Friday, May 31, 2013

May 2013 (Part 2)

We went to St. Augustine the weekend of our anniversary.  It was such a fun trip!  We had a limited budget so we found pretty cheap-o hotel, which ended up being fine except that the breakfast consisted of tiny bagels and mini pastries.  :(  We got there Friday night after work (it's about 2 hours away).  One of our favorite things to do together is take long drives and explore together.  We spent Saturday going to the beach and eating at the Taco Shop.  We had a great day there and went home and got a shake and watched a movie (which I fell asleep in like I do every single time...sorry Jared).  It was a wonderful anniversary weekend!!  I love you my hub.

As soft as brown sugar

Jared loooves the waves, and I am quite content watching and not participating

We had yummy things called "UFOs" which were pretty much Taco Bell Crunchwraps on steroids!

St. Augustine is the oldest city in America and was founded in the 1500s by Spanish colonists.  Here is one of the surviving forts!

While driving to St. Augustine we saw a huge raceway from the side of the freeway and as we saw exit signs we put two and two together and realized it was the Daytona International Speedway!  Jared was a giddy school boy.  On our way back to Orlando Saturday afternoon we got off the freeway and drove around the outside.

Jared got the world's worst sunburn that day and realized that even shins and feet can get sunburned...

Shakes from our trusted Twisted Treat

 Then that Monday was Memorial Day and we celebrated by having a BBQ:

Thanks to Pinterest!

And we made homemade ice cream for the first time!  We hadn't used our ice cream maker ever since we got it for our wedding.  We made strawberry ice cream and it honestly was better than any store bought ice cream we've ever had.  Thanks, Heidi, for the recipe!

At work there was an event called "Kaleidoscope" to celebrate the many different cultures there are at work.  The theme was to choose a holiday from around the world and make a booth decorated accordingly. They also had multiple food trucks come and serve different kinds of food. Our department had some pretty creative minds and chose Buddha's birthday and went with an oriental theme.  The best part was we performed Gangham Style!!!!!

Each person in our department wrote a wish and we tied them to Chinese lanterns and hung them inside our "booth"

Some people from our department
 Loved getting this picture from the Reids...we sure do miss our families this summer!  And look at little Florence!  But we know we're where we need to be.