Saturday, December 18, 2010

Let the Merriment Commence!

I FINALLY finished my last paper of the semester yesterday, and am sooo happy that I can finally enjoy the Holidays!  Now I have only a weekend to do all my Christmas shopping, so it's going to be quite a frenzy!  I also have to hand-make about a dozen cards and send them off to friends around the world and start making my brother's present.  My brother got married last may, so I thought it would be nice to make a scrapbook kit for him and his wife for Christmas.  I'm painting the cover and decorating the pages, leaving room for them to add pictures of occasions from the past and the future.

I'm also super excited for next Tuesday because I'm flying down south to Florida! I'm so excited to see my brother, my friends, and my former home state!  One of my friends (KMT) from Orlando is going to be joining my family at the condo in Fort Lauderdale, so I'm super glad to have some company.  KMT and I skyped last night to start making plans:
We're heading to Key West for two days.  I'm super excited, because I've never been!  I'm a little dorky, but I'm excited to be able to take a picture at the southernmost point of the US.  Does any one have any great things I should visit in Key West?

We're going to catch some rays on the beach in Miami

Enjoy some grub on Espanolaway

Explore the Art Deco architecture of South Beach

Play some minigolf at Fantasia Gardens in Disney World

Grab some Butterbeer at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Roadtrip from Miami up to Orlando. It's only about a five hour drive, but there will be plenty of time for happy roadrip music!

I'm so excited to go and am looking forward to packing a Lilly-filled suitcase for the trip!



  1. Have a great time!
    In Key West I would go to Hemmingway's house to see all the cats with 6 toes!

  2. Make sure you bring a few long sleeved shirts, etc because last week it was freezing down here in south florida.. (I'm talking like 25F at night)... it's warmed up a bit the past two days, but I heard it's suppose to dip back down!!

  3. Thanks so much for the tips! I had no idea Hemmingway had 6-toed cats. That's so strange!

    And I'm definitely packing some warm clothes now! Wow, I was hoping to only pack my summer clothes, but I guess I'll have to make some extra room for sweaters and pants. I really really hope the temperatures creep back up again though!

  4. Congrats on finishing the semester! Your trip sounds like so much fun! My best friend went to the HP park over the summer and she loved it!

  5. Have fun!! I love Florida, and FTL/Miami is just my favorite place ever! I have that same picture of "Miami Beach" makes me smile when I see it! xoxo