Saturday, August 23, 2008

top ten highlights

I had so many sweet emails from many of you telling us how much you missed us and were looking forward to hearing about our last minute vacation so here are some highlights.....

#1: Our first night in Galveston we stayed here at the Hotel Galvez. It is directly across from the beach. This was one of the nicest hotels I have ever been in and if I were to do it again, I would stay here a couple of days and do a little shorter cruise. It was seriously nice.

#2: We took off our flip flops and walked to dinner on the beach. Kiki, Reagan, and Brady's first time to see the beach and experience sand between their toes.

#3: Looking out over the cruise ship into the ocean. What a view!

#4: Progresso, Mexico. This was such a good experience for all of us. This is a very poor region. On the bus ride in we were able to see children working (instead of going to school on a weekday), clothes hung out on lines (no electricity), dilapidated housing. If I remember anything I hope to never take any of those things for granted again.
#5:In Progresso, we enjoyed a tour of the Mayan Ruins (sorry no pics yet, on Jensen's camera),

#6: an authentic mexican buffet(we decided we all prefer TEX MEX), ...

#7: and a mexican horse show.


#8:Brady, Kiki, and Reagan rode on the horse with the "Charro".

#9: the beautiful turquoise beach at Cozumel.



#10: In the marketplace at Cozumel.
Overall it was so much fun. We are so glad to be home, though. Nothing like sleeping in your own bed. We are glad to be back among so many wonderful friends and family. We really missed you guys!!!!!!!

14 "my two cents...":

Suz said...

Welcome back! I looks and sounds like a great time. I'm glad you got to spend that time together.

Walter & Lynsi Hohmann said...

What a fun family vacation! It looks like you had a blast! You're home just in time for school to start. I know you hate that. :( It looks like you had a great trip...family vacations are always where tons of memories are made!

Bethanne said...

You seriously have the cutest and happiest family. I swear you guys don't have bad days ever!!! Looks like you had a blast though and I'm so glad that you guys got to go. Fun!

shahna said...

Bethanne:

We SOOO have bad days. If you only knew.....but thanks for the compliment. We ARE a happy family. I will admit to that.

Danielle said...

wow that looks like A LOT of fun!!! I can't wait til I can enjoy a vacation like that when my kids are older.

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Amanda said...

I loved your top 10! That water is SO BLUE!!!!! Glad you had a great trip and glad you are back!

Amanda said...

P liked seeing the picture of the cruise ship blown up big b/c we just finished the Magic tree house book about the Titanic sinking. So I showed him this ship with the life boats and everything:)

Sarah said...

looks like a blast-- you were missed :D glad you're back!

Mandie said...

What a great "what I did on summer vacation" story for the kids to write about at school!

Cynthia said...

I'm so jealous that you were in Mexico....Those pictures are awesome you have a wonderful family...Did you eat some real mexican food??....I'm glad that you can come on friday guys. See you there.

Lauralee said...

I am jealous! It looks like you had a blast! The water is so pretty! Maybe someday I'll get to go on a cruise!

Chesney said...

I am glad you had a fun time. Let's get together soon.

Summer Adams said...

such beautiful colors in the pictures! that pic of jensen and tanner is awesome, i can't believe they are teenagers.