Monday, October 05, 2009

Summer at a Glance

Now that it's officially fall and I failed to post as much as I would have liked to during the summer,so I figured I could do it all at once as one big recap. So here we go....

Weekend at Lake Athens:
One of my best friends, Josh, invited Jody and I to his family's lake house in Athens, TX. It is a small, quiet little lake and we had a wonderful time.

Me,Josh and Jody

Our wonderful hosts...Josh, Pat and Judy Ongena

A lake view of their house

Jody and Josh trying their hand at sailing.

Josh skiing

Jody wakeboarding
Ranger Games:
We really like going to the ballpark to watch the Rangers play. It is a pretty inexpensive way to get out of the house and have fun.

Oh, and did I tell you that Pudge is back! I couldn't be more excited!! He has always been my fav and it just brings back memories of going to the games when I was younger.

Yes, that's right that shirt is from when he played for the Rangers the 1st time. I had to dig deep to find and I hoped it still fit. A little snug, but had to wear it anyway!

Jody and IThe Family.

We would even bring friends along...Me,Rachel and Blake

Dinner Out with friends:
We were able to meet up with the Mitchells and the Berrys for a night of fun.

Jessie,Lindi,and me

Steven,Jody and Chris

So, there you have it....a couple things I never had a chance to write about.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Today, September 30th marks a really special day for us. Three years ago today I married my best friend. I can't imagine spending my life with anyone else. Time has absolutely flown by. We were able to spend 10 wonderful days in Italy to celebrate our anniversary. We made stops in Rome, Florence and Venice. It was so wonderful and will probably take me a while to write about the trip see as how we took about 3,000 pictures. We absolutely love to travel, so I feel very blessed that we were able to go on such a wonderful trip.

On another note, while we were gone Jody's brother, Jon, got engaged to his girlfriend Leaza! We are really excited for them and can't wait for all the wedding festivities. When celebrating their engagement I can't help thinking about when we got engaged and how I was on cloud 9.

Huge congrats Jon & Leaza!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


A couple weeks ago we went to visit our friends Josh & Courtney in Cozumel, Mexico. They are living there for a couple months this summer before they move to Boston for him to start school at MIT. We had a ton of fun and it was really interesting seeing how the locals live. We rode scooters around the island, ate at many local spots and even shopped at the local supermarket.

The first day we were there we got down to business....snorkeling and then a few cold beverages.

The next day was time for scooters. Not really my cup of tea, but I figured I would give it a shot. As it turned out it was pretty fun, and since it was overcast it wasn't too hot.

We stopped at several beach clubs on our ride. The first was a really fun place called Coconuts. It was a little wacky, but worth the stop!

I love animals, so this was definitely a hot spot for me! They had a few birds, a really fat cat and a couple of dogs.

This is Garfield the fat cat! He decided that he wanted to lay on my bag and cozy up to it in the chair next to me!

This is Chimichanga the cockatoo! He was so fun, when you would get your camera out to start taking pictures he would start dancing and head banging. He really loved the camera!

This is Lorenzo, the parrot. He stays up on the bar to greet you when you order a drink!

He was so easy going, just climbed on my finger and sat there until I was done
having my fun! Love it!!

Another beach club we stopped at had peacocks on the beach. They were beautiful to watch and there were even some baby chicks too.

We went to breakfast at a little local place called La Choza, and the huevos rancheros were to die for. By far my favorite place we ate.

Of course I had to just dive right in! Ha!

Jody had the migas and he thought they were pretty good too!

One night we went to Senor Frogs. Pretty fun, but definitely made for tourists. It is very cheezy, but it was still a great place to have a good time!

Another morning we ate breakfast at the Museum. The little cafe was outside and the view was amazing. The food was really fresh too!

Later that day we took a taxi to a resort called Playa Azul and hung out at the beach the majority of the day. It was so beautiful!

It was a beautiful day to relax with a good book.

Hi Jody!!

The last night we were there we went to a local diner called Casa Denis. They served Yucatan food and the place was pretty entertaining! The waiter kept bringing us tequila shots and we have definitely been out of college for a while! I do not do shots, but the pressure was on, so I went for it. Just as I remembered.....nasty.

The faces say it all......

This was our waiter, he was so fun!

There is a supermarket called MEGA that is very similar to a Wal-mart. For our last breakfast we bought a couple cokes and some pastries and ate them right there at some little tables in the store.

The kids that bag your groceries are "volunteers" which means they only work for tips because they are under age. Their outfits cracked me up! As it turns out they sometimes they make more than the cashiers.

The last morning before our flight Josh and Jody got one last round of snorkeling in.......

We also made a stop by Margaritaville just to take a look around before we had out.

All in all we had a blast with great friends and made memories that we will share for a long time. I am so glad that we were able to take a long weekend at the beach!