Happy Easter!

Yes, I know Easter was technically yesterday but Happy Easter anyway! Better late than never, right? I wasn’t able to spend it with my family as they left the day before. Although the four wonderful days I was able to spend with them were fantastic…wouldn’t have traded them for anything!! I realized how much I love being able to spend time with my mom, grandma, and little brother. Miss you guys!

Even though I wasn’t with family, I was able to spend some of my Easter with a wonderful friend. Nothing is better than starting the day at church with some friends (and seats!!). I will also add, I’ve never had to stand in line waiting to get in to church…until today…

Sacred Heart Church, Tampa, FL

Church was followed by lunch with a fantastic water view and a great friend! The walk out onto the pier was just an added bonus. I have to say, I really feel blessed!

Thank you, Instagram. Ballast Point, Tampa


View of downtown Tampa


Gasparilla Pirate Fest 2012


It’s the annual pirate invasion of Tampa. Pirate ships, boats, people, lots of people, cannons, drinking. And beads…many beads.

Thanks to some awesome friends and their balconies, I did not have to deal with the mass crowds on sea level. I also was not able to collect many beads…but it’s a give and take. Being able to enjoy mimosas on a balcony with friends and a sunny day = a great time. Wish I had more pictures…(there were a lot taken, apparently not by my phone though).