Greetings from Paradise!

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School ended last week and I am having terrible withdraws. I miss my students. I miss grading papers. I miss giving out detentions and referrals. I miss waking up early and rushing home to get dinner on the table. I guess I’m just one of those teachers who doesn’t know what to do with herself all summer long.



GREETINGS FROM PARADISE! Our family left on Saturday morning and caravanned with my mom and Grandma up to my hometown for a week long beach retreat.



So far, we have been loving having Grandmommma AND Nana together in the same room…

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…eating fresh seafood again…


…getting pedicures (Gracie’s first!)…




…enjoying tasty frozen adult beverages on the balcony at sunset…


…and just generally having a blast!

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It rained all day yesterday, but we were able to get out at dinner time when there was a break in the weather to put our toes in the sand. The rain is supposed to blow out today, and the rest of the week should be sunny, sunny, sunny!


Although, the rain hasn’t really been a problem at all. It is heaven to just sit and be for a while. We have been playing slap jack, paddle balls, and I’ve even gotten to read half a book already!

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I will be posting all week, but you can also follow our family on Instagram. My user name is MarriageConfessions. Our whole family (me, Chris, and Ginny) are all using the hashtag #MCvacay2013, so be sure to search that on Instagram to see ALL our family pictures.

Hope you guys are enjoying the beginning of your summer adventures, too! And now, I’m off to the beach with my honey bunny…

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14 Thoughts to “Greetings from Paradise!”

  1. Karalyn

    Usually I never comment but I ALWAYS read your blog… it’s my favorite! I was just in Gulf Breeze last week and went to Peg Leg’s… I would have about died if I saw you there lol. Have a great vacation!

  2. Trish D

    We LOVE your hometown. Since moving to New Orleans…your hometown and that area has become our weekend getaway place. With as many beaches as I’ve been on…I don’t think there is a prettier beach than right there on the gulf coast. Have fun!

  3. Becky


    serioulsy ;0

    Happy vacation

  4. You deserve this family vacation. Love that your family does this.

  5. There is a lot of redheads in that bunch! What a fun family vacation – with built in babysitters so you can read a book and have a date night!

  6. kirsten

    Vacation rocks. I love Peg Leg Petes … going to Pensacola is probably one of the things i miss most about my old job. Have a great vacation!

  7. Jealous. We are heading down to the beach Friday and I seriously can’t wait! Enjoy it!

  8. Kat

    oh I am so so so jealous!!! this looks incredible. Especially since I am sitting here in constant fear that our super duper fussy baby will wake up

  9. Ruth

    I am so happy for you!! I hope you have a great vacation.

  10. Jenna

    I’m not jealous at all! 😉 so glad you get to do this with your family. Whatcha reading?

  11. It looks like SO much fun and so relaxing. I think the best part is your grandmother is reading Gone Girl! 🙂 Love it!

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