Monday, March 28, 2011

Longboat Key Spring Break

Ally's Army has made it to Longboat Key Florida for Spring Break. Last year, my Dad bought a condo here on the beach. Last Spring Break my sister and her family went down to visit. I remember being so jealous and wishing I could go too, but as such, with Ally's condition, we could not. This year, we could! Ally is doing great and enjoying a much needed break from the cold weather. It has been about 85 degrees here (although today it rained, but we still had fun!)

We are getting spoiled by the beautiful beach and the pool and spending time together as family. I will let my pictures tell the story...I have been having fun using my camera again. Something that I have really not been doing for about the past year or so. I just wasn't feeling it....but now I am. So happy to share:

Looking for sand dollars and other shell treasures. This beach is known for great shells.

Carly is fascinated by the waves and water. She is so stinkin cute.

Showing her shell to Pa.

If you look closely you will see the sand all over her face.

Evan lost his front teeth within minutes of landing in Florida. The tooth fairy does come to Florida, we found out.

The kids love the hot tub and pool, which backs right up to the can see here.

Me playing with my camera. Trying to get the cool sun spots. Carmen will be proud of me. She is my camera teacher.....

The kiddlings with Barbara. They love hanging out with her and doing "shell projects" amongst other things.

Our neighbors and good friends the Grants are staying just down the road, so we have been enjoying time with them too. BONUS!

I will post more pictures later. I vowed to get these out here because I am making a "blurb" book of my blog someday. Someday might be in a few years, but I am going to do it!

Hope everyone is enjoying their week off of school.


  1. Looks like everyone is having fun. Wish I was back there the weather here is not so great, snow possibly. Enjoy.

  2. Love the pics!!! So glad you are ALL having fun! Safe travels!

  3. Great to hear from you! I hope you all enjoyed your spring break at Long Boat! Ally looks so beautiful and I LOVE the curls!!!!!! Looks like things are going well for you guys....hope life is easier as you continue to move forward! You will be finishing up before you know it. I'm not sure if this coming to an end is all that I expected, my emotions are a little out of control but I just have to trust my Allison will be okay once she's taken off all meds. Very scary for me but anyway, take care and I look forward to following along with Ally until she completes treatment :)

  4. Isn't Florida wonderful, glad you and your family had a great time and it was good to see your dad as well. Ally looks wonderful and I think you and Jared even looked a bit rested. Love Evan's teeth and Carly, what can I say, glad you are all doing well. Keep it up!!!