Friday, June 8, 2012

Wow! I cannot believe it's been 2 years since I have posted on my blog, and now we are half done with yet another year. Last year I turned 40 and decided that I want to start doing things and going places that I thought I never would have the "guts" to do. This past March, Roger and I went on our very first cruise. It was one of the most relaxing vacations I have hever had. On March 16th we flew to Miami, Florida where we boarded the "Carnival Liberty" on March 17th. I thought that after 15 hours of traveling to get to Florida that we would be too tired to enjoy our first day on the ship. I was wrong !! Once we set foot on the ship, our vacation began and it was AMAZING!! We went to Half Moon Cay, St. Thomas VI, San Juan Perto Rico, and Grand Turks. I spent so much time swimming and playing in the ocean, I even shocked myself. Just 5 years ago I would have told enyone that you would NEVER find me playing in the ocean. Two years ago in Cabo San Lucas I swam with the fish and went on a "mini sub dive".

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Gabriel's Baptism 12/19/10

Today my grandson was baptized into the Catholic church. It was such a beautiful thing. I am so proud of him and his mommy.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

1 year Old Gabe

Thanks to a very good friend Tracy and Tracy Layne Photography, we have these great pictures of Gabriel. I am so impressed with her talent.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lagoon 2010

This year the orthopedic group I work for had our summer party at Lagoon. It was GREAT. I was able to have my husband, our 3 children, and our grandson with us. Gabriel is 15 months old now and I was amazed at how well he did. He began the day with playing in the water before we even had a chance to look at the rides or the games. He is so stinkn' cute I can't get enough of him. He even rode the kiddie rides all by himself. We stayed all day long almost until closing time. We played games, watched Gabriel have fun, and just had good quality family time together. Our kids are young adults and so it's not often that we are all together at once. It was a very nice thing to spend the day with them and enjoy ourselves. Now I can't wait for the day that we take our grandson to Disney World!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Facing ONE of my biggest fears. FISH.

Roger and I going snorkeling after we just went sub diving.
If you look closely, you can see the fish all around us. YIKES.

If you know anything about me.... you know that I am/was deathly afraid to swim in any water that has fish in it. This vacation I vowed to myself that I would get in the ocean even if it were just for a minute. My loving husband signed us up for a boating tour that would include snorkeling and mini sub diving. On the way out to the spot in the Sea of Cortez where this was to take place , my stomach was going crazy and alot of scary thoughts were going through my mind. Long story short.. I DID IT!!! I jumped into the sea with MANY fish below me awaiting my entrance into their domain. I went snorkeling with my husband, and also was brave enough to go mini sub diving. This was a small scooter-like thing that you sat on while your head is in an oxygen filled dome over your head (no mouth piece or tubing needed) and you dive into the depths of the ocean where you follow a diver to the reef and where you actually see and touch and hold a sea urchin, a puffer fish, and a very large conch shell with it's occupant still in it. It was AMAZING!! The water was 72 degrees. That is until you dive deeper where it then felt like it was in the 50's. For right now I only have pictures of me in the ocean snorkeling, but will soon post some pictures of the the sub diving. If you have a chance to go on a mini sub dive, DO IT !! If I can do it... anyone can.

Cabo Vacation

Roger and Me
"El Arco" this divides the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean

One of the 4 pools at the resort.

Another magnificent views at the resort.

Well sad but true...our vacation has come and gone. It was amazing!! While we were there we had so much fun shopping, swimming, laying out, eating, drinking (not sodas), boating, snorkeling ( yes I said it) snorkeling, mini sub diving in the Sea of Cortez, walking on the beach with my honey, and just being with my family. Here are some pictures.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Only 3 more Days!!!

"El Arco" where I hope to be brave enough to go snorkeling. YIKES!
One of the 4 pools at which I will be playing in.

Birds eye view of the resort.

Today is Wednesday and the day is almost over. Tomorrow's work schedule looks "nice", and then I will work only until 12 on Friday. Friday night is "Pizza Party" for Gabriels 1st birthday and we are OFF TO CABO SAN LUCAS!!!! Here are some new pics of where we will be staying.