Just because the wedding was over, doesn’t mean the party ended! While Devon and Kristen were on their honeymoon (a Caribbean Cruise), we continued to enjoy the family that had gathered. The day after the wedding, before everyone went their separate ways, we got together for a nice lunch at an ocean front restaurant. Kristen’s family, Mom’s family, Dad’s family, my family…it was a bit surreal to have these different segments of our lives intersect at this one place. Surreal but fun!
My youngest sister, Carrie, her husband Randy and their son, Silas (13 yrs. old), were able to come home with us. This was their first visit to our home and to Florida, so we made sure they got the most out of their vacation! We went airboating in the Everglades, saw alligator and got to hold one…even ATE alligator, went to the beach, the men went kayaking while Carrie and I enjoyed lunch at my favorite tea room, we toured the Edison/Ford estate, we shopped and made sure they got to eat plenty of seafood (well, ok, Carrie ate chicken, but the rest of us ate seafood!). Silas got to eat frog legs and gator. We decided that between the 2, the gator was the best.
A typical day at the beach in the summer in Southwest Florida, sunshiny here and rain storms just over there.
It was another hectic but fun, special week of just enjoying one another and being together. Hopefully they’ll be able to come again!