Operation Florida Birthday Surprise was a total success! A HUGE thank you to all of our friends and family who kept the big secret! Here's the father and son hippie duo!
We began our trip with a very excited dog since he now loves car rides. Except once he realized he was in it for the log haul he looked completely depressed and held his up in the air as if to ask "why me!?" like this.
Here's one of the very few pictures I have of Autumn. My excuse for this is that growing up in South Florida has conditioned me to be absolutely clueless when it comes to seasons. For whatever reason, I thought that when the leaves change colors they last and stay all beautiful for a whole month before falling in preparation for winter. WRONG! They fell within nearly 4 days and I just never thought to use my camera in those moments. This is on the border of South Carolina where some color still remained.
We arrived in Florida at 4am after a long 12 hours on the road. We napped for 3 hours and then crashed the Calder family photo shoot. I will never forget Bob's expression since he was in perfect view of the door when we walked in. Shocked and confused! Just what we had hoped for! The photo shoot was great! I can't wait to see the pictures!
Here's the Calder house all decked out and ready for the big bash!
Margarita Machines. Aren't they beautiful??
This guy is ready to party
By far the strangest picture of the night. Just to clarify, Robert Cernuda was indeed given the memo that it was a HIPPIE party. Don't ask me why this boy STILL came as a Mime and proceeded to not talk for the first hour of the party!
The Birthday Boy!
Even Madden was decked out. I didn't get to snap a picture of both of the little ladies in their tie-dye
Me chattin' with Hippies
Halloween was a quiet night for us. Tom was recovering from the party with football and lots of water while I got my very necessary dose of Samantha. Yet somehow I got NO pictures of the two of us! Talk about an epic fail on my part! Also necessary was Zona Fresca and the mall (sad I know, but our mall is pretty much empty here and I just had to update myself on what the heck is in style since this town is filled with authentic and very unfashionable hippies).
Trick or Treating with Madden and the gang followed but it was raining and I wasn't daring enough to take my camera out of the car. After that we went to Rachel & Jessica's!
Somehow this is the only picture of Rachel I managed to get. She was a wild thing!
And I found this adorable Gnome family :)
Treats for Chloe!
Back at home, Mom totally one upped me in the gardening skills department. Check out her perfectly groomed healthy and organic veggies!
In other news, Although Poof is always happy to see her: Ginger still hates Poof...and life.
I can't even fully express how amazing it was to feel HEAT!
Dear Dania Beach,
We will meet again in 6 weeks.
I love you.