Sunday, April 1, 2012

Last Spring Break Pictures


It's back to the Virgin Islands for one last visit.

Great signs!


Loved the colors of the buildings.


Lori and I were able to go out on a boat to get in some snorkeling in the deeper waters.


We snorkeled to a nearby tiny island and collected shells. It was so much fun!


Back on land there were new friends to meet.





These past six months were the most difficult of my life.

By sheer coincidence the appointment to sign the divorce papers fell on the afternoon before I was scheduled to leave for the Virgin Islands.

I signed them, and was soon on a plane, off to my adventure to this beautiful island.

This trip to see my friend, to see a new part of this big world, to see myself in a brand new light was an absolute gift.

Ah, this crazy, complicated life!

I'm looking forward to what's ahead!


39 comments:

Mamma has spoken said...

And on Monday it's back to work :o( Thought that sad face is for you not me because I'm on spring break this week :o)

Gigi said...

What a great beginning to your new life!

Daisy said...

Great photos, Betty. That iguana is pretty impressive! Here's to new perspectives and new adventures! :-)

Leah J. Utas said...

Betty, I see it as symbolic that you sign away the old you and jet away to the new you with so short a turnaround.

Love those signs.

Old Kitty said...

My goodness that lizard! WOW!!!!!

And you are one stunning woman in a wetsuit BB!! yay! Take care
x

Siv Maria said...

You certainly look like you are doing well now. Great pictures!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Betty .. looks like life is moving along at a fun pace .. so pleased everything was done and dusted before you took off for your holiday - looks so much fun ..

Go, for gold and good times, and life coming together for you .. cheers Hilary

Catherine said...

You look terrific Betty! There is a freshness in your face and I detect some true happiness in your smile! How wonderful to be having a relaxing vacation. You go girl!
xo Catherine

CiCi said...

Your life can be better than you ever imagined; you are on your way to that new life. All the photos of you are absolutely fabulous. You are beautiful, inside and out. So good to see pictures of you having a good time.

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Great snaps as you begin your new life! The Virgin Islands is one of my all-time favorite places to visit. Glad you had a chance to see it and spend some time relaxing. Happy Sunday, Betty! ☺

Flartus said...

No wonder you've got such a big smile--you look wonderful and confident. I'm glad you're blessed with so many good friends.

Baby Sister said...

Lol. "Sorry, we're open" is probably my favorite sign. I couldn't think of a better way to start the next stage of your than going on a trip. Especially to someplace as beautiful as the Virgin Islands.

Susan in the Boonies said...

The timing on that? That was NOT a coincidence. That was a loving gift to you from your Father in heaven. Who sees what's going on in your life, and loves you deeply,

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

It looks like you had lots of fun. Good on you!

icyhighs said...

That trip couldn't have been timed better. And those houses do look lovely, I'm not sure I'd want to live among so much brightness though.

Ms. A said...

Onward and upward! Love the sign that says, Sorry we're open! Ha!

You look marvelous!

Out on the prairie said...

A laid back lifestyle to observe makes it hard to return to the regular hustle in our lives.

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ds said...

So good to see you smiling and having fun. Looks like the perfect trip. Thanks for sharing!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Did you bring home any of those new friends?
Like the second picture - good eye!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Good for you! I miss my Carribean vacation 2 years ago so much! St. Thomas and Puerto Rico were amazing--especially PR with it's brightly colored buildings and lovely gardens!
You look like a huge weight has been lifted off your shoulders. Women are so much stronger than they give themselves credit for! We are survivors and you have come out of this ordeal with your head held high for YOU were the ethical one. Blessings to you this Holy Week!
V

Joyful said...

It's so lovely to see you smiling in these holiday photos. I think that the trip was meant to be as it came hot on the heels of signing off on the old life and starting anew. Blessings to you. xx

Hilary said...

Never has the "when one door closes" seemed so apparent. I'm beaming for you but no need, really.. I see you're beaming for your own self.

Carnival Girl said...

You are the most rocking woman I've ever known, sweet strong Betty. You don't just take those lemons and make lemonade, you make a pitcher of lemon margaritas and get on with the wonderful and exciting life you were meant to have. Remind me to send you what I wrote once about Tahiti.
Love you

Tracy said...

ummm, interesting coincidence....you had a great reason to cast it aside and embark on a brand new journey!
I love the 'new friend' you were able to meet :) and snorkeling? ahhh, so much fun!

Lin said...

Perfect timing, I say. I'll bet it felt good to have that signing behind you. Not easy, but good to be behind you.

Uh....what is with the wildlife?? Criminy. That's pretty darn scary!

I'm glad you went, Betty. What a great idea!

Ami said...

Iguana give you a hug!!!

Awesome photos and I am SO glad you went and had such a wonderful time!!

Madi and Mom said...

BB that last picture of you should be on the cover of Glamour magazine.
Thanks for sharing you pictures
Hugs madi and mom

Katherines Corner said...

It is obvious your spirit was lifted on this lovely adventure. Happy you did it and and are now home safe and sound. Wishing you happiness and continued adventures xo

Leanne said...

Can I tell you how beautiful you look in these photos? Really. Just beautiful, Betty. Hugs, my friend. Happy days ahead . . . and new beginnings.

Green Monkey said...

oh Betty! you take my breath away. that last shot of you is happiness x 100

I love watching you fly, or dive, always exploring...eyes open. xoxoMOnkeyME

faye said...

Lookin good ... you and the future...

Have a great week !!

jenny_o said...

Here's to new beginnings! Here's to the future!

SUGAR MOON said...

Great pics. Love the Iguana. Sounds like you are doing well. Have a great week!!!

The Empress said...

Betty, please don't be offended: but you look better than I've ever seen you look.

You've always been adorable, but here: you look glorious.

Mrs.C said...

I'm thankful you had this trip when you did, perfect timing it seems. You look great! In fact you need to change that goal of becoming the crazy cat lady when you get older, because dearie, you simply are not getting older, just better! Love the pics, would love to visit there someday!

Kazzy said...

You look glowing and beautiful. Seriously!

BECKY said...

I'm so happy you were able to have such a beautiful vacation, right at this particular time. You really look happy, Betty! And yes, there is so much to look forward to in your life!!

Pat Tillett said...

Boy, do I have some catching up to do! Great photos and I'm so darn happy that you had a great time. The smile looks real good on you...