Summers in Florida can get pretty gruesome and when I say this I mean it in the most literal way. Humidity that turns your perfectly styled hair into a wavy frizzy mess, tropical storms causing mini floods and rain almost everyday can make anyone re-think there residency as a Floridian. For the most part I have always enjoyed summer, but this time marks the beginning of a new chapter. There comes a happy medium that makes frizzy hair and drenched flip-flops(because all Floridians wear are flip-flops) more desirable. We have the beach when we want that perfect sun-kissed tan and also the St. Johns River for fish lovers to spend the day out on the boat or play around on jet-ski’s with awesome friends and family. This summer marks the beginning of a new chapter for me and my little princess. In almost a month my daughter will begin the next chapter of her precious life as a kindergartner. As a mother I wanted to make sure that her summer was AMAZING. Since I am a working mom she is lucky enough to spend the week at my parents house. So far she is having the best summer any 5 year old could ask for.
Summer Time 2012
My 4th of July was spent with family, good food and delicious Coconut creme pie ( YUMMY!)
Life Is good.
More SUMMERTIME MOMENTS TO COME!
Lately my weekends have consisted of spending time with my family and friends. The thought of going out and partying rarely ever crosses my mind anymore. It is a change I will most definately keep for awhile. This weekend was filled with beachy air, AMAZING seafood and spending time with my sister, brother-in-law and two kids. They spent their last two days at a beautiful condo my parents rented for them on the beach in St. Augustine, Florida. It was AMAZING!
My sweet Alexis had the best time spending it with her cousins at the beach. She loves hers cousins so much she was practically attached to their hip the whole weekend. Let’s just say she slepted very well at night and couldn’t wait to get up the next morning and start all over again.
For dinner we ate at our ususal place which is called O’steens. We waited an hour and thirty minutes to get seated but with was worth every minute. The food there is DELICIOUS and I recommend this place to anyone who comes to visit St. Augustine. Just a little FYI: They ONLY EXCEPT CASH
Today is Father’s Day and unfortunatley my dad is somewhere above the clouds flying to Africa, but that won’t stop me from expressing how AMAZING my father is. I never know what to buy him for father’s day because he practically has everything he needs. My dad lives his childhood dream everytime he flies high above the clouds. He is Captain Hawkins and is responsible for his co-pilot and the 200+ passengers aboard. With being a captain comes tremendous responsibility and that is why I LOVE MY DAD SO MUCH. My dad embodies the word “responsibility” because he took care of his family every day, one step at a time. With that being said my childhood was perfect and I thank my parents for that, but since today is Father’s day I need to be especially thankful for my dad because he sacrificed so much to give each and everyone of us kids a good life to be proud of.
I am so proud to call this amazing man my father because without him my life wouldn’t be grounded and secure.
Happy Father’s Day
“This is the best day ever!!!” Is music to my ears. It is moments like these that warms my heart to know that I bring these amazing moments to my daughter’s life. Sun kissed tan, sandy feet, sun shining bright, and just the right amount of wind is the absolute definition of “the best day ever.” I have always wanted to travel to paradise, but the benefit of living 30 minutes from the beach makes paradise closer to home.
Being at the beach reminds me of the good things in life. Those “best day ever!” moments help me to stay grounded when life throws us a curve ball. As parents we always try to make sure we give our children the best life we can offer. Keeping them safe is very important, but I think the most important gift we can give our children are the memories they will have and be able to look back on when they reach adulthood. As an adult I can honeslty say I had an AMAZING childhood and my parents did a great job making sure us kids were happy despite any situation they were going through.
I hope as a single mom I can still continue to give Alexis more “best day ever!” moments. As long as I can do that I know that I have done a great job! Hope everyone had a great weekend!