Monday, May 4, 2009

There's No Place Like Home

We are back from the beautiful caribbean ocean - a 9 day vacation that was such a treasure.  We were on Great Exuma Island in the Bahamas.  Most haven't heard of it simply because there's hardly anything there. It's a very lazy little island with the most beautiful beaches we've seen.  I knew this when we booked the trip but still found myself looking for something we could go do or see. It was so hard to just relax.  By day 3, I think we had it down and parked our behinds on the beach to read, sleep, apply sunscreen and repeat.   It was a wonderful gift of refreshment that was much needed for Chris and I.  I'd encourage all you parents to get some time away alone.  Even if it's just somewhere local for a couple of days, it's so good to do and really will re-energize you. 

The Plane From Florida To Exuma Island

The Airport Was The Size Of A Small House!

Passing Time In The Sand

Golf Carts Were the Preferred Mode of Transportation
Just Remember To Drive On The WRONG Side of the Road!

Fresh Coconut Milk Straight From The Tree!

Trying To Capture The Amazing Color Of the Water
Pictures Don't Do It Justice

The Wind Was Crazy The First Few Days We Were There

I have to say, I missed the kids terribly and made Chris vow to never let me spend so much time away from them.  They barely recognized us when we got home. Cohen, Noah and Sophia all looked at us like - who are you again?  Finn ran around the house squealing with excitement so I'm guessing he remembered us or was just happy to have more people to socialize with (he is his daddy through and through).  

What's Better Than A Beach Vacation? 
Having ALL my loves together.


Suzanne said...

those pictures are amazing!!! SOOOO glad you guys were able to get a trip alone together! i cannot imagine out refreshing and recharging that must have been. LOOOOVE how you have two little blondies and two little brownies--precious little thangs are getting SO big! i bet it looked like they had grown in YEARS by the time you got back. love you!! can't wait for our trip!

Misty said...

I love that area of the bahamas! I'm soooo jealous & sooo happy for you at the same time. We really need to do that too.

Bethany said...

Wow, that looks like a beautiful place to vacation! I'm glad you had an enjoyable time! :)

Stephanie said...

You 2 are just adorable! I'm so glad that you were able to get some alone time!!
Love the bluebonnet pics too!

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Alaine said...

Welcome back! So happy that you had this time together-and were able to relax and enjoy. But who wouldn't want to come home to such adorable blessings? Love to all of you.

Following Him said...

Glad the vacation was just what you guys needed! Welcome back :)

Lisa Johnson said...

I am showing Rodney the pictures tonight. :) We might have to wait just a bit, but that looks like the perfect 10th anniversary vacation spot to me!!