Vacation in Daytona Beach Florida

Good morning and happy Monday! I just got home from a lovely vacation in Daytona Beach Florida. We go there at least once a year to visit my grandmother and great uncle and always, always have a wonderful time! Everything is so bright and colorful in Florida, I always try to carry my nice camera and get a few good photos – I wish I would have gotten more!





In the second photo from the top is my grandmother, Betty, better known as granny – the reason we go to Daytona! She has a condo there where we stay and she always spoils us when we’re there with nice dinners and mini-shopping sprees! She’s the best!

In the second to last row (in the purple) is my little sister, Brooke. She’s grown so much these last few years – check out this adorable photo of her from 2010! Brooke, my dad, my stepmom and other little sister (Alison) met us in Daytona our final day (Saturday) and the six of us (including Aaron) spent the day at the beach. We seriously had so much fun. My little sisters have my heart – they are adorable!! I love spending time with them.

Besides spending time with them, I have to say my other favorite part of the trip was waking up early to see the sunrise on the beach with Aaron. It was gorgeous!


I took photos of the sunrise in Florida a few years ago – it’s amazing how different it looks every time!


In case you were wondering, we did workout while we were in Florida! We dropped in at CrossFit Port Orange and did Karen, AKA 150 wall balls! They don’t post workouts in advance at CFPO so it was quite the surprise to walk into a benchmark WOD like Karen, but we survived! I finished in 8:23 seconds Rx but holy wall balls, it was hard!

I have to say, even though we didn’t see a big fireworks show or do anything really big on the Fourth of July, this was probably one of my favorite holiday celebrations yet – just being with family and relaxing at the beach was wonderful!

What did you do for Fourth of July? 

Do you have younger sisters? Are they growing up fast? 

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  1. Shayla wrote:

    The beach looks amazing! I’m jealous! 🙂

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  2. Jennifer Walker wrote:

    I love Daytona, especially in the fall when it’s quiet and a little chilly 🙂

    We spent the 4th clearing out the old house and were too tired to go downtown for fireworks, but discovered we could see the higher ones through and over top the trees through on of the upstairs windows 🙂

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  3. Erin wrote:

    Your pictures are gorgeous- that looks like such a relaxing vacation!

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  4. Tabitha wrote:

    I love love love how relaxing this whole post (and vacation feels)! A perfect little mental break for a monday! Also, granny’s bedazzled flag shirt is seriously the best. 🙂

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  5. I can’t get over that beautiful bird! Beach people are so lucky. 🙂

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  6. Allie wrote:

    Gah, wish I could hit the beach this summer! Looks so relaxing.

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  7. Stephanie wrote:

    Your pictures are beautiful! And spending time with family is a wonderful way to celebrate the 4th! 🙂

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  8. Katie wrote:

    Good on you working out! I went to Baltimore over the weekend and figured my walking counted as a workout since I missed the gym on Friday and Monday, but I did a lot of sitting on the plane… oops. I missed the fireworks too but it was a great, great weekend with friends. 🙂

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