29 February 2012

IN, NC, FL, SC, NC, IN..

a picture tour of our east coast travels last month.. i didn't take nearly as many pictures as i wish i had, so not everyone we spent time with is pictured. BUT we saw them all, and it was glorious.

am i the only one who thinks they look alike here? didn't think so.

 she did a lot of this. i don't want to add up the number of hours we were in the car all together during our time away from home because i'm quite sure my head would spin when i pushed the = button on my calculator (yes, i'd need a calculator to do simple addition). rubygirl amazed me with her in-car skill set though.. she was a trooper and fun travel partner all rolled into one. shout out to my mama for being at the top of the list of the world's best travel buddies - hollla!

 "mom, this is the florida sign." (wait, didn't you know toddlers know everything? welp, newsflash, they most certainly do).

 aren't random and willing photographers the best? i love this much of the sidewalk in all my pictures.

like mama, like daughter. who doesn't love free, fresh-squeezed deliciousness in a paper cup?
welcome to the sunshine state!

 made it to poppop and gigi's house. round one of more-than-i-can-count in the little pool. also, remind me to have a house one day with a partially screened-in ceiling.. it's glorious, inside/outside-ness at its finest.

 i'll spare you all of the pictures i took of the safari ride during our (completely awesome and unexpected) half day at the animal kingdom - thank you, linda! but here's one of two sweet faces reflected in the mirror across from me.. i didn't sit close to ruby on the ride, but i could hear her cute voice shouting "it's so beautiful!", and the like, whenever she'd see an animal. if that's not what disney's all about, i'm not sure what is.

 priss pot.

 little mickey's.

 she was over the moon about cinderella's castle.. where, apparently, all of the princesses live. and a little cameo appearance by sweet marilyn, who we owe our day at disney to- thank you, marilyn!

 waiting for "it's a small world" with gigi and mimi.

 they were pointing right at me, and you can't convince me otherwise.

spotting snow white and "doopey".

 don't worry, it'll be framed.

 too pooped to princess.

 now you know where i get my pretty from.

 the sweetest of icings on the sweetest of cakes, ruby meeting the princesses. i was too busy holding back tears and eavesdropping on her conversations with them to get any pictures of it happening, but mimi has a camera full.

 rubes caught on to the local flavor real quick. when in rome.

 lunch date with gigi and some ladies from her neighborhood.

 a stop in charleston at a little hole in the wall with tasty fried shrimp.

 we saw a fun friend and stopped for a photo op with a gigantic horse before finishing our trek.

 some girl time with juicy, coco, and ashey.

annual valentine's steak and fondue dinner at the strubles'. this is ellie's bliss face.

home is where the heart is, but there are bits of mine spread far and wide.

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