Friday, February 27, 2009

Chunky Cheese!

It's been a while since I've posted, but that is because we have had the sick bugs at my house. After our trip, I came home to sick kids, who then got me sick. And man! I haven't been sick like that in a looonngg time! I was down! Anyhow, I thought I'd post a few pics that we took at Chunky Cheese's. We went the day after we got back from the trip, and within the next couple of days we all got sick. The drawing of Chuck E. Cheese was drawn by Ryllie. Pretty good! I thought it was cute. She wanted to give it to Chuck E, but I told her I wanted to keep it myself, so she let me. I love how she wrote "Where a kid can be a kid!".

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Costa Rica!

Our flight to Costa Rica was great. There were about 25 of us in the group and everyone was so much fun! The movie they played on the flight was "Nights of Rodanthe". Can we say depressing!? We arrived in Liberia at about 2pm and were to the Hilton Papagayo Resort by 3pm. Casey & I were tired, so we took a nap for a couple of hours.

Here is the view outside our bungalow.

After our nap we walked down to the pool and there were a bunch of the guys in the pool playing water volleyball. Next thing I know Casey is playing too... in his jeans! I think he looks pretty hot!

Kelly & Dave were our buddies all week. They are so much fun to be with, and both are hilarious. They made us laugh all week long.
On Sunday, we went to church, and it was so fun. The people are so kind there and were so excited to have us. This little girl about 8 years old walks up to me after church and just gives me a big hug, it was so touching. We spent the rest of the day hanging out at the resort.
Monday we rented a car with Dave & Kelly and drove to the nearest beach called Coco Beach. It turned out to be filthy and so we didn't stay long. Instead, we drove back to the small town in Liberia where the airport is and we found a mall with a theatre and watched Benjamin Button. Casey & I also had a mean air hockey match. He would get so into it, he would hit the puck so hard it would fly across the arcade, it was making me laugh so hard. After the movie we ate at Pizza Hut, we were already craving American food.

Tuesday we rented the car again and drove to another beach. This time we asked Yessiana, the consierge at the resort, which beach was good, and she gave us direction to Avellena Beach and it was AWESOME! Casey & Dave decided to test their surfing skills. Neither of them have ever surfed before, but they gave it a good go. Casey's stomache was rubbed raw by the time they were done.

On Wednesday, the group went on the MEGA tour. It consisted of a canopy ride (zipline), going down the longest waterslide in Costa Rica, horseback riding, steam room and mud bath, and hot pools. We had such a great time. The entire day was a blast, and to top it off, we got to see howler monkeys, spider monkeys, and white faced monkeys.
On Thursday, we took a four hour bus ride to the rainforest and volcano and did another zipline, only this wasn't any ordinary zipline. This zipline was 600 feet above ground and 2000 feet across and consisted of 6 different ziplines. I think this is the scariest thing I have ever done in my entire life. I still can't believe I did it. People get cruising down this zipline at about 40 mph, and there is no way to slow yourself down, and if you don't make it all the way across, you have to pull yourself to the other side dangling 600 feet above the misty rainforest. It was so surreal!
Friday was our last day, and we decided to go back to Avellena beach and relax. The boys surfed again, and to be honest, weren't any better than the first day. :) We spent the evening at the resort playing water volleyball, eating, hanging out with the group, listening and dancing to the live music, and getting sad to leave, but excited to see the kids.
Saturday morning we packed and flew back to Dallas, and had a wonderful Valentines dinner at 3Forks steakhouse, Sunday morning we flew home, on the plane they were playing "Nights of Rodanthe" again, someone must have said something and they changed the movie to "The Duchess" which was depressing too! What is up with showing depressing movies on an airplane, it's not like people don't have enough anxiety on a plane. Anyway, back to the trip, it was a wonderful trip and I had such a great time with Casey. Thanks babe!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Waynsh, Z, Karen, & Gavers

My sister Kaysha turned 30 on Valentines day! I am so grateful for her friendship. She can always make me laugh, and I think she is just the coolest girl. Happy Birthday Waynsh a Nater!

Z is Kaysha's youngest, who turned 6 on the 13th! Happy Birthday to the most coordinated 6 year old I know! Gav's birthday was on the 15th, and he turned 3, and trust me, you don't want to mess with him. He has all sorts of swords, and fighting tools and he isn't afraid to use them! Love ya Gavers. Karen had her birthday on the 16th! Yes, 4 birthdays in a row! Our family is getting way too big. Well, I have always thought Grant did one heck of a job picking out his wife. Karen is the nicest, most down to earth girl, and I love her so much! Happy Birthday you 4 maddogs! Love you all!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Bon Voyage!

It is 2:30am and I am staying up because Casey & I leave for Costa Rica in about an hour! I am always nervous and sad about leaving my kids, but I know that Cuckoo will take care of them for me! I am extremely excited to spend time with Casey ALONE! He earned this trip by being a top performer for Envision Lending Group. He is very motivated, hard working, knowledgable, honest, and prompt, which are just a few reasons why he does so well in the mortgage industry! Thanks babe for inviting me to come along! :)

What did I do?

I am so mad at myself for letting the hair cut place cut Cy's hair off! It was soooo cute before, and I am so sad that I did this! I keep telling myself it is just hair and it will grow back!

Just a Sweet Picture!


Welcome to my zoo, here are my animals showing off their tricks!

Girls Night Out!

Just wanted to quickly say "Thanks" to all my cool friends. I have such fun neighbors! We got together last Saturday and enjoyed dinner & game night with just the girls. We always have a blast! I get a little silly everytime, maybe I need to have GNO's more often!