Saturday, December 31, 2011

This December we went on a cruise to the Southern Caribbean! It was  amazing, the cruise line was Celebrity and our boat was the Summit. I swear my family was the youngest group on the ship! It really was a blast though, we did most of the activities and we were always dancing.
Our first stop was St. Crouix, we went to a Beach called Sandy Point. This beach is only open 2 months out of the year because it is the beach where turtles come and lay their eggs. We just happened to be there during the time the turtles were not there. It was a beautiful beach, white sand and clear blue water! After about an hour of swimming in the water we were told by locals that they had seen 4 tiger sharks in that area and were surprised that we were in the water! Haha, yeah, I guess that's what they mean when they say "What you don't know, won't kill ya!". This a a picture of Sandy Point and Brooke and Mike being silly.
   On the Boat we had such a good time, we ate, danced, ate some more, did karaoke, ate more, played ping pong, went to amazing shows, and ate some more! I had a really hard time passing up the ice cream!

 In St. Kitts we did a a Zip Line which was absolutely amazing and a total blast, we also went to Black Sand Beach where we got a jungle rain storm I have never seen rain that big and rain that hard! We all just ended up playing in the ocean while it down poured!
 In Dominica we went tubing down a river, the locals said that the tube ride was usually just a casual slow float ride, but because of the rain that they have been having it was fast with lots of rapids. I will say there were rapids and it was one of the funnest things I have done! Although, Mike, my brother- in- law might say differently. ( He said he almost died when he fell off!) . We also went snorkeling to Champagne Beach, I was so car sick from the curvy roads I did not go. While snorkeling TJ got pushed into a sea urchin and got the spikes stuck in his finger, Someone always gets hurt on our family vacations!
Grenada was also another adventure! We hiked to the 7 Sister Waterfalls and had fun jumping off the falls! It was actually a really fun hike in the jungle it rained the whole time and we had fun getting wet and muddy. At the top of the falls a local was there and he called himself "Super Butterfly" he did some awesome tricks off the falls for us! If your asking who is jumping off the monster water fall, YES that is TJ! He does have a fear of heights so I'm not sure how he did it!
 St. Thomas was really the only Island on the trip that we got sun. We went to Meghans Bay, it is in the top 10  most beautiful beaches in the world. I will say that it is! We just laid out, rented paddle boards, played frisbee and just enjoyed the hot sun. At one point we were running into the waves and letting them knock us down, I'm not gonna lie it was pretty entertaining, but like I said earlier someone always get hurt on our vacations and this time it was Brooke! We didn't really think about what we were doing and Brooke's knee got taken out by a wave. Haha, yeah we forgot to use our heads on that one!

 It was really sad to go home, but all good things must come to an end! We ported in Puerto Rico and we took a tour bus around San Juan. I was so exhausted I passed out on the bus ride!

I love my family so much and love making memories with them! Thanks mom and dad for the awesome trip, I love you both very much!

Monday, November 7, 2011

 Can I just say running is so addictive! Not sure I why I enjoy it, but I love it! I'm glad my family has finally decided to jump on the band wagon. This past weekend we all ran the Snow Canyon Half Marathon. Wow, it was a beautiful run the view was amazing. I will for sure be doing this race again next year.

I have by far the coolest mom ever! She ran the 13.1 miles with us, I was so proud of her she amazes me everyday! She is such an awesome example of what hard work and determination can do. I love you mom! Way to go you really are spectacular! 

 I will say this though, you should have seen how we were walking later that day and the next! Haha, the funniest thing ever! We were all so sore we looked like we were 90 years old. Especially, Luke he couldn't even move. I will say this for him though, he did an awesome job for just getting home from his mission. Way to go Luke!

I am now getting caught up again! Happy Late Halloween! Halloween was fabulous this year, we had Waldo and Wendy running around, a few ninjas,  a cat and a couple dogs, crazy party rockin dancers and the typical nerds at our house! Of course I always need to start the day off with a delicious halloween breakfast. The kids were actually really scared of my Vampire bloody smoothie, it took them a few minutes to believe me that it wasn't real.

 This Halloween season was so busy we didn't carve our pumpkins until Halloween day, that is unheard of in our house, but we got them done just in time to light them up.

Every year the fambam comes over before trick-or-treating and has dinner with us. This year TJ made his awesome homemade chicken pot pie. I was so grateful for him that day because I worked the night shift the night before and I was completely exhausted.  The kids had a great time running around the neighborhood loading their bags with candy. I'm just so glad that the weather was so nice. Last year was awful and rainy so it was nice to have a good year.

 Yeah so here we are trying to do toe touches! Haha, I hadn't done that in a couple years, I think I pulled something! It was a great night and we had alot of fun like we ALWAYS do. What can I say, I just have an awesome family!

Friday, October 7, 2011

 I took Andie to her first Musical "The Little Mermaid", at the Tuacahn in St George. It was fabulous! We loved every minute of it. The first moment that Andie saw Prince Eric she said, "I love him!" It was so adorable and it was so fun to watch Andies face during the play. I could tell that she was just so in awe of the characters and how they made the movie come to life. My awesome mom got Andie this cute Little Mermaid costume to wear, she loved it!


 Here is Andie giving Ariel a hug, we just happened to be standing in the right place and we ended up in the front of the line to meet the characters. It was awesome, although, I do think that Andie was most excited about giving Prince Eric a hug. It was actually a very long tight squeeze!

I love having Girl Night Outs! I hope and I'm sure there are many more to come! It really was a great night and after we got in the car to drive home she just had to call her daddy and tell him all about it. She was so excited and chatted his ear off telling him about everything that she saw. It made me so happy to see how excited she was!