Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sentimental Sunday

This week's Sentimental Sunday will cover the last leg of our Anniversary trip to Europe - London. First stop Buckingham Palace. Actually, I think was really taking a picture of the adorable Mini Cooper in the foreground of the picture and just happened to get Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Monument in the background. I really like Minis and at the time of this trip I was coveting one REALLY badly. I'm happy to report that two months later I got a Mini of my own (after dreaming about it for 4 YEARS).






Here's a shot of Madeleine, Me and Katie in front of the gardens that line the road on the side of Buckingham Palace.






No trip to London is complete without a ride on the London Eye - a giant, slow-moving Ferris Wheel with pod-style cars. Very cool.





This shot of Parliament and Big Ben was taken from the London Eye. Complete with a backdrop of a dreary English sky. Is it ever sunny in London?





Well, that's it. The final portion of our family trip to Europe in 2007. It was a great trip! We really debated about whether or not to make it a family affair or just Geoff and I. We decided that the girls were old enough (15 and 13 at that time) to really get something out of the trip and also old enough that we would enjoy having them with us. And we were right. Aside from a couple of times when they complained about all the walking, they were so much fun to be with. We have since travelled with them every year. We know our time to travel as a family is quickly coming to an end and we want to make all those memories while we can. Here is my favorite family picture from that trip. A copy of this photo still hangs in the place of honor on my refrigerator.




14 comments:

nan said...

Looks like a wonderful trip. Fantastic photos!

Margaret said...

It all looks so pretty and like you had lots of fun. I am so glad you could share it with your girls. My sister and I are grown, and we still all go on family trips with our parents. They are just a little bigger now with our husbands and kids. We have a blast.

Sandy said...

What a coincidence.....that photo is hanging on MY refrigerator, too! :-)

AB HOME INTERIORS said...

This is great! Stopping by from SITS!

Lanie said...

Great pictures and what a nice way to spend a family vacation! Thanks for stopping by to say hi today!

Anita said...

I have enjoyed your pictures of the trip. I've never traveled to Europe and it's a dream for someeday.
Great favorite picture too............good of all four of you!

Bethany said...

Wonderful pictures! I really miss Europe-- thanks for the reminiscing !!

Gwendolyn B. said...

You've a lovely family! It looks like it was a wonderful trip!
BTW - your brother was in our office working on our computers. Yes - it's a small world! Howdy, neighbor! Come by my blog and visit at A Sea of Books some time. And your brother's right -- your blog looks great!

Terra said...

Simply lovely! And thanks for stopping by Lauren's little slice of the web, she thought that was great and had to come over and see who you were! We went a digging and found lots of family photos to show her! COOL!

BPOTW said...

Those are some terrific pictures! Looks like a good time was had by all!

Pam said...

BPOTW - Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I appreciate it! Thanks too for your compliment. We did have a good time.

Gamma Sharon said...

What a wonderful time to remember. The family picture is very good.

Pam said...

Sharon - I really do have some great memories of that trip. Thanks.

Tammy Howard said...

Wow, that is one gorgeous family picture!

 

Blog Design By Lindsey Joy Design © All Rights Reserved.