Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Fun in the Keys...


Hi my friends!!! I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend!!! I had lots of fun with my DH and his family in the Florida Keys... Here's a weekend recap (better late than never, right?)

Let me start by saying that I really wanted to go away for the 4th of July, but we didn't make any plans because my DH told me we would need to travel to Atlanta for personal business... well, that didn't happen either. So on Friday my DH and I went out for a late breakfast, or brunch rather, and then we drove around looking at neighborhoods, enjoying the surroundings, talking about what we should do the rest of the day since we didn't have any 4th of July plans.

As we drove farther south, I made a few suggestions, but nothing sparked any interest. Then I said, "At this rate, we're gonna end up in Key West just in time for the sunset." Well, suffice it to say that my DH went for it... and three hours and two stops later, we arrived at Mallory Square in Key West (the Southernmost Point of the United States for those of you that don't know!) about 10 minutes before the sun set. Talk about good timing! LOL!

On the way to Key West, we made a pit stop at Bahia Honda...



A performer walks a tight rope on Mallory Square...



Look at that awesome sky!



We walked around, took some pictures (good thing I had my camera), went shopping and had dinner at Kelly's while listening to fireworks. So awesome. I even bought an adorable Vera Bradley bag...

We got back home at around 1:30 a.m. only to get up early the next morning and do the same thing all over again... well, almost! My DH convinced his parents and cousins to join us for a day at the beach in Bahia Honda (just about 30 minutes north of Key West) and it was a beautiful sunny day!!!

A self-portrait (I'm getting good at this!)



A photo of my in-laws...



My DH looking handsome against the blue water...



His parents and family...



A glimpse out the car window on the way home...



I was hanging out the sunroof of my car trying to get a shot of the sky as the sun was setting. The colors were so beautiful!



As you can see, I took lots of pictures :-) I can't wait to scrap this weekend's activities... I'm thinking Ali Edwards' chipboard travel album (Cocoa Daisy's July kit)... what do you all think???

Peace and happy scrapping!!!

11 comments:

bwgayoso said...

WOW! Vane, those are awesome pics!! Great job! I'm glad you guys had a great weekend - it shows in the pics.

Definitely, go for the Cocoa Daisy kit. I'm sure it will turn out awesome!

Ady said...

I love the idea of using the Cocoa Daisy kit. Your pics are awesome. I wish you would have posted a pic of the Vera Bradley purse... I can't wait to see it.

Margie said...

How fun! And spontaneous! Those are the best! Not too much spontanuity going on around here! lol! Love the pics!

~Nancy~ said...
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~Nancy~ said...

OMG.. girlie! You guys sure had fun at the Keys.. (and the Keys look so much more beautiful then when we were there!!!!!! Those pictures are beautiful!) I'm so jealous... hehe.. Wish I could do it all over again!!! And YAY on buyin the new purse! WOOHO! XOXOX

Damaris said...

wow, my friend, you've got some great shots there. Great idea to use that kit. Can't wait to see it.
hugs

lawrenbc said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you guys decided to drive to the keys with a moment's notice! How fun. I love Key West and wish it was only a drive away...but I will be content to live vicariously through you for now:) Take care!

Margie said...

LOL! Ay mija! You cracked me up with the comment you just left on my blog. You know...i promise that's exactly how I feel whenever I run into him unexpectedly. Running slowly towards each other like the movies! You got it right on the money girl! LOL!

laverneboese said...

Love the photos...yup, definitely use the Ali Edwards album!

Elizabeth said...

Love the photos, just beautiful. Sounds like you are living life!!
Love you layouts you have been doing and I definitely think an Ali creation is on the cards for you when you get your CD kit. I can't wait to get mine too. I ordered almost the whole lot :) Have to wait until Aug to get mine though. Happy Creating Vanessa.

Jorge said...

Why does your DH (dumb husband) wear socks at the beach? :P Great pics and I am sure you had a blast!!