Saturday, July 28, 2007

More Marco

I felt like an obsessed mother... but every moment seemed a priceless photo moment with this precious girl.

Now that I'm home, I really don't know where to begin, there's just so many pictures and moments. In a nutshell, it really was perfect, with the exception of the length. We came inches within extending the trip thru Sunday (wish we had just paid the extra from the beginning). Ross was actually on the phone with the airline as I was sulkingly packing our bags... but since the cost of changing our flight was a bit higher than we expected, $1,037 to be exact, we loaded up the van and started our three-legged journey home. (Yes, as in, three flights, two lay overs, and 11 1/2 hours of travel with a 23 month old.)

Here are some captured moments:
Surviving the flight there: thank you, huge bag of snacks, little DVD player, and Little Mermaid. It was incredibly challenging, but could have been much worse, we're counting our blessings.

Joseph turned two on the trip-- after pool and beach on Saturday, we had his Diego Birthday party-- a total hit, especially because they had new toys to enjoy all week long. Well planned, Lace.

This is Sunday night when we went for a walk on the beach and watched the sunset. We expected sweaty and balmy and got perfect and breezy. I couldn't get over how different the beach was there than Southern California. Sophia wore her water shoes the whole time because the sand is covered with tons of broken shells... crazy because when you scraped them aside, the sand beneath was fine and white and beautiful... like cookie dough-- with lots of sugar. I wanted to eat it.

My pictures are taking too long to put on blogger--- I'll have to continue my in- depth coverage of Marco Island later. Don't worry... there's still 5 days of fun to record. :)


Missy said...

Oh my goodness, such a LONG flight. I wouldn't have been able to do it. We did alright, not my favorite though!

I am LOVING all the pictures. Please keep posting more. So, so, so much fun to be beach-housing it all week. It's my new favorite vacation. Glad you are home and had fun...

Lindsay & Weston said...

LOVE the pictures. Keep posting them. You should never apologize about taking too many pictures of that beautiful little girl of yours. There are some great ones of you guys.

Glad you had a great time on the beach. There's nothing better, in my mind than a week at a beach house.

Brandon or Michelle. said...

I too loved the pictures..there is something about sunsets...mmm, heaven sent.

I love the captured expressions of Sophia...she seems like quite a doll to be around. someday we will, okay?

Yes yes keep posting pictures..we are happy to relive the memories with you marco all resort town? where did you buy groceries? :) am I too interested? perhaps..

S.A.S. said...

The pigtails are so long! Baby Soph has little girl hair. Darling.

The pic of soph being thrown in the air, with that dimple in full bloom is one of my favs. The up close of her with those startlingly blue eyes... she looks more like a great combo of you and Ross every day. Sigh, your life... it really is perfect.

The rlmmmmcaress Family: said...

Sophia looks so grown up in the airline pics: sitting there like a mature little girl. You are brave souls for endeavoring on all those flights over all those hours and all the lay overs. That which does not kill you, only makes you stronger.

It is good to have you back, even though we won't see you swimming (for a little while at least) be sure to stay cool.