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Monday, May 12, 2008

THANKSGIVING POINT!


We got to go visit Thanksgiving point with Grandma and Grandpa Harding and Aunt Hazel and Uncle Doyle.



This place is so beautiful. We feel it is so important for our boys to be well rounded. We try to help our boys have a little bit of culture, a little bit of beauty in their lives - so we bring them here to see the flowers and the amazing landscape. And this is what we get...


We had a great time............just not what we had in mind.



There........now they're behaving for a minute. But don't let that fool you.



Everything is more fun with Grandma and Grandpa Harding.









Tyler loves his grandma.




Koi in the pond.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Cruise to Western Carribean

CRUISE BABY!!
We went with our amazing and dear friends, Dave and Heather. We've been waiting to do this for a looooong time. Woohooo!!!

Off we fly to Puerto Rico. We went to a rain forest there and it was absolutely amazing.


Roger is 6'5" and just check out those leaves. Heather, our on site photographer, brought her new (sweet! I might add) professional camera and was trying it out. She's one of the best photographers I've seen. Check out her work at heatherivesphotography.com. It's unbelievable.




I always love hangin' with Heather.......


AND my best friend Roger



These are examples of how we found our towels at the end of each day in our room. When we left our sunglasses laying around in our room, housekeeping used them to help decorate.




We made a new friend! He let us take turns driving his boat and he was a wonderful tour director. He was awesome.
Dave................he was always discovering the highest most dangerous places he could find at any given moment - and going to them. We enjoyed taking pictures of it.

It's a guy thing.

Teresa gets to drive too.

Heather somehow always manages to find the most comfy and relaxing place to sit or be or live. Even when she takes the last available seat. How DOES she do it?
And we all had a great time jumping off the boat into the gorgeous Carribean waters.


The 'Sulfur Island' was beautiful and stinky. This is one of those spots where you go see it - and you leave quickly.
This guy with the dreads was awesome!! He had the best hair I saw the entire trip. Just check it out. I told him I had to get a picture of him because my son Curtis would be so jealous!!!





.....And the flowers.....oh the flowers..........fabulous.



This was our favorite part.....smile........smile........smile. DINNER.

We ate and ate and ate. I cannot believe how much we ate (okay, how much I ate). It was absolutely disgusting. I don't think I've ever eaten like that in my life. That dessert we're holding is called 'chocolate melting cake'. We could not get enough of it!! We had the same server each night and she quickly learned how many of those we would order each night. This night she brought us 10 without us even asking.


This was my favorite spot on the entire ship. It's.......you guessed it............an ice cream machine. It was open 24/7 and you could find me there at least 2 or 3 times a day. The ship had these ice cream machines all over the ship and I, yes I myself, found the one that had the best ice cream. I was willing to go from one end of the ship to the other just to get the 'good' ice cream. I was in heaven.



Okay, so I wasn't the only one who ate a ton. Mounsieur, your mustache is crooked.


AAAUUUWWW! That's my man.


The stingrays, the turtles, the monkeys. We loved it all. I especially loved the monkeys. Monkeys are my favorite. I've collected stuffed monkeys for years so this was a real treat.

We started taking pictures of 'true love'....................









And then we started getting carried away - we were laughing and posing.....Heather and I were having such a good time.
Oh the choreography!! Just LOOK at those lines!
Help! I've fallen and I can't get up.
AND THEN THE BEST PART.....
The the guys started making fun of us with their 'posing'........they were much funnier than us. They were hilarious!
AND MY FAVORITES...............




We had such a blast with Dave and Heather. Let's do it again!