|Me and the girls at Wekiwa Springs|
Good Tuesday morning to you all! Raise your hand if your ready to start back into the work week. No takers? That's what I thought. Raise your hand if you had an awesome and relaxing long weekend....
Now that's more like it!
This weekend we were able to squeeze in quite a bit of fun and relax time despite some of the more stressful tasks we had before us: finding new wheels for the car and scouting out a new place to live. More on the tires later, and more on the new place to live once we find something.
Sunday morning we went to Wekiwa Springs State Park in Winter Springs, Florida. It was such a beautiful, peaceful morning and we enjoyed a two-hour paddle around the springs with our friend Laura and her parents who were in town. As you can see, the water was so glassy and still and everything was so lush and green. We saw multiple turtles and even saw a little 2ft alligator as we were coming back to shore.
The company was the best part though. Laura just moved into town and it's been great getting to know her better. Meeting her awesome parents was the icing on the cake...talk about people of God! We really loved our time getting to know them and laughing along with them down the river.
We also enjoyed an evening using our new grill. John made me homemade kebab and he knocked it out of the park. Something tells me he has a little bit of Persian blood running through his veins because it tasted just as good as the ones I've had at restaurants or our Iranian friends' house. I will be posting a recipe and how-to on Thursday. You're going to want to try this recipe!
We also grilled hot dogs this weekend...those were nothing to write home about. And frank-ly (hehe), I regret it.
Monday John finally got some new wheels for the car. He and a friend went to pick them up from a guy in St. Cloud. We paid $300 for all four wheels and tires. Not a bad deal. We parked the car inches away from my own last night so that if the theives had the nerve to come back again they would only be able to steal two of them.
Luckily, no such thing happened. And if it had, John swore we would move into a friends house until we found a new place to live.
Monday evening we got together for dinner at Olive Garden with our friends Becky and Reggie. Reggie just moved to L.A. and is back visiting his beautiful girlfriend Becky. Aren't they a lovely couple? They are surely in love. I have a feeling he's going to be stealing my friend away forever sometime soon, but I couldn't think of a better person to do so. We love you Reggie!
We're looking forward to the short week ahead and the possibilities for housing coming our way. We should have some busy evenings scoping places out. Can't wait to update you all on our progress!
Have a great week!
Question of the Day:
Do you celebrate labor day and recognize it as anything other than a day off?
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Looks like it was a great weekend! We just like relax and do nothing on Labor Day! Which, isn't entirely accurate, because I did a lot of cleaning!ReplyDelete
Hannah, thank you so much for your beautiful comment in my kind of sad post... how lovely to spent time with friends! and how lovely with a free day! here in Norway we have very few of those ... is been very cozy to get to know you through blogging : )ReplyDelete
you have a great day. The Wekiwa Springs State Park is awesome beautiful! Wish to go there one day! May I know which country is it locate?ReplyDelete
The food look yummy!:)
Peiyinn- It is located in Winter Springs, Florida,United States. :)ReplyDelete
Looks like a great weekend - I can't believe that about your wheels though. Best of luck in your search for a new place to live!ReplyDelete
Looks like you had a blast! Beautiful photos!ReplyDelete
Happy Tuesday, Hannah! So glad it was a nice weekend for you :) ... I know it was a not-so-nice start last Friday with the car debacle...ReplyDelete
Your pictures from the state park are SO beautiful! How wonderful to be able to spend some peaceful time on the water!
Wishing you the best of luck with your search for a new place to live. I hope you find someplace amazing very soon!
Looks like you had a fabulous weekend, great pictures!ReplyDelete
The place is beautiful and peaceful - I bet you loved it.ReplyDelete
Now nothing than a good time with friends enjoying a day off.
Good luck for the searching - always a bit long but you'll find something.
I love how your weekends are so productive! Good luck with searching for a place :)ReplyDelete
Great pictures!Glad u sorted the car out.Good luck househunting!!ReplyDelete
What a fun weekend. :) Good luck with your search for a new place to live!ReplyDelete
Hope you find an awesome place fast! House hunting is second on my hate list only to job hunting :) I don't celebrate Labor Day for its intended purpose, I celebrate it for being a lazy day off! One of my college roommates lives in Winter Park - I didn't realize it was so pretty! Also, I just realized that two of my roommates (from Iowa) live in Florida. Interesting. I should probably visit :)ReplyDelete
That's a bit of a coincidence! I went paddleboating around a lake in a park in Denver. I think Wekiwa Springs looks much more beautiful though. Otherwise, I did house projects, cleaned, saw Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and ... posted a "What Kind of Travel Writer Are You?" quiz on my blog. On Labor Day, I guess I try to enjoy the last days of summer and appreciate the fact that we have paid days off at all.ReplyDelete
YAY for having tires again! And it looks like you had a great weekend :) Happy Tuesday, Hannah!ReplyDelete
Looks like y'all had a great labor day!! Wekiwa springs looks beautiful! We just returned from Italy and I am slowly coming out of my pasta and wine coma. :)ReplyDelete
Labor day weekends are the best! Great pics.ReplyDelete
i see it as a day off that i didn't get here in sydney, but that's okay, it's my last week of work. sept 5th is my wedding anniversary so until we have kids it will be a 3 day weekend to celebrate, once we have kids, having monday off will give us at least a few more hours to maybe celebrate :)ReplyDelete
What a beautiful place! And good luck with the house hunting - keep us posted!ReplyDelete
Looks like a very fun weekend! Those springs look beautiful! And mmmm Olive Garden ;)ReplyDelete
Good luck with the house search. Having just gone through it I know it's stressful but SO worth it when you find something great!
SO jealous you saw turtles! The lake looks very pretty. I am glad you had a lovely weekend after Friday!ReplyDelete
What an absolute relief that you had a good weekend after the car incident. Now you have me excited about Thursday! I'm back in Australia and have started stocking my pantry :)ReplyDelete
Sounds like a fun weekend. I love the springs photo. And I agree, this "war" needs to end now.ReplyDelete
I love your weekend updates! I am so jealous that your weather always looks sunny and hot! Looking forward to the kebab recipe!ReplyDelete