5.27.2014

We Moved To Florida! Again!

I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend!  Ours was spent packing, traveling, and unpacking again.  But don't worry...we got some sun in too. :)
{Our photog has a broken wrist...so we'll forgive him for the blur ;)}

As of Sunday around 1pm Dom and I are Bradenton, Florida residents!  I can't tell you how happy we are to be back where we really feel like we belong.  Just the sight of a palm tree outside my window gets me giddy.   We packed up the truck on Friday, and Dom and his friend left at 4:45 am Saturday morning and started their million hour drive.  He got serious fiancé points because while they were driving in a massive truck my mother and I got to ride the auto train!

Basically, I drove my car and my mom drove Dom's car to DC where we loaded the cars onto the train, and got to sit, relax, and drink lots of wine while we travelled down the coast.  By the time we woke up in our little sleeper room at 8am we were in Orlando!  Then it was just a few more hours (thanks to holiday traffic) to get to Bradenton.

Since it was a holiday weekend and we had a gazillion and one boxes to unload we haven't gotten to explore too much, but I did discover a plaza with a Nordstrom Rack, Total Wine, and Target...with a massive mall being build right next to it.  I am in heaven but my wallet is not. ;)  Our complex is also less than half a mile from Publix, and I can't tell you how happy that makes me!
{Club house and pool!}

Our apartment still looks like a bomb went off since we're trying to fit a lot of stuff into a small apartment (and our roomie, Murph, hasn't even moved in yet) but it's slowly getting there!
This is a super messy picture, but I just can't get over how bright it is!  My favorite part is the screened in balcony off the living room.  We're going to get some wicker furniture for it and it will quickly become our favorite room.  I can't wait to show pictures once it's all finished!

My mom and Dom's family is here to help us move in, so yesterday we took the afternoon off and went to Dom's family friend's condo on Siesta Key beach.  Seeing the water was so amazing.  There's no doubt in my mind I belong by the water!
After getting some sun we washed up and headed to one of our favorite places, Daiquiri Deck!  It really feels like we're still on vacation...I can't believe I actually live here now.  I can't wait to get settled and share more about our new place, new city, and new life!  If you have any recommendations for places we must visit in the Bradenton-Sarasota area I would love to here them!

Sending sunshine your way. :)

18 comments:

  1. So happy for you!! Just sad I'm not right up the street anymore. Some of our best friends are in Bradenton. You are going to love it!!

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  2. Yay, welcome back to Florida! Can't wait to see more about how your apartment is coming along, and all your fun new adventures in the sand, sun & surf! :)

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  3. So glad you're back in Florida and happy!! :) Can't wait to see the apartment all finished and decorated! That screened in balcony sounds amazing!

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  4. You two are really the cutest! Can't wait to hear more about your apartment. I went to my first Publix while I was in Florida last week. We don't have them here in NJ. Good Luck!

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  5. I think I could scream of happiness for you. Since following your blog, its 100% true you are a florida lady and couldn't be happier you are back in action!!!!!

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  6. PUBLIX! Reason number 2 on my list of why we need to move to the East Coast. (1 is the beach, duh!) Jealous but oh so happy for y'all!

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  7. I'm so happy for you! You definitely belong at the beach! And I'm definitely visiting you next time we are in Tampa!

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  8. eek! so happy for you! wish I got to meet you before you left PA!!

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  9. Welcome to the area! I'm a new reader (found you through Hallie at Life Oceanside) but I'm a Sarasota resident and love finding new bloggers in my area! It's a great place to live. I grew up here but have been living in the Ft Myers/Naples area for the last 8 years, and my husband and I just moved up here last month. I look forward to seeing your posts about town! :)

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  10. Ahh so excited for you!!!! I know your heart could not be anymore full!

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  11. I can FEEL the happiness in this post and I LOVE IT!
    So happy for y'all!

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  12. AHHH my neighbor! I cannnnnnot wait for our shopping dates in that plaza!

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  13. Congrats on moving. It does look like a vacation. it is just awesome. I am so jealous.

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  14. I love, love, love that top! I have torso envy, because I just think it would be way too short on me. Wear it a little bit extra for me :)

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  15. So happy for you both pretty lady. Such an exciting time for y'all. Enjoy it all and soak up some sun for me.

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  16. Welcome back to Florida!! :) Absolutely loving your dress (or top, whatever it is!) in that last pic! Gorgeous!!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  17. yay for you! So funny...I know exactly what NR and Total wine you are talking about! Our uncle has a place right in Bradenton at Lakewood Ranch! ENJOY YOUR NEW STATE!! (and being back)

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