Monday, July 20, 2009


This week, Jolanthe from No Ordinary Moments was nice to host FMM - in for Kasey. Kasey the creator of FMM and her family are on vacation right now. Check out the great time they are having!

The fun questions asked this week is all about VACATIONS!

1. Tell us your best (or worst) vacations you ever took.
2. Tell us FIVE places/vacations that you would like to take at some point your life. It doesn't have to be next year...maybe it's the vacation of a lifetime or somewhere you just dream of going years from now.


I have two! The first was my first and only time to leave the country. My senior year a group of us from Spanish class went to Mexico. It was an awesome experience to have a week before graduation.

The inside of a beautiful church.

Our hotel at San Miguel.

The tunnel and brick road in Guanajuato. We had a CRAZY taxi cab driver!

I am enjoying a nice lunch outdoors...
Oh the teenage years!

Another church we visited.

Warning: Picture of a MUMMY!

We went to see the mummies in Guanajuato. I was so naive and pictured mummies all wrapped up in a white cloth. I had no idea this is what a mummy in Mexico looked like. The taxi cab driver explained how they could not afford to bury the dead so they became a part of this museum like place. I was intrigued by this pregnant woman who died during childbirth. So sad!

Okay I'll spare you the pic!

When we returned from Mexico we stayed at Corpus Christi, Texas. This was the very first beach I went to! I was hooked!

After this trip I left (a week after graduation) with my best friend Sherri and her family to Daytona Beach in Florida. Had a blast! My mom also took us to Daytona, Florida during my college years! We also went to the Epcot Center and Oceans of Fun. Great times!

For those who have read my blog for a while, you know the beach is my favorite place to be!

So my second favorite vacation has to be......

Aaron made this with sea weed.

(My header picture comes from this memorable trip too! )

Our first family vacation to a beach!

My 3 studs!

Souvenir shop!

We went on a trip to see the dolphins! We got to see some swimming, and the boys got to steer the boat!

I would love to visit the following in no particular order:
1. Hawaii
2. Take a RV trip to out west...visit places like Grand Canyon, Red Wood Forest, Yellowstone, and Yosemite National park.
3. Jerusalem...would love to walk where Jesus walked!
4. Europe
5. Caribbean cruise

It was fun to walk down memory lane!


Vivienne said...

OK, The mummy is disturbing. Not because of the whole dead thing, but my heart breaks for someone who died in childbirth. All that anticipation and love, etc, unfulfilled.
On a positive note, I love your beach pix, and I think my favorite is of your littlest guy checking out the shark. He looks pretty darn nervous!!

Emily said...

Sounds like a fun trip, but yes, the mummy is really sad. Love love love the beach too! Gulf Shores is a place we frequent as well. Great list too! I'd love to see more the US too...but minus the RV...I'd rather stay at nice hotels and travel in a cool convertible! lol
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Michelle said...

I had Hawaii and Yosemite on my list too! They would be beautiful places to visit!

Angie S said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I love your header picture your 'studs' are handsome :) Happy FMM!

honeysuckle said...

Your pics of Mexico are very nice (especially for a senior!) I love the pic of you as a teen--so adorable. The beach is always fun for everyone isn't it? Happy FMM! Thanks for coming by and commenting.

Kelli said...

Wow, you've been to some cool places. I love your list too, especially the RV out west. That would be so nice. I want to see the Grand Canyon.

Traci said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! We do sound SO much alike. I looked at your profile, and I swear if I created my "favorite" lists, they would look like yours! I love all the movies you listed, interests, etc. I also love Jesus with all my heart and try to live each day for Him. I am following you too now! Looking forward to getting to know ya!
Blessings from KY!

shortmama said...

I love the beach too! They are hard to come by in AZ though. My family lives in Fl and I love when we get to go visit. I could spend every day we are there on the beach!

Xazmin said...

Those are some beautiful church pictures!

Looks like you had such fun on both of your vacations...thanks for sharing!

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Loved looking at your pictures and those sweet children! Would you believe my hubby and I honeymooned in Yosemite almost 39 yrs. ago!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. Do come again!

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

Great pictures!!! I love the beach as well- I always find it very calm and relaxing for me!!

Happy FMM!!

Carolyn said...

Those are great pictures- love the one with the souvenir shop! I would love to go to Jerusalem, as well - someday!

jenjen said...

Hello my dear friend!
Loved your FMM post! What a cute picture of you!! ANd of course, those beach shots of your boys are adorable! Your Mexico trip sounds like it was fun and informative.

If you take a trip out west, you HAVE to come to Salt Lake and stay with me - wouldn't that be a blast! I would show you around. Hope you had a wonderful day!


Ave said...

You have so nice family. Your little boys are so cute.

Chrissy said...

How fun! Those pictures are great. Love your list of places you want to visit still! The Grand Canyon is amazing, if you do make it out here you should try the Skywalk! Its totally freaky to be suspended over the Canyon but what an amazing experience!

Have a great day!

♥ Kenz ♥ said...

I am enjoying the beach as we speak, and I'd love to have you here too! It's been a fantastic trip so far. :)

Your hotel looks awesome in the pictures. I am sure it was fantastic!

schwadette said...

Just have to say... that is THE COOLEST souvenir shop ever! My kids would be freaked out by the shark :)! Save us some money!! Sounds like a couple of great trips!!

Miller Racing Family said...

Wow, what great photos. I loved all of the photos from Mexico, the churches were beautiful. The mummy would have totally freaked me out.
The pictures at the beach are precious. I love the photo of the boys and their shades and the photo of Caden is so cute.
Thanks for taking us along on your vacation.
Have a great day!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Ohhhh, we love the beach too! I absolutely adore those sweet beach pics!

~Sandy~ said...

It sounds like you had sooooo much fun! I loved the great pics you added:)

heidi said...

Those both look like amazing vacations, for completely different reasons!

leahmarieisme said...

Your boys britches are too cute...