Monday, July 8


We were blessed with a fun cruise to Mexico over the 4th of July with all of Jeremy's family
(Well, my poor brother in law (Uncle Jason) was really sick and had to stay home.....we got to spend time his wife,  Auntie Destin and the kids (which was such a treat, but we felt so sad that Uncle Jason was SO SICK)
Here we all are preparing to spend an absolutely delightful day in Cozumel

We did not take a lot of pics on this trip, as we were totally relaxing and enjoying the company of our wonderful and loved family


Jeremy and I have come to Cozumel a number of times.....we always rent mopeds and scoot around the island in style!!  This time, with all of the kids and older folks (Jer and I included) decided to rent jeeps for the day
This is a pic of Oompa's jeep (that housed Oompa, Grammy, Aunt Phillis, sweet little Madeleine and baby Jason) as we headed for the North side of the Island.....our jeep was blue
These jeeps were total jalopies!!  There is Madison climbing in the back window
 After stopping for drinks, here are the kids gearing up for a ride around the island.....visiting all of the places that Jer and I visit each time we come
There is my super handsome hubby!! Being in a jeep is like second skin to my outdoorsy and rugged guy.....I really enjoyed it too!!  It was a beautiful day!!
See what i mean by Jelopy?!?!  You could also see the ground from the floor being so rusted out.  I couldn't set my bag down by my could have very easily fallen out the floor!! But it was still really fun!!
 This is me taking a pic of myself in the jeep
(view from our roof)
First order of business was to take the top of the jeep off so because it was such a glorious day
There is me further enjoying this glorious day!!  This is how you are supposed to enjoy a jeep...right?!?!  I felt like such a kid again......we really need a jeep!!
 First of the secluded beaches set back behind the just happens to be the location of one of me and Jeremy's favorite places to visit.....the "Bob Marley Bar"
(Nicholas, My niece Madeleine, Savannah, and my nephew, Jason.....we call him baby Jason)
We sipped on some refreshing drinks, while the children ran around exploring
 My kids are truly water babies!!!  We actually ALL are!!  Sun, Sand, Waves Crashing.....
 They could have stayed there forever....I felt the same way!!

 What was so exciting aside from the sun and the waves???

 Oh, I get it all found beautiful shells that were still occupied with their snails!!  We think that they were having a race, but we couldn't stay long enough to see who wins.....if you did not already know, snails ARE pretty slow
Next Stop......Another one of me and Jeremy's favorite places......."Mezcalitos"
This man had this really big iguana that the kids just HAD to hold

(Here's Nicholas holding the iguana)
 He was really leathery and cold.....God sure knew what He was doing when designing this creature able to live in such a hot climate, with little relief
 (Here's Savannah holding the iguana)

 (Here's Madison holding the iguana)

 Never dare a great grandmother to kiss and has been proven now that she WILL in fact do it
 There was a swing set on the sand near the water
 We CANNOT visit Mexico without sipping back on a genuine mexican Coca Cola, made with real sugar cane and brought out in a bottle!!!
 So refreshing.....and the taste was amazing!! You cannot put this kind of taste explosion in a HAVE to drink it strait from the bottle
 Every time Jeremy and I come to Cozumel, we sign the tree that is in the middle of the outdoor restaurant.  Our children wanted to make sure that leave their mark on Cozumel as well (kind of the "so and so" was here theory)   It is a VERY important part of our culture
 Here is where Nick and Savannah signed
 The view from our doesn't get much better.  Just imagine....this same invigorating view while feeling the cool ocean breeze and hearing the waves!!
 A sign that made us laugh at the front of the restaurant
 So many reptiles in Cozumel.....they are really vibrant and pretty...Wow, our Lord must have had fun creating these....
 You almost cannot even see them.....this sneaky iguana was standing next to about 3 more iguanas.....we did not even see the others at about some serious camo
 We headed back into the center of town to enjoy lunch at the famous "Carlos and Charlies"

This place is definitely the party scene!!  We even got to take home balloon hats
It was such a great trip!!

I thank our Lord every time I think about the amazing family that I was so blessed to have married into!!
Jer and I enjoyed every moment of that weekend reunion!! It was filled with many meaningful chats, lots of laughs, memories shared, a couple of jokes, an unbelievable amount of food, and tons of relaxing
We look forward to this special time with Jer's family every year!  Until next year.....