Some random facts about me; I hate to write. I can't spell. I never journal. So, why blog? Well, as many of you know or will soon come to know, my life has taken quite the turn in the past months. My heart is on the mends, although, will never be completely whole again. Therefore, I am constantly looking for ways to comfort this ache. Over these past months, reading other blogs exclaiming stories about life, death, random facts, daily encounters and simple pleasures, have somehow tended to my aching heart and have allowed me to experience small moments of joy. Blogging has allowed our world to capture a small (although sometimes quite large) glimpse into another ones life, creating a thrill that is addictive and slightly contagious! My blog will hopefully nurture that thrill in hopes to offer you a 'front row seat' into my journey through this crazy experience called, life. Life, in the essence of what gives, breaths and sustains. Maybe my blogging will one day attribute to caring for another ones aching heart.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sanibel Island, Florida

In March we spent a week in Sanibel Island, Florida with the Benders.  It was a first for a lot of things, first time in Sanibel (highly recommend), first time flying for Sydney, and first time traveling with Didi and Poppy (they were a huge help and a lot of fun).  We enjoyed sunny weather, beach time, pool time, playgrounds, walks, shopping, eating great food, and just spending time together.  We knew it would be our last trip, 'just the 3 of us' before little man arrives this spring, so we did our best to soak in the time with just Sydney.  She sure did enjoy all the attention she received :)

Sydney did great on the plane, just so long as she had ALL her lovey's :)


Enjoyed many walks on the beach with Poppy



The Island Cow, a great little restaurant we came across on the island


Sydney enjoyed eating her snacks while lounging at the beach in her very own beach chair







The 'walk' too and from the beach, this girl has the life

Our little beach bum



Sanibel Island has some of the best shell beaches




Eating lunch at the famous Bubble Room on Captiva

Welcome to Florida ;)

We finally spotted Mr. Alligator on one of our walks to the beach













 Daddy was excited to find corn hole boards and Syd was anxious to play just like daddy








A great week of memories, hope to be back one day.