The top ten list about my trip has been so much fun to do. Hard too because there was plenty more I could have included. However, it is time for my trip recap to come to a close and the list must conclude. I know, sad. Unless of course you only come here for the knitting and in that case yea for you–knitting content to return after this post.
Before I unveil my number one pick lets recap the top ten list shall we?
Top ten best things about my way awesome Hong Kong/Thailand trip:
10. Really Big Buddhas
9. Eating Ice Cream/Gelato
8. Hong Kong Movie Theaters
7. Grand Palace, Bangkok
6. Victoria Harbor & The Star Ferry
4. Jade Market
3. Thai Massage
and now for the big reveal…
1. Family Time
I know what you are thinking…family time beat out elephants??!? I was surprised too. Actually, it is not that shocking to me and I hope you are not disappointed by my sentimental first place choice. I can’t help it though, family time was hands down the best part of this trip. Check us out…
Here we are proudly displaying the food we bought to feed to the elephants. THAT was a great day.
Kara, Bri, and I are all wearing the shirts we bought at the Weekend Market in Bangkok. Trust me, we were thrilled we found shirts that fit us so we all had to wear them the next day.
Bri and I love the self-portraits.
My Dad mocking how my sister’s and I “pose” for pictures. Yes Dad, we pose. And we immediately check the picture on the digital camera to see if we look cute. We are girls. And you love us.
Um, did I mention Bri and I really like self-portraits?
I got to cook Christmas brunch with my Dad. And yes, my apron is super cool.
Christmas brunch with our family and our BFF’s the Garns. We love them.
Families that ride Gondolas together, stay together.
The trip was full of laughing, eating, playing, shopping, and just hanging out together. Bri and I loved giving Haagen Dazs high fives and falling asleep on the couch, Kara and Dad got to practice their deflection skills and engage in a battle of wits, and Mom made everything beautiful and special with her decoration, thoughtful gift giving, and attentive mom skills. I just feel very blessed to like my family as well as love them and to have the life that we lead. It isn’t perfect but I sure wouldn’t change it.
This is the kind of trip I will remember for the great places I visited and the new things I experienced but when it comes down to it, this trip was made ten times better because I was with my family. It could only have been better if my brother and his family could have been there with us too. I don’t know how many more opportunities I will have to travel with my family like this so I will for sure cherish the memory of this one.
The following 11 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
Yikes–gondolas are high! None for me, thanks. It looks like you really did have a blast. Haagen Dazs saved me in France, once, too. I think they should have a special flavor for all of the saving they do! 😉
Sweetest. Post. Ever.
Looks like an excellent trip.
What a great post. Family time should always be #1. You guys are fantastic together!
What a great post! I’ve travelled to some fun places for work & have always thought they would be better if family was around to experience them as well. Family does indeed make it all better. 🙂
Awww! Lovely post! I had to laugh though – my dad gives me and my sisters the same schpiel about “posing” for the camera! 🙂
What a great trip! I would have picked family time over all that too!
Well, when you have a family as cool as yours how COULDN’T you pick family time?!?! Christmas and family nothing could be better in my book. I’m so glad that it was #1 for you.
Family time is the best 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful vacation with us!
ooh–I’m *misting* up! Very sweet, and very fortunate, to have such a loving, lovely family. Thanks for sharing them.
Welcome back, I love your pictures, you’re so lucky you all got to spend this time together 🙂
i have loved seeing all the photos of your trip and getting a sneak peak into your family. i am thrilled that your number one was ‘family’. to me, family is the most precious thing in the world.
glad you had a wonderful trip that you will remember for the rest of your life. x