12/21/2011 at 11:30 AM EST
and Denise Richards
seem to have reached an amicable friendship – so much so that they're vacationing together with their kids this holiday, and both posting photos from the unnamed tropical locale.
"What's better than a modern family vacation!?! love spending winter break w/ @denise_richards & my kids!" Sheen, 46, wrote on his WhoSay site.
He also posted a photo of himself, Richards, their daughters Sam, 7, and Lola, 6, and Richards's 6-month-old daughter Eloise.
Richards, 40, posted her own photo
of the family to WhoSay on Wednesday, along with the note, "Dinner with the family ... good times!"
It's quite a change from a year ago, when Sheen was in the midst of the fallout from his notorious New York hotel escapade.
As recently as this past April, Richards said she and Sheen were "not in the best place,"
but that they were communicating.
The happier scenes began last month, when the actor and actress were seen smiling together
at one of Sam's soccer games.