Friday, January 4, 2008

New Year's Family Vacation in Florida

I returned home today from a week in Florida with Kevin's family. It's back to work for me, but Kevin's still down there enjoying some more time with his mom and dad. Sedona the babydog was well taken care of by our terriffic neighbors, but she's really missed her mommy and daddy. When I walked in the door tonight and sat on the couch she jumped up and loved all over me for nearly ten minutes. I've never seen her so excited to see me before!
No adopton news, so all I have to share is a few of the 220 pictures I took on our trip this past week. There's so many that I'm not sure where to begin with the scrapbooking! Here are just a handful of my favorites that help tell a story.
We started off our family vacation with a trip to St. Augustine, Florida. Founded by the Spanish in 1565, St. Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied European established city in the United States. We toured the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, admired the Spanish styled architecture while wandering the streets, ate al fresco, and took in a "ghost tour." Pictured above are Kevin and his brother and sister at Castillo de San Marcos.

While in St. Augustine, we were approached by a fierce looking pirate captain carrying a fascinating glowing sword.

Here's the pirate captain and her crew. Kevin's brother-in-law, his brother, and Kevin are in the background.

Feeding ice cream to pirate captains makes them less likely to make you walk the plank. I love this picture. I think it's my favorite from the week.

Happiness is being an aunt!

Kevin makes a pretty cool uncle. He brought our Rock Band gear to Florida, of course. There was a lot of rockin' going on at grandma's house this week.
Kevin's newest "toy" is a PSP (Portable PlayStation). He's been playing a lot of Loco Roco lately, and I have too. It's a pretty cute game, especially for kids. I love the music to the game!

We ate entirely too much really good food.

We ate entirely too many amazing desserts as well. These photos are from Boma, my favorite Disney restaurant. It is an African themed buffet at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. It's back to Lean Cuisine meals, salads, and yogurt for me next week!

Of course, we visited the happiest place on earth... Disney World!
For Florida, it was really cold! If it reached 50 degrees yesterday, I'd be really surprised.

Kevin's a much better photographer than I am.

I'm a lucky girl, aren't I?

But I still look at the fairy tale castle and wish for Hannah Claire to make our family complete.

Still waiting! Still smiling!


  1. Looks like a great trip! Sorry it was so cold!!!

  2. Looks like fun!
    Love the Disney photos - we are headed there in June with our kids and my whole family.
    Happy New Year! The Year of Hannah!

  3. Whoa! I love your pictures!!!! I love all the ones of your adorable niece! I agree with you....being an aunt is one of my absolute favorite identities. You are going to be such a fabulous mommy!!!

  4. Sarah, awesome pictures - such fun reading about your trip to FL. Wow, you guys did a lot in 1 week!! Your little niece is so cute. And I love the pic of Kevin smooching on you. :) What a good guy. Awwww!!

    I'm glad you're still smiling, girlfriend, despite your overdue pregnancy with Miss Hannah. :) I can't say I was as cheerful when I was 2-1/2 weeks past my due date with my own little Claire!!! But SHE WAS WORTH THE WAIT, and your little one will be too!!!!

    Love ya,

  5. Looks like fun! I love the castle picture!

  6. That looks like a great trip & the pictures of all that food are making me hungry! LOL! Where is that cook of mine anyway? (Mattttt... LOL!) Glad you had a good time & sorry its back to work. Yuck... I try not to use that 4 letter word in our home. Hehehe!

  7. Sarah, , We were in DIsneyWorld at the same time! We just returned yesterday! We ate at the Tusker House for a character breakfast in Animal Kingdom! It was really cold there-I ended up buying a Mickey sweatshirt since my jacket was not warm enough. Vonne


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