Monday, December 19, 2011

Baby's UltraSound

Here is our baby's first photo! The ultrasound tech didn't catch the picture in time, but baby was sucking on it's toe! She said she has never seen a baby with it's foot all the way in it's mouth before. It was really cute, we could see it's mouth opening and everything. We didn't find out the gender so we will be surprised in April!

Cruise to the Bahamas

Last week we took a cruise to the Bahamas for our 10th anniversary. We went with some friends of ours and left the kids at home!
These pics are just when we were still docked in Miami before we left
That night a storm blew threw and it was my first time being on a cruise ship. Let's just say we didn't mix. I felt awful that night! Luckily I took my medicine on time the next few days and was totally fine after that.

The first island we stopped at was called Freeport. We were kinda disappointed, there was not much there so we just shopped around the straw market and got back on the boat to catch some rays of what little sun we had that day.

Kathlene and I enjoying a pina colada 

At Nassau we had more fun. This is a picture of the resort Atlantis behind us, but we didn't go there. Instead we decided to walk around the island on our own.

We walked to a few historical sights 

This was called the Queen's staircase, it was carved out of this small canyon of limestone.

Then we decided to try and take a different way back to this ship hoping to run into some better shopping. Well, we got really lost in the slums of Nassau instead. This picture of the house was one of the better ones before it got worse. I was a little scared for my life. Luckily this super nice lady came out of nowhere and took us back to a main road but we were really far away. It makes me thankful that I have a house to live in, some of the people we saw didn't even have a real floor, just dirt, and no doors on the houses. Pretty sad. On our way back to the road, we ran into this warehouse where they were making costumes for the New Years Parade they have in town. Pretty cool. 

The last day we went to the private island owned by Norwegian called Great Stirrup Cay. It was the nicest day we had, and the least windy! So we got to hang out for a bit before heading back to the ship.

Here is a picture of the front of our ship, the Norwegian Sky. We had so much fun, I mean what more could I ask for! We were waited on hand and foot and had all the food we wanted to eat, all the time, sun and good friends. What a great way to celebrate our anniversary! Oh and the kids had fun at home too. My mom came to stay with them and I think they were a little spoiled! Thanks for coming to help Nana, the kids loved it!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Breaking Dawn

Last week was the midnight premier of the new movie in the Twilight Series, Breaking Dawn. Crissy and I have been going to the midnight movie since the beginning so we couldn't miss this one. For the very first Twilight movie, the following must have been much less because we were able to wait in the nice warm theater and they only showed it on 2 screens. This time, the line opened up OUTSIDE at 10am (we came at 6pm) and they were showing the movie on 11 screens! The line was huge, a little ridicules actually. We had to sit right next to a garbage can, luckily it was cold enough we couldn't smell it!

Here's a pic of about half of the people in front of us. It was worth it though, the movie was great. Of course the books are better but it's fun to see the books come to life on the big screen. Can't believe they are making us wait a whole year for the last movie!

Christmas Craft

I've been making these cute felt bows and I haven't quite decided what I want to do with them yet, but I thought I'd share how to make them!
Start by cutting strips of felt. Thy need to be 3/4 of and inch wide. You will need 3-12inchs long, 3-11inches long, 2-10inches long and 1-3 1/2 inches long.
Next you have to twist each piece. This part is kinda tricky to explain, so I tried to take several pictures and hopefully you can figure it out.

Then start stacking them, largest to smallest. The tutorial I learned from said to use a needle and thread to hold them together. I tried that and mine just fell apart. So I used hot glue. Much better for me, but if your handy with a needle, maybe sewing it is your thing. I just felt mine held together better with glue.
Happy bow-making!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween 2011

Here's a quick shot of out Halloween lunch this year. They had frankenstein pudding, mummy dogs, swamp goo and eye balls.
Most of you know my Mother-in-law makes out kids' Halloween costumes each year. This year Chase decided he wanted to be Captian Hook. 
Kardyn went as Rapunzel

Big Toy Book

I had to take a picture when I saw the kids reading the toy magazines. We used to do this as kids too, so it was pretty cute.