Monday, February 11, 2013

Vacation in St. Augustine

A week after arriving home from our much-anticipated vacation,
I am finally getting some pictures posted!
It's been a crazy busy week getting back to reality and catching up on all those projects that have been on the back burner, along with fun birthday parties & baby showers to attend!

Our vacations are always a combined anniversary trip/getaway,
and this year, we celebrated 6 years of marriage!!!
Can I say that time flies?? I know - such a redundant phrase - but so true.
I love to look back and see how far we've come from where we were as newlyweds!

Every year, I appreciate my husband's wisdom in choosing February as our wedding date.
Not only is it the best time of year for him to comfortably leave for a week,
but it's the perfect time to leave the frigid temperatures behind
for a sunny beach!

We chose to go to the northern part of Florida, to a town called St. Augustine.
We enjoy traveling to new places,
and loved this location, even though the weather was a few degrees cooler than what it would have been farther south in Sarasota.
Eddie's brother & wife went along as well, and it was fun to spend the week enjoying our vacation together!

We stayed at a beautiful condo not far from the beach.
The master suite was lovely,
and I especially loved this master bathroom!
If only I could have taken it along home with me...

A sweet neighbor allowed us to borrow this little car, which was perfect to push Hadassah to the beach. She thoroughly enjoyed playing in the sand, chasing seagulls, and running into the waves!
It was so fun to watch her experience the beach for the first time.
But then there was the sand.
It was quite the job to get her all cleaned up.
I'm not especially crazy about the mixture of sunscreen and sand, just sayin'!

There were pools, which was where I spent most of my afternoons!
Laying out on a chair with a good book and my ipod
defines bliss.
Take me back!!!

We enjoyed taking walks along the beach in the evenings, and got up to watch the sunrise one morning! More accurately, Hadassah woke us up and we just decided to make the early morning worth it :) Babies don't understand the word "vacation"!!!

It was worth it!

Those moments become priceless memories that I'll always cherish!

St. Augustine is one of the oldest towns in the US, so it was packed with history,
which Eddie & I both appreciate.
I got absolutely giddy with excitement, exploring this old town!!

It was especially magical at night,
with old buildings and quaint shops at every corner.
Oh, the delight!!!

We stopped at Sara's Crepe Cafe for brunch one morning,
and I ordered this crepe.
It was heavenly!!!

The gorgeous Spanish architecture made me drool! (not literally)
I could hardly get done snapping pictures
of these old churches!

We toured Castillo de San Marcos, an old fort in downtown St Augustine,
another beautiful old structure with so much history!
The men loved this, and soaked up every bit of information available :)

View through an old lookout tower on the fort

Fantastic wooden doors, an obsession of mine!

For our date night, Eddie & I toured the town, stopping at random little pastry shops and pizza parlors, ending up at none other than Sara's Crepe Cafe!!! {Can you tell we loved that place?!}
But this little French pastry cafe was the
They had macaroons.
It was my first experience eating them, and they are like a bite of heaven.
Crispy on the outside with a creamy filling.

My man was not at all impressed at the price for one of these cuties,
until he took a bite.
Then he willingly bought six more!!!
They really are that good.

The shop itself had the most adorable decor ever! I couldn't stop snapping pictures :)
I want to live in this place!

This date night was one of my favorite ever.
It was random, it was fun, it was romantic...and I felt like a love-struck teenager again!
Every couple needs a few of those times, yes?

I love this man.
And I'm thankful for the years God has given us together.
Happy Anniversary to us!!!


  1. Oh thankyou! I was so anxious to see pics! Luved the post.-Heart you-Fredi

  2. now that looks like an amazing vacation :) your little hadassah is a cutie patootie!!!!! and yes, it is quite unfortunate that babies don't understand the word "vacation" or "weekend"... i lament that fact quite often!