Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Celebrating 6 years ... island style :)

After celebrating our anniversary in Costa Rica last year, we decided to travel again for this years anniversary.  What better way to celebrate six years than in the islands?  It just so happens that our anniversary falls at a time in the year when the hubs and I are in need of a break.  Following a long baseball season, it's always good to reconnect, take some time to relax, and just enjoy time spent together.  

Our trip to Turks and Caicos was the perfect little getaway.  The resort was amazing ... pool and beach were beautiful, staff was super friendly and accommodating, spa was quite relaxing, and the restaurant had great food.  During our stay we ate at some great local spots, met some belongers (natives) that were full of knowledge about the island and other interesting stories.  :)

We spent our days on "island time" with no set itinerary.  We're so used to the everyday hustle and bustle that it was such a good feeling to just go with the flow for a few days.  Relaxing on the beach, by the pool, and curling up on the balcony with a good book was simply the best.  We snorkeled, went bonefishing, played some golf, enjoyed the fish fry that the belongers put on each Thursday night, relaxed by a bonfire, went shopping, and drank way too much wine. 

Turks and Caicos, you definitely showed us a good time!  The setting was beautiful, some of the skylines were the most beautiful I've ever seen.  Happy Anniversary to my sweet, thoughtful, and handsome hubby!  Here's to many more ...


Monday, November 4, 2013

Halloween, did that really just happen?

Just like any other holiday, Halloween came and went super fast.  This year it totally crept up on us, leaving little time to plan our family costumes.  I guess it worked out better this way since Abby knew she wanted to be Sofia the First, a Disney princess.  Gone are the days of Mommy and Daddy conspiring together to plan coordinating family costumes.  Duck Dynasty surely would have been a huge hit! 

We had thought about dressing up as a royal family, dressing the little man as a prince.  But we simply ran out of time and truthfully I got a little lazy with costume hunting.  So for 2013, Abby went as Princess Sofia the First and Levi went as a dragon.  The hubs and I ... well I guess we went as ourselves.  So boring! 

Same as in years past, some of our friends joined us for dinner and trick-or-treating.  Abby was super excited this year, knowing exactly what to do, and anticipating how much candy she would receive.  Needless to say, the kids were NOT into picture taking and were ready to RUN!

Seriously... RUN.  Out of 8 adults, none of us could get our children to stand still for a picture.  There were no cute photo ops this year, no pictures of Abby and Levi together ... just pictures of kids running around in circles and they hadn't even eaten any candy yet.  Ugh.  This Mama was sad.

The kids first house.  Abby, Nick, and Isla ran to the door with giggles and shrieks of excitement.  And with a quick thank you, they took off for the next house ... and so on.

Unfortunately, Levi was grumpy.  He wanted to run, not ride in the stroller.  Scary, tempered dragon!

After trick-or-treating, these two party animals were ready to live it up.  (just like their Daddies ... uh hummm...)

Levi has the biggest crush on this sweet girl.  Aubri is just precious!

Who wants candy?  These kids were just happy to eat Fritos late into the night! :)

Thanks to everyone who came and enjoyed the evening with us.  Hopefully next year we can snap some more photos and have less mosquito bites by the end of the night. ;-)