Monday, June 20, 2011

McVay's in Mexico

My side of the family all met in Puerto Aventuras, Yucatan Pennisula of Mexico for a week of family and beach fun. It was Aunt Annie, Grampa John, Uncle Mike, Aunt Kathy, cousins Kelli & John, and of course, the Sweatlands. Getting together like this is a rare occurrence, and we all fell into an easy, relaxed routine. The beaches were white-sand with turquoise water, and we had outings which included boat-fishing and seeing the ruins of Tulum. On the fishing trip, each kid caught at least one fish. Johnny took the prize for first fish and Brian took the prize for biggest fish. Jake was thrilled to catch his relatively smaller fish, but also knows first-hand what sea sickness means. The heat and sun-tan lotion got the best of little Annie at the ruins of Tulum, but a cool coca-cola seemed to be the magic cure. This is not surprising to those who know Annie. Kelli, Annie, Jake and Aunt Annie got to swim with the dolphins, each getting to ride and kiss the dolphins, except Jake did not want to kiss the dolphins. He steadfastly refused and opted for a handshake instead. This is also not surprising for those who know him. Other than that it was a week of swimming, sand, drinks, food, games and family. The blog limits me to 5 pictures, but I have about 75 more that capture the memories of a fantastic week. We are very fortunate to have taken this trip, and hopefully our future will hold more.


Rachael. said...

I love the one of Annie and the dolphin. Yes please to the link to photos Carrie. Jake seems to have shot up. Are you planning any trips this way in the next year? We finish Friday, then have a week here, then a week in the Southish of France with another family who are flying in from the UK. We're driving, only 8.5 hours, so compared to our States driving trips it's nothing! Back in Scotland for 2 weeks in August but otherwise here. I am applying for a terms teaching. It'll be grade 4, one of my favourite year groups. I find out Friday if I have got it. Not sure how we'll all cope with me working full time but I may not get it so we'll see. Hope your job goes how you want it to. End of school dinner tomorrow night and then our summer ball Saturday. Kids are on sleep overs for Saturday so that'll be fun for us all! Weather here sounds like with you, dark clouds are looming as I type. Love to you all xx

Anonymous said...

Carrie.. It looks like a wonderful vacation.. Hope all is well. Can you send me your email address, I seem to have lost it..

Tell the kids we say hello.. Maria

ceri said...

I'm sensing a trend on your blog: A lot of fishing! Owen has just started asking to give fishing a try. We need to make that happen, although we'll be doing a milder lake version. Happy summer!