Wednesday, February 27, 2008

We are back!

Vacation was wonderful! I was very ready for a break from work and the cold! We left Saturday night from SLC and flew into Denver for a small lay-over. Then we headed out from Denver to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We flew all through the night so we did not arrive until 6:00 am. Lets just say that it was a long night! We flew Frontier and they have Direct TV that you can buy so I bought that and watched Animal Planet all night. It is just to hard to try and sleep on a plane! But once we got there we had a shuttle take us out to our hotel where Jory's Mom and Donovan were staying so we could change and sleep for a bit. We boarded our ship that afternoon and went straight to the Windjammer which is a lunch buffet. I was so hungry! We ate some good food and met up with everyone to make sure we all made it on the boat. Then you have to go to your Mustard drill, the whole boat has to do it! It's where you put your life vests on and go to your assigned station to check in, in case the boat where to sink. Oh man that was boring! But lucky it didn't take to long. I was really nervous to go on a cruise because I am extremely motion sick! Everyone told me I would be fine but oh geez I was nauseous the entire time! We sailed out of port and headed to Key West, which is not to far from the port so we sailed through the night and at a slow rate. Going that slow I didn't really feel the boat and did okay. That morning we arrived in Key West and had until 3:30 to get off and explore. I loved Key West and want to go back for sure! We slept in and didn't get off the boat until later so we didn't have enough time to do much while we were there. We wanted to rent scooters and drive around but we didn't leave ourselves enough time. We walked the streets did some shopping, went into a couple bars for some drinks. Just real low key, hanging out. It was really cute there! Then we loaded the ship and left for Cozumel, Mexico. We layed out on the boat that afternoon and just hung out. We did dinner that night and then Jory and I took the boys miniature golfing. I will tell you what, it is not easy to golf on a moving boat at night with the wind blowing like crazy, but it was fun! After golf we played some basketball and I kicked Jory's butt! The next day we were in Cozumel and we went to a place called Chakanab. It is on the beach and you can snorkel, eat, layout, and shop there. We just chilled on the beach all day and ate some good Mexican food. That night we had a formal dinner where you have to dress up, but me and Jory fell asleep and didn't make it! Then next day we were in Grand Cayman. There we went to Jimmy Buffets and it was so much fun. They had a water slid in the middle of the bar that you could get on. So we played on that and ate some food, I didn't feel good from the sea sickness so once I ate and got on solid ground I felt better. We went on a Catamaran and sailed out to a sand bar in the middle of the ocean where we swam with Stingrays. I hated it!!! They freaked me out! Then we did some snorkeling as well. That night we just hung out on the boat and went to bed, we were pretty worn out. On Valentines day we were in Montego Bay, Jamaica. That was the funnest place of all. We had to be up early and off the boat to make it to our excursion. We did a Canopy tour and Kayaking. It was so much fun, it was so beautiful there. I loved it because it had mountains! We road a bus up into the mountains to our tour guides. There we got all suited up with our gear to Kayak down the river. It was so awesome, and so pretty. We went for about a mile or so then got off and hiked up to the zip line. There we all zipped across the river to the next stand. You are probably 50 - 60 feet in the air I think. It was high! Then we went from that stand to another and then back over the river. It was so stinkin neat I recommend it to anyone who go's there! Then you hike back down and Kayak for another hour or so. The guides are so fun, they were crackin me up! We had water fights and they were tellin us jokes, they were awesome! After you are done kayaking you take a really old bus back to the top and they drive so crazy!!! It was like being on an amusement park ride, no joke! When we got back we had to wait for our shuttle to come pick us up and I found the cuttest kitties! I fed them Cheetos and jerk chicken. They were so cute, I wanted to take them home. The bus ride is gorgeous through the mountains. Its like our mountains mixed with a little jungle. Montego Bay was great and I hope that I get to go back and spend more time there. For Valentines we had another formal dinner so we all got dressed up and had our pictures taken. It was great, the food on the boat is really good. That night we went to a show at the theater and then headed off to bed. The last day we spent on the boat sailing back to Florida and that is when I finally got sick! I did great during the day while we were at the pool but that night when it was time for dinner I was super sick and didn't leave the room. It was the only day I had not gotten off the ship so that is probably why. When we got back to Florida we had all day to hang out before our flight so we rented fans to take us around. We went to the beach and ate at a seafood joint right on the beach. It was so super warm and nice. I didn't want to leave. Florida was really fun too! Maybe I will get to go back there again someday. Our flight home got canceled they moved us to a Delta flight with a layover in Atlanta. We got off that plane and on to another one to SLC. Our plane leaving Florida popped a tire and had to have that fixed as we were trying to leave then we thought we may miss our connecting flight so we were running through the airport to make that flight. That flight got canceled and they put us back on the same plane we just gotten off of and flew us to SLC. Our ride home was crazy but we made it and with all our luggage thank goodness! All in all it was a wonderful trip, lots of good memories! Thanks Neil for everything it was a blast!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

I have been tagged!!

10 Years ago: I was 14 and lovin life. I didn't have a worry in the world. All I had to do was go to school and dance. Sometimes I wish I could go back to having no responsibility. Don't we all.

5 things on my to-do list:

1. Paint my house.

2. Plant a garden and flowers in my yard.

3. Finish the basement.

4. Plan my wedding!

5. Learn to cook.

If I were a billionaire.... I would own a rescue for homeless animals. I would help animals in need and find them wonderful homes where they will be happy FOREVER!

5 Places I have lived:

1. Spanish Fork, UT.

2. Cody, WY.

3. Star Valley, WY.

4. Orem, UT.

5. Santaquin, UT.

5 jobs:

1. My first job was at Nothing but Tan in SF!

2. Waitress at Melinas Mexican Restaurant in WY, it was hard but I made a ton!

3. Sundance.

4. Family Pet Hospital as a Veterinary Nurse.

5 things people don't know about me:

1. I want to start a non-profit organization to help save animals. I love animals, I volunteer at several local rescues helping animals in need. I want my own rescue one day!

2. I love to hunt! Even though I love animals I love hunting! I get it from my dad, he raised me as a boy!

3. I am obsessed with the Wii. I truly have an addiction with it. I can't stop playing.

4. I want to buy a motor home when I am old and retired. And travel the world with Jory and our pets. Visiting new places everyday!!!

5. I want to go back to school to get my bachelors degree in Biology. I would love to work for the the Division of Wildlife one day.

Now I tag:

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Jorys Big B-Day

Jorys Big B-Day

So this weekend we went to St.George to stay in the condo with Mindi, Donovan, Jaci and Callan. It was nice to take a break from the snow. We went shopping on Saturday I am trying to get everything I need for the cruise. Then we went to Fiesta Fun and played miniature golf. The weather was nice, we had to put on a light jacket to golf. I was not complaining its better than freezing cold! Mindi and Donovan cooked us a yummy dinner, steak and veggies. We played the Wii while we ate dinner. I am pretty sure no matter what we do or where we go we always end up playin the Wii. Next we went to the movie theater and saw the Bucket List. It was really good, I would recommend it. Today we got up and ate breakfast and hung out. Jory is 23 today! I hope he had a good birthday weekend! He is the greatest boyfriend/fiance in the world. I just want to tell him that I love him very much! He is my best friend, I don't know what I would do with out him! So Happy Birthday J I LOVE you so much!