Thursday, August 6, 2009

17 posts...

... and now I am all caught up. Most of the pictures are poor quality because I knew that with the number of photos I put on here, the page would have taken an eternity to load. If you want to read it in order, I suggest starting from the bottom of the page and working your way up.

We need a vacation from our vacation - and it was the most expensive vacation I never left home for. After a few weeks of constant excitement, we aren't planning to leave the house today (with the exception of poor, tired Doug who is at work.) Now we have three weeks until Doug's sister Marinda comes to watch our kids while Doug and I go to CANCUN!

My parents have been trying to get all of my siblings and spouses to take a Cancun vacation for years. I think the first year was Doug's first year in pharmacy school. The next year I was pregnant. The next year I was nursing. The next year I was nursing again. Somewhere in there we were both in grad school. My sister and sister-in-law have similar stories for why they haven't gone. Finally, this year my little sister decided she was going to go. I started thinking about it. We have $50 companion fare tickets that we need to use, so I started looking for flights. Somehow that morphed into buying full-price plane tickets. I talked my brother into going and so now, after many years of waiting, we are all going to be in Cancun together!

5 comments:

Shane, Loretta, Kaden and Lexi! said...

Wow! That looks like so much fun having family come and visit. So awesome of Grant and Greg to finish your tile! I cannot believe how massively HUGE those fish are up there!!! Oh my heck! I so want to go fishing up there now. :)

Nolo and Lauren said...

Ok... I just got done looking at all your new posts... Wow, I'm exhausted and I didn't even write them. Looks like ya'll are having WAY TOO MUCH fun. I love all the pictures you've posted. I'm glad things are going so well and that you've had a lot of family and friends visiting.

JoLynne said...

Hooray!! for a hardworking mom and dad finally getting away! It is SO necessary but SO hard to get away with. You will think you have died and gone to heaven. Have a blast and take lots of pictures so you can savor the memories!

Alicia Jones said...

After reading all your recent posts I'm guessing you guys eat a lot of fish!?!
How fun to have family come back to back.
I hope you and Doug have a wonderful time in Cancun. When Jared and I went out of town without the kids this summer one of my friends gave me the great advice to not call home at bedtime. She travels a lot and said her kids always had a harder time talking to them at bedtime when they were tired, etc. Instead call during the day when they're in the middle of doing something fun. I thought it was great advice and wanted to pass it on. Have a FABULOUS time!

The Boehme Family said...

Alicia, that IS great advice. I have discovered though, my cell phone doesn't work in Mexico! I guess the kids are on their own!