Saturday, September 3, 2011

Palm Springs Trip

A few weeks ago, Jared and I went to Palm Springs for the weekend. We went to visit my brother for his birthday. We were only able to see him on Sunday, so on Saturday we decided to take the Aerial Tram up the mountain. It was such a beautiful view and sooo much cooler. We did a nice little nature walk and just had a great time.

The main point of the trip was to visit my little brother. I love him so much and I am so proud of him for all that he is doing to better his life. It was so good to see him after a little over a month and it was great to see such a big difference in him, not just physical. I love him so much and I can't wait until he comes back home.

Happy Birthday Jared!!!

My amazing husband turned 26 years old on August 16th. He was a very lucky guy that weekend. For breakfast one day I made him Coffee Cake. For dinner one night I made him one of his favorite dinners, Empinada's (see my other blog for the reciepe). For his birthday dinner we went, with Jared's family, to his favorite pizza place, Naples, in Downtown Disney. After dinner we all went back to our apartment for cake. I wanted to make a special cake for Jared's birthday. Every year I make him a cake, and this year I wanted to make something special that he wouldn't expect. All of you know that Jared works for himself making apps for the Android market, so I thought I would make a cake around that.


Jared and Stitch

Puerto Vallarta: Canopy Tour








Amanda & Jared



The Whole Group!

Rummler Mexico Cruise

At the end of July, Jared and I went on a Mexico cruise with the Rummlers. It was a lot of fun going on a cruise (I love them!). Sadly, I was really bad with taking pictures so I don't have that many. Below are a few of the pictures that I did take.

First day on the ship Jared and I each got massages. OMG! It was one of the best massages I have ever had. I got the Seaweed wrap. This is where they put this seaweed paste on your body then wrap you up to let it sink into your pours, you wash it off, then they wrap you again to sweat all the toxins out of your body, then you get a full body massage. I have had these before and I loved them, however, this time I added the floatation bed. It felt like I was lying on a table then I was submerged and was floating on this water bed. If you ever get the chance to do this and are not claustrophobic, then defiately do this!

Since there are issues in Mazatlan, we staying in Cabo San Lucas for two days. It was a blast! We had originally signed up to do a snorkel tour but they had a ton of jelly fish, so we all voted to just take a water taxi to another beach and relax. Both days we just layed on the beach and played in the water. I wish the water in California was a nice as the water in Cabo. If it was, I would actually go in it.

Jared and his little brother Micah on the water taxi.
Kelsea and Jake had a lot of fun jumping in the waves with Jared.

Relaxing under the canopy. The second day I was really sunburnt so I spent a lot of time under here.

After Cabo San Lucas, we were in Puerto Vallarta. Jared, Sean, Micah and I went on a Canopy Tour, while Dad, Mom, Kelsea and Jake went on a Pirate Ship Adventure. (Pictures from our Canopy tour in a seperate post.) The Canopy Tour was a lot of fun. However, the day after I had over 80 mosquito bites on my legs. I looked like I had the chicken pox. They itched so bad, so for the rest of the trip (2 days) I was miserable. Thankfully, Jared's mom had Vicks Vapor Rub and that was AMAZING!!!! It stopped the itching and felt so good.

Micah, Sean & Jared

Jared & I

Waiting to leave the ship.

This was such a wonderful vacation. I wish I had taken more pictures, oh well... next time.