With everything going on this week (and holy mother there is a LOT going on this week, more on that soon) I very nearly didn't do this week's gallery. I knew WHERE I wanted to post about, but wasn't sure I'd get to do it.
Then I scooted over the folder of pictures, and, well, pretty much couldn't resist. The pictures made me so homesick, I had no choice.
Presenting to you a part of the world, which is almost a second home to me and very familiar to me and my bigger family:
This was our private beach at the hotel...
I've been here plenty of times before, and Jesus I just can't get enough. So when D and I went for our honeymoon, it was pretty freaking special, but it became something amazing when we took 3 month old Noah to go and visit one of his countries of origin.
And yes, that's part of the view from one of our balconies. :o)
The three of us went in March 2008, and the hotel we stayed at was nothing short of spectacular...
Noah enjoyed his first EVER swim.
D and I marvelled over the beauty of our hidden paradise
...which was like being in a picture postcard fantasy...
..and enjoyed many a sunset in the evenings.
But for me, Tara's Gallery Theme reminded me so much that even though the world is such a damn huge place, no matter where we are, we're always close to someone.
So when I was the first in our family to introduce an 86 year old Great Grandparent to his 3 month old Great Grandson for the first time, I realised that for me personally? This is also something you wouldn't necessarily see in the world around us. I think that paints a pretty special picture.