Beach Trip Part 1


Hola! First of all, a HUGE thank you to everyone for the sweet sweet birthday wishes! I feel very loved thanks to you guys, you are so awesome! I had a good day.  Being 26 hasn’t been too bad so far, it’s so weird my sweet 16 was TEN years ago! YIKES.

I thought I would share some pictures, etc. from our trip, we had such a good time! So, here we go! Saturday morning my parents came to my house, and then followed us to Florida. We stopped at the state line for Orange juice and a potty break.

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We made really good time. We stopped at the Destin Commons for lunch and to walk around since the condo wouldn’t be ready till 3:00. We ate lunch at Panera bread, and we don’t have one by us so it was nice to get to go to.

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we walked around some of the stores, my parents had never been to the Commons.

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Bobby and my dad found the massage chairs at Brookstone


Bobby and I left to go check in while my mom and dad picked up my birthday ice cream cake from Coldstone.


Our condo was ready, so we unpacked the car while we waited for my parents.


guest/second bedroom

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two bathrooms

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our view from the top/16th floor

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after we unpacked, we headed down for a walk on the beach.

dad and I in our Disney cruise line shirts and “Maverick” sunglasses as Bobby calls them


it was H-O-T


our condo, top floor 2nd to last on the right


It was time for dinner (all we do is eat, seriously!) We had decided to cook a couple of nights to save money, plus we had a full kitchen so why not? We made Fajitas and after we ate it was time for presents and birthday cake (a few days early, but that’s ok!)

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my family knows me well. Disney cards!

When it was time for cake, my mom said she had a surprise. She had princess crowns for everyone to wear, and she had put Disney princess candles on my cake, and we had Disney princess cake plates, how fun!


as you can see, my dad was thrilled.


making a wish


yummy! cake batter ice cream with heath bar and caramel.



Bobby wouldn’t wear his crown for the picture


but I made him. I win. Smile


princess plates!

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master cake cutter.


Happy 26th Birthday to me!

up next….first day out on the beach!


knee update… walking in the sand for 4 days did NOT help my knee. I did NO running on the trip, but walked probably 8-9 miles up and down the beach over the course of the trip, so my knee stayed sore. I a going to not run the rest of the week and hopefully it will feel better by Monday!

QOTD: What is your favorite kind of birthday cake?

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17 Responses to Beach Trip Part 1

  1. 1
    Jen says:

    Looks like so much fun! And what a pretty view. That cake sounds soooo good! I cannot pick a favorite cake flavor. As long as it’s yummy, I’m not picky :)

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    Karen says:

    How fun!!! Love all the pictures! The princess tiaras are TOO cute! Love those plates! ;0)
    Glad you had an awesome birthday!

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    Sarah says:

    Your parents not only know you well (Disney cards). They know Bobby well, too (Victoria Secret Bag). Hehehehe. I reuse those bags in the most embarrassing places. Like for Wayne’s grandfather’s (79) birthday gifts.

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    Crystal says:

    mmm…cake! I love all cake as long as it’s yummy! Life’s too short to eat bad cake! LOL on the princess plates…Tiana…did you get to watch Princess and the Frog yet?

    Condo looks awesome! I love all the mirrors!

    Hope you got a lot of great gifts!

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    Stephanie says:

    Wow I am soooo jealous of all ur wonderful vacations! Yay for Disney princesses! Woot! That’s right woo! Do urun the disney princess run! I am a lover of ice-cream cake socially the crunches in the middle! Oh no on the knee! Ibuprofen and ice if not just get it looked at, better safe…

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    kate says:

    happy late bday the beach is gorgeous, enjoy your vaca :)

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    Rach says:

    It’s your birthday – of course you win! 😉 Love the shot of you two with the princess crowns. You are a girl after my own heart with all your princess love! :)

    And I hope your knee is better by Monday!

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    Vanessa says:

    Happy Birthday pretty girl!! How great would it be to be @ rhe beach for my birthday?! I’d love it caue mine in in Jan and it’s cold and snowy. I’m going to the beach next week and I’m so excited. I haven’t been in 6yrs!! My favorite kind of cake is ice cream cake! :) I love Dairy Queen ice cream cakes. Oh, one last thing, I just wanted to say you have a beautiful family. You all are good looking . :)

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    Sara says:

    Every birthday deserves tiaras! My hubby even wore one on his last birthday! Then he gave it to me cuz there’s only room for one princess in this house. :)

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    Tara Burner says:

    Happy birthday, looks like you had a great time! you’re so lucky to have great parents like that :)
    birthday cake….my fav….whichever kind I make myself since there’s nobody to buy me one! lol

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