10.19.2009

Taking a Walk

I am so happy to be back! It seems I have a lot of catching up to do on your blogs and can't wait to get started. We had a wonderful trip. The weather could not have been any more perfect. Anyhoo, my dear husband and I have fallen in love with The Biggest Loser. As some of you may not know husband and I do not have cable, dish, etc. It's a life style choice we made years ago, but at the beach there is cable and we did watch a few shows. The Biggest Loser was one of them and now we are going to watch it on Hulu every week. It really made us reevaluate how we treat our bodies. For me, having a box of Cheez It's for lunch is no good so we have a plan on eating healthier and keeping active. I went from being an avid runner to basically nothing in less than a year, ouch. One activity that we did do at the beach was take long walks, when I mean long I mean a couple of hours long. Everyday the kiddos would climb into the red wagon and we would walk to here...


So the kiddos could play on this...


This is one of the views that we admired everyday, I just adore the symmetry of it all...


Then my sweet husband decided to take some lovely photos for you all, that way you can feel like you were with me, well sort of...


This puts my fire pit to shame...




Oh yes, my husband has no fear of peeping into people's courtyards. Nothing but the best for my readers I say...



He did have a problem with stealing when I asked for him to carry this home though...



I just adore the beach, sigh*...


If you actually read this whole post then I am quite impressed, way long, I know. Long walk makes for a long post, sorry.

UPDATE: we stayed in Rosemary Beach, Florida. My favorite.

{Oh, and we did arrive home with a few days of vacation left and we worked on our bedroom. Yes, I know it was only a mere 8 months ago that I re.did it the first time, but it just was not working for me. Tomorrow I will post a tutorial on how to make your own headboard, yeah!}

31 comments:

DesBisoux said...

glad that you're back and had a great time.
some of these pics are to die for! i LOVE the shot of the fountain. LOVE-IT!
and i like that you're hubs is sneaking around...treats for us!
xxx

Design Esquire said...

I'm glad you had fun! The photos are gorgeous!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

It looks sooooo wonderful!!

Kasey said...

gorgeous photo's. We watch the biggest loser as a family every tuesday...my kids love it.
your vacation looks fabulous ..where did you go?
xo

Pink Wallpaper said...

wow...such beautiful pictures!

amy and ann said...

welcome home. we never go to florida! looks beautiful and like it would make a great family escape! I may look into that fo rnext year. thanks for sharing! XO. amy

the NEO-traditionalist said...

I've never been to Florida and now am dying to go! Your trip looks and sounds so lovely. Glad you got some rest---something about the beach just brings about such calm.
XX Kate

Cassie said...

Looks and sounds like you had a truly fab time! I am very jealous; it is far too cold here at the moment and envious for some of that gorgeous weather and also makes me want to visit US even more!
Look forward to headboard post.
xx
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Staley Mc said...

These pictures are so pretty! I'm glad yall had a great time!!

Katie said...

I ADORE Rosemary and Alys Beaches. They are beyond beautiful in more ways than one.

jj said...

Alys, dear Alys! *sigh* So glad you had a great vacation!! Where do you all stay in Rosemary? The pics Kellen took are awesome, as always. Wish he could come over here and photograph the kids, us, in our new life. Hmmm, maybe I'll have to scout out a Chinese photographer :) Glad you are back!

Simple Creative Inspiration said...

Looks like it was simply lovely. . .that is wonderful, thank you for sharing!

Julia said...

These images are so serene! Welcome back, deary!

Jennifer said...

welcome back! Kellen's pics are beautiful, glad you had a good time. can't wait to see your new bedroom!

Estelle said...

The photos are beautiful and it's so nice to hear that you have a good break. Happy to have you back and looking forward to the update on your bedroom.

Ellen said...

Welcome Back! So glad you had a wonderful vacation. Beach getaways are the best, aren't they? The pictures are beautiful! I'm glad you enjoyed some time away, but I'm also glad you're back! :)

nkp said...

One of my all- time favorite destinations as well. I'm
glad you had a good (great) time. Wish I were there.

Gorgeous snapshots!

Hanako66 said...

wow, what a gorgeous place!

Char said...

oh how I love seaside and rosemary beach. did you just love the pond with all the water lilies and lotus?

and all the adorable air stream trailers in seaside?

angela hardison said...

wow that place looks really really beautiful! maybe i need to add it to the list of places to visit.

glad you had a nice trip and welcome back! i love these photos.

Kristin said...

Wow, what beautiful pictures. Must have been amazing!

Pink to Green said...

so pretty! looks like a wonderful little get away; thanks for sharing these lovely pictures!!

Gracie said...

I hope your glad your back =) The photos are really beautiful and I do feel as though I was there. And makes me long for the beach. It looks like such a lovely place. I hope you're all relaxed now.

Kristine said...

Yes...I did read your whole post. : ) The pictures are beautiful! Glad you had a lovely time!

megan said...

welcome home! beautiful photos! can't wait to see the headboard.

Under a Green Roof said...

what a fabulous trip! So glad yall had a great time!

Blair said...

Lovely! And so glad your husband likes peeping in courtyards--they are lovely!

amy and ann said...

WOW what a wonderful place!
Thanks -

ann

Adriana said...

Hi Paula, it's great to have you back! You were missed. Looking forward to the headboard post, hoorah! Also good on you for deciding to up the anti with an active lifestyle

a pina colada said...

What a fun trip to a beautiful place. Those pics are wonderful and it makes me want to plan a trip to Florida during the cold winter ahead.

Blueprint Bliss said...

Paula- welcome home. So glad y'all had such a great trip. It's always so great to get away. LOVE all of the photos.