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From Florida to reality

Well, my no-technology stint has been over for several days now and I haven’t had the desire to blog at all, which is unusual for me. I also haven’t been spending my free time on the computer as much, but reading, reading, reading.  So I guess my vacation really did help me with my computer attachment. However, I don’t think I could just leave my lovely followers hanging so here’s an update on my life.

Orlando was the perfect vacation with the perfect people and the perfect atmosphere. Here are a few of the most noteworthy things from the trip, including pictures:

Relax, baby

Of course a vacation is all about relaxation, which we did plenty of by the gorgeous pool, smoking my first cigar and the occasional afternoon naps (okay, maybe everyone took a nap every day, but hey, Universal, shopping and eating a lot of great food is exhausting!) I also relaxed by reading one of my newest favorite books: Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer- by far some of the best writing I have read in a really long time. I finished right when we got back, and then the adorable bf surprised me with another one of his books!

Food

Speaking of food, boy was the food we ate incredible- everything from gourmet Macaroni and Cheese from The Kitchen, fresh sushi from Emeril’s Tchoup Chop and greasy nachos and wings from Margaritaville. Just wanted to share with you via picture two of the most delicious desserts I’ve ever eaten, Smore’s Caramel Dulche de Leche and Peanut Butter Kahlua Cake.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

If you didn’t know, the thing I was the most excited about for Orlando was Harry Potter world. I’ve read all the books (multiple times), seen all the movies (multiple times) and always been a HUGE fan (even after my piano teacher in middle school told me I wasn’t a Christian if I read them because they were the devil, and yes, I stopped taking piano promptly). Anyway, I was more than pumped for Harry Potter world and guess what, it exceeded my expectations. I literally felt like I was in the movie, walking the streets of Hogsmeade and the corridors of Hogwarts. Now I don’t want to tell too much, because I wouldn’t want anyone spoiling it for me if I was going to go, but I’ll say this: if you are even remotely a fan, GO! and even if you’re not, GO! because the Hogwarts simulator ride is by far the most incredible ride I’ve ever been on.

Drinking butterbeer in front of the Three Broomsticks!

Shop until you drop

On the vespa at our Italian villa-styled hotel

As you know, I was dead set on finding a fedora before I left for Orlando… and I didn’t. So, I just made it my mission to find one in Orlando, and guess what I found TWO and wore them nearly the rest of the trip, including just sitting in bed watching t.v. The one pictured is from J.Crew and my other one is from Urban Outfitters- of course two of my favorite stores that we don’t have in Faytown. Even the bf found one he likes! We are such a cute pair!

But, now we are back to reality, and my newest reality craze besides reading is eating healthy and exercising. I’ve started a new plan that consists of lots of cardio intermingled with several p90x routines and very healthy eating. I am also going on a two-day cleanse Tuesday and Wednesday that is meant to “jumpstart losing weight”. Needless to say this will most likely be the discussion of upcoming blogs, with delicious healthy recipes and pictures and the outpouring of how great I now feel not eating junk food and lounging around all day (we will see…). Of course I might also have to throw in a few p90x complaints just to keep things interesting.

One response

  1. Mom

    This pretty much sums it up! Couldn’t have described it better myself!
    Dad and I really enjoyed the time spent with you and Kyle.

    July 12, 2010 at 8:43 am

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