Saturday, June 20, 2009

New Camera, Fun Vacation in Puerta Vallarta, Boogie Boarding

My my, its been a long time since I've posted anything. We both were pretty busy going back and forth to doctors. Frank had two cataract surgeries and both eyes are doing well--for the first time since he was in 5th grade, NO glasses! Amazing! I had two benign lesions on my cervix removed. A urologist blasted (with sound waves) an 8mm stone in my kidney and Frank had a lesion on his arm removed (probably skin cancer). Along with these procedures there were many trips to doctors (the closest an hour away) for checkups, xrays, CT Scan, Ultrasound, blood tests, etc. etc. I had an emergency trip to the hospital for an injured spine and was down pretty much flat for 10 days. Anyway, we are finally doing great and are ready for some fun.


My digital camera suddenly without warning, died, quit--it went totally kaput. Frank bought me a new one for my birthday so I've been trying it out. My first subjects were of course my flowers--first signs of spring after months of cold WINDY weather. It was amazing but while Frank was gone helping Kandra and Jared move from Ohio to L.V., the trees overnight leaved out! One week they were bare and the next, brilliant green. Good thing they know what to do in spite of weather that made us wonder if spring would come at all.





Our longtime friends, the Beecroft's, invited us to spend a week with them at their timeshare (penthouse suite!) in Puerto Vallarta--a perfect opportunity to try out my new camera. We had a wonderful, relaxing time and enjoyed everything about our trip--the exotic resort, listening to the ocean waves, boogie boarding, long walks on the beach, late night movies on the VCR, lazy mornings and even keeping up with the "news" at home, courtesy of FOX news. It was a very relaxing week, just what the doctor ordered!

































Sorry for so many pictures--I could have posted many more--my point and click camera does an awesome job. I will try to post pictures of the newest additions (!) at our Humble Abode this week if I have time. We are preparing to go on a road trip to New York for the pageant in Palmyra. We have been asked to serve as Hosts at the Peter Whitmer Farm during that time, along with my brother and his wife Louis and Louise. We will be gone a month (end of June to end of July) so of course you can count on getting a travelogue of that trip when we get back!

11 comments:

Tina said...

Great pix!!!! Who were those two funny dudes under the umbrella??
:>)

Kristal and Jason said...

Love the pictures! They look great! I love the one of you boogie boarding! Way to go! It looks so beautiful there. I'm glad you had a good trip. You two deserve it and nice relaxing break after the past few months.

Bloggin It said...

So jealous of your trip! Looks amazing! :) And i wish i could figure out how NOT to kill the flowers I actually have growing... I'm thinking I might need to water them or something! haha

KaNdRa and JaReD said...

Your camera does a great job! I am so jealous! You guys do deserve it though. You will have to take us next time because we deserve it to...:)Haha. I can't believe you went on a boogie board! I wanna see that in person! I need a good laugh:) Glad you had a great time!

Becky and the Boys said...

The flowers are gorgeous! You guys know how to have fun!

Becky and the Boys said...

Also, glad you're both getting all fixed up by the ol' doctors!

Skousen Seven said...

I love the 2nd picture of the flowers! It is so gorgeous.
Im definitly jealous of your trip! The sunset pictures are so pretty! Glad you got a new camera to capture it.

bdrain said...

Looks like you got a great camera; the flowers, sunsets and photos of you looked great. Maybe I will try harder to break mine. We had a great time this weekend with Jason coming home. What an emotional experience! Have fun in NY!

The Merrills said...

I wish I could go on a vacation like yours some day...

Matt n Jessica said...

You went boogie boarding, Dawna? That's great! This looks like it was a great trip for you guys! Glad you had a nice time! And yes, I do want to come get some flowers! :-)

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