Monday, June 28, 2010

99 Things

To participate just copy and paste in your own blog, and bold all of the things you have done.
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped (on the sky coaster at lagoon... prob doesn't count.)

12. Visited Paris (in Las Vegas)
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch 
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning - wouldn't recommend this.
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty - saw it from the ferry :(

18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Ran a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38.Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted (or drawn?)
48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain.
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check.
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating.

88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone's life.
90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous- Andre Kirilinko
92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one.
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Wow- I think going to Europe really would have helped me with this list.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Cruise 2010

Cimaron and I have had the opportunity to go on a couple of trips since we've been married.  As a graduation gift to ourselves, Cimaron and I went on a 5 day Eastern Caribbean Cruise. Looking forward to this trip gave us extra motivation to finish with school.

Sunday, June 15

Our plane left really early on Sunday, so we crashed (for three hours) at Brantt and Emily's. We woke up a little late but made it with plenty of time to the airport.
Our ship didn't set sail until Monday, so we had Sunday to hang out in our hotel in Miami Florida.
{ us at the hotel }

Monday, May 16 - Miami, Florida

Today was the day we boarded the ship! The first thing we did was ate some lunch. After we had looked around what there was to do on the ship we decided to look for our rooms. We ended up not being as close as we thought we'd be. But it all worked out ok!

{ leaving miami }

{ sailing away }

{ first night at dinner }

Tuesday, May 17 - Day at Sea

Today was our day to get a tan! It was pretty difficult to find a spot. We ended up laying on the ground for a while until some seats opened up. I don't have any pictures, but I decided to spray some sunscreen on and didn't get it all rubbed in, so I had some spots on my arm and neck. It was pretty ugly. Later, I decided to not put sunscreen on (bad idea) and ended up with a blistered burn! No fun.

{ our good spot on the ship }

{ cim looking overboard }

{ cimaron }

{ cim! }

 { formal night }

{ brantt and emily go together like ketchup and mustard }

{ our first towel animal }

Wednesday, May 18 - Grand Turk Island

 We decided to go a snorkeling excursion today. I'll be honest, I was dreading this day. It's not that I don't know how to swim, or that I was scared of the depth... I just really hate fish. They are slimy and smelly. Anyway, the day came and it was time. I jumped in the warm water and started to breath as if it was freezing... it was the closest I've ever came to a panic attack. I know it sounds silly, but I'm scared of fish like others are scared of mice or spiders.  I finally decided to look down at the fish. I realized that they were far enough away from me and they were actually pretty! I finally felt like I could relax... and I actually enjoyed myself!
{ me }
Cim had a great time too... until he decided to drink the water. Then he got sick. Whoops.



{cim playin with the underwater camera}

  { waiting for cim to come out of the water }

{ yep }

{ towel animal #2 }

Thursday, May 19 - Half Moon Cay

This was the prettiest beach! The water was SO clear! I actually felt comfortable swimming in it! I loved this beach. I could have spent the whole time here :)

{ welcome sign }

{ beautiful!}

{ sebastian }

{ me and emily look alike in this picture }

{ silly cim }

{ us }

{ us at karaoke! }

{ just dancin }

 { me and em at karaoke }

Friday, May 20 - Nassau, Bahamas

We didn't really have anything planned for this day and Brantt and Emily went to the Atlantis water resort so we kinda just winged it.
We ended up renting a scooter so we could see more of the Island in the limited amount of time we had.

Toward the end of our rental period, we got a flat tire! We were worried that they would charge us. When the guy came to trade us for another scooter Cim wanted to take some pictures... the guy seemed annoyed and said "Why man? Its a flat... don't worry about it." He was so chill! So were the people back at the dock. Must be something in the water there!

{ sunrise at nassau }

{ cim + bacon = one happy kid }

{ got our helmets on }

{ view from the scooter }

{ wee! }

{ the last sunset }

{ last dinner - we really enjoyed everyone at our table! }

{ last towel }

Saturday, May 21 - Miami, Florida

Time to go home. There were a couple of hold ups with the flights but everything worked out for us and we got home safely. Even though we had a great time with our friends and each other, we were ready to come home and start the next chapter of our lives in Cedar City. I would never object to going on another cruise if an opportunity came our way... but I've realized that even though the beaches are beautiful and the water is clear, we have some of the most beautiful places in Utah right in our backyard. I hope that we get an opportunity to explore those places before we do anything else!