October 1, 2010

favorite vacation spots

A couple of weeks ago I was asked by Kat if I would be interested in being a guest blogger while she and her family were on vacation. The date I would blog for her was slated for September 26th. I quickly and excitedly accepted. Kat, it's an honor that you would ask., So thank you.

There was only one problem.
 Imagine my surprise when on September 27th I looked at the date on my computer and my eyes practically popped out of my head when 9/26 came and went with no blogging from me. Nada! 
My life has been so crazy that I missed it! 

What?! I panicked. I sent Kat an e-mail and then Laura from Gooseberry Farms, too, since she had guest posted several times. I asked her if I could have one of her days. I like to be a woman of my word. The Bible talks about letting your yes be yes, and your no be no.

So here I am... doing what I promised to do, only I'm about 6 days late.

Nuff said...

We lived in England from May, 2008 until March of 2010. In that amount of time, God gave us opportunities to travel that we would not have had otherwise. 
And as I reflect back to share some of my favorite spots, it feels like that almost 2 year period was one giant vacation. 
What a blessing!

Take a peek with me at a few of my favorites... 

Lake Garda, Italy.
Italy is not only beautiful, but it has some of THE best food, and if you ask Joyce, she'll tell you that there are the best ceramics and shoes there, too.

Scotland is picturesque.- stunningly beautiful.
I loved going there, seeing the Highland Games, talking to the locals, and just seeing all of the beauty.

Majorca, Spain
Leaving a wet, rainy England to visit sunny Spain was wonderful!
The people are nice, the food is great, and the climate is perfect!
What  more can you ask for?

Being a Jersey girl, I love going to New York. This was a trip I took with my friend, Sarah, before moving to England. We were in Central park here.

Venice, Italy
Need I say more?

The kids on a gondola.
I love that they had these experiences.

And since Scotland is so beautiful, I had to share this one with you. 
My husband took this photo.

You'll find this blurb on my blog if you visit my "complete profile."
Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm Carol, married to Shawn for the past 16 years, and we have 5 children~ Austin- 14; Braaten- 12; Melanie- 10; Grant- 8, and his twin, Cooper- 8. I have the pleasure of staying at home to raise our children and we have been homeschooling for the past 7 years. It's not always the easiest job, but one we feel lead by God to do. Our oldest is entering high school in the Fall and releasing him is very emotional for us. We know that the Lord has him in His care and knowing that gives us tremendous peace. I hope you are blessed as you visit my blog.

Blessings to you, Carol


  1. I can imagine how your time in England felt like a 2 year vacation. So glad I found your blog and was able to share in a small measure all that you got to enjoy first hand. Good to see you over here Carol.

  2. Hi, Carol~

    What a beautiful post! The farthest from home we have ever gone is Canada to see Niagara Falls. It was certainly amazing!

    Thank you for sharing your gorgeous pictures with us. I am NY born and raised so I really enjoyed the pic of you and your friend in Central Park! :> )


  3. Hi Carol, lovely post and I always like seeing your pics from your travels (especially the ones from home) ;) and oh isn't Scotland just so pretty, I wish I could spend more time there when I go visit family.

  4. Hi,new follower!
    Hope you stop by too! ;)

  5. hi Carol,

    I enjoyed "meeting" you! And the photos are so great.
    We too, are a hs family traveling a lot for our business. I love what it brings to our educational scope. And the memories are priceless.

    NE (just America so far...)