So, the real reason we went to Florida was to
celebrate my cousin, Sam's, graduation! And celebrate, we did!
My aunt and uncle threw one heck of a graduation party!
After Disney, we headed to Fleming Island late
Thursday evening. My mom's whole side of the family
stayed in the same hotel...it brought back childhood vacation memories!
How cool is this? I've never
had a sign for myself in the hotel lobby!
Lauren loved Aunt Debbie's pool!
I'm pretty sure I put Lauren's goggles on upside down. Sorry L!
Love the personalized hand towel touch!
The guys relaxing before the festivities.
Geoff...I even got to push him in the pool!
Sam had BBQ catered...complete with sides of
fries, mac & cheese, potato salad, coleslaw, cornbread, an
ice cream cart, chocolate fountain, pie, bread pudding (I'm
sure I'm forgetting something)! Yum...wish I could have that for dinner tonight!
Cousins hanging out!
Oh yeah, there was a dunk tank for all
of Sam's friends to take part in. Awesome!
And, a band!
|Photo copyright Steve Janowicz|
We were just missing Jonboy!
We joked that I should FaceTime him in for the picture.
Aunt Deb! Love her!
Sam...the graduate! Love her too!
After the fireworks, Lauren was pooped!
She was like a ton of bricks sleeping in my lap.
A couple of my favorite memories from the trip:
*Sharing a bed with Lauren...it was such a
fun sleepover and she clearly had a great dream because
she woke me up laughing in the middle of the night
*Annie's love for "Ella". She got a Cinderella
doll at Disney and barely let her go the rest of the trip.
*Fifty casting discussions (and finishing the 3rd book on my plane ride).
*Lunch at IHOP with my cousins. Our waitress, Dolly, was a real peach!
*Being together on Kate's birthday and Father's Day!
*Rocking out to Call Me Maybe with Lauren!