Our Week in Florida.

riding shotgun

Holly and I spent last week in Florida visiting my mom. In case you’re wondering why we’d drive to central Florida in August, here’s why!

It’s my mom’s birthday,
a birthday toast
homemade banana-orange ice cream for dessert
knitting and baseball go very well together!
I never even knew about the LLWS, but my mom says she’s been watching it for years.  This is my third time and I have to say I’m a fan. I didn’t keep count of how many games we watched over the week, but I’d guess close to 20! It’s baseball with heart… and now that I have little boy(s … soon there will be two!) in my life I’ve added a trip to Williamsport to my bucket list.
text with Katie
Apparently Katie hasn’t seen the LLWS either!
So there was plenty of good wine, food, baseball and knitting. And also a long list of to-do’s with my mom (Alaska trip planning, sorting through files and more files, and a few other lingering tasks since my dad passed away).
Of course there were also daily walks with lots of blue skies (not so great, really – they need rain desperately),
from Thursday’s walk
only one scary alligator sighting,
from Wednesday’s walk
and Friday night happy hour with Mother’s girlfriends.
such great sports to pose for a photo (I had to promise it wouldn’t end up on Facebook đŸ˜‰
…all too soon it was time to head home.
late Sunday morning
I will say traveling on Sunday is about as good as it gets. I’ve got lots to catch up on…good thing it’s only Monday!
Have a great week!


  • Bridget

    It looks like a good trip – I'm glad Holly got to go along!

    We have been watching the LLWS for a few years, and I love it. Last year, a local team was the runner-up American team, and it was just so much fun around here. Glad that all went well.

  • Sue

    Sounds like a fun week with your Mom! Be sure to let me know if you come to Williamsport! A little far from my house, but still in PA! It's close to the place where we got our dog, Lucie.

  • Carole Julius

    Sounds like a fun trip. Love that Friday night snack photo! Do they know that your blog is more public than Facebook? hahahaha. Welcome home, hope reentry is painless.

  • HonorĂ©

    Looks like your trip was just grand and the ice cream dessert celebrating your mom's birthday looks delish! I didn't know about LLB either – will share with Dolly tho' I think Chris is destined to be a race car driver…his face lights up when he's behind the wheel! Time will tell. Enjoy Tuesday with Charlie.

  • margene

    How nice you could be with your mother for her birthday. Having you there must have been a real treat for her. LLWS is fun to watch! I didn't get a chance to see much this year, but it really is baseball with a BIG heart! Love seeing Holly!