Sunday, April 22, 2007

Florida 2007

Boy have I missed talkin' to you. We just returned yesterday late evening from Naples, Florida. It was a much needed family vacation. Dave's company has a home that the employees can use 7 days for a minimal fee. We signed up about a year ago. So thankful we did. Many wonderful family memories were made. The home is just a drive to the many white sandy beaches. When asking the older boys what they enjoyed most about the trip they responded with their favorite place to eat. Go figure - the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. I do have to say the Cuban restaurant near Miami was one of my favorites. Most everyone spoke Cuban (Spanish I think) except for our table. They even had separate menus in English.
I didn't post that we were leaving for Florida due to safety reasons.

Hope you enjoy the pictures. I took 198 from what it said when I downloaded it to the computer. It was difficult to choose some for the blog. Don't you love digital?

My younger sister, Jean was able to join us as well. We weren't sure if I was going to be on chemo when we purchased our flight tickets in November. Of course . . . we weren't sure about anything. So glad she joined us. She is truly a fun loving aunt. Stuart would continually tell her in the van "I NEED you Je Jean." He has promoted his name for her to Je Jean as it was Dee Dee. I started to wonder who was more important me or Je Jean. He would want her more than me. That tells you how important she is. Of course he wants Mommy when he needs to go potty. Why is that?


Anonymous said...

Hi Snodgrasses,

Loved the pictures, and missed hearing from you!! (Figured you were on your trip, or I'd have been knocking on your door!!)

The Byars

Anonymous said...

What a blessing!! Family memories...priceless! Love the pictures!

Missed hearing from you...but what a great reason why.

Sue Stark :)

Anonymous said...

It was so good to see you. You got just what I prayed for... one fabulous family vacation! Thank you to the Father for the memories made!

Love Emily

Nic Callan said...

digital cameras rule!!!!

glad you enjoyed FLA!!!

Duke of Earl

Anonymous said...

Hi Kate! What a great vacation! Looks like you guys had a fantastic time and made tons of memories.

Isn't it cool (and so like our God) that this was set up a year ago?! I love how He knows what we need and takes care of us ALL THE TIME. Sometimes we just need to be with our loved ones and get sand between our toes - and I'm sure He totally understands that! :->

Looking forward to more updates! You are in our prayers all the time.

Stacey Preis

Ramona Lisa said...

So glad you had a great trip! I was thinking of you all week, praying for a relaxing and memorable vacation.

See you Thursday! Ramona

Michelle said...

The picture of you and Dave looks like you are on your honeymoon! You look so young and thin and vibrant!
Wow! And the headband looks so chic...You are one stylish woman!
Oh...glad you had fun too. :)


Gram said...

Nothing like a sunset in Naples Florida. Love the pictures. Lord Willing I will be on board next year at the beach. Byhalia MS will be as far as I go this summer.
Great Grandpa having some difficulity lately and moving slower than usual. I'm obsessed with a little water fountain given to me by an old high school friend. I'm planning the whole front of the house around the fountain. Great Grandpa can sit in his wicker chair and hear the trinkle of the water and watch the neighbors drive by. He is happy with the arrangement.
Looking forward to going to the beach next year if all goes well.
Gram putting in her oar.