Today is our anniversary. We have been married for 14 years. I honestly can't believe we have been married for that long. It seems like yesterday was our wedding day. Andy had to work all weekend so we couldn't go away or do something big but we did go out to dinner last night. I surprised Andy and took him to Ruth's Chris steakhouse and it was so much fun. It was our first time going there and it was amazing. They really made it special for us. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful husband. It has been a wonderful 14 years and I am looking forward to many more years to come. Happy Anniversary!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
For family night this week we had a shamrock hunt. I got the idea from secrets of a super mommy blog. We invited our good friends the brown family over for the evening. What I did was hide 12 shamrock's around the house. Each shamrock had a number and I had 12 bags that matched each number. In each bag was something "green". Some bags were more "Lucky" than others. Some of the items I put into the bags were gum, dollar bill, 2 dollar bill, sour candy, green apples, green suckers and limes. The kids loved this activity. Andy hid the shamrocks so it took the kids a little while to find them all. After they found them they got to trade numbers with each other if they wanted to before they opened their bags. Each kid was able to get 2 shamrocks. We had shamrock cookies for dessert with green punch. We had a great night.
Today we had fun celebrating St. Patrick's Day. In the past I usually don't do anything special to celebrate St. Patrick's day other than dressing my kids in green, but this year I wanted to make it more fun for the kids. We had a whole day full of "Green" to celebrate St. Patty's day. For breakfast the kids ate Lucky charms. They thought that was fun because it turned their milk "green". I also gave each of them a "green" head band and lay. They all wore them to school. For dinner we had a "green" dinner. This was so much fun that I think I will be doing this every year. For the menu we had chicken wraps with "green" tortillas, "green" salad, "green" beans and "green" punch. For dessert I made a key lime cake. The girls helped me decorate our dinner table with "green" decorations. We had a great day.
Monday, March 14, 2011
This year Abby was the only one of my girls who wanted to keep taking dance. The last few years all 3 girls took dance but this year Haylee and Megan decided they wanted to pursue other interest. Haylee started taking Violin and Megan started Piano lessons. Abby is my little dancer. She loves to dance. This year we started her in a new dance company called Creative Arts Academy. I am really impressed with this dance group compared to the one we were with the past couple of years. The teachers are wonderful and overly qualified. This past week Abby had her ballet recital. They did Romeo and Juliet and it was wonderful. I was impressed how well they portrayed the whole play as a ballet. All the dancers did such a great job and I could tell they worked so hard. Abby loved performing and I am so proud of her. Here are a few pictures of the event. Sorry some of them are blurry.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
A few week ago Andy and I went on the western Caribbean cruise. We went with some good friends of ours Chris and Tracie Hardy. We had so much fun. The port of calls that we went to were Cozumel, Belize, Roatan Honduras and Costa Maya. In Cozumel we went Snorkeling and it was great. We went out by boat to 3 different reefs. Belize we went cave tubing through 3 different caves. That was quite an adventure but a lot of fun. Roatan Honduras was our favorite place. It is so gorgeous there. We had a local tour guide take us on a tour of the island. They also took us Zip lining. That was so much fun. I was nervous at first because I am afraid of heights but I loosened up and had a blast. After Zip lining they took us snorkeling. The water was so blue and pretty. I think Costa Maya was my second favorite place. We took a bike ride to a private beach and went Kayaking in the ocean. The weather was wonderful. We also did lots of shopping at all the stops which is always so much fun. Overall we had a great vacation and can't wait to go again. We went without our kids but I think next time we want to try and take our kids. Haylee and Megan have been really wanting to go on a cruise and I think now that they our getting older it would be fun to take them.
On the beach of Costa Maya Mexico.
This is our ship. We went on the Carnival Dream. It's the newest carnival ship.
On our ship they were filming a movie all week long. The Movie is called "Alvin and the Chipmonks Chipwrecked." It was fun to watch them film some of the scenes.
This is me standing on our balcony.
Went to senor frogs in Costa Maya!
Andy enjoying some beach time at Costa Maya!
Bike riding in Costa Maya!
Getting ready to Zipline!
Our good friends Chris and Tracie!