Happy Friday!

I’ve been enjoying a wonderfully relaxing time at the beach this week, and thought that for this week’s Friday Things I would do a little show and tell of vacation photos :)

Last year, my Chief Culinary Consultant and I decided to have a super small wedding on the beach and rented a house south of St. Augustine, FL for our immediate family (his parents and brother, along with my mom and sister). We all had so much fun that we decided to do another vacation together this year. Same place, same house!

There are few things in life I find more relaxing than sitting on the beach, feeling the warm sun, and listening to the waves. I’ve definitely enjoyed my time on the beach and at our pool…





We’ve met some critters… some friendly, some not so much! My Chief Culinary Consultant and I have been taking a walk on the beach almost every morning when we get up and we’ve seen dolphins, a ton of different birds, and even an enormous crab:



My sister was in the pool, opened her eyes, and saw a black snake hanging out a little too close for comfort, then a friend of his showed up (eek!). My Chief Culinary Consultant, his dad and brother saw an alligator while golfing, and we’ve seen countless pelicans, ducks, and even some turtles!

On Wednesday, My Chief Culinary Consultant and I took a drive up to Ponte Vedra Beach and watched the practice round for The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. The 17th green there is pretty much legendary, so we spent a good bit of time hanging out there, then checked out more of the course, ate, and milled about. We even got an up-close view of Rory McIlroy teeing off before we left…





You don’t think that I’d actually take a vacation from hockey playoffs, did you? The first thing we did when we got into the house last Saturday was check to see if the television got NBC Sports ;-)  We’ve watched every game this week, with the ocean as a beautiful backdrop…


We’ve also been eating really well! On Monday, we celebrated Cinco de Mayo with chicken and steak fajitas, complete with homemade guacamole and margaritas. We’ve had seafood on the grill, and hit up a few different restaurants, as well. The highlight was absolutely a dinner we had at Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grille in St. Augustine last night. They specialize in authentic Louisiana dishes, and oh my gosh. Totally amazing. If you’re ever in St. Augustine, you MUST eat there!

We have one more sunset before we have to pack up and head home… sad face :(


However, I am SO excited to snuggle with these two boys!


I hope you’ve had a great week!