Seriously. So amazing.
Oh but first... on Thursday evening, I met up with a blog friend! I think it's one of the coolest things to meet a blog friend in real life... it just makes them so much more... real.
First their was Niki back in December... and then just a few days ago, Natalie!! She blogs at Here I Am, where she talks about life, faith, nursing school participates in the Not Alone Series, and really anything else you can imagine! We have connected mostly with the nursing thing, which has been really fun. :) She had 'grammed a pic of directions from Steubenville to Naples.... and I was so excited! :) She was traveling down for her senior spring break... it was just meant to be!
|See! We did meet!!|
Thanks for letting me crash your spring break and time with the girls! :) Can't wait to see you again!
Even though the kids started spring break on Friday... I had to go to work. Boo. But, it was a slightly early day, which meant I was able to head to Miami early for the weekend and really start my spring break, too! :)
I was able to hang out with my good friends, Jennine and David. I didn't really have any where to be, or do anything specific... and it was perfect. :)
We went to downtown Miami and ate dinner at Barton G... you guys. This place is NUTS! If you are ever in Miami (or LA), try to get there! It's alllll about the presentation. They make the drinks smoke:
The food is served on some of the most outrageous platters! You want the swordfish meal? It will come to your table on a platter with a HUGE sword. No joke. You want salmon with potatoes? It was come to your table with a HUGE potato peeler:
Yea... this place is no joke. You want really fun desserts? Expect a mini carnival on your platter including cotton candy, or an oversized glass of ice cream. It's pretty awesome. And, really really good. The food was incredible to boot! It's quite expensive, as well, so this is only a once in a blue moon experience. But, so so worth it.
Saturday, Jennine and I had a great lunch at a local Cuban restaurant. YUM! And then had fun shopping. It was so nice to hang out and enjoy each other's company. We are usually so pressed for time because she is traveling from Miami to sing in Naples, and then has to travel back. So, it was really fun to spend the whole weekend with her. Then! We went to the Miami-Dade County Fair. Whoa. THAT is a fair. I mean, this thing is huge and lasts for a whole month! The fair I grew up with was maybe the entire size of the food area. haha. It was awesome! Jennine's kids from The Band Stand (her awesome studio) had a little competition there. It was SO FUN! Her kids did amazing! And, it was really cool to get a glimpse of what her professional life consists of.
The Fair even had a circus! What?! Um, yea. And the acts were pretty good. Take this guy, for example... he stacked cylinders and planks of wood on top of each other and balanced. It may not look impressive from this pic... but, trust me. It was!
|We are having fun!|
I drove home today for a lovely mass and wonderful praise and worship adoration night with the youth group. I hope to talk about that some more soon! Actually, I hope to talk more about a lot of things soon. So many posts brewing in my head.
Thanks, Jennine and David for a wonderful weekend! I loved hanging out on YOUR side of the state. :)
Oh and... I got to see this chick-a-dee!
|Such a sweet girl.|
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Many blessings for you!