A little after 8 p.m. this evening, Ryan and I arrived in beautiful Key Largo to spend the holiday weekend with my family.

Eats on the journey to the Keys included a cheese quesadilla with tabouleh from home, a Publix turkey sub with all the veggies and an apple.

Turkey Sub


I also split another half of a sub with Ryan a little later on.

After we arrived and explored the property where we’re staying, we headed up to our room to celebrate my sister’s birthday.

Birthday Cake

Birthday Girl

We enjoyed homemade red velvet cake with cream cheese icing while my sister opened all of her presents.

Slice o' Cake

I probably had four times the amount of cake pictured above. The cake was sitting right in front of me during the present opening, and I’m not one to resist fluffy cake and creamy icing located within arms reach.

Now it’s time for bed! We’re waking up at dawn tomorrow morning to get a jump start on a day full of scuba diving. Woohoo for vacation! 😀

18 Responses

  1. Did you make the cake?!? Did you use the cream cheese frosting recipe?? 🙂

  2. Happy arrival 😀 and happy birthday, again, to your beautiful sister! What an awesome cake! Red velvet is pretty AND tasty 🙂

    Enjoy your night!!

  3. That cake looks AMAZING! Hope she had a great birthday. =)

  4. have FUN SCUBA DIVING!! I am so jealous! thats awesome!

  5. I’m so jealous, I need a getaway of some sort! I hope ur sister enjoys her birthday and doenst go too crazy with the new booze access

  6. Have so much fun! I bet you guys will have a blast. 🙂

  7. Mmm – cake!! 🙂 Have so much fun scuba diving!

  8. Such a yummy looking cake! Whenever I sit near the cake I have SERIOUS self control issues too…I swear, baked goods talk to me 🙂 Enjoy your time with your family!

  9. yummy looking cake!
    enjoy your vacation!!

  10. Have fun Julie!!!

  11. I’m so jealous, I hope you have a great time on vacaction!!! Happy 4th!

  12. The best cake ever–red velvet with cream cheese frosting. I could eat it daily for dinner and die happy. (And, yes, I know I’d die fast, but I’d be smiling.)

  13. Ahh that’s what the cream cheese icing recipe was for. FUN! Have a lovely celebration weekend. Cake turned out marvelous!

  14. Have a blast!!!
    Will you be taking under water pictures?

  15. Have a wonderful time- that icing look ah-ma-zing! YUM 🙂

  16. Lovely looking cake! I’ve been a little MIA on your blog lately but I’m catching up now! Sounds like you’ve got a great holiday ahead. I’ve never been scuba diving but it sounds like fun! Have a great time! 🙂

  17. I hope you have a fabulous time! Sounds like things are already starting off on the right foot. And happy bday to your sis!

  18. Yeah, have fun! Those Publix subs are so good. They bet Subway’s, no contest!

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