More From Marco Island

WOW…it has been an amazing trip, even though it got off to such a rocky start! We are routine people…we like to do things in a certain order to feel “normal” (wow, that is such a relative term, isn’t it?).

Any who, we start our day with breakfast, hanging out, having our quiet time on the patio, playing the Wii with the kids, and then go grab some lunch…after ALL that we head down to the beach and stay for just about the ENTIRE day!

We, the old people, like to read and listen to some praise/worship while the kids take their little boat out, make sand castles, boogie board, and play frisbee. We have quite a system (rethinking that whole “normal” statement earlier now, aren’t you!) when we get to the beach and it takes us a few minutes to get it all set up just right, but the great part is…when you get it set up it generally works for 4-5 hours.

This is the sunet we saw tonight…absolutely fab-u-lous!

Here are the boys HAMMING it up for the camera at the sunset (the little guy on the left is JUST like me…poor thing!)

We pack up tomorrow morning and head out to the OUTLET mall (anyone who knows my family knows that we can NOT pass an outlet mall without stopping) for some lunch, some Starbuck’s and lots of shopping!!! (I know, I know…we just had Christmas…but technically this was a business trip).

Can’t wait to tell y’all how we get to take so many amazing vacations and get to travel cheaper, smarter, and more often than others.

Still packing (even though I really do not like to pack!!!),


  1. I can’t wait to hear about your vacation strategy!
    Glad you’re having such a good time!

  2. Looks like a blast ! Marco Island looks like a great place to be !! Glad you are having so much fun with your family !!

  3. Your day at the beach sounds wonderful right now! It is 30 degrees here!

    Thanks for coming over from Jill’s to visit me! I’ll be back again soon. Hope you have fun at the outlets!

  4. Girl, you are blessed!! Wow awesome sunset, great kids, SHOPPING, more SHOPPING!! Oh yeah you go girl!!

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have enjoyed reading yours. It looks like you had a wonderful time on your trip. I love the sunset picture.

  6. We have our 25th anniversary in March and we are in Colorado. Any suggestions? I’m thinking somewhere warm (see my snow video’s on my blog).

  7. Hi Melissa,
    Thanks for visiting my blog and yes my sister is Linda at Engraved Palms.
    Loved reading your blog and know that I will be back!
    Have a wonderfully blessed NEW YEAR!

    Sandy 🙂

  8. Mel, Marco is one of my favorite places to be. I love the Sunset is nothing short of Breath taking…

    I so glad you guys are relaxing and just kicking back. By any chance, are you guys shopping for new books?

    We are on our third stop of our trip. Heading out to take dani Ice skating. We’ll see how it goes..

    Miss talking to you.

    Love lots


  9. Friends,

    Marco was amazing and the sunset the last night was the icing on top!

    I would love to be able to send some of this FL sunshine your way and I am praying for each and every one of you who are shut in with the snow.

    I am going to be posting some more pictures in just a bit so you can see how beautiful it is!


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