Cheers to 10 Years

10 years... WOW! It feels like only a few years since we said "I do", but here we are. We originally booked an Alaskan cruise to celebrate the milestone, but obviously our plans changed. Several weeks ago, we decided to head to the gulf coast for a few nights to still have a little getaway... with our toddler - ha! Little did we know that our beautiful state would be spiking again with the virus, and I'd be super nervous about traveling at all. Thankfully, we were driving and the resort we stayed at had great social distancing rules in place.

We arrived armed with our masks (even my 3 year old wears a mask, so I'm not sure why some people just can't seem to comply), sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer, lots of vitamins and elderberry, and I even brought a hand soap pump for our hotel room's bathroom since I just feel like it's easier to wash your hands with liquid soap instead of bar soap. Other than when we were in our room, we spent the entire time outside including all our meals. I'm so glad we went for it, but still feel a little uneasy hoping we remained safe and healthy.

We stayed at Sirata Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach which is right next door to Tradewinds where we grabbed dinner, and took in the gorgeous sunset the first night. We booked a king suite which included a living room and kitchenette with a pullout couch for Lil' Miss and a balcony for some fresh air when in the room. Parking, breakfast, beach loungers, and happy hour drinks were included which was a great deal for a domestic resort. (I'm used to being nickeled and dimed for every single little thing when we travel within the U.S. - another huge vote for international travel and all inclusive resorts). We also cashed in coupons for free coffees before we checked out on our last morning, which of course is always a good idea. 

What you see on Instagram during a pandemic...

What I actually looked like when not swimming or eating...

*When you skip your nap for extra beach and splash pad fun, you fall asleep on mommy*

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We walked up the beach to the resort next door for dinner on our first night, and stopped to check out their koi pond before settling in to eat on the beach and enjoyed live music and the sunset. Lil' Miss was also very proud to rock her handmade dress that my mom made just for her. I joked that she has her own "couture" - ha! 

I mean the sass....

Splash pad fun the next morning after breakfast

Loved the little bubbles to stand on when waiting for a frozen drink at the beach side bar

We went for ice cream after dinner on our second night which was our anniversary. We went to Larry's Old Fashioned Ice Cream shop to pick up some sweet treats including some craft mini donuts to enjoy the next morning. I was very impressed with how well they enforced their face mask policy. They actually turned a few groups of people away in line without a mask.

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  1. So glad you had a great getaway to celebrate 10 years!! So smart to bring your own soap - we're going away in a couple weeks and I'll add that to my list! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  2. Happy Anniversary! It looks like the perfect getaway! The resort looks beautiful!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  3. Happy 10 years!! So glad you were able to get away just for a bit to celebrate, toddler in tow and all. And that little chair swing, I need one.

  4. Happy 10 years to y'all! I hate that your big trip got postponed, but I'm glad you were at least able to get away for a few days. Y'all look like you did your trip extra careful just like we did ours... good for y'all! We've all been taking elderberry for the last few months, too! And yay for little S wearing her own mask like a boss!

  5. Happy Anniversary! !0 years, what a milestone! Glad you got this little getaway at such a beautiful resort!

  6. Happy Anniversary! Wishing you many more years of happiness and joy!
    You look so happy!
    You daughter is soooo cuuttteeee!

  7. Happy 10th anniversary ! That getaway sounds fun. Your daughter is super cute in that dress. Stay safe! xx

  8. Congratulations on 10 years and enjoy in your trip. Photos are amazing.

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  9. Happy anniversary! Looks like you had a fantastic time! When I wear a mask, my heart starts to race and I can feel my pulse is going way up which is not healthy for the heart. I was diagnosed with an irregular heart beat several years ago but supposed to be not so rare and personally I don't need to take medicine for it (but it is the reason why I started with yoga) - maybe that's what is causing it but I try to avoid any place where masks are mandatory due to this reason. I wish it was as easy for me to deal with it as it appears to be for anyone else ..

  10. Happy ten years! I know it wasn't the trip you had planned, but you guys really did make the best of it given the situation! And it looks like S had the BEST time!

  11. Happy Anniversary! What a fun trip you guys had! Little Miss looks like she was living her best life. The dress your mom made is so pretty. I really dont understand how people can still walk around mask free with not a care in the world. We cancelled our annual 4th trip because our condo is on the top floor of a large building and I dont want to risk hanging out in elevators and stuff in close proximity with people who dont care. I wish we had a house or something down there instead, it would be different. Glad the place you stayed had good protocols in place! That definitely helps put your mind at ease some.

  12. Happy anniversary my amazing and beautiful friend! Looks like baby girl is becoming quite the traveler and the big girl! The pictures in the dress your mom made her make me so happy! And of course I love that she has a unicorn suitcase! Thanks for sharing your beautiful weekend away with all of us, I’m so glad you did it! Cheers to decades more!

  13. The yellow skirt and white top combo is amazing. I love that whole outfit. It looks like it was the best time. And Serena had a great time too. I love that they included all of that stuff in the price of the place. Happy hour and breakfast, etc. Amazing. That photo of Serena falling asleep on your shoulder in the water is just too cute. I am sooo glad that you had an amazing anniversary!

  14. Congratulations on your anniversary :) It looks like you had a great time!
    Lots of love and stay safe ♥ January Girl

  15. Happy Anniversary!!!! 10 years, WOW!! Glad you enjoyed your trip to my backyard :) It's so pretty at the Sirata!

  16. Happy belated anniversary!! I hope you'll get to take the adventures you had planned at some point, but this looked like a fun way to enjoy some time together as a family! Love S and her little dress - she's SO sassy. Can't imagine where she learned it. ;)

  17. That looks like so much fun! How nice you got to spend time together as a family :) Happy anniversary! We celebrated our 10 year anniversary last year with the Europe trip and then a sneaky weekend away without the kids once we were home. It's strange now a year on seeing how different the world is!

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