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Beach Life: Family Style

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November 22, 2012 // Parenting

Well, we just got back from more traveling in the sunshine! I know! I’m back in the city and finding my groove again amongst the raindrops. I’ve also already had sushi and done all of the holiday laundry, so that’s a win win. We flew to Phoenix and then on to Tampa to meet up with my husbands l-a-r-g-e family for a much overdue family reunion. For the last week we have been hanging out at St. Pete beach in sunny Florida, which is a pretty decent place for a family meet up. I’m also pretty sure that this past week I ate Josie’s weight in fried delights, including alligator that I tried for the first time.

When I was growing up I had no aunts or uncles, and subsequently no cousins. Which left our family meet ups to be small. So, it was a real treat to see Ben running around with the troop of his American cousins. They are quite a bit older than him so he’d call them all, ‘the teenagers’ and admired them insanely which never got old to watch. Luckily for us, they were so good to him and put up with his 4 year old antics.

It has been great to be able to do a couple of trips back to back like this and I give full thanks to my year long maternity leave for making that happen! I go back to work Feb. 9th and I’m starting to stare at the calendar. This has been a fantastic year off from work and I’m so glad of the time that we have been able to spend together and make use of Josie’s passport that I got back when she was 8 weeks old.


I’m loving this photo so much and can’t wait to get a print made. Josie is on the verge of walking and having Ben hold her hands in the water made her squeal.

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Hi! I'm Andrea, a 30 something girl who loves living the downtown lifestyle and didn't want to give it up once I started a family. Mama in the City since 2008 and blogging since 2009!

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