Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Smarco Island Here We Come!!!

My meems (aka my mom) and I started taking an annual spring trip, just the two of us, back in 2009.  The first year we went to Sedona, Arizona.  It was beautiful and we had a blast!

Sedona, AZ
April 2009

Sedona, AZ

The second year (2010), we went to San Diego, California.  ALSO, a blast!!  As a side note, I remember now that I had lost about 40 pounds between the Sedona trip and San Diego trip.  I think I was around 210 here.  
San Diego, CA
March 2010
Our hotel (Hotel del Coronado)
March 2010

By now, we'd realized that our two vacations had been in places starting with the letter "S".  So we decided to make that a trend.  Our third year, we went to San Antonio, TX.  Once again... a blast! As another side note, I think I had gained about 20 pounds and was around 230ish in this picture.  
San Antonio, TX
March 2011

Deep in the heart of Texas (clap, clap, clap)
We sang that a lot during this trip

This year, when planning our trip, I told Meems that I really enjoyed being on the ocean in San Diego, and thought we should plan another trip where we could do that.  So we decided on going to Florida this year.  Naturally, where did we decide to go???  Sanibel Island of course.  It sounded nice and it started with "S".  Perfect, right?  Well.... when we started researching where to stay in Sanibel Island (a nice hotel with a big spa is a must-have on these trips), we weren't exactly finding what we were looking for.  Author's note: If anyone is from Sanibel Island, I'm sure it's a WONDERFUL place.  Feel free to contact me and let me know what we are missing out on! 

So my pops (aka my dad) mentioned that Marco Island was a really nice place.  Naturally, Meems and I weren't sold right away... he was ruining our "S" tradition.  Then we started looking up Marco Island and the hotel we are staying at online.  We were sold.  It looks beautiful.  

We leave tomorrow morning around 10 a.m.  
It's supposed to be in the mid-80's all weekend.  
I'm jumping out of my chair with excitement.
I still have to pack (no surprise). 

Oh, and because Meems and I are SO clever, we've decided to keep our "S" tradition.  Tomorrow we depart for SMARCO ISLAND, FLORIDA!!!! 


  1. That's awesome! As a fellow midwesterner, I'm so jealous :) It looks amazing though; and it's a great idea to spend some time with your mom. I might have to bring that idea up in my family!

    1. I would highly recommend it! We are having a wonderful time and it is BEAUTIFUL here!

  2. Marco Island is really nice. We went as a family in high school. Looks like you guys have had some fun trips! Steph I didn't even know you had a blog!! I wasn't even sure if that was you commenting until I clicked on your name (I'm an idiot... ). Your newest follower. I will email you more photo info tomorrow when I'm at my computer (phones aren't the best for emails).

    1. As you can see, I haven't had a blog for very long and I'm still figuring things out! It's great to have another follower though :) I would love any photo info that you can share (along with any miscellaneous blog tips!). Thanks Bri!