In November we had family photos taken in Georgetown by a visiting photographer from Australia. It was a fun morning and the photos captured our family and the beauty of Georgetown. I had every intent on using these as our Christmas photos, but alas, life happened and I didn't get around to it. Enjoy some of our favorites!
Friday, November 28, 2014
|My little kitchen helper
|playing with pumpkins
|Helping momma make bread
|This big girl loves to sit on the couch
|And in her bumbo seat...
|This face is precious!
|Playing the drums with daddy
|push, push, push
|Loving her ice cream cone
|Adi's favorite hat...
|Going for a walk with her momma
|Trying to get 20+ toddlers to sit still for a picture is fun!
|Adi taking a reading break on the road...this kid kills me
|Goodbye Auntie Julie, we will miss you!!
|Playing with the big girls! So precious!
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
highlands and culture, the second half of our trip was all about relaxing. The beaches of Sri Lanka are well known for being quiet and gorgeous. They are not overrun with tourists or huge beach resorts, yet. The beaches are clean with nice surf and nearly deserted, at least where we stayed. For our beach time, our friends Jeb, Andrea and Sam flew in from the US to hang out with us. We rented a fabulous beach villa at Six Degrees North, where we were pampered and very well looked after. Our villa had four bedrooms, a private dining area, yard, pool, beach and staff. It was beyond incredible. We dined on some of the best Sri Lankan curries, spent long afternoons in the pool and marveled at some of the most incredible sunsets I have ever seen. Mornings came early for us, as the sun was up before 6 and the roti man's alarm clock followed soon after. Eric, Adi and I spent our early morning sipping tea, eating cookies and going for nice walks down our deserted beach. Literally, we were the only ones on it, except for the local fishermen. Aside from a day trip to nearby Galle, we stayed tucked away in our villa. It was so good that I'm almost positive we will go back. Here are some pictures of our amazing time!
And then there was the beach...Oh the beach!
Day Trip to Galle
One day trip was enough for us to decide that we had it made at our villa. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves there!
We spent our last night in Sri Lanka close to the airport as we had an early morning flight. We chose a great hotel in a quiet location. On our drive we ran into a processional after mass. It was amazing to see the cultural and religious diversity of this country. Absolutely beautiful.
Sri Lanka sent us off with a final gorgeous sunset. This country was amazing. This trip was the best trip in Asia we have taken. I'm not sure what or why but everything was pure magic. All I can say is, I must go back, and soon.
|After six hours in the car, Miss Adi couldn't wait to go for a swim
|Adi and Eric playing in our front yard
|The complete villa, house in the back, dining upstairs and our amazing private pool
|Only our foot prints in this sand
|Portland High School Class of 2000 - Reunion in Sri Lanka
|Long, lazy afternoons at the pool = AWESOME
|Buddha monument for those who lost their lives in the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami
|Adi and Upul at the Galle Fort
|The pouty lip
|Early morning beach walk
|Big surf and fun fun waves
|Local Fisherman pulling up their bamboo nets. A very big undertaking
|Happiness with a Pringles Can
|It's safe to say that Adi loved the pool! Loved!
Our last sunset
Our last perfect morning at the villa. Tears were shed when we left. Absolute perfection and I'm a tough critic.
|Saris and the Cross a beautiful combination