done exploring downtown Orlando we had lunch at Froggers Grill and Bar.

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Back to the pool and reading my book.
Not quite sure why it is taking me so long to finish since I am really enjoying this book.

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We stayed in Old Town, Kissimmee which is a cute little area. They had a carnival/fair going on right across the street from our hotel which was perfect for the kiddos. They had plenty of restaurants, shops and fun activities that the kids really enjoyed.

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We also decided to spend two days in Daytona Beach that way we could spend some time at the beach. That was a lot of fun and it brought me back to my college days when me and my girlfriends went to Daytona Beach for spring break.

Sean's dad is a huge fan of Nassar so of course we had to stop at the Speedway and get some cheesy pictures.

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We enjoyed the beach and of course explored the boardwalk.
We also happened on a cheerleading competition which was really neat as well and saw the winners at the end of the day.

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Overall, it was a great family trip and I hope it is something we can do for years to come.
I hope you're all having a wonderful week! ♥

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Orlando Florida: Universal Studios

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Well, now that Ghana has been recapped I'm going backwards. Way backwards to our family trip to Orlando Florida in April. There's going to be a bit of rewinding on this blog until I can get caught up. I'm doing this for me because like I expressed last Thursday I really, really do enjoy looking back at old posts.

In April, we did a family trip to Orlando, Florida. We actually did a family trip to Orlando in 2012 which I never recapped and to this day I wish I had. It would have been neat to see the contrast in the kids now considering that Jayden wasn't even born yet. The majority of my pictures on this trip were taken with my phone just because it was easier and well, for this trip all I wanted was easy. In fact, all the pictures taken in Universal Studios were with my phone. I intended to recap our family trip with one post but of course I took too many pictures (surprised?) so I'll break it down into two.

We did Disney World the last time we came to Orlando and this time the kids wanted to do Universal Studios. They've convinced themselves that they are too grown for Disney World.

Universal Studios was so much fun! I'm not one for roller coasters (never have been after my class trip to Six Flags Great Adventure in the 6th grade, lol) so I really enjoyed the Amazing Adventures of Spiderman.

We of course went to Harry Potter World and I indulged in some butterbeer! It tastes like a thicker version of a cream soda. I've never watched or read anything Harry Potter and it was still pretty awesome to visit and take in all the cool sights.

We've arrived!

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It is so difficult to get any type of picture with my nephew, Darius.
Good thing he has a great head of hair!

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You walk through this office before the ride on the Amazing Adventures of Spiderman.
You are given 3-D glasses and get on a ride and literally feel like you are flying through an action film.

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Have you seen a happier kid?

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Happy Thursday!
I hope you all are having a wonderful week! ♥