Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Florida Recap!

We are back from our vacation!  And man, was it good to get away even if it was only for a few days.  Derek and I went to Jacksonville Beach for a wedding.  It was in celebration for Derek’s college roommate, Mike.  We hadn’t met his bride yet so we were super excited to get down there!  I’m so thankful the wedding was at this point in my pregnancy.  It allowed me to go out with everybody every night and stay up late.  I feel like if it was anytime before or after this point, I would be unable to party like I did!  And by party, I of course mean sip water with lemon every night.  BUT, I stayed out with the best of them.  In fact, the first night we didn’t get back to the hotel until 3 AM!!!  I was so proud of myself!

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The first night we got there, we shut down 2 bars!  By the time I knew it, it was after 2:30!!  Instead of catching a cab back to the hotel, we just walked the beach the whole way back.  It was glorious to walk in the sand and feel the ocean!!

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This is me trying to look as pregnant as possible.  People were still shocked to learn that I was pregnant after I told them…But, I have to say, my stomach grew a ton in Florida!!  By the time we left, I could tell a huge difference in my bump.  I think it is growing daily now :)  Cannot wait to provide an update for you guys. 
Anyway, this was the night of the rehearsal dinner.  The bride and groom had an after party at this ah-mazing beach house with a DJ.  It was such a cool set-up.  However, we were outside all night long and I got ate up with bugs.  I seriously have over 40 bug bites all over my body.  UGH, I’m awful at not scratching them!

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The ceremony was at an old hotel on the beach….so gorgeous!

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Congratulations to Mike and Mindy!!

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I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this or not, but we are not sharing our name with anybody until our little girl is born.  SO, our friends made it a huge deal to try and guess the name the whole time we were there.  For example, when Mike would introduce Derek and I, he would add “oh and they are expecting little baby X (and here he would literally fill in a different girls name every time) in November.  He probably mentioned over 25 names while we were there without ever repeating the same name….not ever saying the correct one!

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The reception was held at the bride’s brother-in-law’s restaurant.  It had beautiful views of the ocean.

So glad we could be there and a part of the wedding.

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23 comments:

Anne said...

Looking lovely! And so nice that you could have a getaway at this point. The name guessing is cracking me up - maybe you should just pick a crazy name and tell everyone that's what you're going with so they stop bugging you. Mildred?

According to Jax said...

Ahhhhh...I want to guess the name! I guess.....Caroline! :)
Love the dress too!!

Jamie @ You Gotta Have Hart said...

Jacksonville Beach is gorgeous and being a FL gal myself, I know all too well about those bugs. UGH! They will eat you alive. I wish someone would have told you about Avon's Skin So Soft-- it keeps the bugs away and doesn't have deet (bad for preggos) or any bad smell in it. Anyway, you look great and I would have done the same thing as the Groom-- except come up with crazy, silly names!!

Margaret said...

Looks like a beautiful wedding and a great weekend!!

Allison said...

So glad you got to go and still keep up. Haha. You look beautiful! What a fun wedding!!

Courtney said...

You looked gorgeous at the wedding! I keep hoping one of our friends will do a destination wedding someday so we can have an excuse for a vacation but so far everyone is staying in CO.
Can't wait to hear little girl's name when she is finally born!

Sarah said...

Yayya you look great, I love that green dress!

Angela said...

Gorgeous! What an amazing time.

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

Wow, looks like a gorgeous wedding! Also, you are glowing lady--I love that green maxi dress you wore, super cute! And I think it's fun not to share the baby's name until it's born, excited for your little girl to get here! xoxo

Becky said...

That looks like a great time! I'm glad you could get away and have a good time :) I love that green dress you wore to the wedding! That last picture of you two is great :)

Ashley R said...

This looks like such an amazing wedding. Wow! That last photo of you two is extremely adorable- what a background! I love that they kept guessing! haha

Catalyn H said...

What a gorgeous wedding! And you look incredible :)

Erin LFF said...

You are so pretty Katie!! Love that green dress on you :) So glad you guys had a fun mini-vacay, sounds like an absolute blast!!

Are the Cincy bloggers ever going to meet up again?! :)

asj said...

you look awesome, so excited for y'all! :)

Kait said...

So glad you had a good time! I love that green dress!

Miss Monica said...

Super cute everything!!! lol. You and Derek always look very put together. Thats a fun vacation too!

Lauren said...

So glad you had fun here in Fl, the bugs truly are awful in the summer. I love your dress too, you look amazing!!!!

Faith said...

You look incredible!

Looks like such a beautiful wedding. I have so many bug bites too and I'm awful at not scratching. As soon as I wrote that I scratched!

I love that you're not sharing the name! No one can steal it, haha!

Becca Moss said...

You look great, Katie! I love that dress! & I'm so excited for your little one to get here so we can find out her name!

Katrin said...

You look so beautiful! I am happy you had such a fantastic time!
And I agree, I would not share the name either. :)

Kiki said...

I love the mint maxi!! it is fabulous with your skin tone! You definitely are the cutest pregnant girl!!

Kiki said...

I love the mint maxi!! it is fabulous with your skin tone! You definitely are the cutest pregnant girl!!

Pegster said...

YAY bump, so nice to see you. It's definitely there.

Look at you partying like a rockstar. Looks like such a fun vacation.

Your friend playing the name game just made me laugh so hard. We usually don't share the babies name either until they are born too, I have to keep something a surprise :).

You and Derek look so cute together