and then we saw Puerto Rico. Loved leaving our Ritz Carlton bubble and exploring the island. And getting pina coladas that only cost $3 lol Did you know the Pina Colada came from Puerto Rico?
We spent the week at Dorado Beach A Ritz Carlton Preserve at the residences. You can either rent a home or stay at the Ritz Carlton when it opens in October. It is beautiful here and I highly recommend it. If you have any questions at all please feel free to ask.
yellow swim (albion fit)
swimsuits by radswim
Let me hold you a little longer before you aren’t so little anymore.
Out of the blue, my “littles” hollands nickname has grown up so much. She literally is slipping through my fingers by the minute.
swimsuits (raising wild)
TBH we did not go to the lake today, infact we did this Sunday. We took a Sunday Sabbatical due to it being stake conference. Last week I almost passed out bc my dress was too tight, my kids were being extra wild and I was shallow breathing so I needed to leave. Extend church an hr and I’m out. So we took a little break and headed to the lake. Well that was after we chased waterfalls. I looked at my husband and said, “wow imagine if we took a sabbatical every sunday? -how much fun we could jam into the week.
But I also say the same thing about tithing. “imagine if I didn’t give 10% off my earnings back to the Lord?” How much more I would have?
Or would I?
I don’t need more, and I don’t need more fun. It’s just a little idea that slips in every once in a while, you know.
But I believe, not doctrine just Shannon preaching, that bc I do these things, the Sunday worships and the charitable contributions that’s what keeps me focused and helps me think outside of myself. It also helps me not take the other 6 days and 90% for granted.
So many wonderful people came together to make this party special for my little Holland.
The pony – we hired from the man who finished my basement. I overheard him saying he had a pony, and asked if he would bring him.
Grateful everyday that you are my daughter Holland! I want you to know how lucky I am to have you in our family. You are a great sister and friend. I love watching you play soccer, dance, ride your bike and collect bugs. One day I know you will catch that butterfly you pray for every night. You keep life fun and I love your imagination. Every morning my favorite thing to ask you is what you dreamt about. You give me both a verbal description and a full on reenactment. I especially love your power ranger dreams.
One of your character traits that I admire most is that you are always pushing yourself and trying to get better. You believe in yourself and that will take you so far in life.
Always know that I am here for you and am your biggest cheerleader, you can be anything you want to be.