Friday, September 5, 2008

Vacation... a blessed thing!

We started the first morning of vacation off right by going to the Med 7 so Matthew could get his stitches out. (Not sure if I told, but he fell 6-8 feet at work when the ladder he was on slid out from under him. He is ok. He lacerated his wrist, needing 10 stiches.) We waited and waited and then they saw him. They removed the stitches but because we were going to be swimming, they put a kind of super glue over the healing wound. By the time he was finished, we had been there 2 hours!
We then drove a while and stopped in at Whole Foods to get some yummy stuff for our vacation week. I think we finally got there at 4pm, just minutes after Evelina finally fell asleep. I think she got a nap of about 20 minutes so she was a bit disoriented when we got there. She saw the pack and play and bursted in tears 'cause she didn't want to go night-night. Once we explained it was for later, the tears subsided.
Here is a picture of two happy girls ready for some VACATION!

We are here!!!


The sleepy girl upon arrival...
Our mornings were filled with strolls, while sipping coffee and feeding apples to horsies. Our afternoons - swimming, swimming, and more swimming. In the evenings, we sat on the patio and we ate yummy home cooked meals made by moi. I managed to read two books in 4 days (not unusual for me) and Matthew worked on his book. We needed this time together as a family so much! It was a beautiful and precious time!

Feeding some animals...

The gooey nose of an adorable cow...

A curiuos bird indeed!

Before we left, I went to Target and got this:I think it was the best $9 ever spent. We blew it up while she was napping and when she awoke, she saw it from down the hall and came RUNNING, all the while yelling "WATER NEIGH!!!" We could barely part the two of them!

Here are some pool pics...

What would vacation be without popcicles!


On our last morning there, we were blessed with this view from our patio...

3 comments:

Blooming Life said...

Wow! you guys really know how to party! Where did all the animals come from on the beach? What a fun time. So glad you got to enjoy some family time before the busy holiday season of parties, planning, worship leading etc. hits. Evelina is so precious! You are so great in letting her experience such great family things!

Alicia said...

Thanks! It was really great! The place we stayed was really in the middle of farm areas. The animals resided at the farm across the street. Btw... can't wait for the birthday!!!

Charlotte said...

What a beautiful vacation!!