happy place

This little corner of anna maria is where my family used to rent in the summer.
Being just a few minutes away from this spot makes me so {so} happy.
i get all and every kind of nostalgic.  i used to play in this sand, i used to daydream here and now i’m here with my
 handsome huz.
and that coupled with the beauty of the ocean, the powdery white sand, the man strumming the ukulele… 
my throat closes, i get choked up.  it is what always happens.
Last night JB and I went on a date to watch the sunset and grab a bite on the Pier.
and i grabbed my camera instead of leaving it behind.  trying to break that bad recently formed habit.
wish you were here.
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  • Reply {Emily} Simply Southern

    so beautiful! Happy friday

    February 24, 2012 at 2:16 pm
  • Reply christin

    i want to be there now! why you gotta be making me jealous with all the beautifulness that is Flordia? not cool, Sarah. i guess i'll let it slide because you deserve it. happy friday!

    February 24, 2012 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply Eesh

    I wish I was too.
    Lovely photos dear xx

    February 24, 2012 at 2:25 pm
  • Reply Michelle (michabella)

    i must visit there! seriously!! beautiful <3

    February 24, 2012 at 2:26 pm
  • Reply Megan

    shoes..where did you get them? tell me now.

    February 24, 2012 at 2:26 pm
  • Reply Lyndsay

    So beautiful! I wish it was warm enough to go to the beach here.

    February 24, 2012 at 2:32 pm
  • Reply Melissa

    So pretty!

    February 24, 2012 at 2:41 pm
  • Reply ChinkyGirLMeL

    Oh wow. gorgeous photos. Have fun at the beach with your hubs. And bring us back more pictures will ya.

    February 24, 2012 at 2:43 pm
  • Reply July

    I absolutely LOVE Anna Maria! I've been to that pier many times, as well as the Rod'n'Reel pier (yummy food!). I spent Summers going to Long Boat Key, and Anna Maria growing up, and to this day, it remains one of my favorite places in the world! The Anna Maria cafe on the beach also has the best tuna salad ever haha!!! such a sweet and beautiful place 🙂

    February 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply Renee

    I love this post. The pictures are so pretty. I too wish I was there!

    February 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm
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    February 24, 2012 at 3:32 pm
  • Reply Ash

    gorgeous pictures! so glad you are breaking this bad habit that i DO NOT approve of (;

    oh and rainbows… i'm getting myself a pair and soon (i live in CA, so the 80 degree temps of lately seem to warrant a new flip-flop purchase)

    the ocean gets me every time.. i could sit on the beach for HOURS, doing nothing but staring off into the horizon.. (:

    February 24, 2012 at 3:39 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    how beautiful and relaxing! Happy weekend!

    February 24, 2012 at 3:42 pm
  • Reply Shannon :: The Scribble Pad

    beautiful. perfect. terrific date night.

    February 24, 2012 at 3:45 pm
  • Reply Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny

    You both are just TOO cute for words 🙂 So excited for your new wedding blog!!! xoxo

    February 24, 2012 at 3:47 pm
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    February 24, 2012 at 4:00 pm
  • Reply Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples

    Your photographs are lovely! Looks like a wonderful vacay

    February 24, 2012 at 4:07 pm
  • Reply Alexandria

    I wouldn't mind being there right now, especially since it's snowing in Boston. Oy. Happy Friday!

    February 24, 2012 at 4:32 pm
  • Reply Kenzie R.

    Gorgeous photos, and you guys are a gorgeous couple!

    Definitely wish I were there!

    February 24, 2012 at 4:55 pm
  • Reply Emily

    what a happy place indeed!! makes me miss florida so much!! glad you had a wonderful date night!! xoxo

    February 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm
  • Reply M.

    you are such a beauty. love these pictures- looks like such a happy date. : )

    February 24, 2012 at 5:20 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    How neat that you get to live so close! I love that picture at the end of the pier. How romantic. Oh, and you are brave for wearing such pretty shoes in the sand lol.

    – Sarah

    February 24, 2012 at 5:22 pm
  • Reply Nicole Marie

    oh my gosh that looks like the most romantic date/evening ever!!!

    February 24, 2012 at 5:38 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    Beautiful Friday post 🙂

    February 24, 2012 at 6:03 pm
  • Reply Holly

    So gorgeous, Sarah. So envious that you live near the ocean 🙂

    February 24, 2012 at 6:07 pm
  • Reply Jenna

    Looks absolutely stunning Sarah! You're so lucky you live just next door to a place so close to your childhood 🙂

    Hope you guys have an amazing weekend!


    February 24, 2012 at 8:05 pm
  • Reply My Head to My Toes

    I'm moving to Bradenton in a few weeks….. this makes me so excited. I cannot wait!

    February 24, 2012 at 9:14 pm
  • Reply Pris

    Sounds like the perfect date night with gorgeous photos to show for it!

    February 24, 2012 at 10:01 pm
  • Reply Sarah @ Upshaw - The Next Generation

    I want to go every place you visit! It looks like you and hubby have the best time wherever you go.

    February 24, 2012 at 11:41 pm
  • Reply Blossom Lounge

    This is just so picturesque, what a gorgeous date night! We heart JB+Sarah 🙂 …and you make us Canadians weak when we see photos like this 🙁 need to move to FL asap.

    February 25, 2012 at 3:56 pm
  • Reply Lottie

    How I wish I was there–I need to feel proper warmth on my skin and enjoy being on the beach–how I miss the beach!

    February 25, 2012 at 4:42 pm
  • Reply Bridget

    that looks downright dreamy.

    February 25, 2012 at 4:42 pm
  • Reply Marshall

    Beeeautiful!!!!! The beach and you two!

    February 26, 2012 at 6:39 am
  • Reply Ana

    Gorgeous pics! 🙂
    SO glad you remembered to grab your camera. my bad habit is that I grab my camera too much – I've been trying to enjoy more the moments than taking millions of pics of it.

    xoxo, Ana

    February 26, 2012 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply Liz {Sequins And Stripes}

    You two are seriously the most adorable couple ever, so much fun following your adventures + life in such a dreamy place!

    February 27, 2012 at 2:36 pm
  • Reply Liesl

    You are both adorable and I love these soft, pretty pictures with hints of mints and blues! 🙂 Love that you had a beautiful date night together and got to enjoy a magical sunset! 🙂

    February 27, 2012 at 6:39 pm
  • Reply Alexandra

    Lovely pics! I wish I was there!
    xo, Alexandra

    February 27, 2012 at 11:17 pm
  • Reply TaraR

    So glad that I stumbled upon this adorable blog! Anna Maria isn't too far from home for me and I agree it's a great place to escape to ahhhh serenity <3 Lovely photos!

    Your newest follower,
    Tara xo

    February 28, 2012 at 9:54 pm
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