Friday, May 22, 2009

Back from Paradise!

Literally :) We went to Paradise Island, in the Bahamas. We were there for a week, and it was such a great vacation (minus the plane ride with Avery, which was an unbelievable nightmare). We had great weather (although very very hot, but it only rained once, overnight, which helped to make things less muggy). Joining us was my sister, brother-in-law, and their son. We had a three bedroom lock-off condo at the Harborside Resort at Atlantis. The living arrangements were absolutely perfect, and allowed Avery to sleep just as well as if she were at home. We were able to go to the grocery store and get lots of food since the condo had a full kitchen, so we saved a whole lot of money on food by doing that.

Here are some photos from the trip:

This is a picture of Harborside, which is set right next to the marina, with some amazing yachts.
Atlantis has a huge aquarium on site:
Seven years ago Abe and I went to the Bahamas and stayed at the Radisson (which is no longer a Radisson). We visited Atlantis for dinner one night, and that was the night Abe proposed! We found the exact spot that he proposed when we went back, and of course had to take a picture :0)

This is one of the kid's pools at Atlantis. It has this huge bucket at the top that fills up with water and pours out every ten minutes or so. It's pretty crazy. There are lots of water slides for the kids too (not Avery's size, but my nephew Ben LOVED the blue slide...said it was his favorite part of vacation):

Avery and Ben playing in the sand at the Lagoon Beach:

And here's a picture that depicts what much of the vacation was all about...Avery running and us chasing after her :)

I have about 300 more pictures from the vacation but I think this is a good enough representation :)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

For Sale

Ok, I know, I know. I am the world's worst blogger. I think it's been three weeks since my last post...and well...that's pathetic. But things have been busy around here, and I just kept putting it off. So what have we been doing, you ask?

Well, we've officially put our house on the market. I know, great timing...couldn't be a better time to sell. The sign went up in the yard on Thursday and we had our first two showings on Friday. It seems that it just wasn't a good fit for the first couple that came through, but the second said it is in their top three and they're "thinking about it." So...we'll see. I'm not getting my hopes up, but it sure would be nice to get a quick offer :) Keeping the house clean is going to kill me, with the little 1 1/2 year old tornado that lives with us. I'm amazed at how I can clean all morning and the house still looks messy, because she's running behind me taking out 3 things for every 1 I put away. This could be a fun ride :)