I woke the girls up an hour early this morning. I told them they had 20 minutes to eat and put some sneakers on. We were going for a walk. Just us girls 🙂 and guess what! They enjoyed it and so did I!!
Thanks for the good idea, Jon! (All photos taken with my iPhone)
Where has the time gone?
You bring us all so much joy and happiness! We love you very much!
Happy Birthday, Chloe!
Nerd glasses? Check! Red lips? Check! New t-shirt? Check! Meeting Taylor’s guitar player? Check!
Oh Megan, “I had the best day (s) with you, today!”
As I’ve said before, I am addicted to Vimeo! Enjoy!
This trip was my 4th time in St. Maarten. Over the last couple of trips we definitely developed some favorite spots.
Rima’s is our favorite “junk” store. We were very sad to hear that it’s closing at the end of August. We had to stop in one more time before we left to get some more bargains :
My favorite spot to have dinner is at the Lolos. The view is quite beautiful too:
The ice cream at The Carousel is out of this world delicious! We had to stop there a few times too!
Sunset Bar is a FUN place to go and watch the planes! The frozen margaritas are an extra treat:
This was the first time we went to Mullet Bay Beach and it was AMAZING! There were hundreds of fish swimming around us! The kids had a blast feeding them bread. Well everyone except Emma. She was a little freaked out about it. There were stingrays swimming around us too!
Snorkeling is Chloe’s new favorite thing to do:
Relaxing on the deck and taking in some of the views:
No matter where we go or what we do as long as I’m with them it’s one of my favorite spots in the world:
I’m really lucky that my kids are good travelers. We woke up at 2:30 am to go to the airport and look how happy she is:
Jon did help entertain her in Puerto Rico:
First steps in the Caribbean Ocean:
On our deck getting ready to swim:
We had a slight delay in Puerto Rico which made a long layover even longer but it was a really good travel day. After enjoying their first swim we went back to grill some hamburgers. Everyone went to bed early, excited for what the week would bring. I took over 600 pictures and lots of videos that I plan on sharing this week.
…..and I’m drowning in a sea of laundry.
About a month before we moved to town I heard what a big deal the 4th of July is around here. There’s a big parade, a town cookout and then a big fireworks show. I remember wanting to rent a hotel up here so we wouldn’t miss it. Unfortunately we had other plans that weekend and had to wait an entire year to participate in the fun. For the last 6 years we have sat in the same spot at the parade with the same group of people. The girls have such a great time! Every year I take tons of pictures of these kids all sitting on the sidewalk waiting for the parade to begin. There were a few families missing this year but we still had a great time. After the parade we came home to swim for a few hours, it was SO hot out there! Then we headed over to a friend’s house for a cookout and waited for the fireworks show.
Lucy and her parade candy bag:
Waiting for the parade to begin:
Lucy with her dancing partner and idol, Allie:
Doing the locomotion with her friends:
Until next year: