Florida Vacation

I’m back from vacation.  It went way too fast (doesn’t it always?).  At least I have a ton of great memories from our trip to Anna Maria Island.  Josh, Quinn, & I flew out to Florida to meet up with my parents, sisters, brother-in-law, and nieces to celebrate my parents’ 40th anniversary.  How fun it was to be with my family for an entire week!  We spent lots of time at the beach, outside in the pool, riding bicycles, exploring the island, & eating a ton of great food.  We also got to spend some time with my Aunt Theresa and Uncle David who moved to Florida last year!  It was all just so lovely.

Here’s our vacation in pictures!

The morning of vacation: someone is excited!

The morning we left for vacation: Quinn woke up and was super excited.

Eating at Root Down in the airport

Eating at Root Down in the airport.

On the plane; Florida here we come!

On the plane; Florida here we come!

First time on a beach :)

First time on a beach 🙂

My nieces, Ava & Ruby, in the pool.

My nieces, Ava & Ruby, in the pool.

Dad & Aunt Theresa grilling.

Dad & Aunt Theresa grilling.

Mom & Quinn

Mom & Quinn

Happy shadows!

Happy shadows!

Grandma and her girls

Grandma and her girls

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What is that slimy stuff?

What is that slimy stuff?

Beautiful sunset.

Beautiful sunset.

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Pure joy.

Pure joy.

Derrick, Shannon, Ava, & Ruby.  A lovely family.

Derrick, Shannon, Ava, & Ruby. A lovely family.

My parents, thank you for giving us so much to celebrate.

My parents, thank you for giving us so much to celebrate.

Bicycle rides.

Bicycle rides.

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Cheers to 40 years!

 

Great house.

Great house.

Celebrating at my Aunt Theresa & Uncle Dave's house.

Celebrating at my Aunt Theresa & Uncle Dave’s house.

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Aunt Theresa made 5 cakes to celebrate, does she now how to party or what?

Aunt Theresa made 5 cakes to celebrate, does she now how to party or what?

Celebrating Quinn's 1st Birthday, too. :)

Celebrating Quinn’s 1st Birthday, too. 🙂

Yay!

Yay!

"Wait, what am I supposed to do?"

“Wait, what am I supposed to do?”

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Sandcastle Sunday.

Sandcastle

Wow, the ocean!

Wow, the ocean!

Taking in the ocean breeze.

Taking in the ocean breeze.

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Cousins :)

Cousins 🙂

Screened in patio.

Screened in patio.

The pool

The pool.

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Time to play!

Girls just wanna have fun.

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The short walk to the beach.

The short walk to the beach.

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Happy as clams.

Happy as clams.

Celebratory dinner at Sandbar.

Celebratory dinner at Sandbar.

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All of us

All of us ♥

Me & my baby girl.

Me & my baby girl.

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Baby toes.

Baby toes.

Fuoss family :)

Fuoss family 🙂

Because we always take pictures like this.

Because we always take pictures like this.

Happy Quinn.

Happy Quinn.

Daddy's girl.

Daddy’s girl.

The happy couple.

The happy couple.

Grandparents with their girls.

Grandparents with their girls.

Watching the sunset, holding their Toms.

Watching the sunset, holding their Toms.

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Keep that baby in the shade!

Keep that baby in the shade!

Roots.

Roots.

Time for a cake smash!

Time for a cake smash!

Cake is her new favorite food, I think.

Cake is her new favorite food, I think.

I love the feeling of the sand in my toes.

My toes are happy.

My little family.

My little family.

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Riding bikes with my dad & sister, Jennifer.

Riding bikes with my dad & sister, Jennifer.

Oh hey, Jennifer!

Oh hey, Jennifer!

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Wake up grandpa :)

Wake up, grandpa 🙂

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FLORIDA!!!  VACATION!!!

FLORIDA!!! VACATION!!!

Drive to the airport :(

Drive to the airport 😦

Back to Denver.

Back to Denver.

Gosh, it was a wonderful week away!  And the perfect celebration for my parents’ anniversary.

All because two people fell in love ♥

4 thoughts on “Florida Vacation

  1. Oh these are wonderful pictures Melissa!! Thank you so much for sharing all your pictures. I feel so blessed to know you all–God Bless your parents for planning such an amazing trip. Love you!!

    Mom Clark

  2. Looks like you all had a wonderful time. How great it is to be able to spend time with family. God truely blesses. Love you all.
    Great-Grandma Lily

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