This weekend was spent celebrating one of our best friends, Jenny's, Birthday. Her husband, Steve, threw her a surprise party which Jesse and I helped orchastrate by going early to decorate and help set up. The night was filled with lots of food, friends and games (including one of Fisch and my favorite, the telephone-esque drawing game i.e. "bridezillas" to "cat love".
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
On day 4 of the cruise, we docked in Key West, FL. I loved it! We walked the length of Duval St. and found ourselves at the Southern most point of the U.S. 90 miles from Cuba. Megan and I spent the rest of the day sunning poolside, drinking drinks that came with little umbrellas, and watching the "sexiest man contest". The night we participated in one of the most fun group scavenger hunts ever with challenges like "5 belts linked together" to "a guy dressed up in a bra, women's shoes, lipstick, and a handbag". So much fun!
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
On the third day of our cruise we docked at the privately owned Royal Carribean island of Coco Cay. It was supposed to be a total beach day but unfortunately it was overcast and windy. It turned out to be ok though because I got to take a nap in a hammock (one of my vacation goals), get some good pictures of the beautiful water, and danced the night away with close friends at the poolside party that night. Also, we may not have gone to bed until 4:30am...which may have been my first time staying up that late in years!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Today at school we had a guest speaker, Armando Jimenez, a wood carver from Oaxaca, Mexico. He hand carves all his animalitas and his wife hand paints them. They all have such personalities! I couldn't resist buying one. I chose the opossum. Yes, real opossums are creepy. Yes, one almost made me crash my car one night by running across the road right in front of me BUT this one is so darn cute! Ok, so my first choice was the super cool owl but my colleague bought that one before I saw it. But overall I am happy with my very first art investment :)
Friday, April 13, 2012
Linking up with Lauren from The Little Things We Do...
2. The best thing I did all week was make some pretty delicious shrimp scampi for dinner on Monday .
3. The current weather is chilly and it makes me feel annoyed because it was so nice and warm just a couple weeks ago. Such a tease .
4. The best thing about spring is lilacs blooming (my favorite) and the smell of flowers in the air.
5. A fashion trend that I'm dying to try out for spring is I'd still like to try to whole white pants thing but it still scares me.
6. A person who made me smile this week was Fisch. He always makes me smile even when I am having a "blah" week .
7. The most delicious thing I ate all week was the shrimp scampi I made on Monday...seriously easy and delicious! Thank you Pintrest! Also, all the egg salad I have been making from the easter eggs. Why don't I hard boil eggs more often?.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
When we woke up the first morning on the cruise ship we were docked in Nassau, Bahamas! The day was spent exploring downtown, going on a sailing and snorkeling excursion (so awesome!), and dancing the night away at Senor Frogs.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Yesterday, Fisch and I headed down to the Lake Geneva area to spend Easter with my family. We took our first "lake walk" (there is a walking path all the way around Geneva Lake) of the season. It is my goal this summer to walk the whole thing, all 22 miles. I have done it once before but not in a few years.
The rock we are standing on is called Plymouth rock, a landmark along the path. It is worn smooth by the many, many people who have climbed on it over the years.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Happy Birthday to....
My Dad (April 2nd)!
|My Dad and Me 1986|
I was reading list on Pinterest about all the things a Dad should do for/with his daughter. You did most of them and probably didn't have a list to refer to. I lucked out having you as my Dad. Love you much and thank you for all you have done and do for me!
My Sister! (April 4th)
Happy Sweet 16!!
|The night parents told me I was going to be a big sister.|
I waited for 10 years for a sister like you. I couldn't have asked for a more talented, caring, and beautiful sibling. Life is so much better with a sister by my side.
Happy Sweet 16th Birthday "Baby" Sis!
P.S. Congratulations on getting your license... ahhhhhh ;)
My Cousin! (April 6th)
|Eli = Dad. Adorable Baby = Wilson|
Happy Birthday! It has been so fantastic watching you be a dad. Hope you had a wonderful day turning the big four-O!
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Back from vacation! It was a fantastic week of friends, sun, yummy drinks, all you can eat buffets, reading, and making memories.
Day 1 included: pictures by palm trees, staying the night on Ocean Dr. at the Beach Paradise Hotel, a walk on the beach, boarding the boat "Majesty of the Seas, and setting sail for the Bahamas!
More photos to come! :)