Hellooooo from the beach! We left Friday for Ponte Vedra and arrived yesterday. Yep, we stretched a 5 hour trip into a two day ordeal. We’re good like that.
Actually, a benefit of stopping half way was visiting Maddy and her family! They even cooked me food. They are obviously my favorite people on the planet. Isn’t it hilarious that my focal point in the picture is the fork and corn? It’s like the amazing shrimp and potatoes were just afterthoughts. Reason number 4,351 why I’m not a professional photographer.
After dinner, we put the kids to bed and played cranium. Ryne and I lost twice. We are legitimate. I swear I’m ridiculously good at all board games. He falls short, what can I say? 😉
We forgot to take pictures together while we still looked decent the night before, so we quickly snapped a few the next morning. I’m blessed that my hair just naturally looks great all the time. I don’t even know why I bother to style it. Glamor is effortless, obviously. We went to breakfast with Madeline, Em, Chris before we said our goodbyes. They were awesome hosts!
A few hours later, we arrived in Ponte Vedra. Our first order of business? LUNCH. Isn’t that the point of vacation? We randomly chose Cap’s on the Water as we drove by looking for our house.
“Oh, snap! Was that a JET SKI?!”
Their veggie burger was delicious! I shared with Maddux and he approved, too. I had to give him the pieces without the wasabi sour cream. It was good, but I’m pretty sure it would have lit him up.
After lunch, we headed out to the beach and played before everyone else arrived. We’re spending the week with Ryne’s family, so Maddux has had plenty of entertainment so far. After the kids played (and adults unpacked), we were ready for yet another meal. This time we drove to Barbara Jean’s.
We had another great view. HOW CUTE IS THIS?
We had to wait a while to be seated, so we were all ready to eat by the time we sat down. Thankfully, they quickly brought out rolls, corn bread, and pumpkin bread.
I always order Maddux’s meal early, and this was no exception. Babies don’t play, y’all. When I put him in that highchair, he expects to be served promptly. But honestly, how in the world is this a kid’s meal? You can’t really tell, but those chicken fingers are more like chicken breasts. Insanity.
Finally time for mama to eat! I got the veggie plate and chose the baked potato, green beans, broccoli casserole, and squash casserole. I’d guess that there was about 10 pounds of butter in my meal alone. Meals just don’t taste that good without a lot of the good stuff. I probably made it half way through the plate before I threw in the towel.
We all crashed pretty early. Thank goodness, because kids don’t care if you want to sleep in. It’s not so bad, though, when you get to sip your coffee with this view.
After breakfast (everything bagel with eggs and cheese + fruit), we took a short walk.
Then Maddux went down for a nap and we went for a run! Maybe it’s just me, but beach runs are mentally draining. You can see for miles. It’s beautiful, but you see just how far you have to go to reach your destination. My brain dislikes that.
My brain also dislikes it when my child refuses to indulge me and take cutesy Instagram pictures. Why can’t he love social media as much as me? Totally weird. And no, I didn’t shower after our run. Do you think that has something to do with why he won’t come anywhere near me?
Right now we’re trying to get the kids to fall asleep. Three kids + a loud house doesn’t exactly scream “great naps”, ya know? Oh well, we’ll figure it out. As soon as Maddux falls asleep, I’m going to finally clean myself up. I swear.
Anyway, I’ll see y’all when I see ya. Hope you are having a great weekend! If any of y’all have been to Ponte Vedra/St. Augustine, let me know some fun things to do! 🙂