S: Ten Years of Fabulous, Wonderful Vacations--Happy Anniversary!
FC: The Gift of Love Love is patient, love is kind....Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 | Lynn and Doug
1: It is difficult for us to believe that you have celebrated ten years of marriage! It seems like a short time ago, we were dancing at your wedding....And yet, as I worked on this album, I was amazed at the many fabulous, exciting and beautiful places you have been blessed to see. God has truly been kind to all of us by allowing us to be a part of your lives. Throughout this album, we are reminded of our Heavenly Father's incredible majesty and power. We are so blessed by God, who created the universe; who makes the sun rise every morning and the moon and stars at night; who granted us the ability to see His spectacular beauty in the blue of the sky and in the vibrant colors of flowers; the delicate beauty of a feather, and the miracle we call nature. We can see God's loving example in being a part of your lives....As you have shared these wonderful years of love and marriage....ever growing closer to Him and to one another. | Lynn and Doug,
2: Honeymooning in Jamaica October, 2001 | This resort is truly FABULOUS!!
3: Life is good! | What a great beginning to a wonderful life together.... | This guy followed us home!
4: Costa Rica and Nicaragua February 2003 | A room with a Fabulous View!
5: Would you believe.... Monkeys?! | AND Birds!!
6: These guys were HUGE!! | This is pretty far to go just to play in the mud!! | Flying high - hopefully with a soft landing! | There seems to be no end to the beauty and diversity here.
7: Traveling to Nicaragua and seeing the mountains and volcanoes, we are reminded once again of God's power. We are also grateful for the Two Foot wall protecting Lynn from falling into the Volcano! | Playing in the mud....watching lizards, bugs, monkeys and birds....Surrounded by God's majesty.... LIFE IS GOOD....
8: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic February, 2004
9: This resort is BEAUTIFUL.... | And the beaches Are positively INCREDIBLE.
11: With so much to do.... | We may have to come back some time!!
12: Riviera Maya, Mexico Family Vacation February, 2005
13: So much LOVE.... and so much FUN!
14: Swimming with the Dolphins! | Now that's something you don't do at home!
15: What a special, wonderful family vacation. | Thanking God for His many gracious Blessings....
16: Vancouver, British Columbia June, 2006
17: Good Friends And Beautiful Memories
18: We began a two-week European tour in London, England, then on to Ireland and Scotland. We were amazed at how incredibly old the buildings were. There was sooo much to see and do, we needed to rest when we returned home! May, 2007
20: In Ireland, one of our stops was Waterford. the oldest city in Ireland where we visited the Waterford Crystal factory and of course, we also needed to sample some Guinness!
21: Moving on to Edinburgh, Scotland, we couldn't help but notice the interesting names on the pubs - plus a train for delivery!
23: Our tour ended back in London. What a Trip!! We marveled at the incredible castles, cathedrals, and beautiful gardens. Of course--we'll never forget the great pubs! God is Kind and Life is Good....
24: Tulum, Mexico January, 2008 | Beautiful resort with lots to do - But the best part is being with Good Friends.
26: That's what friends are for.... To give you a boost when you need one! | She made it!! | Would you believe.... Dolphins?? | Suzy and Edwin are up!!
27: Great place, Great food and (maybe) one or two drinks-- But more importantly, Great friends and wonderful memories. Life is truly good....
28: ALASKA, MAY 2008 What an absolutely beautiful, unspoiled place. The glaciers are so huge and to see the rich heritage of the people who call this place "home."
29: Ketchikan -- Alaska's "First City"
30: Juneau Mendenhall Glacier Tongass National Forest | Lynn may think the water is cold, But the whale seems happy-- We were FLUKED!!
31: On our way to Skagway! | Would you believe.... A LIQUOR STORE?? What a surprise!!
33: This is one SERIOUS Snow Plow! Did we mention the winters can be a bit harsh? | Moving on to Glacier Bay....
34: Leaving Glacier Bay and moving on to College Fjord. Lookin' Good!
35: These mountains are so beautiful.... We stand in awe of God's majesty and His love for us.
36: This was the view looking out our window at the Denali Wilderness Lodge. It is a tremendous understatement to say it was truly breathtaking. Then it was on to Fairbanks for more spectacular views.
37: Returning from this incredible place makes us appreciate God's creation even more - even if we didn't find any gold!
38: La Romana, Dominican Republic February, 2009
39: So much to do, checking out the local wares, AND getting dirty!!
40: Estate and home of Christopher Columbus
41: The days were incredibly beautiful and the sunsets were breathtaking. It's difficult to leave such a paradise....
42: Las Vegas, The Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam - 2009 | What a City! There is so much more than just the incredible hotels, casinos and bright lights. How about fast go-karts and would you believe.... guns!?
43: Just a short helicopter ride and it's like you're in a different part of the country.... Another example of God's majesty.
45: The aerial photos do not do justice for this incredible area. We stopped for a box lunch and had this magnificent view....
47: There is no way we can compete with the grandeur and incredible beauty of God's majesty. However, Hoover Dam is pretty impressive!
48: 2010 What's not to love about CHICAGO?! A fun train ride, wild restaurants and beautiful gardens.
50: No way can we do it all....The Schedd Aquarium, this weird silver thing AND the Playboy Club!!
52: Las Vegas - Hoover Dam 2010 | The last time we were in Las Vegas, the highway over Hoover Dam was under construction. A little over one year later and we are able to drive over the completed project.
56: Do you believe this engine?! | Doug is living the dream! This is a memory he will always cherish.... | These automobiles are utterly incredible....WOW!! Life is definitely good!
57: Obviously, these photos do not do justice to the sheer speed of this car....But it sure was a blast!! | He is soooo ready!! This is truly AWESOME!!
58: Riviera Maya, Mexico, 2010 Each time we return, we find more exciting things to do and many more wonderful memories to make....
60: Swimming, drinks, dolphins, old ships and beautiful beaches.... | We spent a day on the beautiful island of Isla Mujeres, translation: "Island of Women."
63: THE END.... To a fabulously fun time!!
64: Riviera Maya, Mexico, 2011 WE'RE BACK!! We're ready to relax and maybe party a little!
65: Here's some reality we usually don't see at home!!
66: This is like a never-ending party....Ya gotta love Mexico AND good Friends!! | CHEERS! It's 5 o'clock somewhere!!
69: It's difficult to leave when you're having such a great time! Life is good....let's drink a toast to the NEXT trip!!
70: October, 2011 We celebrated our 10th Anniversary by taking a Caribbean cruise. We began our trip in the beautiful city of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
74: What's not to love?! Bacardi's and Senor Frog's in Puerto Rico - There's always a party somewhere here!!
75: We're on our way to the Virgin Islands....This ship is incredibly HUGE, it's like a floating city!!
79: Welcome to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. It looks like a postcard, it's so beautiful....
80: We visited the Butterfly Farm AND....Would you believe.... St. Thomas also has a Senor Frog's?!
86: There is so much diversity on these islands--From breathtaking ocean views to old forts to fancy restaurants and bars; colorful, old cities; majestic mountains; awesome caves; and butterflies so incredibly beautiful. We are truly blessed....Life is good!
87: Happy Tenth Anniversary! May God grant you many more wonderful years together as you celebrate His blessings and your lives together.