Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I'm back!!!!!!!!

I know, I know... I have been gone for a while... I was in Puerto Rico for 16 wonderful, action-packed days. It was one of the best vacations ever. I loved showing Richard my island home, where I was born and where I grew up. It felt amazing to go back after so long and see my family and all the places I remember so fondly -- plus some new ones along the way! I cannot wait to go back.

I have TONS of photos for my scrapbook, but I haven't edited them yet. My goal is to edit and print them all before my Scrapbook Beach Retreat in September so I can focus on this album that weekend. Here is a glimpse of our visit to Puerto Rico:

This was taken at El Morro

La Mina waterfall in El Yunque

Old San Juan

Playa Flamenco on Culebra

View from El Conquistador resort

Sun Bay Beach on Vieques

Lighthouse in Cabo Rojo

My Tio Ismael, the eldest of my dad's brothers

Titi Chave, Crucita, Tio Toñin and me (my uncle Toñin looks so much like my dad, but my dad was taller!)

Scenic view of Vega Baja, where I lived during my junior high and high school years

The house my Papi built on a hill in San Sebastian (I grew up here!)

Guajataca Beach

My sister, Mabel, with her boyfriend and daughter

The Camuy Caves

My sweet Godparents, who renewed their vows on July 18 in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary

I hope you enjoyed all my photos! I'll be back soon with layouts and some CHA sneaks of products I like...



Maritza said...

Welcome back. Those pictures look like post cards. I love them. Can't wait to see what you create.

Ady said...

Wow, I can't wait to see all the pictures. You have such wonderful beach pictures. I'm so happy you had a wonderful visit with you family...

Anonymous said...

very cute. can't wait to see the album. man, your sister looks a lot like you!!


Anonymous said...

Welcome back Scrappy!!
Glad you were able to show off your island home to your hubby. We missed you - 2 weeks from work - - not acceptable again, ok!!! hehe

Anonymous said...

This is a post, this is only a post, of the Husband emergency posting system. If this was really an emergency your Husband would be calling you instead of posting. This post was placed in the event that a certain Wife would feel happy that her Husband gave her Blog some attention. In the Event of a lack of attention I am sure this site would have some pretty sharp remarks about said Hubby. I loved Puerto Rico Honey! Beeeeeeeeeeppppp.......

Anonymous said...

By the way which are you "The Terminator" or a "Poltergeist"? The "I'm Back" thing has made me curious.....RS

Margie said...

Love your pics. And yes, I was jealous, I tried to reach you for a month and everytime you would email me you were "STILL" in Puerto Rico. So jealous;) Happy you had a great time. And that comment your hubby just left...TOO CUTE. He's a keeper!

bwgayoso said...

Awesome pictures Vane! Can't wait to see the completed album : )

Trish said...

OMG--you totally make me want to jump on a plane and head south!! LOVE your pics, Vanessa!! And I love hearing about all the places that are your home. You are one lucky gal to have all those memories, and to still have family to visit down there!! Thanks for sharing, my friend!! Hugs to you!!