Friday, October 9, 2009

Summer Vacation Days 5 & 6 Visiting Family

NOTE:  I promise I’m close to finishing up these vacation posts!  Just a few more and then I’m on to all our fall-tastic adventures!!!

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Days 5 & 6 our our Florida vacation found us visiting with family.  We are fortunate to have relatives living in the Tampa area (Sarasota/Bradenton) that opened their home to us as our vacation destination.

We had such a great time relaxing and hanging out with my cousin, her husband and her two daughters…although her girls did get to be a bit annoyed by little man!  :)  Really though, our kids had so much fun playing together.  Sophia is 8, Mary is 5, Isabella is 5, and Benjamin (almost) 3…making  for a crazy mix of kiddos!

Their home is beautiful and my little ones could not get enough of the lanai and pool area!  One day, Mary and Ben swam from 12:00 noon until 9:00 PM only coming up for air, food, and rest!  LOL

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Love this pic of Sophia and her dog, Tika!  My kiddos were a bit overwhelmed by Tika, needless to say!

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Cousin #1…sweet!

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Cousin #2…spicy!!!

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Surfing “Kansas” style!!!  I think Ben would make a great “surfer-dude”.  Now we just need to live near the coast.

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Our lovely vacation destination.

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The lanai.

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Just some of my cousin’s foliage…she’s got a green thumb, for sure!


  1. Hah, We have a boxer. They are so sweet but very energetic and excited all the time.
    These pics are great, It looks like you guys really had a blast. I'm so glad your vaca went so well.


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