41 responses

  1. Julia
    September 6, 2009

    Maddie is so cute, that’s great that you got to bring her along everywhere!

    Your new camera is AWESOME! I may have some serious camera envy : )

    That Key Lime Cookie and Key Lime Pie on a Stick look soooo good – Key Lime is one of my FAVE pies!

    Hope the drive home goes ok!

  2. Kat
    September 6, 2009

    What an amazing day…. Maddie is sooo cute!
    That vegetable platter is impressively delicious looking. I was a vegetarian for 8 years and had so much trouble finding restaurants that could serve up a hearty, tasty, and exciting vegetable option. But rice + beans + plantains + veggies? What could be better?!

  3. angieinatlanta
    September 6, 2009

    Key lime pie on a stick!? I mean, isn’t everything better on a stick?

    Your dinner looks so good! I think I have a plan a Key West trip asap!

  4. Fallon
    September 6, 2009

    Your dog is so sweet! She is a great dog/trooper taking her everywhere!

    And that vegetable platter looked delicious. I would of picked that as well! When on vacation so much heavy food gets tiring right away, and you get that bloated feeling. I always beg for a salad and vegetables. LOL I always feel better afterwards!

  5. Lizzy
    September 6, 2009

    your underwater camera is such a success! πŸ™‚

    I had a greek salad for din last nigh and it def didn’t look like that, yours looks amazing and the added chicken is perf! πŸ™‚

    enjoy your day tomorrow and be safe coming home πŸ™‚

    http://saladdiva.wordpress.com

  6. Tay
    September 6, 2009

    Awww what an adorable little Maddie! It’s funny – your twin bro looks so much like Kelly! Have a great rest of your vacation!

  7. Emily
    September 6, 2009

    That’s a gorgeous dress, is it from J.Crew?

    Key lime pie on a stick sounds wonderful; one time in the Keys I had a key lime pie milkshake that was kind of the best thing ever.

    http://eatventures.wordpress.com

  8. Sheri
    September 6, 2009

    That Key Lime pie on a stick looks so good! I must say you and Derek make such a cute couple!

    I know we leave tomorrow for home from our weekend away too..it kind of sucks!

  9. alex
    September 6, 2009

    Yum- key lime on a stick!!! I wonder how I could make that at home…. Hmmm.
    Loved the underwater shots- those tropical fish were just hanging out with you!

  10. Melanie
    September 6, 2009

    What kind of underwater digital did you buy? I’ve been thinking about getting one for an upcoming vacation.

  11. sam
    September 6, 2009

    “This was a thousand times better then those retarded reusable underwater cameras from Wal-Mart. I think I’m in love!”

    Meghann, please think about the words you use…. ‘retarded’ is no where near appropriate in this sentence and situation! It can be considered offensive, just like people toss around the word “gay.” Thanks.

  12. Nicci@NiftyEats
    September 7, 2009

    Snorkeling looks like so much fun. I’d be scared of all those dollars bills…is there smoking inside that place?! lol

  13. Andrea
    September 7, 2009

    Willie T’s has the best Mojitos!!!!

  14. Donna
    September 7, 2009

    Key West looks wonderful! I love your vaca eat choices.. somewhat indulgent, yet also a tad healthy. Also impressed with your constraint with adult bevies… Great motivation that a little goes a long way. Also, I have been reading (lurkin) for some quite time and I am sure Meghann meant no disrepect in her comment in regard to the camera. These phrases are unfortunatley so over-used that they do sometimes slip without thought!

  15. annie
    September 7, 2009

    i seriously love you and maddie together!!! you guys look soo sweet together.

  16. Amy
    September 7, 2009

    Hello!

    I’m sorry Maddie got sick! I would have too! I love to dive and snorkel, but have a hard time being on top of the water! She’s adorable.

    I’m glad to see your dad’s Gator shirt! I was born and raised in Gainesville and got a couple degrees from UF. My family is still there and I hope to make it for a visit in 2010. How much smack talk goes on between your family and boyfriend? How can you date a FSU fan?! πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for keeping us posted even while on vacation, Amy

  17. Susan
    September 7, 2009

    Ha! Dollar bills are definitely an interesting decor choice! πŸ˜› And I would think tryingout all the key lime treats while in the Keys would be a must πŸ˜‰ Have a safe trip back!

  18. lessonstolearn
    September 7, 2009

    That camera is great! My husband and I go to Belize to snorkel and a camera like that would be a great addition to our trips!

    Looks like a great weekend! What a fun family you have!

  19. Matt
    September 7, 2009

    Sound like a killer day! Sorry you have to drive back tomorrow!

  20. talesfromtwocities
    September 7, 2009

    I love Key West – I’ve been twice, but the last time was 8 years ago! Enjoy the rest of your trip.

  21. Kristin
    September 7, 2009

    That looks like a delicious greek salad, I think it’s a good choice!

    And key lime pie on a stick?!?! YUM!

    Sounds like you’re having tons of fun! And your underwater cam pics are awesome!

    xo
    K

  22. biz319
    September 7, 2009

    Glad the weather turned out for you – my husband and I had our honeymoon in Key West – great people watching!

  23. One year no diets!
    September 7, 2009

    I’m so glad you had a good day, and what a bummer that you have to leave so soon! I went to Key West this winter, and it was during a weird cold snap in February, so I didn’t get to enjoy nearly as much as you are! Have fun!

  24. MarathonVal
    September 7, 2009

    I’m loving the vacation pix! Have a wonderful time! πŸ™‚

  25. VeggieGirl
    September 7, 2009

    Never knew that key lime pie on-a-stick existed – looks goooood πŸ™‚

    HAPPY LABOR DAY!!

  26. Rosey Rebecca
    September 7, 2009

    Your whole day looks wonderful!! I want to go there!

  27. Krista
    September 7, 2009

    LOVE those underwater pictures!

  28. Jenna
    September 7, 2009

    what a great vacation meghann!
    i am glad you had tons of fun πŸ™‚
    jenna

  29. amanda @ fake ginger
    September 7, 2009

    Dinner looked awesome! I could really go for those black beans.

  30. Brandi
    September 7, 2009

    i’m glad you and your family are having a great time! it looks like the weather was perfect and like Maddie is getting in all kinds of adventures πŸ™‚

    can your Dad root for Florida AND FSU? Isn’t that against the rules? πŸ™‚

  31. Hannah
    September 7, 2009

    “This was a thousand times better then those retarded reusable underwater cameras from Wal-Mart.”

    Meghann, I realize this was probably a slip, but please try to be cognizant of your word choice – I’m sure many of your readers have an emotional response to that word, and it shouldn’t be used so flippantly.

  32. Jaci
    September 7, 2009

    I have loved reading about your trip! My family and I used to go to Key West a lot and I never liked it…I want to go again now and “re-explore!”

  33. Allison
    September 7, 2009

    What an absolute blast! You seriously take the most FUN trips! πŸ™‚ I love that Maddie got to go everywhere with you (sorry she got sea sick) Glad you are having so much fun!!! πŸ™‚

  34. Courtney
    September 7, 2009

    DAYUM, that looks like good times. πŸ™‚ I also hate those retarded cameras from Walmart. I had to experience it in all it’s glory while in Hawaii, too. πŸ™ Never again.

  35. stefe1202
    September 7, 2009

    That Key Lime Pie thing looks amazing. Mmmm mmmm How do I get some?????

  36. Bec
    September 7, 2009

    glad you got a little nicer weather today, the digital underwater cameras are definitely way better then any disposable verson

  37. cookinfanatic
    September 7, 2009

    You have got to try the Blond Giraffe for key lime pie and The Key West Winery if you have time — they do tastings and their wine is phenomenal… it’s made out of various fruits/veggies aside from grapes and is fantastic!! We got some white sangria when we were there and also tried wines made from guava, mango, carrots (?!) and some spicy wine too!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ SOOOO GOOOOD AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

    http://www.thekeywestwinery.com/

  38. Laura
    September 7, 2009

    What a glorious vacation! The Keys look awesome. Have fun!

    Cheers!
    ~Laura
    Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness
    LauraMKE.blogspot.com

  39. Paige@ RunningAroundNormal
    September 7, 2009

    Your boat trip looked awesome! What a long day for little Maddy. Too bad she got seasick πŸ™

  40. dragonfly180
    September 7, 2009

    love the underwater pics! they are great!

  41. Lauren
    September 7, 2009

    What a great little trip. I love that Maddie is allowed to go almost everywhere with you. What over place is so dog-friendly?

    Hope you have a safe trip home!

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