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Weekending | Quick Trip to Florida

Happy Monday friends!! I'm back from a long weekend in Florida celebrating my grandmother's 90th birthday!! I couldn't believe that it had been over a year since the last time I went back home...does anyone else wonder at what point your hometown stops being your home?! Regardless, I saw some friends, met their babies & fit in a lot of family time! Here's a few snaps from our pseudo vacation! 

After a quick flight our first stop was seeing my grandmother's! I have to say it's never easy seeing your loved ones getting older, but seeing my grandmother's literally light up as we came down the hallway - it instantly made me lose it and feel so grateful to have them in my life! 
Besides seeing my family when I'm home, I love being able to see my girlfriends that have been in my life for decades - isn't that crazy! Not only have these sweet ladies been my friends for what feels like my entire life, but I love that they have become the best mom's out there!! My friend Abbey is expecting baby girl #2 this Wednesday!! 
Yes that would be an Elsa sticker on my hand for her little girl :)  
And little miss Charlotte that is just the sweetest little thing! 
I spent more time at the pool in the last few days than I have all summer and it was amazing!! My parents moved to a new place and their complex is like a resort - with free Starbucks and everything!! 
One thing Jacksonville has over Boston is a Nordstrom!! It's sad, but true that my favorite part of Jacksonville is the St. John's Town Center - restaurants and shopping - not much else needed for me to have a good time! My new maxi dress came in handy, but I can't say it kept me cool...seriously how did I grow up in that heat and humidity?! 
At this point it's safe to assume that if a vacation falls on a Friday, there will be sushi eaten and it just so happens that visiting my favorite sushi place in Jacksonville is always at the top of my list!


It might look like we're eating a second dinner, but I promise we only had drinks...and dessert with my cousin and her husband at Cooper's Hawk Winery
Saturday was the main event! 

 My beautiful sister & cousins! 
You may have seen this photo on instagram already, but it's too good not to share here as well! Three generations of strong women because of one incredible lady!!
Being the resident planner in my family - my mom asked if I could help her with my grandmother's birthday and I'm happy to report it went off without a hitch!! I had a professional photographer come an hour before everyone else got there to take photos of my grandmother with her kids, grandkids and great grand kids! Sneak peek below from Carolin at Keen Photography
I can't wait for all the photos, but the fact that we are all looking at the camera and no one blinked is a miracle in and of itself!! There were toasts, a video showcasing some of the great moments in her life & most of all a lot of laughs! This is something that we will never forget and may we all be lucky enough to live to 90 (and beyond) to see what our lives were able to bring into the world! 
There is most definitely a coffee with my name on it to get through this Monday!! How was your weekend? Link up below to share it with us! 

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  1. Girl, I told you it was hot and humid down here! But glad you had a quick trip an that you were able to cram so much in while you were here! One of these times we're going to meet up :) Your parents new place looks amazing, I don' blame you for getting so much pool time in. Happy Monday! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. Happy birthday to your grandma! What a wonderful weekend! Your parents place sounds beyond amazing and look gorgeous, too. That shopping area seems really cute, too - definitely can see why you would love going there.

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  3. Oh Biana, what gorgeous photos, was priceless memories!! I am so happy you could get home and spend time with your beautiful family and amazing friends!! I bet they were overjoyed to see you and it looks like time well spent!! That 3 gen picture is pure gold and the pic of you and sis...well, it should be on the cover of a magazine!! Man, they do sushi right in Jacksonville...YUM!! Your parents new Digs look spectacular, I mean the free Starbucks alone would entice me, lol!! Happy week ahead gorgeous!!

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  4. I wish I would have know that Jacksonville had that town center when I was there in June! We just walked downtown and on the river walk and I kept wondering where everyone shops haha! So glad you got to spend time with your family celebrating your grandmother's birthday--that is so special!! Love your parents' complex--that has got to be nice for sure!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  5. Your family is just beautiful, Biana! How wonderful that you got to spend some time with your grandmother... I know everyone was so happy to see you! And we LOVE Jax... so much to see and do there! We haven't been in a few years, but I wanna go back! And finally, Boston doesn't have a Nordstrom?!?! How is that possible?

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  6. Looks like it was a great trip home! And happy birthday to your grandmother! I love the picture of the 3 generations. Such special memories! Have a great start to the week!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  7. What a sweet celebration for your grandmother- the party looks beautiful and I'm sure it meNt the world to her! Love the beautiful family picture! Have a great week!

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  8. Looks like such a fun weekend! Happy Birthday to your grandma and to 90 years! My grandma is turning 87 soon and she blows me away with her livelihood. Have an awesome week!

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  9. Oh Biana - I just loved this! If we could all be so lucky as to make it to 90 . . . what a blessing! I'm so glad you got to go home and celebrate with family . . . the photos are awesome, and I love a generations photo!! And time with friends is precious as well . . . you packed a lot into your trip. Glad you are back safe and sound!

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  10. I cannot think of a better way to end the summer than that fabulous trip! It looks like you got to go on a five star trip, but with the added bonus of seeing family and friends! Happy Birthday to your sweet grandmother!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  11. You pack more into 1 weekend than anyone I know! Love that sweet picture with your grandmothers. So special!

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  12. What a fun weekend celebrating your sweet grandmother! That picture of all of y'all is precious and you'll definitely treasure that forever. :)

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  13. What a fun and special weekend! Your photos of your family and friends are beautiful! Your parents complex looks amazing and love that they offer Starbucks!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  14. I always forget there isn't a Nordstrom in the city!! I live between the Burlington and NS Malls, and go to one of those Nordstroms - but that is so strange! Sounds like a nice weekend :)

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  15. So glad we got to see you! ❤️😊

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  16. The Elsa Sticker :) that made me smile.
    nothing like family. So glad you got to spend time with them & get some good pictures of everyone together. That's precious & something you'll cherish forever.
    I dont think your hometown EVER stops becoming your home. My dad STILL takes us back to a little town he grew up in & tells us stories (the same ones over & over) ... its like you can see him go through a time warp & he's really there again in his mind.

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  17. Such an amazing weekend with family and friends, and can we talk about all your fabulous outfits?! You were rockin' it gurlie! You're too funny about the heat, I was actually hotter up in CT a few weeks ago, and whenever I go up in the winter I always wonder how on earth I used to survive such cold! Cheers to a great week <3
    Green Fashionista

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  18. How great that you spent time with family and old friends!! Must have been great to visit your loved ones and catch up.

    I'm about to board the "Monday Coffee" train, too!


    Amber
    All the Cute

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  19. You have both your Grandmothers? That is truly amazing and awesome! This looks like such a fun weekend filled with so much love! I hope and pray I make it to 90!!

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  20. I loved following along on your Snapchat--it looks like it was such a fun weekend with family! That's so amazing that you still get to spend time with your grandmas--definitely treasure every minute! Happy Monday girl!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  21. what an amazing trip! i love all the photos with family. nothing beats that. and yes to nordstrom! we don't even have one here anymore and it's silly. and i hear you on where home is. i definitely consider florida home now even those i've only spent 11 of my 33 years here! happy monday love!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  22. How absolutely lovely!! Isn't going home just the best!! And yay for a quick nordie shopping trip!

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  23. Sounds like and looks like you had a lovely visit home! Lovely to fit in some pool-time too, haha have missed that completely this summer! Have a lovely week! Xx

    www.thefashionfolks.com

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  24. I saw some snaps on snapchat and I am so glad you had a lovely visit to your home! You know how to plan out your weekends when you go on trips! You literally have the best time! Happy Monday!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  25. Oh wow, your weekend looks like it was fantastic!! You always wear the cutest outfits! Have a great week!

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  26. 90 years old? How incredible! Looks like a wonderful weekend :)

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  27. Your weekend with family sounds so awesome! I love that you ordered a professional photographer so that you could have some great pictures of all the generations of your family! It's always weird to go home, and I don't know when it stops being your home. I'm sure that it's even weirder for you since you live in a completely different city and state too!

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  28. Looks like such a fun trip! I love getting to visit friends and family. Nordstrom would definitely be a hightlight for me too (along with that sushi).

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  29. Awww, quick trips are always hard to fit in seeing everyone! Love that you got a photographer, and it looks like the weather was better up there than it was down here in Vero!-- Dorrie @ Rt 1 US 1

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  30. So glad you got to see your grandma! And ummm can I move somewhere with free starbucks by the pool?!

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  31. Girl, you squeezed SO much into your quick trip down to Florida! It looks like y'all had a wonderful celebration for your grandmother's 90th birthday!

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  32. Little vacations trips are always amazing (I need one), but they're better when you get to catch up with family. Your whole squad looks so happy to be together — I love family! I miss mine back in Atlanta!

    Audrey
    www.lululinden.com

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  33. Sounds like a great weekend! I'm sure you grandma loved seeing you. We are actually heading to Cali this weekend to celebrate my grandma's 80th. So funny!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

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  34. That sushi looks amazing! I always make a sushi stop while on vacacy!
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  35. That's so exciting that you were able to go down to Florida for the weekend to celebrate your grandmother's birthday! And I really need to move somewhere that has an amazing pool and free Starbucks!!

    http://thecourtneydiaries.com

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  36. You had such a fun trip! So much family and friends time. Being together with your family like that must have been so special. And, I want to move to your parent's place, lol!

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  37. Glad the festivities went off without a hitch!! You jammed so many visits in to such a short time! So glad you got to see so many people and celebrate with your family! Everyone looked so glamorous!!!

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  38. What a wonderful trip home. Your grandmother is adorable!! Can we discuss how beautiful you and your sister are? What are your makeup tricks? Your makeup is flawless in every single picture. Glad the party was a success!!

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  39. i don't think your hometown ever stops being your hometown.. even if it's not your 'home' anymore, it will always be home :) i agree, it's so hard seeing loved ones get older but how precious that they lit up when they saw you. that is amazing. that picture of the three generations is beautiful Biana! what a fabulous family, and so great that you got to spend time with them.

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  40. First of all, you look AMAZING in that jumpsuit. Second, that picture of you with your grandmas is so, so, so sweet! I love that you still keep in contact with your childhood friends, that is amazing and I love that you're getting to meet all their kiddos. Looks like you had a wonderful time, glad you got to get away for a bit! XO -Kim

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  41. I loved seeing all of your snaps-- it looked like such a fun weekend and I'm impressed with everything you managed to squeeze in, plus time to relax! You have such a gorgeous family & it looked like such a wonderful celebration for your grandma. Having professional photos will be so nice for years to come!

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  42. Looks like you had a really great weekend catching up with family & friends!

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  43. Happy Bday to your grandma! I loved reading about your weekend! Sounds like you were able to pack a lot into just a few days! That pool area looks gorgeous! I would spend the majority of my time there too! Happy Monday :)
    xx

    Taffeta & Tulips

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  44. Such a great idea to do photos like that - especially when people are getting older and living further apart and it's harder to get those pictures often!

    Fabulous family weekend!

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  45. Looked like so much fun and I loved your outfits ALL weekend! xo

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  46. Geeze oh man do good looks run in your family!!! So many gorgeous people! I have to say, you are the prettiest (but I COULD be just a tad biased!! lol)....what a great-looking group! Loved seeing "the grandmothers", happy belated birthday to yours!! I think when you move (I grew up in Cleveland, lived there 35 years before moving to Michigan for my husband in 2001), it is still always "home".....that place holds your roots/history etc...........and the new place is a second HOME!! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  47. Looks like a superb time this weekend celebrating your grandmother's b-day !!! You have a beautiful family ! Love the photos from your weekend getaway ! Happy Monday Biana :) XOXO

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  48. What a fantastic weekend with family!! It's so great that you were able to get down there for the party. I still can't believe Boston doesn't have a Nordstrom?! You need to start a petition or something - I know I could get a lot of friends to sign it ;) Have a great week!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  49. Looks like you definitely fit a lot in! That sushi looks delicious and love seeing all your family snaps!

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  50. What a fun weekend!! So glad you got to see so many family and friends while in FL!!

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  51. What a fun weekend!!! Your whole family is gorgeous and what special memories you all made being there to celebrate your grandmother! Now hand me that sushi!!! OMG! I miss sushi so much. So so so so much.

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  52. So much to love about this - you guys look so happy in every picture! I love how much you fit in, how many people you got to see and that you got to relax at the pool - their complex looks great! It was such a great idea to have the professional photographer come - those photos will be so special!

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  53. Girl. I am so in love with all of your "quick trips." They all look so fun! Great recap!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  54. It sounds like you had such a great trip home. Your grandmother is adorable! Catching up with old friends and family that you don't see often is always special.

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  55. Happy birthday to your lovely grandma! Looks like it was such a fun trip! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  56. What an amazing weekend that I'm sure your grandmother will never forget! I totally agree that it is hard seeing your grandparents age but it helps to think back on all the memories we have with them!

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  57. What a fun weekend! That sushi looks amazing and your grandma is luckily to have such a wonderful family to all be there for her 90th, so sweet!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  58. What a great trip home and spending time with your grandmother is awesome. So great you could all get together.

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  59. Loved seeing your snaps of your FL trip - looks like a great time!

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  60. Your weekend sounds awesome. So wonderful that you were able to get the family together to celebrate! And I love that your grandmothers' eyes lit up when you guys came in! How special!!

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  61. Love that you were able to get back to celebrate with your grandma!!! I'm sure that made her SO happy!

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  62. We'll be in FL in a few weeks and I'm worried about the humidity and just feeling uncomfortable, but I guess nothing much I can do about it. Looks like you had a great long weekend and visiting with family and celebrating with your grandmother must have been so nice! And your parents place, a pool and free Starbucks? Sign me up :) Beautifully Candid

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  63. I loved following your trip on snapchat. What a great celebration of your grandmother! 90 is such an accomplishment! Looks like you crammed it all in on a short trip, good for you! Have a great day!

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  64. Aw what a fabulous weekend! Sounds like you had such an amazing trip! So glad you got to spend time with your grandmothers, families and friends! And omgggg that sushi looks to die for! Definitely need to check out that place next time Im in Jax!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  65. Looks like you enjoyed your time in Florida. I spent a week there in June and loved it. Congrats to your friend on her 2nd baby!

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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  66. So many happy pictures, love them all! I'm so glad the birthday celebration went well and that you guys had a great trip. I can't imagine having my family states away! I'm about an hour and a half away from my family and I HATE it. Sending your grandma birthday wishes!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  67. So true, when does your hometown not become home anymore? I've been in Florida for 14 years and still call Trinidad home. lol Sounds like a wonderful weekend trip and so special to spend it with your grandma for her 90th birthday. I know how busy those weekend trips go trying to see as many friends and family as possible. Hope you get to rest up this week!

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  68. What a SWEET weekend. A great reason to celebrate...and you managed to fit in all the extras too, spending time with family and friends! Your sister and cousins, and of course you...all so gorgeous! I was loving the snaps of your sister on TV, how amazing. Looks like a busy weekend...hope it's a great week ahead for you too :)

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  69. How cute is your grandma. Glad you had a trip home!

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  70. What a fun celebration at home for your grandma! She looks so happy in the photos! Looks like you did a great job planning. It seems like you fit a lot of fun visits with friends and families into one weekend!

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  71. Your trip looked like so much fun, always the best to get in some quality family time & your parents next complex looks incredible! When can I move in!? It's also seriously a crime that Boston doesnt have a Nordstrom!! Glad you had a great weekend <3
    xox Tess | Sequins are the New Black

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  72. What a fun filled weekend. Thanks for sharing! xo

    AFU

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  73. It's so nice that you got to see you whole family and friends! I love that you hired a photographer to take family pictures. Those mean so much!! And good luck to your friend tomorrow!!

    Xo, Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  74. A very happy birthday to your grandma! And yay to fun filled weekends full of family and friends you dont necessarily get to see that often. (: Those are the best!

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  75. Looks like such a fun trip! LOVE Florida :-)
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  76. Hi!! So I am going to try this whole blogging thing yet AGAIN and this was the best post to get me going. Your trip, that sushi and that stunning red dress you are wearing are all amazing!! So jealous of your trip!

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  77. The PERFECT weekend! Everyone in your family looks so genuinely happy and it's so amazing you could all be celebrating 90 years! Having the photographer come is the best idea (that I may need to borrow!)

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  78. that sushi looks amazing! what a fun adventure!

    kelseybang.com

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  79. What a fun weekend celebrating a special lady! A little family reunion for you guys. And did you say that Boston doesn't have a Nordstrom?! There's like 4 or 5 all within 40 minutes of me, haha!

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  80. Thats sounds like a super busy but lovely weekend, totally worth the need for coffee on monday! Family reunions are my fave, its so important to spend time with our loved ones x

    Dana
    Fashion Dew // Bloglovin'

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  81. Awwww, what a wonderful weekend and such great family time! We are headed home today from a last hurrah in Florida! We had an amazing time but that heat....

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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  82. Your weekend looked like so much fun! I'm sure your grandmother was thrilled you were there! 90 is such a big deal! Can you believe the amenities some places offer? Free Starbucks and more... that pool looks fantastic!!

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  83. I have heard Florida is such a amazing place, it is so nice that you took a small trip over there and relaxed. The food looks amazing!

    My Vogue Style | www.myvoguestyle.com

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  84. Happy birth day! That is wonderful to spend some time to grandma! Looks like you had an lovely trip!

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  85. What an amazing weekend! You were able to see ans do so much! I'm sure everyone loved having you back down for the weekend. Xx

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  86. I grew up near Jax (actually lived there for a bit) so I loved this post! I'm actually headed there this weekend. Happy birthday to your Grandma! 90!!!

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  87. What a special trip and celebration! Your parents resort looks heavenly! Glad you had a great time with friends and family!

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  88. Happy belated 90th to your grandma. Looks like a fantastic party filled with love and lots of family photos of 4 generations. Beautifully done, Biana. And you look so ravishing in red!

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