Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Amelia Island

The last week in May, Jason and I joined Dan and Monica for a little trip to Amelia Island for some R&R.  It was their baby moon and our first time away from Addie.  We went Thursday-Monday and had a really great time.  The boys golfed, Monica and I went to the spa, and we all laid around at the beach and the pool.  We stayed at the Ritz in Amelia Island and really enjoyed it. The service was fantastic, and I would definitely stay there again.  My parents came up and kept Addison at our house while we were gone, and she had a ball with them.  I'm not even sure she missed us despite us missing her like crazy.  Jason and I both were sooooo ready to come home and see her.
On Thursday, after checking into the hotel, we headed straight down to the resort golf course so the boys could play a warm up round before their big golf day on Friday.  Monica and I decided to ride along and enjoyed a leisurely afternoon on the golf course with our boys.  The boys finished golfing about 8:30pm so we just had a casual dinner at one of the hotel restaurants and called it a night.

Monica & I on the 1st green.

On Friday, Jason and Daniel played TPC Sawgrass which was on Jason's golf bucket list.  They both said the course was beautiful, and they enjoyed getting to play somewhere that the pros had just played a few weeks before.  While they were golfing, Monica and I both had a facial and a massage at the hotel spa and enjoyed the afternoon at the spa pool.  That night, the hotel had 60's and 70's cover band playing in the hotel bar, and they were sooo good.  We decided to have drinks and dinner there and enjoyed the music and dancing with the sound of the ocean in the background.  Hard to beat.

Dan and Jason with their caddy

On Saturday, we headed down to the beach and hung out for the day.  The boys rented surf boards and tried to surf for an hour or so, and we all enjoyed the ocean breeze and sand between our toes while sipping strawberry daiquiris (Monica's sans the rum).  After a long day at the beach, we headed up to our rooms to shower and rest before heading into town for dinner.  We went to town a little early so Monica and I could do some shopping before dinner.  We ate at a restaurant right on the water as the sun went down.  The service was so so, but the food, views and company was great.  After dinner, we walked across the street to the Salty Pelican to enjoy a night cap and watch the NBA playoff game.  Pretty fantastic end to a pretty fantastic day.

Monica (and baby boy Rohling) and I hangin at the beach

Jason heading out to catch some waves

The town in Amelia Island is quaint and historic.  I loved walking around the street and browsing all the cute shops.

On Sunday, I woke up early and enjoyed some alone time reading on the balcony of our hotel room.  One of the things I miss since having a baby is having time to just get engrossed in a good book.  It was heavenly.  Later that morning, we all headed down and spent the day at the pool.  Jason and I took a walk on the beach together, and all in all it was just another relaxing, fun day.  Sunday night we had reservations at Salt.  The food was really tasty, and the service was great.  Because my steak came out 5 minutes after everyone else's, our waitress apologized profusely and brought me an upgraded glass of wine on the house, brought us a chocolate and lemon souffle and brought Monica some "congrats on the baby" chocolates and homemade caramels.  Definitely worth the 5 minute wait.  :)

While walking on the beach, Jason and I saw this little tortoise that lives in the sand dunes.

Missing our girl.

On Monday, after checking out of the hotel, we headed back to town to do a little more shopping and have lunch before heading to the airport.  We finally made it back to our house to snuggle our super tired baby at 8:30 pm (my parents kept her up past her bedtime so we could see her).  We had a fantastic vacation, but to be able to put my baby to bed that night was a sweet, sweet feeling.

While we were away, one little girl had the time of her life with her MiMi and Papaw.

Driving her new car that MiMi brought her

She got to swim every afternoon

Heading to the mall

Eating chick-fil-a for the first time.  Apparently, she LOVES the chicken.  :)

First carousel ride with her Papaw

Hangin out in the yard

Denny's for breakfast

Uncle Cale even came up for a few days.  This pic is blurry, but I just love it.

Watching videos of herself on the iphone....one of her favorite activities.  haha


Cody and Britt said...

Love this post for so many reasons! Looks like y'all had a blast and I know Addie did, too. Love you all!

jessica krejci said...

SO cute!!! and looks like you and jay had a great relaxed time!!