Monday, March 10, 2008


My sister, Julie (who took this amazing picture) and I spent a few days in sunny Florida last week. We left our kids at home except for Isaac. It was great to get away for some rest and relaxation. Here are a few highlights of our trip. Check out the slideshow for more pics.

Ft. Lauderdale- sunny and 86 degrees

We stayed at the Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach Resort. It was just completely redone and all brand new. Our room was awesome!

The lobby of the Crowne Plaza.

Isaac loved the pool with its zero-depth entry. He had fun just splashing around.

Heading out for an evening at Sawgrass Mills Mall. Over 350 shops with everything from Nordstrom outlet to Super Target to TJ Maxx to Gymboree outlet and everything in between plus PF Changs and Cheesecake Factory and Rain Forest Cafe and on and on...

Lovin' this picture of my blue-eyed baby!

My bestest friend.

Mmmmmmm...cooling off with an icecream cone on the boardwalk. Fun place for souvenir shops
and little cafe's and restaurants right on the beach.

The view from our balcony.

Enjoying lunch at Sugar Reef Grill on the boardwalk. We had shrimp quesadillas and dolphin paninis. Delicious!

Sand, Sun, Shopping, Sisters...great combination!



Janella said...!!! Looks like and absolutly great time! You hotel very trendy and up to date, I like that:) That baby and his beautiful eyes, you got some great pix. It looks like you had a blast!

Anonymous said...

You did an awesome job on your blog!! All the pics turned out so good. I'm glad you got the picture of out rental car in there :)
Thanks for being the BEST SISTER ever!! Love you! Julie

Michele said...

Thanks for sharing the Florida pictures with us! I can't wait to go back. It looks like you had so much fun! I loved the hotel! All the pictures of Isaac are great, he's such a cutie! Glad you got to spend this time with your sister.
Love ya!

Rob and Deanna said...

So Glad you were able to get away & have SOme Great Fun with your Sis!! Looks like a Perfect Rejuvinating Vacation. ;-) I could use one of those right now. ha
Love the lobby! You & Julie look so pretty & Isaac is a Doll as usual!

Misty said...

Okay I am mad at you two now!! (just joking!) I would have driven the hour to meet up with you :-( Glad you had some great sister time relaxing together :-)

Ashley said...

YEAH!!! I have been waiting for these pics and hoping that you had great time. It looks like you did!! So happy for you. I'll be in touch.

Stephanie said...

Floridahhhh~! Ahhh...yes, you lucky duck! When will spring come to us?!

Love all the pictures! Especially Isaac - he's adorable!

Love you! Looking tan, girl!

Anonymous said...

Hey, I would like to get away and have some fun with your Sister too!!!

Glad you guys had a good time. The pics are great! Love Ya Both ;-)

Anonymous in New Castle, IN

Gayle said...

Glad you had a nice time! Love the luggage:)

~Heather~ said...

Janie, what a fun time y'all had! So glad you got to have a great get-away with your sis and Isaac. I loved all of the neat pics! =)