“I’m Making Good Gelato. Marry Me” – April, 2015

Santorini…. Santorini is a beautiful island in Greece, full of beauty, adventure, and, you could say many magical moments. It is also a place packed with a lot of walking. Our days consisted of eating, walking, and resting. Of course, the entire time, we admired the pure blue of the sea, the color of the sky, the beauty of the island. We explored little valleys with hidden shops and restaurants, sampled many foods, and, just maybe, if we had been good that day, stopped by to grab a bowl of gelato at an amazing… Read More

Santorini – Of Birthdays and Gelato

Celebrating Mikayla’s 15th birthday on the island was extra special this year!  Here’s a little photoblog to capture the moments. Just before sunset, we wandered around Oia, trying to capture the beauty. It’s been special watching Mikayla’s love for photography grow.  It’s a neat hobby we share together and I’m excited to see where it takes her. After exploring, Ryan and I took Mikayla out on the town for our traditional Dad/Mom two-on-one date.  We treasure this time alone with our kids as a couple. We chose a restaurant overlooking the Caldera and watched… Read More

Santorini – Love at First Sight, April 2015

“What was your favorite destination?” We’ve been asked this question numerous times as we journeyed around the world and increasingly more now that we’ve returned.  It’s almost impossible to answer this question, as we loved so many different countries and cities for several unique reasons.  But, if I were forced to choose one, for the beauty alone…I think I’d have to choose Santorini, a small, friendly island off the coast of Greece.  From the moment I set eyes on this island, it was “Love at First Sight.” Years ago, Ryan had the opportunity to visit Santorini… Read More

Day 107: Sun Setting Over Playacar

Some of our best family memories are created when we take time to walk to the beach.  We sit and watch the kids swim and splash in the turquoise blue water while the sun melts into the sea. This is the sun setting over our beach in Playacar tonight.  It was just stunning.  No matter how long we’ve been here, this site never feels repetitive or boring.  We’re so thankful for this experience and just wanted to share it with you tonight.  Buenas noches todos!