Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hawaii 2012

Our camera is broken and blogger seems to have made some changes do that is why this has taken so long and will probably be such an unorganized post. But, at least it will be blogged! We went with my parents to Hawaii this year and had so much fun! It was Bella's longest flight she has been on and I would say for the most part she did great. Ultimately she is still a busy 2 1/2 year old on a 6 hour flight but we didn't have any extreme meltdowns during the flight (only one during our layover) and she only yelled at the top of her lungs "I need to poop!" a handful of times during our flight so.... I'd call it a success. :). She absolutely loved Hawaii and still asks to go back frequently, or just assumes that, of course,we can go to the beach today. Shelved staying in a condo with my parents, and I really think she believed we were all just going to live together forever, which I think would be ideal to her :) I mean, who wouldn't want grandma to make you french toast each morning and have grandpa to take you on walks and play on the beach with each day?! Ok, I'm sold, let's all just move to Hawaii together:). We really just had such a great time relaxing, going to the beach, going to the beautiful pool, eating, eating and more eating ;). Rowdy and I also celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary while there with a wonderful dinner at the Four Seasons. The view was AMAZING, as in, we were basically on the beach, and the food was delicious. Since I can't seem to figure out how to label each picture right now,the pictured just the beach at sunset was literally our view from our table. So gorgeous! We had such a great time and can't wait to go back next year, wink wink, lol! Ok probably not next year, but maybe the year after:). Thank you to my amazing parents for making this trip possible for us. We truly loved every minute!!!

Friday, July 20, 2012

We love Shutterfly and Contests!

We use Shutterfly all the time for prints and photo books and always love what we order! Shutterfly contacted me with the opportunity to share a promotion they are currently running on Facebook. Here is a little more information about the promotion: "Long Live Summer – Facebook Photo Contest details - 7/9 – 8/12 Multi-week summer sweepstakes with instant win prizes. Go here to submit! Win a trip for four to The Bahamas and a professional photo shoot so you’ll remember your vacation forever.  All you need to do is upload your favorite photo and caption based on the theme of the week.  Get a gift from Shutterfly just for entering! You can enter at any point during the 5-week sweepstakes period." PHOTO THEMES •       Week 1(7/9): Americana •       Week 2 (7/16): Great Outdoors •       Week 3 (7/23): Water Fun •       Week 4 (7/30): Sports & Activities •       Week 5 (8/6): Parties & Celebrations PRIZES •       Instant win prizes just for submitting a photo! •       Weekly prizes (contestants can enter one time/week) •       Weekly featured photos: up to 5 weekly entries will be selected from the gallery and featured on the Facebook fan page and awarded a $500 gift card on Shutterfly and a copy of the new Lonely Planet travel photography book. Follow this LINK Submit your photos and hopefully win some fun prizes!!