Cara is up this at Scrapping Everyday Miracles
with this month's challenge...to scrap about your favorite vacation. I love this challenge, because it gave me a good excuse to pull out these old photos of our family trip to the island of Turks and Caicos. In case you're wondering where in the world it is I've included this map.
We joined another family for a week long stay in paradise. It was one of those trips that you just know will be a once in a lifetime thing. We took all three kids, and stayed at the all-inclusive Beaches resort and spa. It was incredible. 19 restaurants, 3 separate villages, numerous pools, with swim up bars, snorkeling with starfish and stingray, and miles, and miles of white sandy beaches. It was truly one of those places that made me stop and consider how amazing Heaven must truly be. All that beauty was simply breath taking, and Heaven, according to the Bible is suppose to be even better than anything God has created here on earth, I can't even begin to imagine. It was such a wonderful time to just play together in the green/blue sea, stay up late talking and laughing, and not having to worry about work, school, or do any housework at all.
Here's a layout showcasing a few of the photos we captured the last evening we were there.
I really wanted to keep the focus on the photos so there are very few embellishments as you can see, not my usual clusters of bits and pieces.
The journaling reads:
"Our very first 'plane ride' family vacation was in 2008 to the most beautiful place on earth. Turks & Caicos: with Heidi and Andrew and their girls, Lexi and Annika. Everything about it was magical. The many restaurants, the pools with swim up bars, the snorkeling, Kids Club, the video arcade. So many happy memories made. So thankful Heidi took these photos of us."
The twist this month is to use a stencil on your layout. I did so with the butterfly, traced onto vellum, cut, then inked the edges. Our sponsor this month is Artful Delight. To see the rest of the DT layouts, and get more info on the prize up for grabs this month please hop over to SEM
. Hope you'll have a chance to play along. Or at least leave me a comment telling me your fave vacation ever, I'd love to hear about it.
Have a wonderful Monday friends,