In The Middle Of The Night

December 26, 2011

The alarm went off.

This time it was an alarm clock. 3:30am – time to get up!

Unlike my 5am wake-up to go to work this week, this one was not so pleasant, as I was in the middle of a deep, deep sleep. But a hot shower and the thought of being in 80 degree weather this afternoon got me up and moving.

We just arrived in Richmond after a dark, long drive. The only thing keeping us awake was talk of all the fun we hope to have this week.

Wish I were about to enjoy these beauties after 10 hours of sleep:

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But instead we have packed PB&J on Dakota bread and clementines to enjoy after a nap on our flight. They most certainly do not look this pretty:

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Matt and I have taken many trips, but we have never taken a vacation, aside from our honeymoon of course. We are super excited to be traveling to CARIBBEAN today! I hope there is coffee in Orlando…..See you there!

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1 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious December 26, 2011 at 6:46 am

Congratulations on your vacation. Enjoy all that fresh food while visiting the islands.

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2 Jennifer December 26, 2011 at 7:05 am

Ooooh…..I”m so jealous!!! We took a Caribbean cruise over Thanksgiving and I haven’t stopped talking about it since.

Definitely enjoy the island food! You’ll find things there you’ll never get here. Take lots of pictures!

Oh, and have a GREAT time!!!

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3 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 26, 2011 at 7:21 am

Have fun!!!

We’re traveling home tomorrow after almost a month in paradise…sad to leave but time to get back to reality.

I hope you have a fabulous, wonderful, and amazing time with no rain! :)

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4 Roxanne December 26, 2011 at 8:51 am

Some people actually live in “paradise” it’s too bad the whole world can’t be like that, but I must think of the ones who LOVES winter….. And that’s not me!

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5 Khushboo December 26, 2011 at 7:24 am

Have a wonderful trip! Hope you come back refreshed!

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6 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) December 26, 2011 at 7:32 am

What fun! I would get out of bed at 3:30am for a Caribbean vacation too! :) Enjoy every second!

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7 Karen December 26, 2011 at 7:33 am

Safe travels and have a blast on vacation, Kath!

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8 Nathalie December 26, 2011 at 7:37 am

Oh WOW!!! Have a wonderful time!!! xxx

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9 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count December 26, 2011 at 7:50 am

Sounds like quite an adventure! Have Fun!

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10 Lindsay December 26, 2011 at 7:58 am

So excited for you! I used to cruise the Caribbean frequently when I worked for Carnival Cruise Lines~ you are going to have a BLAST!! enjoy that sunshine for us, I am SERIOUSLY lacking some vitamin d!

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11 IRISMES December 26, 2011 at 8:00 am

For you it might be warm but today we woke up to a very cold and dark day (it’s just below the 70’s) :( Hope you enjoy your stay here in the Caribbean wherever you might be staying :)

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12 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance December 26, 2011 at 8:05 am

Trust me, there’s coffee in Orlando ;)

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13 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 26, 2011 at 8:13 am

That sounds amazing! You guys deserve the break. :) I hope you have a great time!

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14 Jodi @ Jodeexi Writes December 26, 2011 at 8:14 am

Waking up at ridiculous hours for vacation always makes it seem more exciting to me for some reason! I guess it just adds to the change in routine. Have a great trip! :)

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15 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More December 26, 2011 at 8:19 am

Your vacation is well deserved – enjoy it! Safe travels! :)

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16 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes December 26, 2011 at 8:19 am

How cool!! Have fun :D

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17 Mom December 26, 2011 at 8:35 am

Have a fabulous trip and relax! It’s been a busy year, to say the least.

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18 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 26, 2011 at 8:40 am

A much needed vacation, I’m sure! Enjoy your time with your husband!

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19 Hillary December 26, 2011 at 8:42 am

Super, SUPER jealous! Have a great time!

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20 SkinnyRunner December 26, 2011 at 8:47 am

i just read on the news all the coffee in orlando is gone!

that was a christmas lie. have fun on your vacay, jealous over here.

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21 KathEats December 26, 2011 at 8:59 am

Ha! Just landed so we shall see!

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22 Roxanne December 26, 2011 at 8:52 am

There may be coffee, but do they have Adagio teas? Or did you pack some of that too? LOL

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23 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! December 26, 2011 at 9:11 am

Wow what a great christmas present! Have fun!

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24 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen December 26, 2011 at 9:14 am

Yay for warm weather and hopefully sunny beaches? Enjoy your trip, I’m very jealous as I sit here in my robe and fuzzy slippers!

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25 Allie@LiveLaughEat December 26, 2011 at 9:25 am

Exciting!! Have fun. You two deserve it. Get some sun for me!

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26 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats December 26, 2011 at 9:32 am

oh geez, 3:30 is much too early for a wake up time. But it’s worth it for where you’re going!

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27 Heather @ Run Eat Play December 26, 2011 at 9:33 am

That is so fun! I hope you have an awesome vacation! And I hope there’s coffee for you :)

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28 Ashley @ Coffee, Cake and Cardio December 26, 2011 at 9:48 am

Sooooo exciting! Enjoy your vacation!

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29 Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles December 26, 2011 at 9:54 am

We waited 10 years before my hubbie and I took our first real vacation together outside of the honeymoon. Somehow the time just flew by…glad you are stopping to ‘smell the roses’ along your journey together…so important to reconnect in this crazy thing called ‘life’. Enjoy your time together!

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30 Jen December 26, 2011 at 10:00 am

I have never, ever been myself – nor on a real vacation hah! Are you “island-hopping” cruise-style or going to one specific locale? Either way, sounds like a great Christmas vacation!

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31 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh December 26, 2011 at 10:12 am

Have a wonderful time on your trip! Can’t wait to see pics!

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32 Sarah@The Flying ONION December 26, 2011 at 10:21 am

Have FUN!

And this is a late wish, but Merry Christmas! :D

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33 katie @KatieDid December 26, 2011 at 11:07 am

Have a safe trip and an amazing time! Please soak in extra sunlight for me!

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34 Maria December 26, 2011 at 11:14 am

Enjoy, you two! Have a wonderful time in the warm sun and sand! Much deserved!

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35 Kristina @ Love and Zest December 26, 2011 at 11:25 am

So jealous of your vacay! It’s a little dreary here in Orlando… so unlike sunny FL. But I’m sure it’s beautiful weather at your final destination. ENJOY yourselves!

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36 Sandy December 26, 2011 at 11:35 am

Wishing you a wonderful trip and lots of relaxation in paradise. I was just expecting your annual Bald Head Island trip so this is a new fun adventure.

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37 Paulina (One Smile Ahead) December 26, 2011 at 11:48 am

I hope you’ll enjoy the vacation to the fullest! :] Have fun!

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38 Cait's Plate December 26, 2011 at 11:56 am

HAVE SO MUCH FUN!!! It’s well, well deserved!

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39 Kori December 26, 2011 at 11:57 am

Safe travels, and have a wonderful time!!! I cannot wait to see your photos!

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40 Wendy December 26, 2011 at 12:11 pm

The bread looks yummy!

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41 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles December 26, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Definitely would be needing a vat of coffee at that point! =) Have the BEST time, you two!

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42 Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine December 26, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Oooh the Caribbean sounds fabulous! 80 degree weather = worth the rushed morning :)

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43 Angel7 December 29, 2011 at 11:08 am

WOW, Kath!!! How cool is that to be going to the Caribbean? You both deserve some well-deserved R&R!!! Wishing you both an awesome time in the sun!

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