I am anxiously awaiting my swim order and excited VS is now back in the swim game. See something you like? Order fast sizes and styles won’t last.
faux fur jacket (american threads) / jeans (paige) / strollers (bugaboo donkey) / blankets (aden + anais) / pink luggage (tumi) / north face duffles (nordstrom) / prada sunnies (nordstrom) / earrings (nordstrom) swimsuit (shein.com) / prada sunnies (nordstrom) flamingo (amazon) white bikini top (asos) / white bikini bottom (asos) / hollands swimsuit (janie & jack) / clogs (nordstrom) / shorts (target)
Welcome to Miami Bienvenido a Miami
Rolled up to Eden Roc with party on my mind & neon in my eyes. Ok so maybe our definition of party was mostly lounging by the pool sipping Pina Colada’s, room service and bed by 7 pm, because we swan and played all day! (well 1 night papa Bird went to Nobu for Sushi in the Lobby…next time I bring a nanny – Olivia where you at girl!) But there really was neon in my eyes, there is nothing quite like the Miami sky. No matter what time of day it’s ALWAYS neon.
I hadn’t been to Miami since Holland was a baby, & I was so excited to be back. We stayed at Eden Roc which was a great choice for our family. We had stayed at neighboring hotels that were super loud all day and night long. Which is fun when you don’t have napping babies and growing children.
Eden Roc is still a party, don’t get me wrong, but the noise doesn’t follow you into your bedroom.
My kids made so many friends on this part of the trip. I was super impressed there were a couple other families with children same ages as mine, who all had the same idea and chose Eden Roc as well.
I played camp councilor and played all sorts of pool games with the kids. I love that they don’t mind me around & I get to hear all their adorable conversations.
For instance, Hudson & his new friend were talking about what kind of cars they rented for Miami. His friend was raving about the Lamborghini & in return Hudson went off about his cool silver Honda mini-van.
The two boys debated which car doors were cooler, ones that flipped up, or ones that slide back?
I literally had hearts in my eyes as the two of them earnestly couldn’t decide.
We have now reached maximum occupancy when it comes to hotel rooms. We now have to book either large suites or get 2 adjoining rooms. We loved our over sized rooms with amazing ocean views and cool hip bath rooms with large tubs and adjoining shower.
Already day dreaming of going back to Miami & staying at the Eden Roc, hope to see you there.
Once you’ve stayed at Reunion Resort, Orlando will never be the same.
After taking the red eye with 4 babies, waking up in a home with our own swimming pool was a wonderful kick start to our vacation. We spent a fun morning in our pool, the kids played air hockey, pool & foosball in our in home “man cave”.
We eventually got hungry & the resort shuttle took us to brunch at the clubhouse. The vacation was off to a great start. When we got back we were treated with even more surprises. Hudson found out our house rental also had an X*Box (something he’s never played) I was thankful the games were all Disney related. The kids played some video games while I got us ready for trick-or-treating at Mickeys not so scary Halloween Party.
stripe top (pink desert) / green shorts (lululemon) / birkenstocks (nordstrom)
Another highlight of the resort was the water park. We would do a day at Disney, spend a day here and it was perfect.
Having our own home attached to a resort while doing Disney was a dream. It was very relaxing to say the least. We all got a feel how it be if we had a swimming pool, & Disney World in our own backyard.
Disney World is about a 5-10 min drive away, close enough to see the Disney World fireworks light up the sky while enjoying a delicious dinner at Eleven.
Headed to Orlando? Be sure to checkout Reunion Resort, I’m so glad I did.
jacket & joggers (myzyia.com)
Halloween was a fun one. We watched the children parade at their school and then I was a mother helper for their halloween parties. We went to Dallin’s office for a fun company Halloween party, they always go above and beyond for Halloween so it’s always a highlight.
Dallin and the children trick-or-treated with the cousins while I stayed home passed out candy, cleaned the home and packed our family for Tour De Florida. We caught the red-eye and we were off. The kids thankfully can sleep through anything and were so darling the entire flight. When we landed in Orlando it was a non-stop party. For Disney World was still Halloween and that evening I was able to trick-or-treat with my family.
But before I dive into all of that, I just want to quickly say the last time we did a Tour De Florida trip it was with my husbands work. He had business trips in Naples and Miami which the children (Holland and Hudson at the time) & I tagged along for and we added on Orlando. Three years later here we are doing a similar trip but this time for my work. Orlando -> Miami -> South Beach , which we had to decline South Beach at this time as we are elbows deep into finishing our basement and we are hosting LOTS of family and Thanksgiving this upcoming week. We are defiantly adding South Beach onto our vacation next time as I have decided this needs to be an annual trip on this exact same week. The weather was absolutly perfect. We got both Christmas and Halloween at Disney, and it wasn’t crowded at all. Already planning doing this again in 2018, 19, 20 so on and so forth, Florida is the perfect place for the “Birds” to migrate the first week or two of November 🙂 <- did I go overboard there lol 🙂
Here is a look at our last Tour De Florida. Had so much fun looking at all these fun photos. I kid you not my best memories have been made in this state.
catching a red eye with my first babies
Our first time in Miami
I had no idea Holland was going to be my only daughter, I always loved dressing her up like a little doll
All I know is if Brody Jenner wants to hang out with you and buy your kids gelato multiple times in one day, you let him 🙂
Holland hanging poolside with Kristen Chenoweth
Stay tuned as I am going to share more fun about our 2017 Tour De Florida & where we stayed along the way.
bikini (glamour gels)
bikini bottoms (asos) / top (asos) louis vuitton (is now sold at banana republic) / jeans (paige , sold at glamour gels) / shoes (mia, nordstrom) / top (french connection, sold at glam gel nails) / brooklyn’s outfit (janie jack) white bikini top (asos) / white bikini bottom (asos) / hollands swimsuit (janie & jack) dress (glamour gels) grey sweater (sexy modest) / hudsons shoes (jordans) / glasses (rad swim)
If my trip was a book it would be The NoteBook ; If it were a song it would be “This Is Me”
If you know “me” & have followed me through my blogs journey well this song pretty much sums it up. Through my blogs journey I’ve met my best friends, which are in the form of my family. I’ve been pregnant, a lot, I’ve miscarried, my face has been paralyzed, just to meet these people. I couldn’t of imagined through it all, my life would be where it is today.
(can you tell I was in the Bible Belt)
Today I am recapping the Crystal Coast as I just wrapped up a trip of a lifetime with my family. I want to thank the Crystal Coast for inviting us to partake of what you get to call “home”.
Two things I do when I travel without a doubt, besides post tons, is try to see if I could live where I am and I “Zillow” like crazy. I have to say out of all the places I’ve ever been North Carolina is IT for me.
It’s like my beloved Ocean City, but with better taxes and better year round weather. I could honestly call this place home. It was unlike any beach vacation I’ve ever been on. It was relaxing, fun and ultra romantic from start to finish. I got to really enjoy my family and I felt so at peace.
I could write a novel, but if you have any questions about our trip please feel free to ask.
Have a wonderful night my friends.
*find & rent the beach house where we stayed here Beach Dreamer
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Fruit – 1 whole banana or 1/2 cup of fruit of your choice
Ice – 1 cup 8-9 cubes
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