This was our last week of official summer because next week will be packed with school prep so not as much time for summer fun. We hopped into another vacation: scalloping in Steinhatchee! A family favorite for sure, the kids were all excited and a total swap from the chilly past month. Bring on the Florida arm pit humidity! And this time we vacationed with friends. We shared a house with the Nixons and VanWies and the Gilbos were a short walk away. We did 3 fulls days out on the water and thanks to my girls, we maxed out each day (meaning a full 5 gallon bucket of scallops)! The sound of your breath in your ears and admiring the gorgeous, clear floor of the gulf never gets old. Now, this trip took a toll on my body. Water in my ear, salty skin everywhere, congestion for days as a party favor and vacation overload. I’m actually ready to just be home…alone. As soon as we unpacked from that trip, Phil and I packed up for Marywood. We’re on an Engaged Encounter weekend working with NINETEEN couples preparing for a sacramental marriage. There’s definitely been some snafus with a late start thanks to supply shortage, malfunctioning AC and my dang congestion but all in all it’s so nice to be out here at this beautiful retreat center. These couples are so vibrant and inspiring. I love hearing their stories and all the hope. I love working with the senior couple and Fr. Philip. Lots of laughs for sure! It’s been a great conclusion to the summer. Here are our pics of the week.