Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Our Cancun Memories 2008

Cancun Vacation 2008
The view at the Royal Sands from my parents villa where we stayed.
I love the colors God created when he made the Caribbean Sea! Aren't those blues AMAZING!
The view from the other side of The Royal Sands in Cancun.

Sister Brother Hugs (okay perhaps squeezes) !
Emma working hard on her sand art. (Hopefully Elijah isn't around!)
Mommy and Elijah painting some pottery.
The Kool Kids hanging out in my sun glasses.

Carter loved to snorkle and see the fish and sea creatures! He has no fear and doesn't even seem to mind the taste of salt water!
The brothers chilling out....won't be too long before they are annoyed by matching outfits!
Two of my crew chilling out with mommy! Emma has the camera :)
Our little cheese making his happy face after swimming all day long!
What a way to spend the day...hanging out and playing with my sweet family! Okay dear friends...I put this in because I just wanted you all to notice my feet....covered in sand!!!

Carter works diligently to build a sand castle at the Hacienda's in Playa del Carmen.
Elijah loves building sand castles and then smashing everyone elses!
Emma chills out in the pool at the Royal Hacienda's
The girls loved sharing a strawberry daiquiri!
Tutti Fruity Girl!

Trying to keep Hope covered from the sun was always a challenge! She does look pretty cute!
The girls start to play in the sand the first day. Hope isn't sure she likes being "messy"
Emma and Carter LOVED the ocean....they spent hours playing in the waves and the sand!
Here is a shot I am going to have framed for my fire place mantle. They look so peaceful don't they! Below is a face shot....never quite got one with everyone smiling!!! Go adobe photoshop!
Life has been flying by at the speed of light!! The first week home I think I needed a vacation from the vacation and spent time just catching up on sleep, laundry, school, and house hold things. Last week we were back full force into the swing of activities. I loved having two weeks of family time. Jim and I were so grateful to get to spend time with each of the kids and learn even more about their personalities, likes, and dislikes. Each of them are such amazing treasures from God. Carter and I got to go snorkeling out in the coral reefs with my dad. What an amazing adventure it was. I loved having those memories built with Carter. We saw all kinds of beautiful fish including barracuda's!! Emma got to go to a dancing show at La Hacienda Sisal with my parents and LOVED the Mexican dancing. Hope and Elijah became quite the fish and lived in the pools. Elijah even graduated from his floaties by the end of the trip. Jim and I read, read, and read several books and had time to just relax, hang out, and talk! I learned a few new Spanish words and even accidentally told one of our friends at the Sands that my new favorite thing in Cancun was "shut-up"...I had meant to say cajete (which is a Carmel made from goat's milk) and instead I said callete....which as you guessed means "shut up".... and for now that is what I am going to do and head to bed.


Dalene said...

OOOOO I Love Cancun! Looks like a blast!

Becky said...

Your kids are growing so much. Carter, especially, looks so much older, with his darker hair and older looking face. I can't believe how much they change!

Marci H said...

GREAT pictures!! I love Cancun pictures. I cherish the ones we took a few years ago.

Marci H said...

Oh, and I am so proud of you for getting your feet in the sand!! LOL :)

Aubrey said...

I so enjoyed looking at your pictures from your vacation! Your kiddos are so cute! I especially liked the priceless picture you took of their backs while they faced the ocean.

Courtney said...

those are all great pics!!!