12/12/08

Flashback Friday

Last week's flashback was of the Christmas card photo Norman and I took in January 2002. That card we used for December 2002, but for our actual Christmas celebration, Norman and I took a trip to the Bahamas. So this was taken December 25, 2002. I brought the hats with the idea that this would be our Christmas card picture for 2003, but we had Eli in 2003 and so of course we couldn't use this picture since we went from a family of 2, to a family of 3!


This picture I had to include, because it is forever etched in my memory as a cute memorable moment. This house was near our hotel, and I loved the pink trim. The family had an outdoor stereo blasting Bahamian Christmas Music, and it is one of the funniest things we'd ever seen.

The purpose behind the trip was a sad one...We had lost a baby halfway through the pregnancy, and I needed to do something to get away from the traditional Christmas stuff. I had been looking forward to having a baby shortly after Christmas, and after the loss, we needed a change and a chance to get away. It was a good way to cope, and it was definitely a memorable trip.

13 comments:

Melinda said...

Cute photos! You always wonder if Christmas is the same in the tropics. Apparently it is (kind of) ; ) Thanks for joining in!

BTW - still waiting for you e-mail...

Melinda said...
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Stacey said...

I emailed you!!! Crap, it must have gone to the wrong person!!! Is it not Melinda Scales @ Yahoo dot com?

Wendy said...

I like the flashback fridays! I don't have enough time to join in, but maybe after the hollidays. :)

Stacey said...

That would be fantastic Wendy!!

Ava's Adventures said...

I enjoyed reading this story

Stacey said...

Thank you Katie :)

Betty said...

I love memories from Christmas past. Even though the reason for the trip was sad, the memories are good, right? I guess God knew what He was doing...
I lost my first baby too and know a little of what you went through!
thank for sharing!

Jenny B said...

I love flashback Friday.

I'm so sorry for your loss Stacey.

Stacey said...

Thanks Jenny...((HUGS))

Cairo Typ0 said...

Great photo! And great planning even if it didn't work out in the end. We're not nearly that organized to thin of a christmas card a whole year in advance!

Shawna Byrd said...

Great photo, I wish I was in the Bahamas right now.

Stacey said...

You and me both, girl...