Monday, January 16, 2012

Back to Reality

Wow, it was a harsh reality coming home from sunny, warm Florida to a frigid and windy 24 degrees in Pennsylvania!


But as much as we treasured our time away, just the two of us, it is really good to be home munching on my little ones, and getting back to the normal routine.

Although at one point last night when we came home, all the kids were crying at the same time for different reasons, things needed to be unpacked....well, I sorta just wanted to get on a plane right back to Florida.

Anyway, here are some photos from our long weekend.

We stayed in Sarasota close to Siesta Beach in this gorgeous place (my brother-in-law and sister-in-law's vacation house):

The pool by the house. The blue skies and warm sunshine was so amazing!

We fit some shopping into our time. And we hit one of my favorite places...

In case you aren't familiar with Plato's Closet, it's a chain of consignment stores all over the country that sells trendy used clothes geared toward younger people. The closest one in my area is in Exton, Pa.

I found this cute ruffly jacket. Totally didn't need it, but it was too cute to pass up! You know how it is.

Husband is a ginormous Baltimore Orioles fan, so we visited their spring training stadium which was close by. It was a beautiful place.

Someone left a door open in the outfield, so we were able to sneak in. Hubs ran the bases, checked out the dugout, and had a HUGE smile on his face the whole time! He totally turned into a 10 year old boy when he stepped onto the field!

Then we did some house hunting for a vacation home for ourselves. But nothing was quite large or fancy enough to suit us.

Here's my favorite. But it only has 6 bedrooms, and we need at least 10. You know, for all our kids and the staff.

This one wasn't quite palatial enough. Our house would need to have at least 5 turrets and 20 balconies.

As you can tell, we would fit right in with this neighborhood. With the gates and the luxury cars, it fits us so well.

And it would be a must to have a house right on the water with a dock for our yacht. That is a necessity.

Maybe the next time we go, we'll find the perfect home. And we'll invite you to come stay with us! I promise! :)

Happy back-to-reality Monday!!


  1. Oh, that pool looks so, so awesome!

    I hope you soon find your vacation home, so you can invite us! ;)

    That sounds look too much of a shock to go from that beautiful sunshine to 24 degrees. I know how chilly the east can be. I grew up in Ohio and had an uncle and aunt living in P.A. whom we visited about every year!

  2. crazy awesome houses! really, can you imagine?! happy for your hubs- running the field- that`s so cool.

  3. Glad you had fun.... and once you get that huge vaca home with staff and luxury cars, remember that we are your friends!!! LOL!!

    I love watching the adults that we are married to -- revert to their real self... the BOY that lives inside!! So much fun!

  4. Your sarcasm cracks me up...sometimes I think we have similar brains (except you have the much more creative side of it). ;o)

    LOVE that he did actually get in there and run the bases!!! We weren't sure if he was joking in the text or not in the text he sent to Curt...can't wait to tell Curt it was real!!! :o)

  5. lovely photos!

    M from

  6. Thought that beach photo looked familiar....and glad you enjoyed your visit to Siesta Key. Have lived here for 8 years now and love it! The architecture, arts, culture....and weather make this paradise.

    Enjoying your blog!

  7. We had a long weekend in LA and it was just as hard to come home. We visited grown, married kids tho.

  8. loved your post today! the house hunting was my favorite part and i do the same thing! I can never seem to find a vacation home large or fancy or expensive enough for us! LOL! fun times!
    glad you had a fun trip!

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