Monday, May 4, 2009

Virgin Islands Paradise

I spent a week in April with my sister and her new baby, Scottie. I left the kids behind and flew out with my mom so we could help Juli out with the baby. He was older than we had planned when we arrived because he decided to come early, so he was two months old by our visit. We spent a lot of time just hanging out with him, but we did get out a few times to enjoy the beauty of where they live. We spend four days in Tortola, which is a British Virgin Island. We stayed at a friends house that had amazing views and was a short, though incredibly steep, walk down to the beach. This is the view from the house!

We had some amazing sunsets!

Isn't that about the most idyllic picture of the beach?

This picture was taken at the bottom of the hundred stairs you have to climb to get up to the house.

This was taken on our first day in St. John, where Juli lives. We went on an awesome hike, which eventually took us to the beach where we gratefully cooled off and rinsed off our sweat! It was Scottie's first time in the ocean!
Scottie prefers to sleep being held so Juli usually carries him everywhere in a sling (he was still only about 7 lbs at two months), but he did take one nice long nap by himself while we were there. He even smiled! Isn't he cute!!
All in all I think it was the most relaxing vacation I've ever taken! I got to sleep in, lay on the beach a few times, go for a run along the ocean, and all in the most beautiful place! It was such a nice break. And I didn't have to worry about my kids because we paid to fly Jeff's mom in to be with them. So everyone had fun, except maybe poor Jeff, who had to work. What a hero!


Colleen said...

I am so glad you posted pictures! What a gorgeous place to live! And an incredible, fun, relaxing trip!

shaina said...

That looks so ideal! Next time, take all of us!

runningfan said...

Welcome back to blogging! Those pictures had me drooling...I thought scenes like that only existed in postcards!

D said...

So awesome! What a beautiful place to have such a wonderful excuse to visit!

Missed your blogging!

Maynards said...

Holy cow...people live in places like that!!! Gorgeous. What an awesome vacation. I am so glad you were able to go.

kendra said...

Wow! I am jealous. That place looks beautiful. You and your sister and mom all look so alike. Fun trip!