Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

When in Sarasota, visit the Mote Marine Laboratory. I was so excited for this. I absolutely love the aquatic life. I was this close to switching my major to marine biology after freshman year. The staff there is living the dream. We had so much fun exploring the aquarium. If I'm ever in this neck of the woods again, I'll be back.

Can't believe I mustered the courage to touch a stingray. How does swimming with a whale not frighten me, but touching a stingray does? I'm a mystery.

 Carter's face. Is that not the cutest sea turtle you ever did see? She is just too darling.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Beach Bound

Ready to take these flamingos to Florida for a week. Shout out to the sweet lady who did my pedicure yesterday. My toes have never looked so pretty! So sad Tad can't make it on this vacation. So sad. That bar review is no joke. I'll bring him back some sand and seashells. 

See you soon, Sarasota.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

An Afternoon in Austin

Kandee and I spent an afternoon in Austin this weekend. The food alone was worth trip. We grabbed lunch at East Side King on East 6th. The Pork Kimchee Stew and Fried Potato Noodles. We'll take both, please.

We also did some shopping at the Domain. Excuse the MySpace mirror shot, but please note the milkmaid braid. It may look cute from afar, but there were 100 bobby pins sticking out everywhere in that hair a.k.a. not cute. My new summer goal is to master that hair style. With less bobby pins, of course. Another goal is to find a way to get my hands on those planters at Free People. So dreamy and perfect. I need those in my life.

We wrapped up this trip with some gourmet donuts from Gourdough's. If you can't already tell, we support the food trucks. I ordered the Funky Monkey (Grilled Bananas & Cream Cheese Icing with Brown Sugar) and Kandee ordered the Heavenly Hash (Marshmallow with Chocolate Fudge Icing Topped with Fudge Brownie Candy). Sugar coma for days, but totally worth it. Austin never disappoints.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Fourth of July!

Started this amazing holiday off with a bang. I visited my grandparents and that was quite the treat. As you already know, my grandpa just lives for pictures. I asked him to take a patriotic photo and next thing I know he is pulling out the props. He walked outside with a pistol. I didn't even know how or why this was happening, but I went with it. Right before the picture he yelled, "Cinco de Mayo!" I was in stitches. That man. Still not sure if he knew what we were celebrating today, but I do like his style. Oh, and Klifford was also visiting. There really is nothing cuter than those two.