{Florida Dreamin}

Having wonderful family members who live by the beach (and are the kindest, nicest people you could ever meet!) is a lucky advantage that we shouldstop to enjoy more often. We were so blessed to spend the long weekend of the Fourth on a whirlwind trip to see grandmothers, aunts, uncles, cousins, new babes and the ocean.

Love the view of this man, smoking a cigar on the beach – my own rugged Hemingway.


The final highlight of the trip was a long drive home with my Twinkie as we planned our next adventurous endeavor (hint: it involves mouse ears, and running shoes). Carol Anne, I can’t wait for our trip together in November!

{Chestatee River}

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sky

best view on water

pirate boat

mom and A

kilgore canoe

josh in kayak

Halfway through our trip down the Chestatee river we paused to celebrate John & Autumn’s one year anniversary with a vow renewal ceremony. Cheers to their first year of marriage & best wishes for many more wonderful years to come!

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vow renewal

full color

kiss your bride

kiss your bride 2

laughter

flower crown

kiss

boats on water

vintage river princess

kayak selfie

gold

“Every time we see a river flowing forward with courage, deep in our hearts we know we must do the same.” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

It was a beautiful day summer day on a gold rush river. Enjoy your long weekend, and may you get to spend part of it outside.