Tuesday, February 16, 2010

fun in the sun!

Up until a couple weeks ago, it had been a few years since we'd taken a family vacation. After wrapping up a very busy wedding and portrait season last year, we decided it was time to spend some quality family time together. We left the cold for hopes of warm Florida sun and perhaps catch a glimpse of that not-so-elusive mouse who holds residence in Orlando. We had such a great time as our son hit all the roller coasters for which he passed the height requirement and our daughter basked in the pampering of her own little princess boutique appointment. Some of our favorite memories... lunch with Shamu, luau at the Polynesian resort and just seeing our kids light up every day with the excitement of what the day would bring!

What made this vacation extra special was being able to share this time with my Mom and Dad. My father was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2001. We're grateful that he spent over 3 years in full remission before his symptoms began recurring last year. It was truly remarkable to see his energy and enthusiasm each day despite his fatigue from treatment and how hard his body is working to fight the cancer. You were a real trooper, Dad!! I'm so thankful for our time together.

1 comment:

Us said...

How cool to grow up having your childhood professionally photographed! Thanks for sharing your pictures from your family vacation. Very nice; makes me want to take a vacation with my children right now! :)