Florida Fun With Family

As we settle into our newish surroundings ย I’m continuing to process all that has gone on, is going on, and will go on. Hint: it’s a lot! ๐Ÿ™‚ In the last few weeks, we’ve packed upย part of our life and split it between Washington and Florida. We decided, as a family, that the best thing for now while Geoff processes out of the Army, would be that Brooks and I would stay in my hometown in Florida with my (very hospitable) parents, AKA The Garner B&B. ๐Ÿ˜‰ The logical plan was to save money and make the travel times fewer rather than going back and forth within only a few months. The emotional side was…I was exciteddd to spend some quality time with my family and friends *cough* finally! The other emotional side that I hadn’t known to anticipate was the intermittent stress and heartache it would cause being a split family for 3 months. Nevertheless, it’s the decision we made and still agree was the right one.

Don’t get me wrong, my heartย and head still know this is the right decision…I just didn’t know what I didn’t know, ya know? ๐Ÿ˜‰ I think with all the excitement leading up to my ‘leisure days with Mimi and Pops’ I didn’t factor in the toddler tantrums, change of routine for said toddler, and him missing his bestie, AKA Daddy. With all the hype leading up to coming home, I realized I still had to process the part where I was leaving our home of 4 years. The place we began to raise our first born, left friends, and made memories…*processes through the last sentence one more time. Oh, and did I mention we’ll be moving again in another few months??? A new life, new adventures, new routine, and a new address await us come April…and, side note, we couldn’t be more excited!!!! More on that later. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So as I continue to process, and process some more, my feelings on the ever evolving changes (known as life) and the excitements that lie ahead, I wanted to sit and write. It’s been awhile, or so it feels! I was so used to our weekend adventures in the PNW that now I’m redirecting my blogging efforts into what new adventures lie ahead. I’m notย quite sure what that’ll be just yet, but I definitely have plans for some *edit: 18 and counting* new destinations and photo opps that I’m so excited to explore and share with y’all!

Until then, here is a little snippet of what we’ve been up to during our first few weeks in Florida…

A few highlights:

Christmas time, (free childcare) GNO, (free childcare) date night, girl time, family time, and free towel service at The Garner B&B



B’s first trip to beaches on the East coast! #loveatfirstsight
Florida oranges #duh





Christmas dinner with the fam…all 33 of us! ๐Ÿ˜€


Sunsets on the river…how I’ve missed these!

Enjoy the rest of you week….oh, and happy New Year friends! I hope you’ve had a refreshing start to this new year that bring you new perspective and hope for what’s to come! My heart is so full and I can’t wait to see what God has planned for the future.

Don’t forget to check out below for our little video montage I put together <3

Lemons to Love,



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