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the happenings of May

This month like the previous ones just seem to have flown by… Today I feel really blessed that our hard work continues to pay off so that we can live and be in a place that we want to be in. We may seem ‘really really busy’ with work but the mornings looking out over the ocean, lunch walking around the neighborhood, or an evening swim in the pool below us really makes everything else worth it. And the TIME we get to spend together is more than either of us could ask or hope for. :)

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Sunrise from the pool area

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The pool beneath our balcony

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I got to see TWO of my FAVORITE people in the world for a hot minute at the very beginning of the month… It had been 2.5 years since I saw Gillian last and Ciara almost 5 years!!! Way too long – but it was as if we hadn’t missed a beat and could just pick up from wherever. I met both of them in Australia in 2006 – we all lived together for over 7 months including in Egypt…so will always have some amazing memories with them and hopefully more to come in the future!

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Ciara, Gillian and Myself

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The first full week of May it gets busy in Jacksonville as THE Players PGA Golf Tournament is hosted here every year… This year we went on the final day to see the players live – was in the 90s with the humidity index bringing it to well over 100+ degrees so our 13 miles of walking around with little to no shade was quite exhausting this year!

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Ernie Els in the Pink

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Rickie Fowler – Winner of the Tournament

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Adam Scott – Australian

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Tiger Woods – A lot of fun to follow

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Famous 17th Hole

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With that said it is very enjoyable to be there and see everything right in front of you and for Cordie to get to connect with others in the Golf Industry.

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We are THRILLED to have balcony furniture now!!! We picked up these chairs and outdoor pouf at Target and received this amazing lounge chair in the mail a week later! They all match perfectly, look great, are comfortable and just what we’d be hoping for…

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Selfie Stick Pic

We spent two days up in Amelia Island for a Florida Golf Qualifier… such beautiful golf courses in that area.

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Hanging out in Becky & Judd’s new backyard

We spent Memorial Weekend with our good friends the Clarksons.

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He loooves the car

I am still helping out my friend Jordan with her puppy Dante a couple days a week…

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Hope you had a beautiful month and are looking forward to june!

The thing is though – on here we have our highlights of the month our life… not the days when we are slammed for 36 – 48 hours working straight on projects and not doing much more than working, eating, sleeping, all week (like this last one) maybe sitting outside while we work (like I am doing now writing this post so I can be outside) so our pictures and posts aren’t too discourage you with where you are at but hopefully encourage you to be thankful for what you DO have and where you ARE —->

Memorial Day Weekend

My sister flew in for the long weekend from Manhattan, New York. We had a blast together…enjoyed some sunshine, rain and just good quality time.

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I am incredibly proud of her…where she has come from and where she is going with her future.. the strong independent woman she is living and taking on NEW YORK CITY one day at a time. xo


Kevin Comes to Visit…

Not only did we attend the PLAYERS Championship with Kevin (Cordie’s Dad) but we also were treated to quite a few lovely dinners. My favorite was down in Atlantic Beach at North Beach Fish Camp mostly due to the very fresh fried ocra they had on special and as always great quality fish entrees to choose from.


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Also, early one morning we drove up to Amelia Island and the boys played (I of course was practicing my caddy skills) a round of golf at the Ocean Links golf course in the Omni Resort, which is located directly on the water. As you can see below it was breathtakingly beautiful.

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It truly is wonderful to be able to live so close to the beach and be able to host visitors in our quaint little apartment.



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It was quite enjoyable to go to our very first PGA tournament together and the PLAYERS was the perfect one to attend. We went in the afternoon of the practice round and on Friday.

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We got to see Jake Owen perform on the practice day round in honor of military appreciation.

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Cordie’s Dad was here visiting for the week so it was nice he was able to go with us to the tournament and watch it live.

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Above is Ernie Els (He is from South Africa) & Me. :)

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Us with Justin Rose, it was nice being there during the practice round since we were allowed to take pictures and with the players as well if they were willing.

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YAY! It’s MAY!


Even living in Florida I feel like May is the month of ‘true’ spring and we are thoroughly enjoying the beginning of it! We’ve added some more details to our home… A fun old school retro clock, an awesome Elephant Head -Cordie picked out (yes even though I am the one that loves elephants) and an Ikea mirror that we have had for a long time but no where to put it. I love how the three are completely different pieces, but go together and fit ‘us’.

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We also hit up the local greenhouse and picked out some little herb plants to grow on our deck… hoping the sun keeps showing its face every once in awhile. During the rainy days we started a couple DIY projects which I will share soon!


May also means to me… MORE pool time.. Iced Cold Drinks…and FUN nail colors…

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Cinco de Mayo celebs… The PLAYERS Championship…some family coming to visit and lots of looong walks on the beach!

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