Sunday, November 28, 2010

Our Florida vacation.....according to iPhone :o)

We started out Friday around 12:00 PM on the road to Las Vegas. We chose to fly from there because we could get a direct flight and it's only about an hour and a half further than our usual airport.

The kids enjoyed the aquarium at The Silverton

I discovered that a few days before Wil decided to cut his hair because it was "puffy and ugly" It left him with a few bald spots on the back of his head that he swears aren't really there...the camera is lying.

We took a ride down to the Excalibur and let the kids run wild in the game area.

A quick dinner at the Excalibur food court.

Then a ride down the strip to see the lights and the action and it was back to the hotel. Rachel and I made a monster shirt for Wyatt and then we all watched Shrek 2 in my bed before it was sleepy time.

The next morning Wil had a huge meltdown at breakfast and Danny had to take him to the room to talk to him (yes, he's 13 not 3 lol)

I snapped a quick shot of this Marge Simpson Gelato at the Silverton Diner.

And no, I did not try it..ick!

After breakfast it was time to catch the shuttle to the airport. We had so many people and so much luggage it literally took a whole shuttle for us and a suburban for our luggage. Issues lol

Even though he had his DVD player, his game boy, his books, his magazines, etc. etc. Wil chose to sit like this for most of the plane ride.

Yes, he insisted on sitting in the window seat too.

We got to Florida in the evening about 6 PM and by the time we did the baggage, rental cars and drive to the Villas it was late and we were TIRED!! Did some quick grocery shopping so we would have breakfast food, grabbed some dinner and hit the hay.

The next morning I was up bright and early and enjoying a bagel and OJ on my porch. Yep, here's the view!!

The trip was filled with fun, sun, kayaking, fishing, relaxing, late nights and the kids coming through like locusts.

Danny loved kayaking with the dolphins, who just so happened to stop by our place every day morning and evening for our own personal dolphin show!! And All you can eat crab legs night at Cricketers. He ate 6 plates worth!!

(Wil had the ribs) We also tried deep fried oreos...I'm not so sure I loved them but I didn't hate them either.

Our villa had these flowers all over the place...not sure what they are but they smelled like Plumeria or something...

Thanksgiving dinner was spent at Kelly's...they had turducen...didn't care for it so I'm making my own turkey this week sometime! lol

Did lots of family pictures on Honeymoon island..more to come!

I'm going to miss the cuddle time with this lil guy (Who we called Hangover Baby all week since he spent so much time in the baby carrier)

And the saddest thing of all...flying home...boooo

All in all a great trip...minus the clothing meltdowns from Wil and Michelle...and David staying out all night and Mom being pissed off at was fairly quite!

Looking forward to the next family trip!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday Morning Blues and a new *Issue*

It was a long weekend....and I think I'll leave it at that!

Yesterday I did however get my room somewhat picked up. I can walk in now!! I've got 3 huge boxes of new stuff I need to sort and put away yet, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and I don't plan on buying anything for awhile. (at least until next week, yanno lol)

There's a new issue up over at Paper Issues be sure to stop by and check it out. There's a FABULOUS prize and the challenge is super simple. All you have to do is use scallops. Link up your creation today!!

Here are some recent layouts I've created with scallops.

I can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge!!

Have a great week!