Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mexico Cruise, Part 3


Our next stop was Mazatlan, Mexico. We did the Cactus Island Tour. Well, things weren't what we thought... I was expecting a beautiful beach that we could be lazy on, instead it wasn't very pretty and we did a lot of different things that took up the whole day. The best part of the day (now that I think about it) was kayaking around Cactus Island. It took us a little over an hour to get all the way around. It was a lot of fun... but here is the kicker... the water was full of these little jellyfish. So I was kinda freaking out that one was going to sting me, since my brother's fiance got stung before she got into her kayak. After the kayaking we got back on shore and took a Mexican limo (that is what our tour guide called a tractor that was pulling a large wagon) to a restaurant that took over an hour to get a couple things of nachos.

Cactus Island (shows how far we had to kayak)
This guy was completely covered with sand.
Jared and I in front of Puerto Vallarta
I had no clue what these were but they looked cool.
These guys made a bunch of things out of sand.
The perfect sand castle.
Climbing some crazy metal ladder to nowhere.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Mexico Cruise, Part 2


Our first stop on our Mexico cruise was Cabo San Lucas. Jared and I went with my brother Blake and his fiance Rachel to go on the Cabo Canopy Tour. We drove for about 45 minutes into the desert and got outfitted to go on the zipline. Jared and I had done this before in the Caribbean, but this was another story. This was like survivor! We did a lot of zipline, rock climbing, walking across a tight rope and a shakey bridge, and to top it off it was HOT!! We werent allowed to bring out camera's on the tour with us.

Jared and I after the tour.
Blake and Rachel after the tour.

This was the long zipline at the end.

Jared and Blake did the repelling... Rachel and I were too exhausted.
Jared had a lot of fun!
Rachel rock climbing
My baby brother ziplining.
Me on the zipline... it was so hot!!
Hot husband!!
This was our group with our guides (the three in front).

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mexico Cruise, Part 1

Jared and I had the opportunity to go with my family on a Mexico cruise. It was so much fun and I wish that we could have stayed on the boat for another week. Since there was so many thing and so many pictures I thought I would break this down into a couple different blog enteries.

Below is a picture of our room. It was really tiny and the bathroom was even smaller, but it was great for just the two of us. My mom told me that sometimes they fit four people in rooms this size.. that I dont understand. We were on Deck 2 and our window (port hole) looked right out over the ocean.

This picture is of the middle of the ship from Deck 9, which is where my parents had the family suit. In their larger room was my parents, Blake, Rachel, Chloe and Rachel's cousin Parri. There room was a lot bigger than ours so fitting that many people was fine. In the middle of the ship they had things like live music playing, a Ben & Jerry's ice cream stand, and lots of shops.
The next two pictures are of the little animals that our stateroom attendant made for us. Normally you get them every night but we only got three... one of them I forgot to take a picture. My favorite was the bird.

Cute little elephant!!
Jared and I dressed up for one of the formal nights.

As a treat we decided to get a couples massage during the first sea day. I had gotten massages before and was really hoping that we would get one. Jared had never gotten a professional massage. He loved it!!! That made me happy and hoping that we can get them more often. (hehe) This was the first time I got the hot stones massage. That was amazing and I would totally do that one again.

Friday, August 13, 2010

To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity

My grandma sent this to me and I thought I would share...

1. At lunch time, sit in your parked car with sunglasses on and point a hair dryer at passing cars. See if they slow down.

2. Page yourself over the intercom. Don't disguise your voice.

3. Every time someone asks you to do something, ask if they want fries with that.

4. Put decaf in the coffee maker for 3 weeks. Once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addictions, switch to espresso.

5. In the memo field of all your checks, write 'For Marijuana'.

6. Skip down the hall rather than walk and see how many looks you get.

7. Order a diet water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.

8. Specify that your drive-through order is 'To-Go'.

9. Sing along at the Opera.

10. Five days in advance, tell your friends that you can't attend their party because you have a headache.

11. When the money comes out of the ATM, scream 'I WON! I WON!'

12. When leaving the zoo, start running towards the parking lot, yelling 'Run for your lives! They're loose!'

13. Tell your children over dinner, 'Due to the economy, we are going to have to let one of you go'.

14. Pick up a box of condoms at the pharmacy, go to the counter and ask where the fitting room is.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Amazing Book Series

I started reading these books and I LOVE them!! I think I may like this series better than Twilight. I am so excited for the movie to come out next year. Below each of the books is a quick synopsis of each book.

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before - and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making chioces that weight survival against humanity and life against love.

Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gales holds herat an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol - a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create. Much to her shock, Katniss has fueld an unrest she's afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she's not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they cant prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.

This book is coming out on August 24, 2010. I am so excited to read it! I have already pre-ordered my copy so I can start reading it as soon as possible.