Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pool Days in Florida

Sometimes when we go to Florida, we have a list of places we want to visit and things we want to do while we are there. This trip was different. Megan and I went to spend some time with my in-laws and also spend some time with each other, and that is exactly what we did. We spent the past four days, laying on lounge chairs or swimming in the pool and reading and discussing books ( I read three and Megan read two).

Sometimes it is good to just spend some quiet days, reconnecting with family. We didn't need to drive to the beach, when we could just step outside to the pool, every morning. We didn't need to visit Disney World or Busch Gardens. We talked and read and relaxed, just a mother and daughter, being still and spending important time together, in a beautiful setting.

Sometimes, it is important to not have a schedule for the day. Nothing more important than the book you are reading and the sun on your face.

Sometimes just noticing the little things is the best way to spend the day - drinking your coffee outside in the morning, watching the butterflies flutter near the flowers and the lizards climb playfully on the pool screen.

Sometimes we realize the blessings we have when we take the time away from our daily distractions and concentrate on what is important.


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  1. agenda is a good agenda! I kinda got to do that in April...would love to do it again! Glad you got to relax!

  2. You have had a marvelous time!/Elisabeth

  3. Every shot looks so relaxing. It's great to get away and reconnect. Visiting from Outdoor Wednesday.

    Jocelyn @

  4. Sounds like a wonderful time and precious memories for you both.

  5. Perfect:) Sounds absolutely perfect to me! Enjoyed seeing the pics! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

  6. Sounds like you have a fab time. It brings back lots of happy memories of our two trips to florida on holiday from the uk. Love the pool lol
    Hi im a new follower from the blog hop and I really hope you can visit me sometime

  7. That pool is gorgeous! Is it your in laws? I love it so much! Is it screened in? I love how you and your daughter just kicked it in the sun and read books and shared them and spent quality time together and you said it right that is the best time ever! I love how you took pictures of the flowers and the pool and the lizard eeeeeeeeeeeeeek lol, this is so full of Sunshine I can hardly stand it lol! Glad you had such an amazing time and thanks so much for linking up! Summer

  8. Férias descanso e livros muito bom ...
    e tudo junto a natureza!

  9. I love the joy of a simple day!!!
    Smiles, Dottie

  10. So true, Vicki! In our crazily busy world, sometimes just quiet, a book and a good conversation is the best thing in the world.

    Thank you so much for joining in this week!


  11. Sounds like a nice relaxing getaway! Lovely photos. Have a great weekend!

  12. Nice pictures you show.
    Wish you a good weekend :)
    Hanne Bente

  13. Lindos momentos e fotos!beijos,chica

  14. The purple flowers you are showing are called Mexican Petunias....we just planted five of them last weekend in our yard. We also live in Florida...nice to meet you.
    Laurie @ Pride in Photos

  15. What a wonderful way to spend time with your daughter. Reading, talking and sunning...terrific!!

  16. What a lovely trip with your daughter. I agree with you wholeheartedly. I just came back from month long visit with my middle son in Atlanta. No schedules, no frantic running all over. Just spending time with the family and friends in the neighborhood. It was the best vacation I've had in a long time.

    Visiting here from Claudia's Favorite Things Saturday.

    Have a good weekend.

    Cassandra from Renaissance Women

  17. Sounds like you had a great time! So nice to enjoy each other with no outside distractions!

  18. Sounds like the two of you had a wonderful time together. Love that screened in pool.

  19. Laying next to the swimming pool and reading sounds very relaxing. :-)

  20. How wonderful to be able to spend time in such a beautiful, restful setting!

  21. Sounds like a perfect long weekend to me!

  22. What a great pool, looks like you had a wonderful time. My idea of a vaca! Drifting on the pool with a cool drink and a favorite book! Love, Linda

  23. Beautiful! Glad you're enjoying some rest and relaxation.

  24. Such a lovely post, Vicki, and so true. How lovely that you had that gift of time together.

  25. Read three books in four days? You definitely had a great time by the pool! And I think a trip to places like this would really relax your mind. And another good thing about pools is you can do lots of things aside from taking a dip like reading, listening to music, and doing some of your other relaxing hobbies!

    Cathy Newman

  26. Ahh pure bliss it looks like. One day I will make my way down there away from the rain and for visiting TALU.

  27. Mmm, sitting by the pool and reading sound heavenly. Found you through TALU!

  28. mmmm, I can just feel the sun on my face! Thanks for linking up to TALU!

  29. I love quiet times too. Lovely post and thanks for joining TALU today!

  30. Sounds like you had a great/relaxing time. Gotta say though ... with a covered pool like that, you couldn't drab me out long enough to read two books! Hmmm... I suppose I could float around on a raft while soaking up some rays and reading. ;) [#TALU]


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