Thursday, December 31, 2009

Vacation Pics

Here are some shots of the beach.  These pictures don’t do it justice.  It really is lovely with the white sand beaches.

These are pictures of our resort.  It was gorgeous.  If you ever go to the Dominican Republic, I would definitely recommend the Iberostar Bavaro Grand Hotel.  Total luxury!

We did three excursions during our stay.  They were the Outback Safari, Marinarium and Zip Line Adventure.  The Outback Safari allowed us to see a lot of the Dominican countryside and villages.  We were able to tour a Dominican home, see how cocoa and coffee are produced, eat a typical Dominican meal and went boogie boarding on a public beach.  Here are some photos we captured.

The Marinarium excursion included snorkeling and lounging on the boat.  I found out that I cannot snorkel.  To me, it kind of felt like drowning and then suddenly remembering that I could breathe out of my mouth.  I’m glad I tried it, but I probably won’t go again.  Cory did really well and caught on fast.  I guess you could say I was a really slow learner! 

Finally, we went up into the mountains and rode on the zip lines.  We had a lot of fun on this excursion.  The scenery was beautiful on the way up to the mountains (even though the roads were a bit rough at times).

It was a fabulous trip.  I guess turning 30 isn’t so bad after all!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Little Bit of Paradise

Cory and I recently traveled to the Dominican Republic for a week of rest and relaxation.  Our resort was beautiful, the excursions were fun and our flights were safe.  All in all, a great vacation!




Once I get the photos organized I’ll post more. 

It was more windy the week were there than it usually is, but it was still very nice.  I think the wind bothered the staff at the hotel more then the guests.  The gal at the frond desk, Loly, said she thought it was cold.  I think it was 85 degrees that day.  I guess it is all a matter of perspective!

Christmas 2009

Kaylee has been having a very good Christmas this year.  Lots of fun, family and gifts.


She really wanted her picture taken after each gift.  Most of the time they turned out like the one above.  Her face seemed to always get covered by the gift.  Here are her iCarly underpants.  She loves them.  Who wouldn’t?


Cory had a lap full of dogs while we opened presents.  Shadow and Joe were loving the attention.


Here she is at our Christmas with the Morris family.  You’ll notice the VERY glittery shirt.  This was a gift from Shannon.  When Kaylee opened it she said, “ohhhhh, glitter is good!” 

It leaves glitter everywhere she goes.  Thanks Shannon!  :)

On Christmas Eve we had Christmas with the Edsall’s.  Kaylee wore her new Christmas dress and was the center of attention…just the way she likes it!



We ate great food, enjoyed our family, and opened presents.

On Christmas Day we to Argos for Christmas with Daddy.  He had to work, so we brought Christmas to him.  Santa even delivered Kaylee’s presents to Argos. 


Here are Kaylee and Daddy checking out her new computer.  Lovingly referred to as Pink Puter at our house.  Kaylee has already drained the battery twice.  It is getting lots of attention the last two days.

After spending Christmas morning with Daddy in Argos, we went to Aunt Peggy’s house for the McLallin Christmas.  It was fun spending time with everyone and Kaylee had tons of fun playing the Wii.


Leah mailed Kaylee the above Christmas present.  Her very own playhouse that fits over a card table.  Kaylee is really enjoying it.  I’m pretty sure she thinks it is a dog house because she barks while she plays in it!

One more Christmas to go with Grandpa Steve, Grandma Kay and Uncle Mike on Sunday afternoon.

What a reminder of how truly blessed we are.  So much family who loves us.  Praise the Lord!

Friday, December 25, 2009

We’re Back!

Well, after a month without any blog posts it is time to get back in the saddle. 

I have really missed posting about our lives.  Here is a quick update on everyone:

Kaylee: She is doing great!  School has been going really well, and she continues to love it.  She was fitted for new hearing aids on Wednesday and should be back to wearing her hearing aids in a few weeks.  Please be praying for her as she transitions back into wearing them.  It did not go well last time.

Cory: He is doing good.  Continues to work for the Argos Police Department.  I can’t believe he has been there almost five years.  I guess time flies when you are having fun!  He was off for most of the month of December.  It was great having him home.  He got to spend tons of time hanging out with Kaylee.  They are best buds…along with Joe of course.

Angie: Also doing good.  Just returned home from vacation with Cory to the Dominican Republic.  It was a wonderful vacation filled with sunshine and relaxation.  Definitely not fun coming home to snow and cold weather, but worth it to see Kaylee’s beautiful face.

Stay tuned.  There will be vacation, Christmas and various other posts forthcoming.  Hope everyone had a blessed Christmas.  We love you!