I guess owls don't really count as an update so here goes...
We had a great time in Florida, we spent the first week in Key Largo going snorkeling, relaxing by the pool and eating delicious fresh seafood! All of this was done in the sun! On Thursday we drove down to Key West and it rained the whole way down there and thankfully the sun came out in time for lunch and a bit of strolling around the downtown section.
Then on Friday we drove to Sanibel Island on our way to Sanford/Orlando... look at a map of Florida, it's not exactly on the way! And again it rained our whole way there (we didn't even get to stop in the everglades) but the sun came up right before Sanibel Island and we had a great time on the beach looking for shells and then headed off to Orlando so that Blair and I could pick up our rental and then followed my parents to Sanford...
Had a great few days in Sanford with my relatives, spent sometime shopping in Little Vietnam with my mom, aunt and Liz and had an amazing lunch there. Then Leslie and I went to the Mall at Millenia and wow, what a gorgeous mall! And Anthropologie needs to open a store in Vancouver or Calgary ASAP... because I'm in love!! Had an amazing dinner at Barry and Liz's and got to see Reece again.
Then we made our way to Daytona Beach and by this time (Sunday) the weather was just staying nasty and, well, Daytona had no beach to speak of! Our first day in DB (Monday)was actually spent up north in St. Augustine doing some historic stuff and we spent some time at Ripley's Believe it or not (mainly because it got us out of the rain) and then back to Sanford for dinner and so we could pick up our camera that we left there! On Wednesday , we went back to Orlando and had a great, mostly sunny day, at Seaworld (and an evening at Sephora!!!!!). And by the end of that day we had already decided we didn't have the energy for a follow up day at Universal Studios :(
On Friday we went back to Sanford to stay the night because our flight was at 6am on Saturday. And I got in a bit more quality time with Leslie and quality time with my credit card :) Luckily our interests go hand in hand quite nicely and I've picked up a few new things to covet!!
And then Saturday we flew home, got into Spokane at about 12pm, drove home and picked up our much missed puppy from the kennel and fell promptly asleep!
Two weeks is usually the perfect amount of time to be gone, but this time with all the rain, it just seemed far too long... I wish we could have spent more time in Sanford and less in Daytona Beach, but that wouldn't have been fair to Leslie's grades!
Since I've been back, I've been working lots, trying to get the house a bit more organized, because my friend from school Lauren is moving in with us for a month either this coming weekend or the next...
I've also been baking a bit! I bought this years Every Day Food Holiday issue and so far I've made the Chocolate Pear Tart and the Lemon Fig Tart. I forgot to take the picture of the chocolate pear tart, but it was fabulous! I made the lemon fig tart tonight, but we haven't tried it yet because it's for after the movie (we're currently watching the Bourne trio on the projector), so maybe I'll take a picture.
Blogger won't let me upload pictures right now, so I'll try to get them up tomorrow, they're also up on Facebook.