Vacay recap

Back in August, I had a glorious week of vacation. Matt and I decided to take a trip and celebrate our anniversary a week early. We stayed in Baytowne in Sandestin, and it was wonderful and relaxing. There weren't many people there since it was the end of summer, and all the kiddies were back in school. We never waited for a table for dinner, and the beach was pleasantly uncrowded.

It only rained one day, and we hit the outlets. Imagine Matt's enthusiasm. We got some ice cream.

I bought some new kicks. Of note, this is the first pair of tennis shoes I have purchased since the 8th grade. That's right. I've been rocking gray and pink New Balances since I was 14 years old. It was time for a change. 

This was our routine: I slept til at least 10AM everyday. Matt woke up at a more age-appropriate hour, watched Fox News, and made coffee until I dragged myself out of bed. Then we put on our swimsuits, grabbed one of these delicious drinks downstairs, and headed to the beach for the day.

So I was not trying to take a picture of my hand. Do you see the rainbow? It made a complete circle around the sun. It was so weird. And neat. But I couldn't take a picture of it without blocking the sun out.

One night, Matt said he had a surprise for me for dinner. We got in the car, and he drove us to Carillon, where we got married. We walked around for a little while and talked about our wedding day. We walked by the chapel where we said our vows, and we walked through the green where our reception was held. It was so sweet. Then he told me that that was just a pit stop on the way to dinner. So we drove a little further to a place called Caliza. It is a restaurant in Alys Beach where we had considered having our rehearsal dinner. It's so cool. It's a super nice restaurant that surrounds a beautiful pool outside. I had said [a year ago] that I'd wanted to eat there. This guy doesn't forget anything! 

One of our favorite restaurants ever is Harbor Docks in Destin. We ate there twice. Our last day was so beautiful, and we ate lunch outside. Then we got the heck out of dodge before Isaac hit.