Saturday, January 1, 2011

my vacation in pictures

hope you all are having a wonderful new years! today has been pretty low key for us. mostly a lot of cleaning, grocery shopping, and football watching.
we got home at around 9:30 last night after getting pulled over by a cop. he said it was because our taillight was out. seriously? that's a high priority on new years eve? lame. but we got home safe and managed to stay up long enough to pop the bubbly and ring in the new year.
i know a lot of people are doing recaps of 2010 but since my blog birthday is coming up soon i decided to do it then. instead, you get to see some of my favorite pics of our trip! luckies :)
this is a shot of the sunset from the rooftop of the house we stayed at in the keys. it was quite gorgeous. people would go out in their boats to watch the sun go down. ah! that would be the life, huh?
this is at the no name pub where everyone would staple up a dollar. like every single surface was covered with bills!!
we visited the gravesite of matt's little brother who only lived 4 months. we gave isaiah the middle name mark to honor his memory.
this is at matt's uncle's house before we went to dinner for matt's birthday. the backyard is really pretty because it's along the canal with gorgeous landscaping. but the light was pretty harsh and i had a mini freak out from his uncle's dog who jumped up on me. i didn't like that.
this is the cuban restaurant we ate at for our anniversary lunch. my stars it was good.
here's matt looking all miami vice with his stogie and aviators.
we went to club deuce for happy hour. it's one of anthony bourdain's favorite spots in miami so we had to go there. we got buy one get one free single malt scotch! crazy. we were the most normal people in that place.
the miami beach strip at night. super cool.


Carys said...

These pictures are absolutely beautiful. Happy 2011 to you and your family, can't wait to see the rest of your blogging adventures in the new year.
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

looks like you had quite a trip! i love your son's face in the picture of the wall-'o-dollar-bills. too cute!

Anonymous said...

the sky is just so incredibly blue!

Kimberellie said...

Fun photos! Love the one of your husband. VERY miami vice! And that is sad about Matt's little brother. I can't imagine.

I'm glad you had such a great trip! And I love that outfit, the stripes with the skirt, so very perfect. Gosh, I am sad that I have (already!) lost my waist!!

much love: K

KristiMcMurry said...

Looks like a great vacation! I love the shot of the colorful. Happy New Year!

Jenny Morris said...

this trip looks so lovely!! sorry to hear about getting pulled over. thats never fun.


surfvintage said...

WOW! I rellaly like your holidays! Nice outfit!!!

Anna said...

calming pictures, especially the ones at the beach, thought it was a bit funny that the police pulled you over just to let you know the lights were out :/ happy new year!

snoWhite said...

very nice pics!!
xxooxo S.

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

that is sad about Matt's brother. that must have been so difficult on their family. All these vacation photos are wonderful!!