The Johnston Family Blog

Happenings and musings from the Johnston family

Friday, July 31, 2009

British Virgin Islands and The Baths

We took a little cruise to the British Virgin Islands and visited Virgin Gorda and "The Baths". The Baths are a spectacular rock formation that has caves and grottos. We walked and swam through the caves and enjoyed the beauty of God's creation. We then went to another island and snorkeled through caves! This was really fun and their were thousands of fish and the coral was so beautiful and the colors bright and vivid.

It was also wonderful being out on a boat all day. Ahh...I love being on a boat.

A quick stop at the customs office in Tortola...

The Baths...

The caves...there were three caves that we went through.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

St. John - Day 1

Dave and I are back after an absolutely FANTASTIC week away together. It was relaxing and fun and wonderful to be together...just the two of us. Our two boys had a great time at both grandparents and I know the grandparents are tired! :)
St. John was paradise. Absolutely breathtaking. Everywhere we went, it was hard to believe it was so beautiful. We had wonderful weather with just one very brief rain shower (5 minutes!). More than 2/3 of St. John is national park and completely undeveloped and it's a very quiet little island which is soo nice. Just one little town! Our resort was also amazing!!! The grounds and pool were spectacular. We would've been happy if we just stayed there the entire time!
St. John is very mountainous and the roads are CRAZY! The steepest, most winding roads I've ever seen! They drive on the opposite side of the road, so that was fun to get used to. We rented a jeep (only 4 wheel drive vehicles on this island!) which Dave LOVED driving. It was scary, though...the road was always on the edge of a cliff!

On our first day, we went to Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay. We went snorkeling off little cays that are just off the beaches. The marine life was so amazing! We saw fish of every color, sting rays, sea turtles, a shark (!), starfish, beautiful coral and all sorts of sea creatures. We really enjoyed all the snorkeling we did...amazing! The beaches were soft, white sand with crystal clear water. We went to an italian restaurant, recommended to us by a friend that was open air and had a beautiful view.

Mmmm...rum punch!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

St. John

Tomorrow, Dave and I leave for a week in St. John. We are looking forward to beautiful beaches, lots of snorkeling, relaxing, and being together! We will miss our boys sooo much, though.

May not post while I'm gone, but I definitely will when I get back and I plan on taking a lot of pictures. :)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Owen's Big Party

On Saturday, we had the big party with almost all of our family to celebrate Owen's first birthday. It was sooo wonderful to see everyone and have everyone together.
Mommom outdid herself again and made the most beautiful and amazing cake!!! Really, it deserves a blog post all itself! :) Our friends, the Jacksons, came and it was fun to have Isaac meet the cousins. Thank you everyone for traveling all the way down to Delaware to celebrate our boy! We love you all so much.
I think the birthday boy enjoyed himself. :)