Happy Birthday to Me!!
This past weekend we drove to San Destin, Florida to enjoy a weekend away and celebrate my birthday! In all reality it was so nice to be away for the weekend and the cherry on top was that we celebrated my birthday!! Birthdays are a special time to reflect on the year we’ve had and pray for a blessed and happy new year. I love celebrating birthdays with kids!! Kids make life happy and especially on birthdays, a time that some dread as they grown older, but I embrace as I fall more and more in to WHO I AM, and I love it!! We had a great weekend celebrating family, life, and togetherness in one of our happy playces!!
We are spoiled living so close to many beaches, especially the Emerald Coast. Arriving in San Destin just in time to watch the sunset on the ocean!! Simply beautiful!!
There is nothing better than wood fired pizza!!! We ate dinner at our favorite pizza restaurant, Grimaldi’s, they have the best salad, huge fresh pizza, and of course we had to finish the meal off with a slice of homemade chocolate cheesecake (I know your mouth will water when you see the picture)!!! I love these pictures of our yummy food and even more of my little people who make me so happy!!!
Morning on the beach is one of my favorite times!! I love watching everyone out walking, running, and getting set up for a day of fun!! I love to slow down and stretch, with my little personal trainer Evian!! The boys went for a run along the sand!! and Evian enjoyed some great gymnastics!!
We headed out for the day driving down 30A through Seaside (more on that in a minute), passing the stunning white architecture of Alys Beach and line of palm trees along the road, stopping in Rosemary Beach! Rosemary Beach is a beachside community full of charm! A definite balance of beauty and design that draw you in to enjoy their unique shops and restaurants. We happened to be there on the day of Rosemary Beach Uncorked! It was so fun to sit and have lunch on the sidewalk café, enjoy the live music, and watch the lively crowd in this amazing village!
We all have our own happy playces and next to any sports activity, Miles’ happy playce is defintley a book store!!He was so happy to find this great bookstore called The Hidden Lantern Bookstore! He could of spent hours in there!!
Back down 30A to Seaside! If you’ve never had the chance to go to Seaside its a special place. A master planned community full of beautiful cottages and homes, specialty shops, beach go-ers walking or biking around. 30A is lined with airstreams serving eclectic food and drinks! Seaside has one our favorite green spaces, for a little pick up football/soccer, gymnastics (always), and relaxing for mommy!! I love all the shops, restaurants, and close proximity to the ocean in this quaint village! Modica Market is a perfect spot to treat myself to a class of chardonnay on a beautiful Fall day!! The kids always love to enjoy an ice cream treat at It’s Heavenly!!
Modica Market: this is an awesome gourmet grocery store located in the heart of Seaside, full of fabulous eats and drinks!!
In San Destin, we love to stay in Baytowne. This pedestrian only village offers families endless opportunities for FUN!! It’s a great place to spend time playing in the green space (you can tell we like wide open spaces to play!!), you can eat at one of their many restaurants, relax by the pool, zip line, rock climb, or hit the arcade (our kids favorite!!) The condos sit on the shore of the Choctawhatchee Bay and I cannot get enough of the peace and quiet of the balconies at this place!!
My favorite birthday gift was a surprise from Ryan!! He designed and ordered our first Happy Playces t-shirts!! I was so excited when I opened it and could not wait to put it on!! Hope you all enjoyed the pictures from my beautiful birthday get away!! Comment below if you have any questions or comments and have a HAPPY DAY!