Monday, August 17, 2009

Vacation Pictures

Woods
Good morning! As I mentioned last week, the kids and I went to visit my family in Rhode Island. It was a wonderful time to relax and the weather was so nice and cool compared to Texas. I had time to read a few novels, watch movies and we took many drives out in the country and to the sea.

Sea

Sea

Tide Pools
Exploring the tide pools with Grandpa.

Rose
Wild roses.

Rose

Queen Anne's Lace
Queen Anne's Lace.

Marshmallows
The girls and Benjamin had so much fun with their cousins and I barely saw them all week! They loved going to the lake and park with Grandpa and they got treated to ice cream cones several times.

Lake
It was a wonderful way to end our summer and we are going to make it a yearly tradition. Thank you for stopping by for a visit and taking a look!

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh Kelli, Your vacation pictures are wonderful. It sounds like you pampered yourself a little bit with reading and relaxing. I am glad to hear this will be a yearly tradition for you and the kids.

Have a good week. Love, Debbi

Jane said...

The sea looks so inviting! Glad you had a good time and can look forward to going back. We missed you while you were gone.

Anonymous said...

Kelli,
Looks like you all had a wonderful time! Great pictures!
God Bless,
Hillary

Susan said...

Your photos are so beautiful. I wish I was there.

TJ said...

Beautiful photos! You all had much better beach weather than we did, but we were enjoying the Oregon coast at the same time.

What books did you read? I was really struggling with my hormones and being off my schedule, and couldn't seem to pick out a book to start. But the next to last day I decided to read "The Help" and loved it!

I'm glad you had some time for relaxing! Good idea before school starts.

glorv1 said...

It's beautiful out that way. So glad you had a great vacation. Have a great week.

Debby said...

Like everyone else says...it looks WONDERFUL!!! How relaxing. But do you think we'd appreciate as much, if we lived that beauty everyday? Don't get me wrong...I love the beauty around me everyday, but something new is always special. Just with the thought of perhaps we won't see such a scene again.

THANKS so much for sharing this!

Sharri said...

It sounds like a nice, relaxing vacation Kelli!
The pics were wonderful.
I loved the ones of the ocean--just lovely!

I've never been to RI, but your pics make me want to go! :)

Love Bears All Things said...

I know you enjoyed this special time with family. And the break from heat was a plus.
Now, I suppose it is time to get the new school year started.
I was visiting your blog this weekend, hoping you had all your card tutorials under one heading so I could easily look at them. Have you considered doing this. I bought some of the supplies you mentioned and I am anxious to try stamping. I've collected stamps for a while now but haven't really practiced enough to try making a card with them. I have the table in the studio cleared off that I want to use for scrapping and cards so I'm ready to start.
Mama Bear

marmielu said...

How nice! I'm glad you had such a nice, restful time, and good memories. Thanks for sharing those pictures.
Mary Lou

Judy said...

Beautiful pictures Kelli...What a wonderful vacation for you all.

window into our life of love, joy, and adventures! said...

Wonderful pictures! So glad to hear you had a wonderful time on your vacation!

Clare said...

I am glad you feel refreshed.
Thankyou for sharing your pictures.

Heather said...

wow, gorgeous photos! that's my kind of vacation. what a thing to look forward to every year!

Gracie said...

Welcome back Kelli and thanks for sharing your memories. Me too, I'm posting my vacation pics....

Needled Mom said...

It looks like everyone had a great trip. I can imagine how refreshing the cooler air must have felt. It sounds as though you had some good "relaxing" time - just what a vacation is all about. Welcome home.

Leah in Iowa said...

I'm so glad you got to get away and have a nice, relaxing vacation! The pictures are just beautiful - thanks for sharing!

Mrs. H. said...

Kelli,
I'm so glad you had a nice vacation! I loved your pictures. I've been away from the Texas heat for a week now, too. It's been so nice! :-)

Kathy said...

I am going to have to repeat what others have written. Beautiful pictures and I am so glad you had such a relaxing time and the kids were able to spend time with their grandparents.

Heather said...

What beautiful pictures. I even looks cool in the pictures. How nice that must be...lol To hot here in Tx. Glad you guys had fun and made it back safely!

Kimberly said...

It's nice to see you back here. :)

KBeau said...

Great pictures, Kelli. Beautiful coastline. I'm not sure I've ever been to Rhode Island. Been close, however.

Elena said...

Rhode Island is beautiful! I loved all your photos. So glad you had a wonderful vacation.

Jackie said...

Kelli, it looks like you had a wonderful vacation. Good for you planning to make it a yearly adventure.

The Queen Annes Lace is just lovely.

God bless.

biologie said...

Ben likes his marshmallows just like I do: flaming hot so you can extinguish the flames and enjoy them toasty and slightly charred. (:

Shelia said...

Hi Kelli! Oh, your vacation pictures are just beautiful! I've been to RI once and just loved it and would like to go again!
Take care and be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Barbara H. said...

Looks like a very peaceful and enjoyable vacation!

Mommy said...

The pictures of the water are beautiful! It looks like you had a wonderful time:) Thanks for sharing them!

Cathy said...

WOW! It looks beautiful there. I hope someday to see the east coast. God has created such a multitude of beautiful places on this earth!

Marie said...

Thanks for sharing the photos! The scenery is beautiful! I am sure the children have lots of wonderful memories from the vacation.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great photos - thanks for sharing.

Terri said...

Your vacation looks wonderful! I'm glad you had a great time.

Kelly said...

Goregeous photos! It's been a month since ours, and I'm still in vacay withdrawal, LOL.

P.S. I love Queen Anne's lace!

Simply Heart And Home said...

Kelli,

What beautiful pictures, especially the ocean one. Welcome home!

Gina

Sharon Kay said...

Looks like you had a wonderful trip and the pictures you took are beautiful. The first picture says so much....relax, and enjoy the beauty of the earth. Thanks for sharing.. Sharon K

Mrs. C said...

What breathtaking pictures! So glad you had a wonderful vacation. :)

arkie said...

How beautiful!

life's journey said...

Oh I miss a vacation time. Hope we have one...It looks like you all have fun...Happy WW! mine is up too.

PEA said...

Now I'm hungry for hot gooey marshmallows! lol I so enjoyed looking at your pictures and it sure looks like everyone was having a great time:-) Glad to have you back home though! xoxo

Tina Leigh said...

Looks like yall had fun & I know the weather had to be much cooler than Texas! I'm glad your back...I missed you blogging!

Storybook Woods said...

Ohh, wow beautiful I am ready to move. I am glad it was so lovely. Clarice