The Macs

Monday, August 8, 2011


We are finally home. We spent the past week in Maine on a little family vaca. It was wonderful. The scenery was beautiful, the weather was AMAZING, and the rest and relaxation was much needed. We spent the whole week with some dear friends whom we don't get to see often enough. Today it is back to reality and the Kansas heat. I have lots of pictures that I will share soon. In the mean time, here is a little glimpse into our vacation via Instagram.

1. vacation here we come
2. checking out the planes
3. please go to sleep baby
4. weary travelers...and still five hours to go

 5. to the shore
6. coming back from the water
7. sandy baby feet
8. oh how I wish I could kayak too
9. colorful buoys 
10. starfish

11. Bar Harbor
12. fresh Maine crab roll
13. boats in the harbor
14. lovin' the beach

15. hydrangeas everywhere
16. lighthouse
17. Levi & Mama
18. IKEA in Boston 
19. can we please go back?
20. lobster cages

21. wild Maine blueberries
22. my baby boys
23. a day at the beach
24. New England donuts

I decided to give Instagram a try while we were away and I loved it.
I might be addicted fun!


Blogger Mindy Harris said...

welcome back!! looks like a blast. your energy while pregnant inspires me.

August 8, 2011 at 11:01 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

instagram hooked me in as well!!! so glad ya'll got to get away from the heat. you poor thing chasing around your adorable lil one in this heat and yet still looking so cute and preggo. you pull it off well! loving readin your blog as always.

August 8, 2011 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger The Moffats said...

yeah!! i've been waiting and waiting for pics!! SOOOOOO cute! and for the record, i'm also a little teensy tiny itty bit jealous. it looks beautiful there! that first set where you are holding levi trying to get him to go to sleep reminds me so much of a pic you have holding cora close...bad description but it looks so similar and i can see such resemblance in levi to cora. do you know which one i am talking about?? you had it in a little frame at one time. anyway :)
looks like fun and relaxation was had by all. check. check. glad you are back home safely. now get your butts to colorado :) oh wait, you are about to have a BABY! ok, looks like i need to get my butt to kansas!
pretty sure this is my longest blog comment. ever. :) love and hugs.

August 8, 2011 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger klinsfamom said...

So THAT is where you have been! So glad you had fun. Now I will stop obsessively checking in. Ha! Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures.

August 8, 2011 at 11:17 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I got hooked on instagram while on our recent vacay too. Like I needed one more 'internet thing' to be addicted to ;)

You look adorable, love the pictures, just talked recently about my large desire to visit Maine... this post has further increased that desire to visit. looks beautiful, sounds wonderful and cooler weather during Texas summers is always a welcomed change :)

August 8, 2011 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Welcome home! Looks like y'all had a great time. One of my favorite childhood vacations was visiting the lighthouse at Cape Elizabeth!

August 9, 2011 at 12:10 AM  
Blogger Stef said...

this vacation looks like it was so fun and relaxing! I like the way you did your pictures and descriptions too.
My dream is to go to Maine someday... did you see amazing lighthouses?

August 9, 2011 at 12:44 AM  
Blogger Littlest Learners said...

You were in my neck of the woods. In fact, I made the trek south to that very same IKEA last week too. Glad you had a wonderful vacation.

❤Jodi from...
★★The Clutter-Free Classroom★★
Helping Teachers Get Organized

August 9, 2011 at 4:27 AM  
Blogger DianeTaylor said...

Hi Jess - love that you went to Maine, I'm a NE girl at heart (born and raised in Providence RI) so all of your pics are near and dear to my heart. LOVE Bar Harbor. And of course Dunkin Donuts, the staple of all New Englanders, lol. Looks like you had a great time - welcome home!

August 9, 2011 at 5:17 AM  
Blogger Natasha said...

Looks like a fabulous vacation! And I am in LOVE with Instagram! The best app ever!!!

August 9, 2011 at 6:14 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Hi there! We live in Wichita but L-OVE New England! We took a big trip as a babymoon two years ago and traveled to Bar Harbor. What a fun time we had. We would love to go back some day. This summer we took our little guy with us and went to Providence RI. I'm curious, how did you guys decide to go there? If you're interested in sharing, would love to see more of your trip!

August 9, 2011 at 6:55 AM  
Blogger Bethany said...

Oh, I love Maine! It looks like such a fun vacation. Love the picture of you and your boys. So sweet!!!

August 9, 2011 at 7:10 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

What cute pictures! I will have to try that out. Is it a website?

August 9, 2011 at 7:40 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Love your pictures! Looks like a wonderful vacation!

August 9, 2011 at 8:00 AM  
Anonymous This Farm Family's Life said...

Glad you are back. Can't wait to see more pictures.

August 9, 2011 at 8:06 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

I'm glad yall had fun exploring Maine. We've been stationed in Mass before and just fell in love with Maine and have been to all those sites you filled with pictures. Thanks for the memories.

August 9, 2011 at 8:32 AM  
Anonymous EricaG said...

We took our honeymoon in Maine 10years ago this month. You brought back wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing.

August 9, 2011 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger Meghan said...

Just looking at these pictures makes me feel like I've been on a vaca. :) PS I just finished my own 30 day challenge. Thank you so much for getting me started on a whole new perspective to my devotional time. It's so neat that your blog can bring such positive changes to so many people's lives. Thanks Jess!

August 9, 2011 at 9:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jess. Glad to see you guys got a family vacation in before the new little addition arives. I have a question for you. I am about to take my little one on her first airplane ride and was wondering if you have any suggestions to make it as smooth as possible?! I'm packing dumb dumbs (I heard they help with ear poping) and I got two new toys that won't be seen til take off. Thanks for any advice!

August 9, 2011 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Bethany said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time... love the instagram memories you shared with us. Beautiful!

August 9, 2011 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger Jody said...

Looks like you had a great time! Can't wait to make my own trip to New England someday.

August 9, 2011 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Olivia's Mommy said...

First off, Love instagram....have been following your blog for a few months now! Love your decorating ideas and birthday party ideas! hope you had a great vacation, I live in Boston and Maine is gorgeous, your pics are so nice! Hope you enjoyed the East Coast, it's nice here and the summer hasn't been as hot as KS.

August 9, 2011 at 11:37 AM  
Blogger Handwoven Dreams said...

What beautiful pictures and post~

August 9, 2011 at 11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeaahhh!! so much fun! love all the pics! instagram IS addicting! :) welcome back!

August 9, 2011 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger The Gava Family said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

August 9, 2011 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger The Gava Family said...

Love the pics. I am from CA but now call Maine home. It is a beautiful state. Glad you enjoyed your vaca.

August 9, 2011 at 2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We spent the whole week with some dear friends..." It would sound to me that they are the GREATEST FRIENDS on earth. Especially Nate!

I "MIGHT" have some of that crab roll...hmmm... "Might you?"

Please take more pictures of your husband next time. I print them off and hang them up in my bathroom. He is so hot! Your a lucky lady!

How many pregnant women do you know that can only finish half a chocolate mile shake. I know of one now...

We love you guys! Thanks for coming out and letting us spend time with you. Especially Levi! I loved getting "The Look".

Joel, sorry about Owen's low blow good bye.

The Anti- Fun Hater

August 9, 2011 at 5:36 PM  
Blogger the zipfs said...

"Mile Shake" = "Milk Shake"

August 9, 2011 at 5:38 PM  
Blogger Meggie said...

Looks like ya'll had a great vacation! I can't wait to hear more! =)

August 9, 2011 at 6:59 PM  
Blogger karen said...

Looks like fun! I'd love to go someday :)

August 9, 2011 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger Kelly Ford said...

So glad you got to get away, just the 3 of you before new baby brother comes!!!

Ok, so i'm living in the dark ages and still have a phone where you have to push a button 3 times to get the letter "O", etc... I've never wanted to pay for a data plan or cared about an iphone...
until this post. And now, i'm dying for one. I googled instagram and i'm telling you, i just HAVE to have it. In fact, i emailed my husband and told him i know what i want for Christmas.
It would make my blog life so much easier!

Crossing my fingers to get one!! HA! OH, and my husband says "thanks alot"! bahahah :-)

August 10, 2011 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger The Morris Family said...

I LOVE LOVE instgram!!!!! its is addicting!!!!!

Great pictures!!!

August 10, 2011 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

I have always wanted to go to Maine! It looks like your trip was a lot of fun! I look forward to seeing more photos.

August 11, 2011 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger Christina Golden said...

Were you in bar harbor? i went there last summer with my hubby and i found it to be AMAZING. I cannot wait to go back

August 12, 2011 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I love new england..this is where I spent a lot of time growing up on vacations as grandma lives right by the ocean in CT!! I love the houses with the great!! Glad you had fun!! Brings back a bunch of memories for me to look at these pics!!

August 13, 2011 at 9:26 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home