Saturday, April 28, 2007

Cancun - Day 5 (Wednesday)

Good morning!!

On this beautiful Wednesday we actually did something other than lay on the beach or go to the pool - we took a trip to Isla Mujeres - a beautiful island off of Cancun. We actually went to a park called "Garrafon" and enjoyed relaxing there. We went snorkling first thing, and couldn't really see much. Both of us thought that the hurricane may have messed with the ocean floor, moving a lot of the reef that had been down there. But I still enjoyed myself-I love snorkling!

After snorkling we relaxed!

This is what you can see of Cancun:

As you can see, it was a beautiful clear day.

We ate some lunch and then hung out in the hammocks...

There were TONS of iguanas running all over this park:

We had a couple of drinks (well, I had water)..

Then we went to the snack bar (we had free food and drinks all me, we took advantage of it.) There were all these conch shells everywhere, on all the tables, on the bars, laying around on the ground...Shawn kept asking me: "Do you want to make a phone call?" I didn't get it, so he demonstrated while we were waiting for our food. Oh, the things he'll teach our son!

After we hung out for awhile, Shawn decided to do the zip line - it was actually to three zip lines, one to the first station, then over the ocean to one in the water, then back to land. It looked like fun:

After that, we decided to head on back...we boarded our boat, got back to Cancun, and hitched a bus ride home. I was really tired and my ankles were extremely swollen, but we had so much fun!!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

I have to post this...

Pastor Scott utilized some of my favorite products in his Sunday Service last weekend - "Demotivational posters."

I was disappointed, though, that he didn't use my absolute favorite one:

I always laugh when I see it.

They are on

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Cancun - Day 4 (Tuesday)

Welcome to Cancun!

This pic is beautiful if you look at it full size. It is Heavenly...honestly.

We spent a few hours at the beach, again!

Looks relaxing, huh?

Again, this is from our felt like we were on a cruise only because when you looked out, all you saw was water.

I forgot to put sunblock on one leg. Of course! :-(

After the beach we went to the pool...this is the view from the pool..

Me chillin in the pool...

After the pool, we went back to the room, cleaned up and went to Bubba Gump's for dinner. Me, being an airhead lately, forgot the camera and missed possibly one of the best parts of vacation. Shawn ordered a margarita, which comes in it's own shaker, like a martini. the Cancun Bubba Gumps, the margaritas are 'shaken' in a very special way. Shawn got a little 'dance' from the girl shaking his margarita...and of course, was embarrassed by it. I'm bummed that I forgot the camera to catch his face! You'll just have to imagine it!

When we got home, we OF COURSE watched American Idol. Shawn said the funniest thing - that Melinda looked Barry Bonds in drag. You decide... Go Jordin!

Okay my tooth - I was eating a candy bar, and suddenly one of my molars cracked. So in addition to going to the doctor for my ear that was all deaf, now I have to go to the dentist.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Cancun - Day 3

Day 3 - Monday


In addition to the beautiful sunrise, we woke up to this- PEACE!!

We went to the beach in the morning - Shawn really wanted to bury me in the sand again like he did when we were there for our honeymoon. Unfortunately, the sand was really packed down and he couldn't dig down very far. So he just buried my foot...


Later, after a free breakfast, we caught the bus to La Isla mall (a big outdoor mall). At the bus stop we saw this interesting sign for a Chinese resturant:

If you can't read it the sign says: "The Real Milenary Gastronomic Tradition." I have no idea what that's like a bad translation from Chinese to Spanish to English or something. Chinspanglish?

Here we are taking a break at the mall. This sitting area was right for McDonalds. Interesting!

When we got back from the mall, we headed back to the pool for a few hours and then ordered pizza for dinner...and watched 24, of course!!

Cancun - Day 1 and Day 2

Our first day started out kind of crazy...we left the house early because you're supposed to check in a couple hours early for an international flight. As we were leaving, we used the little pad on the outside of the garage to close the garage door - and it didn't work! In a rush, we found a new battery and took off. Then when we got to a ticketing agent, she said our passports weren't valid - WHAT?? I guess we forgot to sign them, so we signed them and all was well.

We had first class seats on the way to Cancun, which was great. Definitely more comfortable for me, plus they kept giving us food, which I loved. (Of course!) Once we landed in Mexico, immigration was a snap compared to last time we were there, we flew through customs and got to the Royal Sands. We were supposed to be in an "ocean view" room, but when we checked in, they had moved an ocean front room!

The first pic is the view from our balcony - gorgeous! The next is just our room, which was just 2 beds, a little fridge and a bathroom- nothing fancy. But we don't really need fancy for the two of us! The last picture is of my suitcase, where it seems all this plastic junk literally exploded on top of all my stuff. Bizarre, but easy to clean up.

Day 2 (Sunday)

We did what we came to do - relax! We hit up the beach and the pool pretty much all day!

Then we went to a great dinner w/ a live marachi band (fun!) and came home.
Stay tuned for days 3 and 4!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

We're baaaaack!

We got home last night around 7pm. I'll be posting pics and a quick little synopsis of our trip soon. I will tell you that I came home not being able to hear in my left ear and a broken tooth! :-)

Friday, April 13, 2007

Latest belly pic + Babymoon!

It's been FOREVER since I posted a belly pic (not really, but it feels like it.) Here I am at 28w 5d:
(click it if you want to see me even BIGGER!!)

In other news, Shawn and I are leaving for Cancun tomorrow morning! I am so excited. Yesterday we got the news that because of Shawn's 'preferred status' with US Airways, they were bumping us up to 1st Class - NICE! I'm really looking forward to that because, well, who the heck wouldn't?? There will be tons of pictures to come of our trip, including one of G's first plane ride, his first dip in the Ocean, etc, etc. Plus, I'm a major nerd and keep a travel journal of everything we do on a daily basis. I love being able to look back and remember specific places and people we met on our trips. So I'll blog with a portion of that, too. (A lot of my journal seems to revolve around food...weird!)

I know I'll miss everyone, I'll miss church on Sunday but we'll be seeing you soon! (with our tans, of course!!)

Monday, April 9, 2007

Spa day!!

I have to say that I'm definitely kind of spoiled by Shawn. He takes really good care of me and bought me exactly what I wanted for my birthday in February! (Granted, I had to tell him exactly what to buy, but still!) So on Saturday I used my 'spa day' at the Lamar Spa in Scottsdale. I had a prenatal massage (very nice and relaxing), prenatal facial (my skin feels great - I wish I could get one once a month), and a pedicure and a manicure. The spa itself was really nice and relaxing, and I had a great morning. My nails look GREAT too!

(click the pic to make it bigger!)

I'm just happy my nails will look good for our vacation! We leave on Saturday for Cancun and I can't wait!

Tuesday, April 3, 2007


Oh my gosh I can't believe we've made it this far! Baby G seems to be getting bigger, every so often he'll kick really hard and remind me that, yes, there's a baby growing in there! It's amazing and both Shawn and I thank God every day for him.