Friday, April 4, 2008

Trip of a Lifetime - Marco Island, Florida

Well, Shannon beat me to the post but what can you expect when I work and she gets to stay at home? :) So anyway, we just got back from the best trip ever! Brandon and Jason's Insurance Agency qualified to go to MetLife's Annual Leadership Conference this year. We are so proud of them for working so hard. It was such a fun trip. MetLife took care of us SO well. They paid for us to go on fun excursions and to have AMAZING food for every meal.


We were sad that we had to miss out on the first night's dinner because of a delayed flight. Customer service is apparently no longer in existence with the airlines. If you can see on the clock in this picture, we barely got to check in at the hotel at 1:00 a.m. on Sunday instead of 6:00 p.m. Bummer. :(
The next morning though, when we woke up and realized we had come from this:


To this:


We weren't so sad anymore. :)

So....from amazing food,








To amazing sunsets,

To lots of fun,













(On a boat ride where we saw lots of dolphins)

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(Heading out on our jet ski tour where we saw even MORE dolphins)
























We seriously had the trip of a lifetime!

12 comments:

Hannah S said...

wow! That's awesome!!! Congrats to Brandon for doing well at whatever got you guys to go there! It's like an anniversary trip, but for free! :) I'm so jealous right now. But I am glad you enjoyed it!!!

The Ensign's said...

Soooooo fun!!! Man I wish I was there. Relaxin with my husband minus the kids.

Barb said...

FUN!!! I wish I was there in the sun.

Jason & Shannon Salmon said...

Was that the best trip ever! Good pictures, fun time. Can't wait tell next year...right?!

Jennie Sleight said...

Oh how fun! So it was all paid for? That is the best way to go. Aren't we all ready for the warm sun seasons.

Nate & Jilleen said...

Looks like a great time! I am in need of a vacation like that. For now I will settle for my bathroom door locked for 2 minutes... with cries of "mommy" coming from the other side.:)

Megan Erickson said...

I think we all need vacations like that once in a while!!! Where do I sign up for mine? HA>.. looks like you had fun.. you deserve it!

Stacey said...

I am trying really hard to not hate you right now. I am longing for a vacation right now and good weather. Glad you had fun though.

The Alands said...

I'm totally jealous!! Brett is in the wrong profession. Do you really check all those blogs daily? You really must be bored at work:)

Kris said...

I'm so jealous! It looks like you guys had a blast. You guys deserve the break after the craziness of moving and all- nice work Brandon!

Ryan & Jess said...

Jealous to say the least. Be sure and take as many trips as you can before the little ones start coming because it is HARD to find the time with babies. Ry and I have been wanting to for awhile but it just hasn't worked out yet. Looks like it was such a blast!!!

Bishops said...

It's not fair that the last time I was in Florida was seven years ago in January (cold) and I was 7 months pregnant (swimsuit...what?!)
Glad you saw the better end of the deal - looks like a great trip!