Friday, April 5, 2013

Our Vacation

Good morning and happy Friday to you!  I wanted to share some of my pictures from our family vacation to Mexico.  I took quite a few, but these were some of my favorite ones.  
We are truly blessed to have the opportunity to travel with our kids.  I think it is so important for them to experience new things.  And this goes for Cortney as well. She has traveled everywhere with us and I am so glad she was able to share these memories with us. 
There are certain challenges when traveling with a disabled child though.  There are worries, concerns, and a bit of stress that goes along with it. Fortunately, I have a great husband who works well with me.  We are a team in every sense of the word. 
:)
Let the vacation begin......
We were able to get a couple of family photos done.....and the best part? Cort was taken out of her wheelchair.  I love the fact that we are all so close and cozy in these pictures.  It is a rarity.  There is something about a wheelchair that inhibits that closeness in photos. 
My girl enjoying the dolphin show and swimming!
Kyle and I were able to swim with the dolphins.  What an amazing experience it was!  We did the "foot push" and everything! It was definitely something that was on my "bucket list!"
Every now and then while taking photos, I get one that I consider my "Money Shot."  It is that one shot that captures the subject so perfectly.  This one of Cort was one of them.  I love the hat, the blue eye peeking out from beneath the brim, and her sun kissed cheeks and nose. :)
And this handsome boy in his wet suit getting ready to scuba dive! 
This one makes my heart swoon.......
I am a bit behind in my crafting, so I am hoping to play a bit of catch up this weekend!  Gotta meet those deadlines! ;)

What are you up to this weekend? Anything exciting?

9 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous pics!!!

Sonya said...

Fabulous photos...have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Great pics! I personally would never swim with the dolphins or manatees because I don't agree with the captivity of a mammal just so you can swim with it but glad you had fun.

Margie H said...

Was so happy for you when I first heard you all were going to Mexico! But now have goose bumps seeing all these wonderful pictures esp. of the family!! I am so glad it was a WONDERFUL vacation - you all so deserve it :) Have a great weekend xo

Debra said...

Glad you had a great time. Your pictures look fabulous and you sure have a nice looking family!

Stephanie said...

Looks like a wonderful vacation. You have great photos to remember with.

reeree62 said...

Oh, Michele! These pics are wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing them...<3

Rea' said...

Thanks for sharing your vacation, great pictures, everybody looks so good...rested happy!!

Cindy Blancett Designs said...

I love all of your pics but Corb being out of the wheelchair, even if it's just for a short period, gives you a sense of "normalcy" that has to be a mental relief for you. God hand picked you to be Cort's mom because he knew you could do it and rely upon Him so that you could do it. Can you resend me your address and I have some little gifts here for her that I'd like to send your way. We need to hook up in person soon and I'm thinking CHA Chicago. I'm down to the finalist for Heartfelt Creations and need to get cranking on that NOW. Hugs and love to you.