Thursday, April 29, 2010

Beauty was all around

As you all may know by reading previous posts, my family took a vacation this past long weekend (5 days)
with Gabriela and another family.
There were a total of 9 kids and 6 adults...
well, we had a pool/churrasco/general guy, a maid, cook and extra girl ;)
(remember, we are in South America and help comes with the house for a nominal fee, not optional)

Now, the natural beauty of the area:
the ocean,

a hill top house that looked over it,

the amazing color and reflections,


the plants and flowers,




the sunset...

(Gabriela and I had fun playing with out cameras this night...the colors were amazing! If you see her blog, her picture has the moon in it! Very cool Gabriela!)

these were all a natural given beauty...

but the real beauty was found in the combination and interaction between our families. It was absolutely amazing to not have any fights between kids, no tv, no internet and complete peace!
The kids had a fabulous time playing various games, exploring around the ocean rocks, playing baseball, trying to fish, finding rocks and shells, kayaking...
they were just the happiest bunch of kids.
And I don't think I need to tell you how that made all of us adults feel...
relaxed, content and also enjoying each others company without a constant stream of interruptions from the little ones :)

It was the best way to spend 5 days with friends that I will always cherish and hope to see again somewhere in the future after we part from Brasil


10 comments:

richies said...

Sounds like a great vacation!

An Arkies Musings

Betty said...

I´m glad you had such a good time. I´m sure you will cherish this memory!

Gabriela said...

We loved it too. :)

P.S. that wasn't the moon! the moon was on the other side of the sky-I don't know what the heck that was!

Fabiola said...

The pictures are gorgeous!!!

I will try to write you an e-mail over the weekend.

Jodi said...

Those pictures are GORGEOUS. The purple sky one is my favorite. My favorite color is purple.

I'm so glad you had a nice time. I love the fact that you had help on your vacation. How cool is that???

Brenda said...

Its always fun to go somewhere with another family that you enjoy, and surprisingly hard to find just the right people.

I love all the extra "help" in Latin America, it adds another dimension to the experience.

mythopolis said...

It sounds idyllic, and the photos illustrate that! What a great (and communal) vacation! Lucky kids! Would you please adopt me?

NicoleB, Egypt said...

I am glad you guys had such a fabulous time and everyone got along so well!
The pics are awesome!
Would love to go there some day :)

Dee Newman said...

What a wonderful vacation! I'm envious . . .

BLOGitse said...

What a place!
It's great kids had fun being out and you parents could relax too!
Have a nice weekend!

BLOGitse