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I’m back!

It’s tough to come from sunshine to snow!florida1

My mom and I had the most amazing time in Florida. I’m so happy that we had the opportunity to spend time together in such a beautiful place! We stayed in St. Petersburg, Florida from March 1st-March 5th at Tradewinds Grand Island Resort.

I knew our trip was going to be amazing the second we got our rental car after our plane landed at the Tampa airport. We were supposed to get a basic rental car, likely a two door Chevy Aveo. The woman who was helping us asked if we were on a mother-daughter vacation and we said yes. She said “I’m going to hook you girls up!”

She definitely hooked us up. 2013mustangShe upgraded us to a 2013 Mustang. That was pretty awesome.

The St. Petersburg area was experiencing a cold front while we were visiting.IMG_5068Unfortunately, the highest the temperature was only about 65 degrees. But it was definitely refreshing coming from chilly Pittsburgh.

We still spent some time on the beach though! IMG_5108flipflopsI can’t even describe how good it felt to wear flip flops for the first time in months!

I also got the opportunity to run on a local trail. PinellastrailWe did a lot of fun things and saw some pretty cool sights, but my absolute favorite part of the trip was every moment I spent with my mom.florida2

More photos to come in my next post… 🙂

Guess What!

truckYup, that’s right! My baby is back in action!

I feel 1,000 times more independent already. Now I don’t have to constantly ask my parents if I can borrow their vehicles. Phew. It’s been a long journey that has required a lot of patience, but again, I’m glad the drunk driver who hit my truck wasn’t seriously injured. My dad has to testify against him in court in January (because my truck is registered in my dad’s name). Eek!

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Random picture time:

tonsilsA few mornings a week, I swim with a girl who is a few years older than me. She had to get her tonsils out, so I made her a care package full of soups, pudding, a drink, and some note pads so she can write for her husband to get her more ice cream! I even found a tonsillectomy card 🙂

northmorelandI went for a run at a local park and every time I ran past this one spot, I was like I need to take a picture of this when I’m done running! So I did. It’s the little things in life that make me happy. Taking a few minutes out of my day to admire God’s creation does wonders for my perspective on life.

PicMonkey Collage1I am officially on winter break, so I now have more time to do things I don’t usually do during the semester. I took a spinning class and went to the library. Woo!

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What do you like to do, but never find time to do?