Monday, May 20, 2013

Weekend Update: From Jacksonville!:

Thursday we said the very last of our goodbye's and got one last group shot of Charli with some of her friends!

Charli sure was such a loved little girl, and I will always hold all of our friendships very close to my heart! We miss you all already!

Sweet little Livi and her amazing mommy and daddy ran outside as we were pulling away, and Livi yelled "wait, love you"! That was the absolute best last thing to hear! We love you guys!

So it was goodbye friends and goodbye home

Our car was packed full with 5 bins, one large dog crate (with Bogey inside), one small 'Bailey carry on", a baby with her carseat, base, 2 strollers, and a mommy and daddy with a carry on each! And yes we looked like "those people" walking through to get checked in!! The looks we got that said "Oh God, I hope they aren't on our flight", was hilarious!! Sorry peeps, we are moving back East!

So it was off to the airport to take the red eye to Jacksonville! I was so nervous with taking the red eye this time (Charli is seriously the best little traveler EVER and sleeps the ENTIRE time while on the planes), but with her being 10 months old now (meaning mobile and the fact that she is all over the place while sleeping these days too), teething, and a mommy and daddy who were both sick... I just knew we were in for a very long eventful night... But our little traveler had us worried for nothing! Before our plane even made it to the runway, our sweet little passenger was sound asleep on mommy, and didn't wake up until we were landing! WOOHOO!! And she did the same on our second flight from Atlanta to Jacksonville! :) 

And so we made it back to the East Coast safe and sound on Friday morning! 

Friday was a day of relaxing, napping, unpacking, hanging by the pool, Charli meeting her Uncle Amia for the first time, and getting Charli, the dogs, and I settled in to my parents house! We are so lucky that we are able to take a month and a half long vacation before making our move up to Charleston! 

After a very relaxing Saturday morning of sleeping in, we headed downtown with the Uncle's to check out Uncle Amia's new place and to grab some lunch at the Burrito Gallery! 

Amia is also in the Navy and has been in Italy for 3 years and is now stationed in Jacksonville!!! It is so great to have him home, and Charli sure loves her Uncles! 

Then it was back to the house for more family time and pool time!

Doesn't every baby swim in their Nana and Papa's pool naked?!

Oh my gosh, why is this the cutest thing I have ever seen!! haha! Just love her!

There was a bathing suit after nap! ;)

Yep, pretty much explains it all! haha!

Sunday we all went out for breakfast, then Steven and my parents went and played some golf while Charli took her morning nap. (She really hasn't been too messed up with the time change either, and is sleeping great!). After nap we headed over to my best friends parents house for her sister, Caroline's Graduation Party! 

I cannot believe Caroline has graduated from high school and will be attending The University of Florida soon... I remember when Caroline was a baby, and I used to tell everyone she was my baby sister too! ;) Love you Caroline and I am so proud of you and all of your accomplishments! 

Charli with the Graduate! :)

Charli was getting lots of love on Sunday by so many friends who have not met her, and a few who were able to meet her while we were back home over Thanksgiving! She has changed so much though from the last time they all saw her! 

Charli with Miranda... (her future mother-in-law!) ;)

Charli with her Aunt Christie and Aunt Shay

Charli with Lauren for the first time!

Charli with Mr. Akel (Lauren's Daddy)

Charli with Mrs. Akel (Lauren's Mommy)

And then we had to say goodbye to Dada as he had to head back to Monterey to finish up his last few weeks of school and be there for when the packers/movers came first thing this morning. We love you  Daddy and miss you already and cannot wait until you come back to us! 

And our home is currently in boxes as we speak! 

Happy Monday, and hope your weekend was great!  

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