Sunday, July 13, 2008

We spent Saturday...


...in the Keys again!!! And we had so much fun :-)

Richard's family joined us for a day out at Bahia Honda State Park. We swam for hours and enjoyed the day. When I got out of the water, I sat on my beach chair and pulled out my latest issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine and marked a few layouts that inspired me. How relaxing...

Afterwards, we drove around to show Richard's grandma and her sister the other side of the beach and marina, and then we decided we wanted to head to Key West. Thankfully, we convinced the other car full of family and away we went at 7 PM. We had walkie talkies to communicate between the two cars and kept ourselves entertained all night that way, singing, telling stories and just joking around with each other. We even spotted two endangered Key Deer on the drive down!

Once in Key West, we parked at Mallory Square (sound familiar?) and watched the sunset. We didn't have time to change out of our bathing suits so we just threw on some cover ups and clothes and walked around.

Here's a photo of my DH, little cousin Ivan, grandma's sister Felina with her grandson Brian and his mom Judy, Richard's grandma Meri, and my in-laws Mari and Pepe.



Love this photo! A boat cruising along in Key West...



In front of the world-famous Sloppy Joe's restaurant and bar (made famous by Ernest Hemingway)...



It was a long day. We didn't get home till 2 or 3 AM, but it was fantastic!!!

Today, I cleaned up and organized ALL DAY!!!! I'm so exhausted. I had to get my house ready for Mami because she's coming to stay with us a few days. My aunt is having her house tented (for termites) and since Mami is bedridden and unable to take care of herself, we're bringing her over along with her live-in caregiver. The medical equipment company is bringing Mami a hospital bed just like the one she has at home and they are putting it together here. I washed and organized and moved furniture around to make sure the new bed fits. I also cleaned my closet and scrap room a little bit, but didn't get to finish it all. I'm already looking forward to the next scrapbook garage sale because I have TONS of stuff to sell!!!

I leave you with a couple more sunset photos...




Peace and happy scrapping!

7 comments:

Trish said...

Okay, we may have been separated at birth!

1. I love the pics of your weekend at the Keys and Key West! My sister used to live there and so it all brought back great memories...
2. I also got the Vera bag that you got for my b-day!! Woohoo! Don't you love it?
3. God bless you for using that dear paper--I couldn't do it. You are a rock star.
4. We're both huge Karen Russell fans (and her 10 Reasons kit was at my doorstep on Saturday--YES!)
5. Wait til we meet IRL. I need a countdown or something!! LOL!

Have a great day, and thank you for sharing your life with us!!
p.s.--Hope your work week is a better one for you!

Balou said...

what a full weekend! sounds like fun. i love the sunset photos. =)

bwgayoso said...

Love those pictures!! You took some great shots. Sounds like you had another wonderful weekend : )

Ady said...

Your photos are beautiful. Glad you had so much fun and you were productive yesterday. What an awesome feeling when you get things accomplished. I need to get moving and start getting things done around here...

laverneboese said...

I love all of your boat pictures...beautiful. It looks like you had a wonderful time!

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Rita said...

Oh boy, is Key West ever beautiful! One of my favorite places too :) TFS your awesome photos Vanessa...