Tuesday, August 26, 2008

July 26th!!! Our last day in Florida!!!

So today was our last day....and it was also our Year and a half together!!!

It was hard to leave...but fun to know that we could come back!!!

We finished packing up...and checked out!! (We had so many drinks left...we gave it to some of the workers at the resort...since we couldnt bring it on the plane!)

Before we left..we stopped at the Orlando Temple...it was so beautiful!!! It was so nice to be there!!

Then we headed off...to the airport!!! Little did we know...it was going to be our entire day...in the orlando airport!!!

We got there at 10am Florida time and arrived in Seattle at 1am!!! ( So it was a long day!!!)

But we are glad to come home and start our life together!!!!

July 25!! Day 6 of our honeymoon!!

So today we decided...since we got a little too much sun the day before...to take it easy!!! We relaxed a ton!! Went to these huge outlet malls!!! Relaxed some more...then went to lunch at the resort which was amazing!!! We found this amazing dessert...but we were too full!!!
We finished up some laundry...and packed...then headed out!! We had to do some putt putt!!! It was a ton of fun!! We even got to finish off the night with this amazing dessert..that we both couldnt finish!!! ( Seriously it was huge!! We will take a pic next time!!!)

It was such a great last day!!!!

July 24!! Day 5 of the Honeymoon!!

Today we headed out early...for real!! We wanted to go to the beach....so my cousin Jessica and her husband recomended Clearwater Beach!!

We got there after a while...and the part where we got was a very sucluded beach....even though I was a bit hesitant...it was seriously the perfect day!!! We rented these little chairs with umbrellas which made it so nice!!! We went swimming ( and the water was warm- yes this is why we choose Florida) It was so nice!! We relaxed on the beach for awhile....then after the storm passed...we went to rent a jet ski!! It was the perfect time!!!! There was a dolphin viewer boat out...and as we were out in the ocean we got to see all these doplhins right next to us!!! It was so great we video tapped it!!!!

After our little adventure, we went back and relaxed on the beach...I went out in the water..and there were the dolphins...an arms length away from me!!!! It was amazing!!! I got to swim with the doplhins!!!!It was such a great experience!!

After we dried off...we headed over the bridge and on the other side of the beach to the busier side...where the boardwalk was...It was fun!! There was so much going on and neat things to see!!!

At this point..we were getting ready to head to our next destination..but we realized we were burnt!!! So we had to get some aloe!!

We were both fried...but headed to our dinner cruise!!So we got to our dinner cruise...and from the outside it didnt look like anything amazing...But inside it was so beautiful and romantic!!! It was the most perfect night ever!!! They even played a song for us!! James even danced twice!!!! It was amazing!!!

July 23!! Day 4 of our honeymoon!

Today we woke up early..not to early...
And headed to Tampa, Florida where Busch Gardens is!!
We got there and were so excited!! It was such a great day!! There was so much to do and James was so excited for the rides!!!

We got to see some really cool shows! And take a nice little senic ride above the whole park! We got to go on a ton of water rides...james even had to buy some swim shorts!! Since it was the Jungla theme...they had this neet excursion you can go on and go and feed the giraffe and pet them...too bad we got there late!! Well they had this other fun thing where you got to go in these Land Rovers and drive through the Jungle right next to the animals!! It was so much fun..being arms length from them!!

It was such a great day!! And nice weather.....

July 22nd!! Day 3 of our honeymoon!!!

So today...we woke up and James made pancakes!! (I love that the place....it comes with everything we need!!)

We went on a little drive...to go on a swamp boat tour!!! We got there and it was just what we expected!!! Yay!! We got to see aligators...We even held one!!! We also went on the swamp boat...with ear plugs and all!!!

On our way back ...we went to some outlet malls... and got a shake from McDonald's since it was so HOT!!!

We went back to the resort..went to the pool...and cooled off...till it rained :)

Then we went and took a nap...got ready for dinner with my cousin Jess and her husband Jason!

We went to get a movie from blockbuster...then we went to Ruth Chris to meet my cousin and her husband!

We got to see them and it was so much fun!!! It was a great dinner and great accompany!!

After dinner..we went back to the resort so full!! And watched movies!!

July 21!! Second day of our Honeymoon!!

So we woke up early...because we decided to save some money and get a free ticket to Sea World by going to a timeshare presentation! It was at 9am! Little did we think how hard it would be to wake up....since we are three hours behind!!!

Well we went to the presentation...and it is funny how they match you up with people "like you" that have similar interests..around the same age...ect! You see caucasions with caucasions..and the same age groups..and hispanics with hispanics..older people with older people....

Well the girl they gave us...James laughed! He said we were alost twins!!! We were very similar and the same personality! She even had my pre-wedding hair....and the same hat on!!! It was hilarious!! Her name was Penny!! She was great!! And yes we are going to make sure to upgrade our timeshare with her!!!!

So we did the presentation..it was nice and quick!They did have an amazing complimentary breakfast...lol!! pUkE!If you like frozen pancakes!!!lets just say...we didnt eat!!At least the great part was we got to see the upgraded unit...and meet Penny my twin!

After that...we went swimming for a bit...Then went off to the Mall...it was a super nice one!! I was jealous!! It was fun to go to!! Then we went to target again!! And bought all of our groceries for the week!!

We went back to the resort...relaxed...

Then went to dinner at Bahama Breeze!! YUMM!!!

I wore the most uncomfortable shoes....so they have these little carts where the guys are on bicycle...and we got a ride to the movie theatre...and watched Batman!!!

It was such a fun day!!!!

July 20th!! The first day of our Honeymoon!!!

We got to be on the plane forever...and of course they switched our seats so we didn't get to sit next to each other!!! No one would switch us....so finally after about 45min...of me being upset..this family switched around so we could sit next to each! ( How rude were those other people who wouldn't switch!!)

After our first flight...we arrived in Atlanta we waited a bit...then ended up on our next flight to Orlando!!!

The flight was good...we were glad to be done with flying though!! We got our luggage...rented a car (note..rent car before getting to destination) It was a Nissan wich was nice!! But it was gross inside...but we did finally get a good deal..so no complaining!!!

We didnt really know how to get to the resort...since someone forgot the directions :)

We found our way....we stopped at cici's pizza for lunch ( I have never been a good one at buffets...i dont eat enough) Then we went and found the resort... Checked in..Our room wasnt ready...so we waited and went to the pool!!!

After we got done and checked in...we relaxed for a bit...took pictures!!

We then went to find a target...so we could use our giftcards...James needed some shorts and I needed a dress! So we went shopping!!

Afterwards we went to Red Lobster ( Thanks to Tony's giftcard) It was great!! We had the best service we have ever had...cups to go!! Free dessert!! She got a 100% tip!! Yes I am serious!! The lady was that good!!!!

We went back to the resort...and relaxed!! It was a fun day!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Busy Busy....Something fun while I am catching up!

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Friday August 22nd!!

So James had a very extended birthday this year!! James sister Jenny and I decided to suprise James and take him camping for his birthday! We took him to Longbeach for the Kite Festival!! We left friday afternoon...It was James and I in the front seat...along with rosco! Then in the back was Jaiden,Tryston,Jenny and Fufu! It was a car full with all of our camping gear! We got on the road..and James didnt know where he was going...he made a guess.... The day before he was at work..and just striking up conversation with one of his customers...they were talking about the weekend plans... and she said she was headed up to long beach for a kite festival...and he told her he didnt have any clue where his wife was taking him....until then!!

So we headed up to Longbeach....it took awhile longer than expected....but we got there!!
We ended up here!! But the first spot we got...was horrible! It was untop of this other campsite..literally- the people took over two spots! With a million unrully kids...and 2 big dogs!!! Since we had our little rascalls with us...and we wanted peace...we switched spots!! On our way to our new spot we saw deer!!! Our new spot was the best spot at the whole campground!! It had the most beautiful tree...and it was just perfect!!!

So that night we set up camp!! Then Jenny and I went to the market - we got back and had a great dinner!

The next day we got up and drove over the big bridge to Astoria! We went up to see the column...then we were talking with this very informative man who gave us a map of where all the different movies were filmed!

We went on a little hunt to see all the places where the Goonies took place!! It was a fun little adventure...but a little sad...since the Fratelli's place wasnt the same.... We saw the house where the Goonies lived at!! They do have a convention for the Goonies every year in Astoria!! Just Fyi! ( I am glad I just saw the movie before we went!! Thanks - Michelle and Dave!!)

So after our little adventure we went to the kite festival - Yes I do have pictures...I will post those soon! ( I just need to get from Jenny - but i figured I needed to post!)
It was so amazing...beautiful and just great!! We went there and rosco and fufu even had fun!! They love the beach!! So did the kids! They got to play in the ocean....it was a perfect day!! Out of all the people on the whole beach - we ended up seeing the people we were camping next to...very random!! Plus they were LDS too!!! After chatting with them - we went back to the campsite! Cleaned up...made dinner...took a nap...and then got ready for fireworks!!!! We went back to the Kite Festival...and saw the fireworks....they were great!!!

That night we didnt sleep to well! It was super windy and the tent we borrowed from Mom and Dan - was a bit tall...so the middle of the night the tent was caving in on us...Good thing Jaiden and Jenny slept in the car!!!

So the next morning...we got packed up before it started to rain....said bye to our little neighbors... and were on our way!!

It was a great little camping trip!! Cant wait for more!!!

Saturday, August 16, 2008


So as soon as we got back from our honeymoon- it was busy with helping our friends Jamie and Dave preparing for their wedding! I helped throw her Bridal shower...and some other little parties!It was great having Sam there to help!!! They got married on August 16th! I did her hair that morning....After that I did Amy Oppies hair for a wedding she was in!Now there are even more weddings to come in the near future!!!It is that time of year!!!