December 28, 2016

After spending Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in the cold northeast, my family and I flew down to Florida where we are soaking up the sun through the New Year.  I don't love the cold weather, but I was happy to get a taste of "white Christmas" before heading to 80 degree weather.

Our plans here in Florida have been kept to a relative minimum which has been a great break from the craziness of the holiday season (which was combined with a hectic transition period after returning from living in London for the semester).

This morning my dad, my sister Kendall and I set our alarms to watch the sun rise on the beach. I wouldn't consider myself a morning person, but anyone who knows me could tell you that I would do just about anything not to miss a sunrise or sunset. The early wake up was brutal but worth it. There is something so therapeutic about the beach in the morning.

After a relaxing morning, we went out on a fishing charter, something that has become a family tradition when my family is in Florida. I spent the better half of the afternoon tanning with my mom and watching everyone else fish.  Kendall and I chilled on the bow of the boat and posed for pics.

My brother Jackson was on a roll and caught enough fish for dinner. Leave it to me to catch a cowfish, one of the only inedible fish on the Gulf Coast of Florida. But at least it was pretty!

We had a low-key night otherwise, grilling the fish Jackson caught and listening to Jack Johnson on the Amazon Echo. We did manage to catch the sunset from our deck which I was excited about. Looking to forward to the next week of R&R in LBK!

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