ft. lauderdale

This is a fun post for me because Ft. Lauderdale was where I met Doron, where we got married and where Collin was born. (We actually lived in Plantation, and Collin was born in Margate, but same thing). ;-)

It's funny, I've always told Collin he was born in Coral Springs. Only when we were driving to the hospital so he could see where he was born...did I realize it was actually Margate. The cities are so close to each other in South Florida, you can be out of one and in another before you know it.

I like the walking picture, Doron likes the picture at the stop sign, so you get both.

Drew and Livia were born in Nebraska, and we often drive by the hospital where they were born. Collin doesn't share that little bit of history with them, so I thought it would be cool to show him University Hospital where he was born.

I snapped this shot of Livia in the little park right behind the condo where we used to live. I used push to Collin in his stroller there all the time.






Here's a shot of me and Doron's old hangout...San Loco, a little taco joint. It's now Tyrannosaurus Mex. Ha! :-) Same food, different name.

We spent parts of two days just driving up and down A1A. When I lived in Florida, I used to do that all the time. This is the pier in Deerfield Beach where I lived before I met Doron. I actually lived on this road (Hillsboro) for you locals. :-)

So let's see...I think I'm going to do two more Florida posts and then things will be back to normal around here. One will be pictures from our stay at the Sandpiper Hotel on the beach, and the other will be shots from the airplane as we traveled home.

Have a great weekend! :-)


Mandy said...

How fun for Collin to see the hospital he was born at! :) And you have no idea how badly I wish I was standing on the beach right now! It's been so cold and rainy here in Seattle. Boo!

Misty said...

It's so neat visiting old haunts. I used to live in FL. I don't miss the humidity but I sure do miss the beaches.

Tracy said...

Wondeful photos! Would you mind sharing what actions you used on the bike and your old hang out. I love it!! I would love to be on a beach right now!

Nicole said...

I love your Florida posts! The history you shared is nice to read. I love how you got to back to the area behind your old condo to see where you used to push your oldest in his stroller. Very heart warming.

As for your captures, I love all of them of course, but my favorite is the one with your daughter in front of the bike. Love it.

Great post Karli!

Melissa said...

Enjoying your Florida posts! Love the color and light. I so miss warm weather.

Mom of M&Ms said...

WOW! that was so awesome of yu to include shots of my Yacht.. had I known you were going to be there I would have loaned ya the crew for a few days! :) ( mine was the largest one in your shot)

Kristal said...

What a beautiful place to live and visit! Love the shot of TT with the bike!

Sara said...

I'm trying to figure out why you ever moved from Florida :). Keep the pictures coming, I love them! And I adore the picture of Livia in front of the bike!!

Amarie said...

Loving the processing!

Tracy said...

Ok, I seriously can't get enough of your Florida photos!! I'm going to be kinda bummed when you finish them up!

Jill Samter Photography said...

awwwww how sweet! such precious memories for all of you! love the editing too! so dreamy!

SugarberrySensations said...

Oh wow Karli! What an awesome post! The memories you shared, the fact that Collin got to see where he was born and where he lived when he was little! All the shots of the area and picture of Livia by the bike! Wow, I love them!!!! :o)

Thank You for sharing!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

That's really cool that you showed your son the hospital he was born at. Would want him to feel left out.

And you know, I don't think anyone minds the Florida pictures, so keep them coming!

Nat said...

I didn't realize you had a FL connection. I'm from Miami and now that I'm back to Florida it kinda feels like I'm back home (although 4 hours away) Great shots! Loving all your FL posts.

Audrey @ TheDailyWyatt.blogspot.com said...

OMG I SOOOOOOOOOOOOO want the warmth you had those days on your trip it FREAKING SNOWED and snowed and kept snowing alllllllll day today. I miss my grass already.
I like the stop sign photo better too. lol and the process of these are great brings such a warmth to them more then they already had. LOVE.

Liz said...

Love these Karli, It is fun to remenis.

Thanks for sharing yur vacation with us.

Stacey said...

This was so fun. How cute that you visited the hospital.

I heart Fort Lauderdale. We've gone there lots, our most recent trip was last spring, just my hubby and I. One of our favorite restaurants is 15th Street Fisheries. We sit outside and eat a Joe's Sizzler, their specialty. SOOOOO good. Would love to know if you've been there and if you haven't, you should go the next time!

Been loving your Florida posts and pics. xoxo

Casey Martinez said...

Neat that your first got to see where he was born. I think things like that are special! Love the boat shot! Well, love them all. I've really been enjoying your FL posts!

Natalie said...

I agree with some of the other comments - I like how you processed these. The slight vintage-y feel is nice. Just the right amount.

happy me said...

That's so awesome that Collin has that reference point now! So fun to reminisce about old hangouts and where you 'were' at that time in your life.

Oh! And the Department of Tourism for the State of Florida called and they want to purchase rights to ALL your photos from your trip to use in their advertising and brochures. No. Really. They're that incredible! (show-off). YKILY!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photos. You ready to move back to florida now? ha ha.

Michelle said...

Such fun shots and great memories! Glad you had a great vacation!!


Natalie said...

How special thay Collin got to see where he was boen! I never realized you guys lived in Florida! How exciting! My husband spent a great deal of his childhood there livimg in Naples with his Mom and step Dad! The pic of Collin in front of the hospital has to be bittersweet! Love the photo of Livia! Yay Florida :-D

Adeena said...

So much fun to check out all your former haunts, I'm sure! :D Someday I'd love to visit North Bay, Ontario - I was born there, and my parents moved away when I was 3 months old. Going to eventually take my kids up there. :D

The pic of Collin by the stop sign kills me... he's in the tow away zone. :giggle