Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

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I know this isn’t a secret around here…..but I really try to cram a lot into each day.  So this is probably no surprise to y’all but I have never taken a week of vacation off before.  I am very blessed in that I have been with my current practice for almost 10 years now (wow that is insane) so I am now into major PTO earning status.  The crazy part is I really don’t use all of my allotted time.  We are such long weekend kind of travelers, so to have actually taken a full week plus off….I am not joking it feels like I was gone for a month.

I am catching up on major backlog of emails and to do lists, so bear with me because I want to share all the fabulous pictures and tell you everything I have learned.  I also don’t want to in my still post vacation brain state throw together anything haphazard because a once in a  lifetime trip deserves the time to showcase it’s full beauty.  I was so strict with our sleep patterns going and coming back that I really don’t feel jet lagged (you know I will have a full report on how that was accomplished).  I will say I have been waking up earlier since we got back and I think Florida was welcoming us home. Check out the sunrise from this morning!

Florida sunrise

I am working on full recaps but let me just say this.  Santorini may have taken us a lifetime to get there (details are coming I promise) but it was honestly the most beautiful place on this earth.

Santorini Caldera Santorini Santorini

Also our suite with a pool.  Never wanted to leave.

Santorini Gold Suites

Plus the food.  I could have an entire album on just that.

Avocado Imerovigli Greece

Take me back please!

Mykonos, Cavo Tagoo

In all honestly it was really great to have disconnected for that whole time.  The wifi in Santorini was less than stellar so we had so much uninterrupted time together, it was exactly what we needed.  I hope y’all are having a great week and thank you for letting me ease back in slowly ;-)  xoxoxo


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53 responses to “Getting Back Into the Swing of Things”

  1. Crystal W says:

    Oh man, I miss FL sunrises/sunsets! Can’t wait to move back to Orlando.
    Looking forward to hearing all about your Greece adventures!

  2. The food in Greece is just amazing! I think taking time off to unplug is so needed! Whenever I get home from a trip it takes me a bit to figure out how to write a blog post that does it justice. Looking forward to reading all about your trip and seeing your beautiful pictures!

  3. Jaa says:

    Breathtaking! I would never ever want to leave that place, either! :)

  4. Pinky says:

    Ease yourself back into life girl, no stress from us, promise! I’m so glad you were able to get away for a week, you totally deserve it! And I’m glad you didn’t worry you just were there with your husband, that’s the way a honeymoon should be, no worries about the people left behind ;)!

    All of your pictures are amazing :)!

  5. Keeping up with your pix on IG was just breathtaking. I’m loving that bikini top with the incredible back, too. Can’t wait to see all your pictures!

  6. Ok so that last picture you need to send to the hotel where you stayed and have them put them up on their site because 100% you just sold me even more to go to Greece on my next European trip! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  7. Jenn says:

    I loved seeing your pics throughout the week, even tho the wi-fi was spotty. I can’t wait to see all of the other ones! I’m glad you had a nice time relaxing and spending time with your husband–it sounds like a great week away! :)

  8. Your pictures are amazing!! Santorini has been on my bucket list for forever, so jealous!! Can’t wait to hear all about your trip and see more pics of course!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  9. I can completely relate. I’m thrown off from just a few days away, so I can imagine you’d be thrown off from a whole week away. Still, it sounds like it was well worth it. I can’t wait to here more, but these pictures are so beautiful!

  10. Sara says:

    I love that you were able to unplug!!! Can’t wait to see and hear all about it… and those early mornings after we got back felt like I had been bitten by the productivity bug… It was THE BEST… So enjoy it!! And I hear you on the week off thing – we’re the SAME WAY with taking time…. except we generally work all weekend and sneak a day here or there. After our honeymoon though, I’ve realized we need to be a little smarter about that! At any rate, WELCOME BACK!

  11. Wow it looks absolutely gorgeous!! Those views!!

    Her Heartland Soul

  12. Ashley says:

    Excited to hear details! I bet the food was out of this world good!

  13. Wow, I can’t wait to hear more about this trip! Your sneak peek pictures here are incredible. That pool — ahhhh! So jealous. Glad to hear you had a great time, and I’m excited to hear all about it.

  14. Joey says:

    Oh my goodness, this is absolutely gorgeous. Your instagram photos were breathtaking, too! I think the only time I’ve ever taken a true week long RELAXING vacation was our honeymoon, too. I’d like to change that. I’d like to make it a yearly thing. We are all so “gogogo” all the time, our bodies and minds need rest–and our relationships need for us to put “pause” on life and spend time together!

  15. Eeek I am SO excited to hear all about your trip! It always takes a little bit to get back into the swing of things – we’re here when you’re ready :)

  16. SOOOOOOO beautiful! And I can’t wait to hear your “non jet lag” tips because every time I’ve gone overseas or to Hawaii, it’s been horrible. Welcome back m’dear!

  17. this has me not only itching for a vacation, but definitely to go there! i was with my last company for 10 years and it’s so nice to rack up all that time! now i’m starting over and i’ve clearly been too spoiled for my own good! anyway, i can’t wait to hear every last detail, then you go ahead and text me the juicy stuff ;) lol. happy halfway day girly!

  18. What a gorgeous place. I can’t wait to hear all about it! Take your time, though. Coming back from vacation is HARD.

  19. Karly says:

    Those photos look unreal! You’ll get back into the swing of things eventually – it takes some time after that type of vaca I can imagine!

  20. Lyndsay says:

    My goodness, those photos are stunning. I don’t know how you came home from that trip. It would take everything to tear myself away from a place that looks like a painting.

    prosecco in the park

  21. Traci says:

    Welcome home! I’m so glad you had a great trip. I hope to get back to Greece someday. It is so beautiful.
    Have a great day!

  22. Its hard sliding back into life… do what you can. No sense in ruining all the relaxation of the trip that quickly.

  23. Nichole says:

    I’m glad you had such a great time! I can’t wait for your recaps.

  24. All breathtaking photos! That’s excellent you’re not jet lagged. I’ll look out for that post to learn how to avoid that!

  25. Deborah says:

    Ughhhhhh! I can’t wait for the details!! I was getting so much life from your IG photos! I can’t wait to plan a trip there.

  26. Christina says:

    Welcome back, lady! That Florida sunset looks fabulous but the preview pictures from Greece.. simply amazing!

  27. christina says:

    holy shit it’s beautiful. i’ve always wanted my honeymoon to be there…and just these few pics sealed that deal for me.

  28. Marie says:

    Beautiful pictures!! I’m so happy that you two had a wonderful time and I look forward to hearing more details. Hope your week is going well. It’s always hard coming back after vacation.

  29. Sometimes it’s good to just disconnect. I can’t wait to hear more about your trip my dear. Greece is top 2 on my list of places to visit.

  30. Absolutely gorgeous sunset pic! Perfect portrait to come home from beautiful Greece to. Looking forward to your full recap, definitely on my bucket list to get to next time we cross the pond :)

    And that bathing suit! LOVE! I picked up the mint one at Target, but wanted black too but they didn’t have my size *womp womp*. I got stuck in the one I tried on lol, and had to size up :-P

  31. Kayla MKOY says:

    Ohhh my word I can’t wait to see all the beautiful pics!!!!! :) glad you had a great time. This was your first week off of work?! Girl you’re crazy pants ;)

  32. Kim says:

    That is awesome you took some time off, as someone who crams a lot into a day as well I know that this is the best thing we can do for ourselves sometimes! Lovely pictures. XO -Kim

  33. Ally says:

    I mean these pictures don’t even look real! They look like they’re out of a magazine! Now Santorini is at the top of my list to visit!

  34. Caroline says:

    Welcome back!! Those photos from your trip are absolutely gorgeous. So happy that you guys had a great trip and I can’t wait to hear all about it. Oh and in case you missed my post today, I finally upgraded to an iPhone 6!! :-) Anyways, take it easy and have a wonderful day!!! :-)

  35. Susan says:

    This looks like an awesome honeymoon. It’s giving me ideas for mine!

  36. Jessica says:

    Your Greece pictures were SO dreamy! Made me want to go back asap! Glad you both had an amazing time!

  37. Those photos are gorgeous! I cannot wait for the recaps.

  38. Monica says:

    Ooh looks amazing! Can’t wait to hear all about your trip!

  39. Stacy G says:

    It is so beautiful I’d love to go one day. We never took a honeymoon because I had my first son(Luke) before we were married and I didn’t want to leave him for a week! Your trip sounds so perfect. That last photo is gorgeous I love it!

  40. Rachel says:

    Can’t wait to hear more about your trip! Hope settling back into reality isn’t too painful :)

  41. Kiki says:

    These photos are stunning, but I hope you didn’t work your honeymoon away. (; Nothing wrong with taking a little time for yourself. But I do get it. My mom is the same way. She gets 4 weeks paid and tons of sick time a year and maybe only takes 2 weeks of it. At least you’re an awesome employee! (; Can’t wait for more posts!

  42. Kristen says:

    well i’m glad you had such a great time! can’t wait to hear all about your jet lag secrets, i always struggle with that on the way home (whether home is Kentucky or Sydney lol). and yay for disconnecting and just enjoying your time together!

  43. Nadine says:

    That sunrise is absolutely beautiful!!! I can not wait to hear all about your trip. Your pictures are just gorgeous, like out of a travel guide or something. Love the back of that swimsuit too! Hope you can ease back in to things at work. I dont know how you do all that you do everyday?!?! A vacation was much needed!

  44. 10 years?! Wow, that really is an amazing accomplishment. I’m sure that week off was well deserved. And if you go back can you take me with you?

  45. Svetlana says:

    First – welcome home! This sneak peak of your trip already looks amazing!! And I can’t wait to hear about your tips for how to beat jet lag – we had so much trouble with it when we went to London. – Svetlana @ Life with a Side of Wine

  46. Beautiful photos!! Loved seeing your pics on Instagram! Proud of you for taking an entire week!! I can’t imagine not using all of my vacation time but you’re a dedicated chick that has a lot of commitments so I understand!! Welcome back!

  47. Kerry says:

    It’s been 12 years since I have taken a full week’s of vacation time so I completely understand. Glad you had a great time. The sunset is breathtaking.

  48. Amanda says:

    I cannot wait to hear about your trip – I’m already loving all of your pics!

  49. Helene says:

    that pic of you from the back… ahhh mazing!

  50. Your pictures are absolutely stunning! I am definitely wanting to plan a trip there in the next year so I can’t wait for your tips! xo

  51. Julie Joy says:

    Oh my. Those pictures are breath taking. I can’t wait to see/hear more! :)

  52. that seriously is like something out of a magazine! can’t wait to read all about it!

  53. Kay R. says:

    Greece is beautiful and those are some gorgeous pics! I took time off for the first time in 4 years last year to go to Australia. I usually just travel on long weekends and holidays so I totally get you on that!

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