A fresh start!
Cordie and I have been here in Jacksonville, Florida living in our new place (biggest bonus is the pool below) for just a week now. In that time we have spent a lot of time looking for things at furniture stores… finding our way around a new part of the city and spent a day in Orlando celebrating our ONE year anniversary…the morning was a wonderful treat with flowers and a Venti Iced Caramel Macchiato (yes still drinking iced drinks) for the two hour drive we had in front of us.
Our first stop was Ikea for some basic necessities as all of our house things are still in storage in MN and we browsed for quite awhile getting ideas for future pieces to make our place more homey.
From there we headed to Disney World (intending to hit up the food & wine festival at Epcot-but just getting back from Europe we decided to wait and go enjoy exotic foods at a later date) and spent a nice relaxing afternoon/evening at Downtown Disney.
We had lunch at an Irish Pub called Raglans which was very scrumptious but the best part was the live entertainment throughout the whole lunch. There were tap dancers and a live band that encouraged the environment of being in Ireland.
After a very filling lunch we decided to just lay on the grass near the water and enjoy the sunshine and talk about what is to come. Before leaving the Disney “World” we got caramel covered apples and some turtle fudge for the road trip back to Jacksonville. Ending the evening with watching good ol’ Sunday Night Football… not my favorite thing to do but Cordie was def missing the games while we were out of the country.
This week of being back has also meant many many early mornings starting between 4-7am due to both of us experiencing jet lag…but we are thoroughly enjoying starting the day as Cordie has a lot of work to do and I have started training for a half marathon that I will be doing at the end of February…so getting up early together and hitting the gym or going for a run along the beach has been a great new habit for both of us.
We both do miss our friends and family back in the Midwest but are very very thankful and excited to be here in Florida and move towards the future all the while enjoying beautiful weather and not freezing under mounds of snow!