Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Merry Christmas!

We needed some pictures for our Christmas cards this year, so we bundled up the kids as best as we could for the pictures, set up the tripod and snapped a few! It was really quick because it didn't take long before the kids were cold and so done! Plus Coog stepped right into the deep snow, up to his ankles without his boots on....so....yeah, that ended on a nice note. NOT. haha!
But surprisingly, we got a few really cute ones! I love this little family of mine!

Merry Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year from us to you! 

Sunset on the Beach

Our last night was really memorable. After walking along the beach, taking a few fun pictures, we spent the rest of the evening just talking. We took turns asking the simple questions that sometimes you just forget or don't really think about on the daily basis. Things that you talk about in the dating stage but that are just as important to know about your spouse when you are married! We took turns asking things like, whats your favorite color, dessert, thing to do....what animal would you be, dream vacay, something you never told...and so on! To mix it up since we do know each other really well, we would guess what the other person would say before they said it. It all was a good reminder and interesting to see how we have changed over the years. It was just really fun to spent that time together in such a relaxing, amazing, and romantic setting! 

So glad I have this hottie to be my adventuring partner for eternity. Love you babe. ;)

Mexico-Part Two

The rest of the time we sat by the pool, drank lots of tasty virgin drinks, ate good food, read, relaxed, explored, put our feet in the sand and ocean, napped, snorkeled, talked, and just enjoyed being together without any distractions!! 

 and all that was so nice! 

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico- Part One

Well, we got SUPER lucky in the contest department this year! Scott won TWO trips from work. The first to San Fransisco, found by these links (Day One , Shark FishingDay Two, Day Three, Day FourBotanical Garden). 
Then next trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in November! 
We hurried and rushed getting our Passports and prepped to go! I was a little nervous about leaving the kids again so soon. It takes a little more work leaving a nursing baby, but it all worked out great in the end! We are so lucky and blessed to have awesome grandma's and grandpa's to help us out. 

Day One:
Traveling is always a little crazy. This was our first time (other than our cruise to Mexico, which is a little different) flying out of the country. A little stressful at times, but thank goodness we weren't alone and had helped by the other coworkers on the trip!
We took it really easy once we got there because it was a Sunday. We read, took a nap and walked around. This was the view from our room! 

Day Two:
We split up the cost with a few others from our group and took a taxi into town! 

We took a tour on a glass bottom boat to go see a few of the famous spots. This was before we started moving...and before Scott got super sick!! It almost lost it halfway through. Poor guy gets so motion sick. 

 We originally went out because they were going to let us get in the water to snorkel. But in the end we couldn't because the waters were too rough. We were there when the moon was the biggest it has been in 60+ years, which threw off the tide and created crazy big waves in a normally calm area!
On the other side of this is another beach and a different ocean. We were right on the border of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. 
The famous Arch!

After the boat ride, we paid 50 cents to go the bathroom in the most disgusting restroom, then we walked through the tienditas (little shops) where we were BOMBARDED and practiced our bartering skills! We came out with a cute hand stitched dress for Laikyn, some maracas, and a fridge magnet. I really wanted one of those pretty hand painted bowls but I didn't end up getting one there. I caved at the end and bought one at the airport in Mexico! haha!