I have been busy with painting and decorating, regular stay at home mom stuff, working out when I can, doctor's appointments, and prepping for VACATION!
We only have 10 DAYS until we head out to The Outer Banks or OBX in North Carolina. One of the most beautiful stretches of beach on the East Coast...and we are Floridians. So that is saying a lot.
After the passing of my Grandma Rita a couple of years ago, we decided we would do a week long vacation once a year on or around her birthday. Giving our family the chance to get together, not only to remember her, but to enjoy each others company.
Grandma Rita Jane Taylor
Now this isn't my family in the sense that we are blood related.
Grandma Rita was my Ex-Step Grandmother. Confusing I know. Her daughter Anna, was one of my Grandfathers several wives. Only she is one of two I maintained a relationship with. As tragic as it is I do not have a great relationship with my maternal Grandmother. But that's a skeleton for another time. Anna however has been a very active and important person in my entire life. I owe her so much. She is my kids Meme!
Well her mother Rita, my Grandma Rita, passed away in May of 2011 from a rare form of Leukemia. She was one of those amazing women that was an angel on earth and never had ill words to speak of anyone. We loved her dearly, and still do. While she was ill, I got to know her family well. I had met her other children on occasion but did not KNOW them. Last summer was the first summer we spent a week in the OBX, and I never once felt like anything other than family.
There is not a more welcoming or amazing family. So needless to say I am stoked to do it again this year.
But not only seeing them has me stoked about vacation. So does the idea of the beach...sun...a week with my man and princess...and...
DUN DUN DUNNNNN
A totally awesome giveaway!
I will be reviewing and giving away a pair of ProCompression Marathon Socks! Also included will be a surprise item. I am not sharing what it is...but trust me...it is one of a kind, pink, awesome, and I am so jealous I can't enter my own giveaway!
So be sure to keep your eyes open for what will be a great and rockin' vacation! I thought I would use my vacation and feel good time to share a little light with y'all!