Who knew it was August even in Florida. The rain has slowed down a bit… but the temps rose which was a great motivation for Cordie and I to stay indoors and increase our work hours.
Two different weekends we had the surprise of friends and my little sister visiting the state of Florida for a work trip.
We picked her up from Downtown Disney in Orlando.. took her out for a birthday lunch.. then headed to the outlets before taking her to the airport. It was a short and sweet visit but we were happy to spend the day celebrating her 23rd bday!
Sooo incredibly proud of Elizabeth… all that she is and becoming.
An old friend of mine, Madison and her family were in St. Augustine for a family vacation. She is a mother of two, Shea 2 1/2 yrs old and Liam had just turned 1… the last time I saw Madison was when she was pregnant with Shea so it was a lot of fun getting to meet them both and see her thriving as a wonderful mom.
Shea… is one of the bravest toddlers I have ever seen… running with no fear into the ocean…and already such a care taker of her little brother Liam.
We really enjoyed spending some good beach and pool time with the Curtis Family.
As you can see in the golf ball divet above Cordie has been playing exceptional golf this month… leading him to win his first ever club championship.
Practicing my putting on the 13th tee. We have been very happy with the Queens Harbour Golf Course… as you can see it has breathtaking views of the intercoastal waterway.
We are staying in a condo for the months of August and September hoping to decide where what area of Jacksonville we would like to live more long-term. The condo is in a gated community south of Jacksonville Beach in an area known as Ponte Vedra. Below are some pictures of our lovely little home & above is the condo and the immediate area around us.
Our front door is painted the same burnt orangish/red on both sides and we LOVE it. The one of the best things about this rental is that it did come fully furnished and the colors of the furniture and decor blend nicely throughout the whole house.
It has a very ‘coast/beach’ feel to which is great and what we both truly love.
We love all the natural light as you can see there are very high windows in almost every room and the white walls make the place very bright.
We loove love love our kitchen! It is very open looking over the dining area and has perfect lighting and a great setup. Below are pictures of another room we have labeled as a ‘lounge’ the couches are not the most comfortable but turns into another bed if we were to have more than just a few guests visiting there would be plenty of room!
Our bedroom: Speaks for itself with a nice king size bed and the same high windows, with a large closet, and another matching circular mirror to ‘match’ the rest of the place. We truly are blessed to be able to travel and live and be during this time in our lives and marriage.
Below are pictures of our second bedroom (as you can see with the twins and stuffed animals most likely for children) however it is very nice as it has its own bathroom and another large closet.
Living here has sure made us continue to dream about what we want our home to look like someday!