Monday, May 27, 2013

Wedding Ring Tattos- Then & Now

at Anne's Beach

      About a year and a half ago we got the ring ink. Remember this post and this post?

They have since faded a bit, and the white ink is gone. Don't they look cool in the sand & sun, though? Below is fresh from the parlor.

       I don't feel so guilty when I forget to put my ring back on after cleaning it. It feels so coastal cool to hang in the water all day with my ring finger stamped with our love.

     People still have concerns, like it's a little too permanent... but then, so is 'till death do us part.

And they still have questions like so what happens when one of you dies and you have this tattoo and you want to remarry? 

 To which we answer, we're living every moment together to the fullest and we celebrating our marriage in the here and now

There's also, what's the point if you wear your wedding rings over it?

 We simply say, we're not taking jewelry with us when we die, but we still want to wear a wedding ring

Plus, this whole outdoors  thing... I feel so tribal, so basic in the water with nothing but an body marking and a bathing suit! Nature doesn't need our diamonds & gold.

I've never felt something so power and so permanent than the love of my husband.

I'm pretty sure my head will just explode when I meet my first kid.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Momcation, Part 2: The Keys!!

We dropped my mom off at the airport and she's currently in the sky. We had a great time this week, especially at Anne's Beach in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. I love this spot for it's proximity, it's calm shallow waters, and for its feeling of exclusivity. We visit this beach quite a bit. It's literally right in the middle of the ocean. 

We had the best day kicking back beers and waters, playing frisbee and playing in the warm waters of the Atlantic.

We stayed at Harbor Lights Motel this time. A motel on an island is automatically better than a motel on the main land! Relaxing around:
 Breakfast of pastries and fruit. One of the many mangoes we consumed this week.
Bully found some time in his busy schedule to relax.

More family portraits!
We called this bird Pickles. We loved watching his sweet bent beak & claws extract the sunflower seeds we were feeding him.

Family Portrait time again:
 Did you know Islamorada is the Sport fishing Capital of the World?
 At the Pier of the Islander Resort. It takes forever for a fisherman to explain what chum is. But I figured it out. We caught 4 fish and a crab!
  Highlights of the trip:
  Mom's: everything. 
Mine: Anne's Beach. 
Shawn's: exploring shops
Shops and restaurants along the Overseas Hwy look cheesy from the outside. Very deceiving!  We enjoyed Bentley's Seafood Restaurant, Bitton's Bistro Cafe, and Lattitude 25 (you can see Shawn & Bully on their Facebook Page, btw.)
 and we can't forget the Shula Burger. Here's my Shula Salad. It's basically a burger with out a bun. It's perfect because it comes with 5 fries and 3 onion rings. I only half as guilty eating it.
We had the best time. For only being an hour and a half away, it's the best escape from another paradise that is Ft. Lauderdale. If you visit us, we'll share our favorite places with you, and will be willing to discover more! 

'Till Next time!


Friday, May 24, 2013

Momcation, Part 1

Here we are at Chuck's Steakhouse. Photo via Instagram after a BeautifulMess App touch up.
Here is this household, Momcation, means my mom visits for a week. Shawn & I take a vacation from work and host her or go on a short road trip. Momcation means mom, mangoes, and  May (or June). She basically babies us by cooking. Our pantry is full, our fridge is full, and so are our hearts.

Momcation is like a break from adulthood!

My momma arrived and we weren't quite ready for her. It takes a visitor to get us to get our butts in gear, meaning she should visit more often. Shawn spent the majority of the day transporting a sleeper sofa to the house. Then, after dinner, they spent the majority of the evening trying to squeeze it into the guest room. There was lots of hammering and some dismantling. In the end, she slept on the couch. (I offered our room, to be fair, but she said the couch was very comfy. I am a good kid, I swear!) I snapped a pic from said comfy couch:

I am a good kid, but a little lazy after dinner. Also, three's company when you're squeezing a couch into a narrow doorway. Lots of stray fingers.

The next day was a thunderstorm of a mess. It rained all afternoon and foiled some plans. So we watched the Great Gatsby beached it up the next day.

                 Shawn's helping her face the waves-sooooo sweet!
 And the the clouds come
 Here in South Florida, we calculate the best "beach hours" by checking the hourly forecast.
The later part of the day was all about checking out Farmer's Markets, Nurseries, Sawgrass Mills mall, the Italian market, and the Asian Market. 

 Here we are at Flamingo Gardens looking at mango trees. I forgot to mention the first thing my mom did the morning after we arrived was buy 24 mangoes from our neighbor. We're deep on mango madness here. Shawn expects a cubed mango after ever meal now.
 Anyway, it's dinnertime (mom's cooking is another post), so I'll write about our trip to the Keys soon!