1.20.2009

I'm back........

It was very hard to come back this evening from the lovely weather we had while in South Florida. As you can see from the picture above, this lens I'm holding is AWESOME! My hubby's friend let me borrow it for only a minute....
We played at the beach.....

The children frolicked in the sand.....


We got in a family picture in the backyard of his childhood home......



I made sure to watch the "scenery".......




I also watched the waves roll in.....






I even fell in love with sailboats........






I caught my almost (in less then 4 weeks) 8 year old smile with joy......






We collected more seashells than you can ever imagine.....










And I savored some toothless grins.......
{ I had to show some of my vaca pics, or you wouldn't have believed me that I really did get away from the horrible Chicago weather for 3 days. I do promise you that I will pick the winner of the giveaway in the next few days. I need to be able to go through and read all the wonderful comments! So hang in there girls....}








25 comments:

paige said...

these are such wonderful pictures.
the beach is the most healing place, even if you dind't know you needed anything healed right?
the family shot is overthetop too cute, please tell me that is going in some great shabbywhite frame

love the scenery shots too, wink!

ps--were you in sanibel? we are thinking about heading there instead of seaside this year.
xo

The Kramer Angle said...

I hope you had a good time in Florida. It's always nice to go but there's no place like home!

Jackie said...

Very fun!! Cute family!

Laura said...

Looks so waaarrrm . . . *happy sigh*

C Maisy said...

It seems to be just want you and the family needed. :)
Welcome home my friend. Looking forward to having a coffee together!
PS did ya have that drink for me??

Backyard Candle Co. said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! Welcome home!

McMaster & Storm said...

fun, fun!
nice to get away while the weather here is frightful!
Love,
Kara & Darcy too

traci said...

great photos kasey. i bet you had a hard time giving the lens back. i am so glad you had warm weather - my inlaws say it's been kind of chilly down there.

littlebyrd said...

I loved the "scenery"!
Looks like a wonderful family get away and it is always so fun to see pictures of you and your beautiful family. Welcome home!

the wild raspberry said...

short sleeves and skirts...i dream of the day. it all looks so lovely.
{your kids are so cute}
warmly, (with hat and scarf)
chas

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

What a wonderful vacation. So. jealous. ;-)

Leah C said...

Oh sweet beach bliss! I'm so glad someone could get away from this yucky winter weather...I hope you soaked up enough sunshine to last 'til spring:) And I love, love that family photo!

Tara said...

Welcome back!! Those pictures are great...i love the scenery as well!

Jen Kershner said...

Welcome home you! It sounds like you had a wonderful escape from the frigid midwest temps. Good for you! Back to reality, huh?

Brenna LaPray said...

It looks like so much fun! I wish I could have been there to ENJOY THE SCENERY with you. Great pictures.

jen from windy ridge said...

OH DREAMY!

It' an Evolution said...

Looks like a trip is the right medicine for this cold snap. Thanks for the inspiration to book that flight today....

Beth Quinn said...

welcome back girl !!! loved "the scenery " LOL!!! my little guy will be 8 in september and my baby just turned 5 today !!
xo,
beth

sadieolive said...

Looks like fun! Your pictures are great! Love your cute family photo!

THE BLISSFUL said...

What a beautiful family. Thanks for sharing your great vacation photos. I am heading to Florida myself in three weeks for some time away with my honey and friends. I hope the weather holds until I get there!

DolceBaci said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time on vacation! I am so in need of one at the moment :) Thanks for visiting our blog and best of luck to you in our drawing!!

citysage said...

Gorgeous pics of a gorgeous family! I'm envious for sure---but you guys certainly deserved the sunshine after all the rough weather that chicago has had this year!

I can't get over the color of that sky!

LuLu said...

I can't believe I haven't been to your blog before! Just had to tell you it is wonderful, inspiring and your family is adorable!
I look forward to many visits, must go check out your shop...
LuLu

Alyssa said...

Oh welcome home!!! Sorta bitter sweet, I'm sure;) Loved the photos - I am so jealous!

Vana said...

What a time you had, ha? I am sure you enjoyed every bit of it...welcome back! It's nice to have you back! Love the pictures.