Sunday, November 04, 2007


Here's some photos from our trip. It was WONDERFUL!!! We had a great time and really enjoyed everything. We met a lot of great people and can't even tell you everything we did.

Us on the Sandals property. There are photo people that walk around and take shots for you.

Tell me THAT ain't pretty. Gotta love the beautiful ocean views.

This was our semi-private pool. We used it a lot. We shared with one other couple, but they never were in it.

We went horseback riding on land and then in the ocean. Look at lanky legs on his big ol' horse.

Paul's first sighting of the ocean.

Unfortunately, this photo of us didn't turn out so well. The "underwater" camera didn't like being underwater and all pics were fuzzy afterward. But we both really enjoyed snorkeling. I was buzzing around everywhere. Can't wait to do it again!

This was on the "booze cruise". They bring you drinks on their heads. This is an impressive feat because the wind was up and the boat was rocking quite a bit!

So, I want a horse and an ocean so that I can do this every day! It was amazing to ride in the water!

Took a while to get used to that damn ol' English saddle. Give me Western any day!

Us on the boat (booze cruise).

This is the main pool on the Manor side at Sandals. It's amazing and October is a great time to go as it's their "slow" season. There weren't a ton of people there!

Well, there are more photos, but I probably won't post them all here! Entirely too lazy for that jazz! Hope all is well and post to ya soon!


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Jesus on a jumped up cross

I'm sitting here trying to figure out (desperately, I might add) how the heck so many months managed to pass since I last blogged. I'm going to blame it on a number of things: School, school and school (oh and we bought a new house). So, that's my excuse and we'll never speak of my lameness again.

So what's been going on in my sad, sorry world. Well, work is great. I'm working a ton (bit too much maybe, hehe), but I love it all. I done gradumacated...with my masters too. Crazy. I got my final research done and presented it at the Nebraska IAI conference, then wrote up a super long paper and got it accepted and am just waiting breathlessly for my actual diploma. If it ever comes, I will try to post a pic.

We bought a new house cuz we wanted one. (I think I wanted one more than Paul, but he was a good sport). I do think that he loves the new two-car garage and one acre he now has to mow. Okay, so he probably likes the garage way more than the acre, but who's counting? We still have our summer home in Kansas, although we're trying to sell it, but it's been on the market a couple of months and almost as much interest as the elections for president.

We're going to Jamaica still (pretty sure it's still there and all after that whole hurricane business). We even got our passports even though the government said it would take a while. Got the flights so we can't back out now, hehe.

After not blogging for so long, this is wearing me out. I'm exhausted. So I'll leave you with some cuteness overload (great-nieces).


Sunday, February 04, 2007

Need to get some Sandals

Paul and I recently made the monumentous decision to book a little vacation. Check this joint out:

I swiped all photos from the website. We're going in October to celebrate my graduating. Which is on track to happen in May a full year ahead of what they told us. I've been given the opportunity at work to do my research there with the lab providing all reagents and space and stuff. So, I'm moving and shaking. Rockin' and rollin'. So, for anyone who cares, I will soon be joining the ranks of people who can put the letters MFS behind their name.

We're also going to celebrate our 10th anniversary. I found our marriage certificate in the folder with our birth certificate (have to get passports to go to Jamaica now, you know?). Turns out it's not exactly our 10th anniversary this year. It will in fact, be our 9th. But we've decided we're still celebrating our 10th. We're just doing it ahead of schedule cuz we're optimistic like that.

Well, I think that's all the exciting stuff for now. I'll try to post some more later about the garden planning (which is all done) but we're thinking of maybe looking into buying a new house since the market is stupid good for buyers. We'll let you all know!


Sunday, January 21, 2007

Random Pics to make you glad you don't live here

We got some snow yesterday which made our drive back from NE a nightmare. Ashley (my car pool buddy for class) and myself left class at 4 pm and got home at 10:30 pm. It should be a 3 hour drive, but the snow caused a big accident on 1-29 which completely closed the interstate for a while. We were sitting at mile marker 81.0 for over an hour before they told us to turn around and go back North. We ended up in Mound City trying to decide if we should stay at the Super 8 there or just wait it out or what. We ended up touring the country to get all of 6 miles further down the interstate, but it was enough to get us going south again. We counted 12 vehicles off the road from St. Jo to KC. Fun times. Here's some pics of around home today. Looks gorgeous, but it's awful to try to drive in.

My back porch. Reminds me of the last time we had a snow like this. I posted some pics on here of that too. Same damn snow. Fluffy crap.

My poor little froggies are buried. Don't worry guys, soon it will be spring again and then I'll have the garden to talk about! I've already been planning it out!

Damn, isn't he cute?

My hard-working man trying to dig us out.

This is a pic of some stuffed peppers that I made the other night. They looked great and were delicious. I can't remember why I thought I should take a pic to post on here, but someday I might want to look back on it and remember that recipe that I threw together at the last minute. Wish I could remember now, but I have hope that I will get it someday again, lol.

Pics from Vegas

I'll post some pics so you all know I'm still around. I haven't gotten the pictures from the reception yet, but I'll post as soon as I have them!

My cousin Nicole. How adorable is she? Can't drink worth a damn though...ha! Just kidding. That girl can party. I can't keep up although I tried and paid for it the next day!

This is a bartender that is supposed to be giving Natasha and I a shot, but it looks like he's just molesting us. He's not, not that I remember and I think I would have ;)

Jeez, she looks so innocent, but check out those drinks in front of her. What a boozer! Hehe, not really, but the pic is hilarious. Mom was all sober because we were lit up like Christmas trees and she had to babysit us.

Nicole has been drinking...can you tell?

The dancing portion of the bachlorette party. We either were invited on stage or we sieged it. You decide!

3 or 4 am and still looking beautiful. Damn the young people. Damn them.

Check out that rock! I found this on and couldn't resist. Tash loved it. This is at the Tournament of Kings show.

At TofK again. The tiaras were another find off Too fun. The girls (Amber and Chrissy's) said "Bridesmaid", Tash was "Bachlorette" and mine was "Maid of Honor". Brooklyn looks ready to kick some ass in this pic.

Lining up for the wedding. Trying to get the little ones to walk with us. Brooklyn did good but Macy was like "Screw you guys. I see stuff I can break everywhere."

Ahhh...the kiss. Welcome to marital bliss! Er...something like that anyway. Lol.

The wedding party, minus the flower girls. They were busy being screaming children somewhere. From left to right, in case you care, is Christina, Amber, Me (just look for the old fart), Tash, Mitch, Joey (Mitch's brother), Ben and Ross.

The girly side of the wedding party. Me and my three beautiful nieces.

Another shot of the bridal party, in a slightly different spot at the Alexis Park Resort.

My brother and new father-in-law with Mitch and Mitch's dad, Don. Tuxes always make men look great!

Paul, Me, Art and Nicole. Not sure if Art is actually jumping on Nicole but I think he must like her.

Natasha, Mitch, Brooklyn and Macy in front of the Paris fountain.

Mom and Dad in front of the fountain too. We basically had to take a lot of pictures there cuz we're touristy like that.

Brooklyn and Macy sitting outside waiting with Mommy. I have no idea what we were waiting for or where we were going, but it probably involved a lot of walking.

Yeah, she is adorable. My great-niece Macy. She's a shit too so she's definately ours.