Monday, August 22, 2011

Florida, Aruba and One Year of Wedded Bliss

I’m not even going to address why I haven’t blogged in a MONTH AND A HALF – because it’s just pathetic.

We’ve definitely been on the go and doing a lot this summer…first up, Florida. We spent an entire week in Panama City Beach –the first few days just me, Shane and Jason and the last half with more friends – Mike, Mandy, Danielle, Branden, Chris and Lindsay. Key takeaways:
  • Panama City Beach hasn’t changed since the year 2000.
  • I accomplished my three book goal, finishing The Help, Still Missing and Are You There Vodka? – It’s Me Chelsea. Nothing better than reading on the beach. 
  • After the trip, I had my first bout with serious indigestion – like I’ve never had before. I guess that’s what you get after a week of eating like crap and drinking like a fish.
A few photos for your viewing pleasure:
The beach...der.  
     This is my 'I don't want my stomach in this picture!' pose
    This next series of pictures is quite curious...but hilarious!
     The only pic of me and Shane.
The next trip was to ARUBA! Danielle, Mandy and I went to celebrate Danielle’s 30th birthday and it was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. The water was the bluest, clearest water I’ve ever seen…unlike any other Caribbean island I’ve ever been to. Danielle did a good job recapping our trip – check it out here, here, here, here and here.

Next up, and I can’t even believe how fast time has flown, was mine and Shane’s one year wedding anniversary! We began the day with a special shopping trip (pics to come of my gift!), a delicious steak dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House (including a Robert Mondavi Merlot bottle of wine – new fave), an improv show at Dad’s Garage and a night at the Melia Hotel downtown! Such a special night and I’m so proud of Shane for putting so much effort and thought into it…I’ve trained him well.:)

 At dinner...check that dessert.
Cheeseballs who apparently are fascinated with our hotel balcony and the fact that you could see a skyline. Total suburbanites.
 And, surprisingly, we have done a crap load of stuff around the house too! I promise to blog again and share said stuff before October. Swears.


  1. Finally, a new post. Yayers!

    Happy 1st Anniversary to the lovely couple!
    Here's to many, many more :)

  2. I agree with Jessica Andres, glad to FINALLY see a new post!

    We have had an amazing summer. So freakin’ busy. Can’t wait to spend many more weekends playing –FOOTBALL SEASON! Hell yeah!

    Happy Anniversary!

  3. YAYAY!! So glad you're back! missed ya!
    Happy Anniversary! And the vacations sound like a blast!

  4. Finally - some reading material! I love the random PC pictures...good stuff! Happy Anniversary you two lovebirds! Many, many happy years ahead! Love you guys!

  5. Hooray!! Ur back friend!!!! Happy Anniversary!!!