First Florida trip of the year in the books! We took advantage of the long MLK weekend and flew home for a few days. It was a quicker trip than normal but still SO great. Dad is feeling (and obviously looking fantastic) which is just such a blessing. In fact, Hospice is re-evaluating him to see if he’s still a fit for their program. It’s pretty unusual to get kicked out of Hospice but you know those insane stories of patients given up to 3 months to live…and living years? I’m hoping that’s us. I am so thankful for every extra day we have!

Now for a few of my favorite pictures from the weekend (all from the same day — church & lunch).


Before my Grandpa (one of my favorite people of all time) passed away, he would eat lunch every single day at his favorite restaurant, Grills Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar in Cocoa Beach. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve eaten there. In fact, we surprised him on his 80th birthday when he walked in for his usual lunch and we were all there screaming SURPRISE! The waitresses knew him SO well and loved him fiercely. So you can imagine how special it was for us when Grills opened an Orlando location!!! It opened earlier this week so after church on Sunday we went for lunch and the mahi mahi is just as amazing as I always remembered it to be. 

Cheers to a great weekend!



  1. Kelly Crusenberry
    January 16, 2018 / 11:23 am

    Your dad is looking great! So glad to hear he's doing well these days. I'll continue to pray for him and your family sweet friend!

  2. The Lucky Lifestyle
    January 16, 2018 / 11:42 am

    I swear, I remember reading about that 80th birthday party! So glad to hear your dad is doing so well. <3 What a nice trip home for you all!

  3. Kathleen
    January 16, 2018 / 11:50 am

    I am so glad your Dad is doing so well. I am glad you were able to squeeze in another visit with him!!

  4. A Simple Southern Life
    January 16, 2018 / 12:10 pm

    I am so happy to hear your dad is doing so well!! I know you will always look back on these trips to Florida and cherish every moment.. Have a great Monday!

  5. sara [at] journey of doing
    January 16, 2018 / 2:04 pm

    When I was 8, they gave my dad 6 months to live… and he made it two years after that… so I'm encouraged for your dad's progress and for hospice kicking him out. 😉 I love that you're taking every moment you can to soak up that extra time with him. (My parents made that decision, too – my dad quit working to stay home with me, and I'm so glad that I got that extra time with him.) Every time I see photos of you with your dad or him with the kiddos, I can't stop smiling. What an absolute gift.

  6. Angela
    January 16, 2018 / 4:24 pm

    It looks like you had a great trip. I'm so glad to hear that your Dad is doing so well!

  7. Lauren @ The Pizza Monster Mama
    January 16, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    I'm so happy to hear about your dad! My grandmother was "kicked out of hospice" too! It's the best feeling!

  8. melissa
    January 16, 2018 / 6:29 pm

    It makes me so happy to hear your dad is feeling so well! Glad you had another good trip home to see him.

  9. CortneyandCo
    January 16, 2018 / 7:26 pm

    I think Thomas' baby pictures look so much like your dad in the picture above. So happy for your family and every day you get to be together!

  10. Anonymous
    January 16, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    Hallelujah! Your family is so precious and beautiful and thankful for the gift of life. I am so glad he is doing well and continued prayers… J in Mt Holly

  11. Chelsey S
    January 17, 2018 / 1:11 am

    Wow! That is great news about your dad–he looks great! Looks like a fun trip home!

  12. Owen Davis @ Davis Duo
    January 17, 2018 / 2:30 am

    HUGE praise that your dad is doing so well! Such great news!!!

  13. rox
    January 17, 2018 / 7:27 pm

    Here's hoping your dad gets kicked out of hospice care … because he no longer needs it!!!!! WOOT!!!! He looks amazing, and SO, SO happy! So many continued prayers coming y'alls way! XO

  14. Lyndsey Beasley
    January 18, 2018 / 6:53 pm

    Your dad looks fantastic! Continued prayers for your family. Also — LOVE your shoes in this post! Can you share details?

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