Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Another year older & wiser

Fourth of July/Birthday weekend has officially come and gone... & nostalgia has set in.
Rather than bore you with all the fun events that took place, I'll do what I always do - a ridiculously lazy update filled with mostly photos explaining the shenanigans that took place.

Once the clock struck 4 on Wednesday, I hightailed out of town straight to Daytona Beach to stay at our friends new absolutely gorgeous condo. We went to dinner on the inter-coastal, listened to live music and drank Corona Light by the pitcher. That just screams vacation in my eyes. We had a little hot tub get together when we got back to the condo and had time to play games before hitting the sheets to rest up for the 4th of July festivities. 
Being the early riser that I am, I was ready for the party at 8 a.m. We dressed in our most festive attire and headed to the pool to soak in the gorgeous Florida sun. After a few hours, we jetted over to New Smyrna (only a 15 minute drive) to continue the weekend celebrations with more friends. If you haven't been to Chase's on New Smyrna beach, you haven't lived. Our day included endless drinks, pool volleyball and friends. Need I say more?
We didn't have much time to get all fancy so with a quick change of clothes and run of the straightener, we headed to watch the fireworks right on the beach. Fireworks filled the shoreline and it was so beautiful to witness. My idea of heaven. Of course we headed out for another night of drinking until we couldn't drink anymore. A Taco Bell & Mc. Donalds stop may or may not have happened on the way home.
We had a pool party on Friday with more pool volleyball. If you're thinking I love volleyball, you would be correct. I love any game really. Add alcohol to games and it's my kind of heaven. We went to a local place for dinner and ended up having drinks with the sunset as a gorgeous backdrop. After finding another location that would fit all of us, we went back to the house to play Battle of the Sexes. Katie even decorated the room I was staying in to make me feel special for my birthday :)
My birthday was Saturday so after a 7 o'clock wake up call we made it to disappearing by 9 to celebrate. Talk about having the entire day to play! We experimented with the jet ski, rested on the tubes, grilled out, drank our faces off, twerked (yup) and just had an absolute blast.
We had 6 girls & 5 girls in the house so I was amazed at how we were able to all shower and get ready within an hour to make it to our dinner reservation. Every single one of the girls washed and blow dried their hair. Hate to brag but that is pretty darn amazing.

After dinner, we met up with my birthday weekend twin, Jen, for more drinks and bar hopping. Jen is Justin's best friend's girlfriend that I met when they got together a little over two years ago. I'm so thankful Mark picked such a great girl that I get along with so well.  I think Jen and I were the only ones that wasn't exhausted going into the night, but after 5 shots of fireball, I was ready to hit the sack. My birthday had come to an end. Wahhh.
We drove home Sunday, washed our cars, unpacked our bags, did the laundry, went grocery shopping, took my Nephew fishing all before 2 so the rest of the night was spent ordering take out and watching a movie.

Now that, my friends, is a perfect mini-vacation :)

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