Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Greetings from Chilly Florida

Greetings from Florida :)

The shocking this is I actually made it here at about the exact same time the blizzard of 2010 was hitting Boston. Whew. The airport was so quiet as we left, I think we were one of the last flights out before the cancellations kicked in. I know a lot of people who's travel plans were messed up because of the weather so I'm not rubbing it in, just saying we are very lucky.

To be honest, it's actually cold in Florida. Yesterday I think it was around 35F during the morning. It got a bit better with the sun around noon, but by 4 or 5 it was back to cold. It's amusing to see what people here wear in that kind of weather. Yesterday a woman walked into breakfast and I swear she looked like skiing was on her agenda for the day. We are talking down puffy jacket, winter hat, gloves, and boots. Her pants bordered on actual snow pants. It was funny.

I wanted to post a few highlights from Christmas since I haven't posted in a few days :)

Eric and I opened our presents first thing- but all the pictures came out terrible, so I'll just say I got him a Bose Sound Dock for his ipod and he got me gift cards to my favorite place to buy purses and Lululemon. I couldn't be any more excited about these since I absolutely LOVE both stores and having carefree money to spend at them is going to make me very happy in early January. I've already been plotting how I cam make the most of "my" money at Lululemon... yoga pants? yoga towel? new headband?

Then it was time to bring massive amounts of leftover food from Christmas Eve over to Eric's parent's house :) And more present opening...


Remember Snuggles?


Well, he's BACK!!! Meet "Big Snuggles"...


He is just as soft and cuddly as ever. Yay :)

Other highlights of the day included the game "Hide the Pickle"- try not to think about it too much...



Josh found the pickle- which by the way, is an ornament :)



The rest of the day was spent eating, opening more presents and watching dogs play...


Isn't it always a bit sad when Christmas is over? So much time is spent preparing and then it's over in a flash. Leaving for Florida the next morning is a great way to beat the Christmas blues though...

I have a few pictures already but I'll save them for the next post since it's almost breakfast time. I hope everyone has a great day!


(gingerbread men created by Caroline)


  1. great pics, thanks for sharing!

  2. You're right, the day really does just fly by. Looks like you had a great day though. And glad to hear you made it to Florida safely!

  3. I hope it warms up for you guys!!! Pretty funny to hear how they dress down there. 30 degrees feels pretty 'warm' to me after the cold snap we had in December!

    Sounds like a great Christmas!! I love that you got a snuggles! Too funny!

  4. Hey, I had ice on my windshield this morning! It is cold! Anything under 50 degrees calls for snow pants and boots! ;)

    It should be warming up for the weekend so yay. I'm still bummed we're in the same state but still so far away from each other! Oh, well. Enjoy your vacation!

  5. Those cookies are the cutest!!!! It looks like you had a lovely Christmas!!!

  6. Ummm this 'hide the pickle' game intrigues me. So does Eric's face in the above photo!

    Boo to Florida being cold - I hope it warms up soon!!

  7. Hide the pickle?! That's so fun! I have that EXACT ornament and it's hanging from our tree right NOW! My best friend gave it to me one year because I love pickles, but I also hear it's supposed to send good Christmas luck, or something.

    Hope you're having a nice time in Florida. 35 degrees doesn't sound like fun, but it's better than a blizzard!