MISSING THE CAYMAN ISLANDS

It is officially Spring Break kids and Mr. Nine and I are home while 2 of our children are scattered amongst the country. So you can only guess, not only am I missing them, but I am missing the Cayman Islands BIG TIME. Not only because we has SNOW here this weekend and more to come this week, but It was one of the BEST vacations EVER, so to reminise and show you some fun to partake in if you ever take a trip there...Cheers to Spring Break and great vacays!!

The Cotton Candy Martini
Isn't this the coolest thing!! Our server poured the cocktail part in and it was just as beautiful a color, but even tastier than you can image. Do you think the server will look at me funny when we go to Chili's here in Indiana and I ask for one??

Date night while the boys stayed at the condo and had subway and rum cakes.


Rum Point and the Mudslides
Rum Point is a fun little place to go on the North side of the island where people hang out, swim, water sports, etc. It was a fun jeep ride there and they are known for their frozen concoctions, namely MUDSLIDES. They did not disappoint!

SOOO many great cocktails





Casanova By The Sea
and the Cannoli
This Italian restaurant right on the water in Georgetown was spectacular! The view, the wine, the desserts!!!! The boys were amazed how the waiters snapped the white napkins to lay on our laps. The caprese salad was to die for but the cannoli~out of this world! Great thing about this vacation~every meal we had was amazing!!!


 Sunset Cruise to Stingray City
We boarded a catamaran and headed out to a sandbar area 4 miles offshore where wild stingrays swim with you. Our sons tried to catch em' but they are slippery little guys. 
Super cool experience and loved cruising back and watching the beautiful sunset.


 Not Losing THE 6 Pack
Our boys are really in to keeping fit and their adored 6 pack abs. 
Nice team work here doing sit-ups in the pool. Our pool time was the BEST!


They Parasailed, snorkeled, jet skied......met girls...you know, teen guy stuff...







The VIEW from Our Amazing Condo
We really had a beautiful place to stay on the Island's famous Seven Mile Beach. Often we had the whole pool and beach to ourselves. The 4 bedroom condo had everything we could ask for. The boys favorite spot was the media room and mine, the balcony for morning coffee and this beautiful chaise lounge in the master bedroom. Nothing could beat the view and if we ever go back, the Seabreeze it is! HERE

 SPENDING TIME & MAKING MEMORIES WITH THESE GUYS!!
We know that one day family vacations for the 5 of us may not be possible and Spring Breaks are now no more. How blessed are we to have enjoyed this trip with our 3 handsome and fun sons. It's really cool to go on vacation with your family, experience new things and see it through their eyes. These memories are priceless and oh, so precious!!

What are some of your favorite vacations with your loved ones?
Have an amazing week my friends and go make some memories!!

 "Some memories are unforgettable, remaining ever vivid and heartwarming!"
 ~Joseph B. Wirthlin

65 comments:

  1. Such a fun family vacation! I went to the cayman islands as a stop on a cruise and loved how crystal blue the waters were...that may have been my favorite part!! Hope this week goes by quickly for you so that your boys can come back home! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. What a gorgeous condo!!! It's so special to get to vacation together as an entire family--especially as your kids get older and want to go do their own things. Your Cayman trip looked like a blast!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  3. Cotton candy martini, bring it on! Looks like a wonderful time and I remember our beach vacation a couple of years ago with all my girls, their families and it was wonderful! Love to make those memories.

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  4. What a fun family vacation! I've never been to the Cayman Islands and it looks amazing! That cotton candy martini looks so good!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  5. Wow! It looked like an amazing time. This actually makes me even more sad that we cancelled our vacay to Aruba because I loooooove a good island getaway! That cotton candy martini looks incredible. So glad that you guys had a wonderful time together!

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  6. That looks like a fabulous trip! It also makes me sad and miss the islands since prior to marriage I went to the Bahamas regularly (perk of being a college kid with a good job and no major responsibility!) I say we all pile up and go - a big old blogger girl trip (and the kids and hubs can come too!) Happy Monday sweet lady! xoxox to you! I hope the birthday rocked!!!

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  7. Everything looks so beautiful! I can see why you are missing it. It looks like you guys had a blast. I can't wait to take vacations like this with Jax. right now we are on vacation hold until it is a bit easier to travel with him. We don't want to have to plan our daily activities around naps!

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  8. Grand Cayman is one of the places we're considering for our honeymoon! It looks absolutely GORGEOUS there! I'm craving a tropical vacation too! Happy Monday love!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  9. Beautiful vacation spot, Sweetie, although I have never been! Sounds like you're having Cayman withdrawals like I'm having Hawaii withdrawals! You and Mr. Nine enjoy your week and I say NO to more SNOW! I'm sure you do, too!

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  10. Such great vacation pictures! Hope you all will get to go somewhere exotic soon! :)

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  11. I've never been to the Cayman Islands, but your post makes me miss it as well...and yes, that martini looks amazing!!!! Hope you've been well - that snow was terrible. I left NY and it was 70, back to Indiana and snow???? WHAT????

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  12. Caymen Islands is on my must do list, along with St. Lucia. You have convinced me to want to go even more! You have a beautiful family.

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  13. Someone please beam me there now!!!Oh and boo to the snow!! :-( Chris has been to the Cayman Islands (don't worry it was WAY before I came around haha) and he enjoyed it. Clearly he needs to take me there though..lol. Looks like a great trip though!! Hope that you had a fun weekend too!! :-)

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  14. Wow! Your condo looks amazing, and I love the Cayman Islands too! You and your family look so happy! Put a big smile on face! Thanks for sharing, beautiful friend!
    Happy Monday, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  15. Looks like an INCREDIBLE vacation, so jealous of the beautiful scenery and water. So glad you had a wonderful time with the family.

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  16. How fun was this trip?? You condo seriously looks so amazing! Seriously looks like a wonderful vacation! Happy Monday!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  17. Okay now you have me missing my trip to the Cayman Islands haha! We LOVED Rum Poiint!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  18. Looks like it was such a wonderful vacation, Andrea! And what a gorgeous condo to stay in -- I love those light fixtures in the dining room haha! Hope the week passes quickly so your boys will be back home soon!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  19. Such a fabulous trip, and how gorgeous is that condo?! Boooo to snow, hopefully that was the last of it and you can start welcoming spring! Definitely link this up next week for Wanderlust Wednesday ;-)
    Green Fashionista

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  20. Every time you post pics of your boys I just cant get over how old they are and how young you look! Cayman is on my list of places to see and I definitely plan to head there in the future! Your condo is gorgeous!

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  21. BEAUTIFUL family!!!!

    also, can I miss the Caymans even though I've never been?

    Simply Shaunacey

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  22. What a wonderful vacation, the entire family looks so happy! And of course, I'm loving those mudslides and the cotton candy martini!

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  23. First of all, Andrea, your family pic should be on the cover of a magazine! What a gorgeous looking crew. Your condo is beautiful. I miss the Caymans and I've never even been there! Have a great week. I'm planning on celebrating the weekend with a cotton candy martini!!

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  24. All your Nine men are so handsome :) This is such a great trip ...as it snows and rains outside my window! Chuck and Ethan did a stingray adventure on our cruise...I sat back on the beach and took pictures, haha (it wasn't for me). The memories are priceless from family vacations. Chuck and I were just looking at a picture yesterday from our cruise of Ethan hugging the dolphin he swam with in the Bahamas. Chuck said "Will you just look at this? I've never seen him smile so big. We need to make this happen again." Ethan's dream was to meet a dolphin and I will never forget that part of our trip. Thanks for sharing your beautiful vacation...looks magical. Have a great week beautiful!

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  25. Omg I wish I was in the cayman islands right now!! I've never been there but went to the DR last year and have been missing it ever since!! Love the pic with the sting ray! I was too squeamish and didn't do it!! hehe =P

    Have a great week lady! Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

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  26. Look at your handsome fellas! "They met girls...usual teenage guy stuff" lol I don't know how I'll be able to play it cool if/when my time comes for that part of child-rearing. What a fun trip and YES Chili's better figure out how to make you a cotton candy martini - or 2!

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  27. This looks like such a wonderful trip!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  28. Oh my goodness what a wonderful and memorable trip! I can't wait (but I really can) for my kids to get older so we can actually go on a trip and not have to take 100 pounds of baby gear with us!

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  29. OK, this looks like THE best trip!! And I love, LOVE the family picture of you all at the beach. I love the brights and all of those tans! What a fabulous looking bunch XO

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  30. This trip looks like a lot of fun! I love how blue the water is, and it looks like you all made some great memories!!! So fun to reminisce, isn't it?

    Tif
    www.brightonabudget.com

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  31. Cotton candy martini's are the weirdest and coolest thing in the world! Www.shesleaninginblog.com

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  32. I've never been to the Cayman Islands, but it sounds like I'd be missing them too if I were you! It looks like such a wonderful time! I hope you make it back one of these days. Have a great week! :)

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  33. The condo looks gorgeous as does the island itself and the crystal blue water. I've never been to Cayman Islands but it sounds like a beautiful spot to visit. You are soo tanned! I'm jealous! lol

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  34. What an amazing trip!!! That condo looked gorgeous and the water was so pretty! TGIFriday's has a cotton candy drink that has real cotton candy in it that I bet you would like. Funny enough, Chris has ordered it before. Hahah he has no shame in his fruity cocktail game sometimes.

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  35. We visited the Cayman Islands during one of our cruises and had the best time! It sounds like your trip was so amazing, and those memories y'all made are so priceless! Your boys will remember that trip for forever! I hope your week has gotten off to a great start!

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  36. I haven't been to the Cayman Islands, but your pictures are so beautiful! I hope your boys are enjoying their spring break. We're stuck home too - although no snow!

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  37. It looks like you had such an amazing trip - you have a beautiful family!!!

    Erica
    www.pumpsandpushups.com

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  38. Oh my gosh that cotton candy drink - I want one asap! All of this looks amazing!

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  39. What a fun family vacation! Snow can't compete with an island getaway :)

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  40. What a great family vacation. You have a precious family my dear. So blessed!

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  41. What a beautiful family you have Andrea!! Sounds like a fabulous trip!! And those drinks...yum!!!! We could hang, you and I!! LOL

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  42. Awww I bet you miss the boys. This CAYMAN ISLANDS vacation looks and sounds great. I love both caprese salad and cannoli and even-though I just ate lunch, I am now craving both. But I will take one of those sugar candy martinis - yummyyyyy!

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  43. Wow! That looks like an amazing vacation. The beach is the only place I can go and truly relax.

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  44. One of my co-workers got married on the Cayman Islands. It has been several years since I've gone somewhere tropical. I've never considered the Cayman...maybe next year.

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  45. Ahhhh this looks amazing. I've just returned from Fuerteventura, absolute bliss, straight back into the saddle today though, a bucket full of coffee! #bloggerclubuk

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  46. I just love this post! You have such a beautiful family and I always love beach & vacation photos! I'd be missing this place too if I were in your shoes!

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  47. Thanks for sharing this post, amazing pics! I would love to go and visit my mom on vacation. Really miss her!

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  48. That looks amazing!!

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  49. That vacation looks freaking amazing! Your boys are so handsome . . . you must be one proud mama! I'm just starting to get a taste of what the future holds . .. my oldest has a girlfriend and their friends are becoming so much more important than me. Wahhhh.

    It's Spring Break here this week . . . my old dog is still alive so we are just hanging around the house. It's cheaper for sure, but time is ticking and we need some family vacations.

    I'm sure you feel like your heart is split in two and driving around the country with 2 boys gone . . . I feel for you, but I suppose just be grateful they have good friends and the confidence to leave and go on an adventure . . . the bright side, right?!?

    The Caymans are gorgeous . . . I'd love to spend more time there. We had a cruise stop over for a day a couple of years ago. It was so windy our excursion to Stingray Island was cancelled, but I really want to go back with the kids! Your whole trip just looked amazing!

    Well, I'll say a prayer your boys are safe and hope you had fun in Chicago! My brother lives there . . . such a fun town!

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  50. What an incredible vacation! Thanks for sharing the breathtaking pictures. You have a beautiful family!

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  51. That looks like so much fun Andrea! The blue water is the best...well no, time with family is the best but if there's blue water it's even better.

    Thanks for sharing with Thoughts of Home on Thursday. :)

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  52. What an amazing family vacation and all of those warm smiles and happy spirits just made me smile too!
    Thank you so much for joining us today at Thoughts Of Home On Thursday!

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  53. What an amazing family holiday, I so have to visit! You guys are all too gorgeous too! Thanks for linking!

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  54. Beautiful photos!

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  55. What a fabulous spot! We leave for Los Cabos next Thursday, and I CANNOT wait!!

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  56. What a wonderful way to create memories! Your post is such a happy addition to Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Thank you SO much for sharing the joy.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  57. Looks like you had a fabulous time! We have been to Grand Cayman 5 times and absolutely love it. We usually stay at the Avalon condos on Seven Mile Beach. Your condos look beautiful too - I will have to look into them! Thanks for sharing your trip! Visiting from Link Party Palooza.
    Shelley

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  58. Beautiful pictures, looks like a fun trip. Maybe someday....

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  59. oh my goodness what amazing photographs, totally told your trip perfectly. I've never been but after reading this its going on my todo list! thanks for linking at #sharethejoy

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  60. I'm so jealous of your holiday right now. Oh it looks amazing! Everything from the tasty drinks, swimming with stingrays to your gorgeous condo! It sounds like the idea family holiday. Thanks so much for joining us for #bloggerclubuk, hope you will be back again tomorrow! x

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  61. Your pictures capture an incredible holiday! I can definitely see why you are missing it. The stingray excursion is something I'd love to experience. And...your boys...what a handsome group of young men you have. :)

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  62. Looks like an amazing vacation! I loved Grand Cayman - we stayed at the Westin, also on 7 Mile beach. Thanks so much for linking up at Best of the Weekend!

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  63. Oh my word!! This looks amazing. Now I know where to stay in the cayman!!

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  64. Wow! I have been thinking of Grand Cayman for a honeymoon, and now you have me convinced :) Headed to check out the Seabreeze now :)

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  65. What a beautiful place.

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