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and then we went to Florida

The week of Christmas break Brian found out that he would be traveling to Orlando for a business trip. I’m pretty sure I leaped with joy when he suggested the idea of extending the trip a few days, bringing us along and making it a vacation. We ended up staying for SIX days and loved every minute of it. In fact, we are currently trying to scheme up ways to move down there. One day, one day. 🙂

One of our favorite days was spent at the beach. Oh Florida beaches, how I love you! The water was crystal clear and it was 75 degrees and sunny in the MIDDLE OF JANUARY. Pure heaven, I tell you. We went to Cocoa Beach (very family friendly compared to other Florida beaches I’ve heard about, haha) Of course, we packed everyone’s swimsuits EXCEPT for Ellie’s. Thankfully it was warm and she’s young enough to run around in nothing but a diaper.


^^ Pure look of terror when the water first touched her. No worries, Brian scooped her up .1 seconds after this happened ^^


^^ Pretty sure we are still finding sand in her hair. ^^


^^ Ellie started to get a little more brave and would walk out in the water till she was chest deep! ^^


^^ Always pointing at the birds, always. ^^


^^ A nice gentleman offered to take a few photos for us. He posed us, had us walk in the water with Ellie, and snapped quite a few awesome photos, it was great! Some of the nicest people I have ever met were on this trip in Florida. I’m fairly convinced that EVERYONE is that nice in Florida 😉

More photos coming at you. Like Ellie meeting Mickey Mouse for the first time – dream come true for that little one!!

Alexa Zurcher




  • Amy

    Love the photos! And the beach in January? Divine!!

  • Claire

    What a fun getaway! And at the perfect time to escape the cold. We started our honeymoon in Cocoa Beach and can't wait to get back there, absolutely love that place!!

  • Amberly

    So fun!!! I'm jealous of your warm getaway! 🙂

  • Kelsey Eaton

    What a cutie! I could definitely use a little warm air right about now 😉 Glad you had fun!

  • Danielle

    Girl you are SMOKIN!!! 😉 Looks like a blast!

  • Cindy Sharkey

    Precious pictures and who doesn't LOVE the beach! Glad you are all well and had a good vacation. :). Little kisses for Miss El…..

  • Jennie and Husband

    So jealous. Looks like it was a great time 🙂

  • Lauryncakes | Lauryn Hock

    The babe looks adorable in all of these pictures… and the tender lighting is perfect!

    xx Laur

  • Kimber

    HA! the picture of ellie's first reaction to the water is HILARIOUS

  • Kalynn Eve

    The closeup of El with sand on her face is so precious! She is such a mini you. 🙂

  • K&R

    hahaha the pictures of her in terror, so funny and sad.
    looks like a fun trip.
    you guys are so cute and i love that a man took pictures for you.
    and ummm you look amazing, teach me your ways to be tiny like you!

  • Alicia Snow

    Looks like so much fun!

  • P&C

    Ahh! I wish you would have told us you were coming to Florida! Everyone is THAT nice here! I LOVE it! Glad you enjoyed the warm weather 🙂

  • Sierra @ Sierra's View

    Looks sooooo fun. and beautiful. So jealous!

  • Jena

    I love that some man took pictures of you — and they turned out absolutely darling!

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