Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Onwards Together

I'm making my 2012 holiday album......I took part in Jennifer's weekend 'Onwards and upwards' extravaganza.....today the two collide.....Jennifer has challenged us to make a page inspired by her weekend posts.
Sorting through the photos for this album.....it hit me.....for the last 30 years OH and myself have been on holiday with friends....with the kids....with the kids and their friends....with my SIL's family......with our friends and the kids.....but [apart from weekend breaks] it has never been just the two of us since we went to Venice in the year dot!!
So this holiday was the beginning of a new part of our lives.....onwards together....it felt a bit strange at first.....just the two of us......but we loved the holiday.....and this year we will be off just the two of us again.
An early morning walk along the promenade at Palma port
culminating in a boat trip around the harbour and along the coast.

22 comments:

Cheri said...

I'm almost at that point myself and wondering what it will be like when it is just me & him...

Elizabeth said...

I like the papers you used for these layouts. We've been taking vacations alone for many years. It's different being together on vacations--there is a closeness that doesn't happen at home.

Sian said...

This strikes a chord with me today. with two teenagers now we are just at the stage of striking out on afternoon trips on our own for the first time in years. Holidays will be next I reckon.

Sandie said...

Hope you enjoy this next stage of your lives together Jacky :)
We've had holidays on our own but our son likes the same things as us, especially camping, so often he comes along. He bought his own camper last weekend though so maybe he will be going off on his own sometimes and we will be 2 once more.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a wonderful realization. And a great layout.
Fun to see things coming out of the blog event.
Rinda

Beverly said...

Love the colors in the photos and layout. The Chosen One and I are a bit different from most, throughout the boys' lives we have made sure to have trips alone. It has always worked perfectly because they were more than happy to be at my parents or at the river. Life still feels the same with them grown, some times we are alone, sometimes it's us, them and their girls. Enjoy the adventure of couple traveling :)

Karen said...

Love your pages Jacky. We haven't had a holiday on our own for 20 years and I think it will be a little while yet before we do.

debs14 said...

It does seem strange, that first time after so many years of family holidays, doesn't it? Looks like you had a lovely time, great layouts.

Amy said...

I can only imagine ... we are years off yet!

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Sheena said...

Having just returned from a city break with my Husband, it was a welcome change but we still have a few more kid filled holidays ahead of us.
Great Lo Jacky documenting this change x

Alison said...

Having been MIA this weekend I missed the blog hop, so am just catching up now! Love the distressing on your Naples layout, and the papers you've used on these ones
Alison xx

pinky said...

Its a nice part of life Jacky even if it takes getting use to. I am looking forward to a trip to London with hubby, first time on our own lol. Love your pages.

Melissa said...

I like those squares as a side border - great layouts. It's almost always just the two of us on trips, just a few trips with others.

Sandra said...

It really is a new onwards journey for you guys ... I jus know you're going to love it :) ... And even better, more photos to scrap

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous LO's Jacky, beautiful colour theme and fab photos too!

Katie Berberich said...

Isn't it funny that it took so long to realise? It must have felt strange at first, but a "lovely" kind of strange. You both look so happy and the layouts are fantastic.
I bet you can't wait for your next holiday "together".
What a lovely post.
Katie x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Just like us...full circle Jacky!
Lovely photographs and layout as always,
Happy weekend to you,
Susan x

alexa said...

The papers you have chosen are a great match for your happy photos and I love the different patterns together like this ... Hoping you have many happy days together :).

Jennifer Grace said...

Love this! It's great to think of you two going Onwards with your holidays together - it must be strange but also lovely - you look very happy anyway! Love all the gems too!

Thanks so much for entering my challenge! x

pinky said...

Gorgeous combination of colour and design Jacky, works beautiful with your photos.

Michelle lovesallsorts said...

Love this LO! I love Palma too, its so beautiful :) Just fab!