Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Life In Florida

Now that all the unpacking and settling in here in Florida has died down, I've finally had some time to update the blog! The two weeks that the hubs had off between his trainings went by incredibly fast and were spent with family and friends both here in Florida and Georgia. We were lucky enough to be able to go home for a short visit before he headed off again for more training. It's been YEARS since we have been able to drive home in order to partake in family events such as the yearly trip to the lake. I was able to go last year after my sister-in-laws wedding for a girls weekend, but the hubs hasn't been in a very long time! Needless to say we enjoyed ourselves immensely and loved catching up with everyone.

Love this place.

The cousins!
This was our first time driving home from Florida so it was fun to enjoy the new road we will be taking every time we get the chance to head that way. I had almost forgotten how much I love Georgia backroads and how beautiful they are, no matter the time of year. I loved seeing fresh peach stands, waffle houses, and passing through incredibly old southern towns many of which have roots dating back to before the Civil War. It's a great feeling to be back in a place that seems so familiar and to be able to plant roots in the south again even if it's not forever.

If you had ever heard me talk about missing home you know
I sure did miss TREES!! I wanted to go and hug each and
every pine tree I saw when we got back home.
This sign made my heart happy.
We also spent some time here in Florida exploring our new home and taking in some of the surrounding sights. This place is gorgeous and I can't get over how different each and every base experience seems to be. Don't get me wrong, I find myself missing Laughlin each and every day for one thing or another, but I also feel incredibly blessed that God sent us here for the next chapter of our military adventure.

Cinnamon Roll bread we made!

First day on the beach together...with boiled
peanuts of course.

The small lake on base near our home! 

The Etheridges

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