Monday, February 17, 2014

Valentines and a Beach Camping Trip

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's/Presidents Day Weekend! We definitely had a great one! On Friday night, our friends had us over and we cooked a wonderful Valentine's meal. It was so good! We had steaks, potatoes, salad, bread, and mushrooms. And no meal would be complete without some chocolate! It was such a fun evening. 

My Valentine


Our husbands surprised us by telling us they are sending us to Ishigaki Island for a birthday getaway. They will both be gone for our March birthdays again this year, so they wanted to do something nice. We are so excited for a little girls weekend getaway to a beautiful island about an hour south of Okinawa. Thanks boys!

The beautiful Ishigaki Island (photo credit)


One of my favorite things to do is make Valentine themed breakfast, so that is what we did Saturday morning. Turkey bacon that failed to look like hearts and heart-shaped egg in a frame. The rest of the day was spent running errands to get ready for our camping trip the next day, walking on the beach, and grilling out that evening. My new favorite thing is to get a local cabbage and grill it!



Sunday I grocery shopped in the morning and then watched the Cats lose, unfortunately, and then we packed up and headed West for an evening of camping on Torii Beach. The weather was great. It was slightly overcast with a little breeze, perfect for snuggling up next to a fire. We made a fire, grilled hotdogs and brats, made s'mores, and watched the sunset. It was pretty much perfection. We ran out of firewood around 9, so we decided to head to bed. We slept great, besides being woken up by a cat raiding our campsite. In the morning we packed up quickly and rushed home because we got a text from the person who went to take Lexie out that she wouldn't go outside. At the point we had been gone a good 18 hours, so when we got home we were surprised she hadn't gone to the bathroom in the house. I guess her diva tendencies allow her to hold it for long periods of time. 





S'mores




It was such a fun, relaxing weekend! We foresee many more beach camping trips in our future. 



Linking up with Monday Morning Gossip and Funday Monday

19 comments:

  1. Sounds like such a fun weekend, and how nice of the boys that trip looks amazing!

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  2. What sweet boys to send y'all away since they can't be there for your birthdays! I'm impressed! That camping looks fabulous too! Happy Monday :)

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  3. Beach camping trips?! That wlx be amazing!!

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  4. I've only been camping once at a lake, but I like is love camping at the beach 10x more. Looks like y'all had fun. I can't believe your dog held it for 18 hours, that's impressive.

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  5. Heart shaped food makes it taste even better! :)
    LOVE that y'all beach camped too! That's something Mark and I are dying to do together!!! xx

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  6. Oh man, we're going camping in a couple weekends for my birthday, and I've never been. Any tips? :)

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  7. How FUN!! I think its hilarious your dog wouldn't go outside while you were gone. Diva at her finest!

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  8. Sounds like a great valentines day weekend! I've only been beach camping once before, but loved it!

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  9. This just looks so perfect!!! Aww Happy Valentine's Day!

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  10. How fun! Beach camping looks so beautiful, and there is definitely something magical about hot dogs and s'mores over a grill. Can't wait to hear about your getaway to Ishigaki!

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  11. This looks so fun!!! And you in that pink top is just perfection! How exciting about your bday trip, such a great surprise.

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  12. It looks like you had a great Valentine's weekend! I can't wait until it warms up so I can go camping!

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  13. Oh my, what a fun girls getaway you'll have!! So nice! Camping on the beach...one of my favorite things! A couple years ago we took a trip (without kiddos) to Alaska and spent most of the week camping/hiking through different parts of Alaska. My favorite camping spot, though, was on the beaches of Seward. There is something so peaceful about listening to the fire crackle and the waves hit the shore.

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