ruffles 2k13

Our annual Ruffles trip was last weekend. It was my first overnight trip away from Collins!! I looked forward to waking up when I wanted to, blow drying my hair until it was actually dry, and drinking plenty of fun drinks! :)

We arrived in Ocala on Friday night...we headed to a baby shower for Baby Bruce Saturday morning.
The ruffles love mimosas...

The baby shower venue was breathtaking...located on Lake Weir.

The food was fabulous!!

Heather with her favorite gift! :) 

After a fab shower, we headed to Orlando to really begin our Ruffly getaway!!

On Saturday, we had dinner at  Ravenous Pig.
 Since Rian Ruffle is a native of Winter Park, she planned our dining extravaganzas. She did an excellent job!!
This was the Air Mail cocktail...scrumptious!

Gin & Jam...sooo good and def my fave!

The gruyere biscuits and sea salt butter...omg!

After a fabulous meal, we ordered several desserts for the table... this was the bread pudding.

I think the table favorite was the "pie in a jar" this was a banana cream pie dessert and it was fantastic!


ladies in black :)

After dinner, we headed to the most magical place on earth...DISNEY WORLD! We stayed at the fabulous Saratoga Springs Resort in an awesome two bedroom suite. It was perfect for our group of seven. It was well equipped and very comfortable. This Ruffles trip served as Heather's last hoorah before Baby B arrives and to celebrate her 30th birthday!!

On Sunday we headed to the FAB Grand Floridian for a glorious day at their Senses Spa.
It was my first spa day experience and boy was it awesome!! And, of course, Disney does it right!!

the ruffles au natural...
we donned our "i'm celebrating" buttons all weekend long! 

I loved these flowers...perfect for Valentine's Day!

After we left the spa, kicking and screaming, we came back to our hotel to get ready for dinner at Jiko located at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Holly was inspired by the African animals and did her best cheetah impression!

The lobby. 
This hotel was awesome. I may or may not have changed our family Disney trip hotel reservations to Animal Kingdom Lodge when I got home!! Camper's gonna love it!

Jiko had a great cocktail list...lots of fruity options just for me!! This was the Mt. Killimarita. :)


The much anticipated zebratini and it was SOO good! :) 

As always, a wonderful time was had by all. I am so lucky to have such wonderful and sweet friends. 
AND I'm so extremely lucky to have family that will allow me to get away and enjoy a weekend with those sweet friends. Adam and the boys went to the beach with Bebe, Papa, & Chandler. It was nice knowing that Camp and Collins were well taken care of. Camp has been so sweet and extra lovey to me since I've been home and Collins changed so much!! It's amazing the difference three days make with a 9 month old! 


Bebe said...

Looks like such a ruffly good time! Nothing quite like those girl's weekends...a shot in the arm.
The girls look gorgeous and the drinks fabulous. So glad you all had fun!
BTW, Heather Bruce, you look spectacular! Can hardly wait to see pictures of baby Bruce.

Carrie Anne said...

What fun! So enjoyed looking at the pics...and what a GORGEOUS baby shower! Just perfect!

Heather said...

LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. The end.