Wednesday, September 24, 2008

More...

Christie hitting Andrew in the nose...
Beautiful sunset
Restaurant on the beach
Hanging out on the beach (that's our house in the background)
Brad, our tree-climber




Brad had a case of the grumpies, so Christie and Lauren had an intervention...



It was so hot, you could fry an egg...until I tried that and it didn't work. I left the egg by our pool until the next day when the boys replaced it with the scrambled eggs pictured earlier. Those eggs later ended up in somebody's lap, somebody's bathing suit, and the pool. :)



Sorry I'm a day later than promised for this post. I'm telling you, I cannot put this book down! I finished Twilight and have now moved on to New Moon...this is the most addictive series I've ever read. We're going to the NC mountains for a church retreat this weekend and I'm looking forward to the 5 hrs in the car each way, plus the down time over the weekend, to read. Is it wrong to read about vampires on a church retreat? :)

Anyway, back to our trip! We left on the 13th with our friends Christie, Brad, Lauren, and Andrew and drove 10 hours to Islamorada, one of the upper Keys in Florida. We stayed in a gorgeous house on the ocean with its own pool and private beach. The boys rented a boat (next time we do this we'll take one---it was pricey and the boat wasn't the greatest, but it was better than no boat at all) for half of the week and spent lots of time fishing or taking us girls for boat rides. We saw all kinds of cool creatures on our boat rides, including at least 50 enormous sea turtles, a handful of sting rays, and a big group of dolphins up close. We went snorkeling one afternoon and got to touch all kinds of cool fish, and spent a day on the boat looking for manatees but never did find one. Christie, Lauren and I spent one day at the spa getting pampered...one of my favorite things we did, for sure. My three goals for the vacation were easily accomplished: eating, drinking, and sleeping. :) 

Here are some pictures...I took over 200, so if you're really interested in seeing all of them just let me know and I'll send you the link for my album at Shutterfly. I highly recommend Islamorada to anybody who is looking to plan a vacation---we'll definitely be going back! 

P.S. Hunter, are you happy that I updated now? :) 

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7 comments:

JoAnna said...

oh man that looks fantastic! Much nicer than the 49 degrees here, that's for sure. I'm glad you had a good time and thanks for explaining the eggs... I couldn't figure out what they were and then quickly decided I really didn't want to know, lol! Have a good weekend!

Susan said...

Those are great pictures!!! Islamorada looks beautiful! I'll have to put that on my list of places to vacation.

Laurenwoods17 said...

Every time I look at these pictures they become funnier to me. Haha!

Hunter said...

WELL IT IS ABOUT TIME! NEXT TIME I AM GOING WITH Y'ALL IF YOU LIKE IT OR NOT!!! BY THE WAY, THOSE ARE REALLY CUTE PICS OF EMMA CLAIRE.

Caroline said...

could you be any more tan?!? So jealous....

LSU Melanie said...

How relaxing!!!

clemsongirlandthecoach said...

Ummm, what specifically is Brad grumpy about?! He is, ahem, gorgeous! Tell him to just go look in the mirror, that oughta help him lose the 'tude.

I'm just saying!

Looks like you had a great time!