S: Miami 2011 - A Gift from me to you
FC: Miami 2011
1: March 18th, 2011 Mom and Sandy arrived to Miami Airport around 3pm and got out around 5pm where Christopher and I were waiting for them, not believing that they are actually in Miami!! We headed straight home, the weather was great... Paul, Linda and the kids came over and we had dinner all together.
2: Saturday March 19th, 2011 We woke up early and walked around Brickell Key, in the area where we live. In the afternoon, we went to Miami South Beach and walked on Lincoln road which has many small shops, and then we had lunch at Next restaurant. After lunch, we walked all the way to Ocean Drive and did some shopping at Armani Exchange!
3: Miami South Beach was beautiful as always . . . We passed by weird cars and people, famous places, we even checked out Versace's mansion!
4: Sunday March 20th, 2011 We had lunch with the family at our place (Sushi, Tortellini, Crab Salad...) Then at night we went to Bayside mall which was full of tourists and a nice band was playing music.
5: Wednesday 23/03/2011 I took half the day off and we went to Dadeland mall to do some shopping. Then we had dinner at the famous CheeseCake Factory where Christopher met us after work.
6: The next day, on Thursday, I also took half the day off and we went to The Falls to do some shopping again! This is a beautiful outdoor mall and the weather was great to walk outside.
7: Friday March 25th, Christopher, Sandy, mom and I, we all went to Orlando to see Disney and Universal Studios. We got there early in the morning and stayed at the Peabody hotel.
9: After checking in at the hotel, we went to Disney!!! Everything was beautiful...
10: We had lunch at ESPN restaurant, the food was so good!
14: The Best Part On the entrance of Downtown Disney, we could see a hot air balloon with drawings of Peter Pan characters. So as usual I got excited and convinced everyone to fly soooooo high!!!!
16: Saturday March 26th, 2011 We woke up early and went to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure! We had the best time ever!
21: On Thursday March 31st, while we were shopping at Dolphin mall, Christopher called: he got tickets for him & Sandy to go watch a tennis game and Novak Djokovic was playing!! | The next day, Friday night, we went to Delano Hotel in South Be.ach. It has a restaurant, a pub and a club. We had sushi for dinner; it was mom's first California roll :)
23: The Last Weekend!
24: Saturday April 2nd, 2011 | Enjoying the pool in our building, on Brickell...
25: Sunday April 3rd, 2011 We had lunch at Christopher's aunt house with everyone and we celebrated his birthday! This was the last lunch with the family before mom and Sandy go back to Lebanon.
26: On Tuesday April 5th, 2011, the night of Christopher's Birthday, I made a surprise announcement through one of his gifts. I'm pregnant! | We celebrated at Samurai Restaurant | The chef cooks all the food in front of you
27: Thursday April 7th, one day before mom and Sandy left, we went to the beach for the last time and got a really nice tan for Lebanon. Then at night we had a very special dinner at Perricone's, my favorite italian restaurant.
28: Friday April 8th, 2011, the big day! I went to my first doctor appointment with the three most special people in my life, to confirm my pregnancy and make sure everything is fine. | We went to Dadeland mall, had lunch at CheeseCake Factory and passed by Macy's to say Goodbye! Finally we drove mom and Sandy to the airport. The next time we see each other will be very special :)
29: I hope you had a great time in Miami. I love you both so much! - Patricia