Where in the World Is Mrs. Cassady???

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

I’m baaaaaaack!  Like for real. I made a post about self-care in June and it really got me on a self-care kick and I disappeared from the blogging world for a month!  So July was all about me…..and Waylon!  We sure had a lot of fun and took several spur of the moment trips.  I’m not typically a spontaneous kind of girl, but I think all the staying at home really got to me and we were ready to do about anything!  I was starting to feel like Carmen Sandiego (remember her?!) for a minute there because nobody knew where I was going to pop up at next!

Enjoying the swimming pool at Jellystone Park!
We started out our series of trips with a little trip to Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Cave City, KY.  I’ve always wanted to go there and it was just as fun as I imagined it would be!  We rounded up some friends, hopped in the car, got a cabin full of bunk beds, and the kids (and adults) had a blast! We celebrated some birthdays while there, swam in the pools, played a round of foam ball (which was way more fun than we expected), played on all the playgrounds, tried our skills on the Wibit (thank goodness there is no photo evidence of that!), and had lots of laughs!  It was a great mini vacation and, little did we know, only the beginning for us!

Sunrise at Myrtle Beach

After a few days of camping, we returned home to head back out to Myrtle Beach, SC the very next day.  We enjoyed a relaxing week on the beach and mostly ate in while there.  So, it was a nice change of pace with lots of downtime!

Sitting outside at Myrtle Beach

After a week at the beach, we figured we should come home because we were sure our dogs were missing us at this point. Lol I spent the week doing laundry and chilling at home, knowing that it was almost time to head back to work.  But, we just couldn’t stand ourselves and took off on another beach trip.  Don’t judge me.  We never do this and I don’t regret it! šŸ˜‚

Waylon was excited to staple his dollar to the wall in McGuire's Irish Pub!

To round out our summer, we spent 5 beautiful days in Destin, Florida!  This was our first trip there and we had an amazing time. The beach itself was beautiful with its soft, white sand and clear water.  I could’ve stayed forever.  Besides time spent relaxing on the beach, we visited McGuire’s Irish Pub and put our dollar on the wall, made a stop Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar & Grill and fed the gators (also had some dinner), drove to Panama City Beach and swam with dolphins (this was a bucket list item for me!), and walked around the harbor where we took pictures with parrots on our head and ate dinner at Margaritaville!  It was a great way to end the month of July.
The next time I decide to stand on dolphin noses and take a swim, I will definitely have a hair and makeup crew handy for a better photo op! šŸ˜‚  I'm pretty sad you can't really see the dolphins at all in this pic, but they are holding me up!

Now that I’m home and back to reality, I’m diving head first into my classroom.  There are still many unknowns and lots of things left in the air as far as what school will be like this year, but I am ready to tackle it!  I had a nice break in July to clear my head and am ready to do whatever I need to do for my students to have an amazing year in kindergarten!  I hope everyone else was able to do something to clear their minds and take a break this summer.  The last few months have been rough on all of us, but we have to stay positive!  Keep watching my blog for new posts to see what I’ve been working on to get ready for this year! J

**Our super cute masks came from Sugarheart Stitches!  She makes lots of goodies from masks to baby booties to clothing, so go check her out!**

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