Thursday, July 30, 2009

Summertime Break...

I was hoping to get my Atlantis pictures together and to write up a post about that this week, but unfortunately time is not on my side! My life is full of appointments and things to do right now, and we're getting ready to go away for the first half of August. So I'll finish up my Bahamas posts in a few weeks. For now, I'll post some of these beautiful family pictures that my sister Elizabeth got done with Justin and their adorable 5-month-old baby, Rocco (my first nephew!) last week. I'm so impressed by how well these came out. What a talented photographer!

Isn't he precious, and aren't they such a cute little family? I just love them!

Tomorrow is my 29th birthday(!!) and then we're leaving this weekend for our annual summer vacation to Cape Cod for two weeks. I'll be back to blogging when I get home. I hope your summer is going well!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Beautiful Bahamas

Peter and I celebrated our seventh wedding anniversary in style last month--we flew down to the Bahamas for three days and three nights. I'd been looking forward to this trip very much since the winter when we booked it. It was just the two of us who went--John was happy to stay with my family in Massachusetts while we were gone (he loves it there). I missed him terribly at first, but I got over it soon enough. It was a wonderful trip to a beautiful place and I've been wanting to document it here on my blog. So consider this Part 1 of what will probably be a three-part series!

We stayed in Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, at the British Colonial Hilton, a big lovely hotel right on the ocean that looks like a grand castle from the back. The only disappointment was that our room faced the street instead of the water. Bummer!

I've always taken pictures of the interiors at the places we stay so that I can remember the trip better. This was our room:

And this was the hotel lobby. I snapped this picture wistfully on the morning we left, just before we got into the taxi that took us to the airport. Even though I was eager to get home to my little boy, it's still depressing when vacations end!

These were the lovely views from the balcony on our floor the first evening we were there.

Peter, checking out the view.

Don't these hammocks look very relaxing?

I took this picture down by the pool at sunset. Even though I'm a New Englander, I love palm trees and tropical places.

Next time, I'll write about one of the most famous resorts in the world...the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island. It was an amazing place and I got some great pictures there. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

MIA...A Short Explanation!

Hi! It's hard for me to believe that my last post was a month ago. I don't think I've gone that long without posting on my blog ever since I started it about a year-and-a-half ago, not even when I was enduring the woes of first-trimester exhaustion this past winter. There are a lot of things I want to write about, I just haven't had any free time to do so. I also haven't had time lately to read my friend's blogs, and I'm missing that. I will be back soon to reading your blogs and writing on my own, if not this week, then next. It still won't be as frequent as normal, probably not until the end of summer. (But then my baby is due in September, so...we'll see what happens!) I hope you're all doing well and having a nice summer. I miss you! See you soon!