Monday, August 18, 2014

Weekend Recap

Welcome back for another Weekend Recap hosted by the lovely Dateless in Dallas and myself :)  Hope you all had a fabulous weekend.  I was able to get alot done around our new home!  Somewhat got the office furniture setup, although I need to hang some of the chevron boards and frames.
We ran errands at Target over the weekend, and spotted this interesting outfit. 
 Mail order bride? I think so..

The before of our bedset: (After to come later)
It looks so sad and boring doesn't it?  We need to spice it up with photos, and frames of some sort.  Ideas?


Our front door and door mat:

We also changed our cell phone service because we weren't getting adequate service at our new home, and our previous service didn't feel like doing anything about it.  So we needed to get new service.  As we did that, we also got a landline (whoo hoo grown ups!), internet and cable!  So the package deal ended up working out fantastic.
And a bonus I was able to score this LG Pad for $1!  and of course took a selfie pretending it was a huge phone: 

Sunglasses: Prada
Sorry its so short and sweet, but I didn't think you'd want to see boxes upon 
boxes around our home.

What did you do this weekend?
 





Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Our Honeymoon {Part 2}

{Wedding Wednesday: Recapping our Honeymoon Part 2}
If you missed Part 1 of our Honeymoon Recap, you can catch up here.


Part 2 of our recap starts day one of our fabulous 7 day cruise.  We were able to board the ship starting at 11am and we did just that.  Luckily we did, because the lines started to get really long!  The ship didn't depart until 8:30, but we wanted to start our adventure and get settled.  We decided to purchase the unlimited drink package which was probably the best choice we made as we exceeded in drinking what we would have spent. Big score for us! Plus I snuck getting some drinks for our fellow friends!     We went to our first dinner in the dining room and had a table for two.  However, we were next to a group of four and ending up talking with them the entire time. (Making friends every day!)


We met a few friends the first day on the cruise (Sorry for the 1st blur photo.. the hubby hates taking photos)

Went to the comedian the first night


Of course made it to the club on ship the first night.  So much freakin' fun!
Which is also where we met more friends.
The next morning we arrived in St. Croix.







We found about ten live sand dollars (I've only seen dried up ones), so obviously I had to take a photo with one!
In love with the crystal clear blue water and this man of course.





We walked the town a little bit, but there wasn't a whole lot to see in St. Croix. 
(At least on this side)

 Farewell St. Croix... Until next time
We had formal dinner night, and got dressed up for the occasion.. met with the friends whose table was right next to ours from the previous night, grabbed a cocktail before dinner and combined tables with each other for dinner.


 We attended a show which involved other cruisers.  So funny to watch!
We made it to the club again that evening, and apparently I danced my booty off and completely forgot!  I guess I met an older friend that I "twerked" on.  It was funny, the next morning B said hi to him and his wife and I had no memory of them. When he told me about me dancing I didn't believe him.  It was such a funny way of meeting someone. Being silly as usual.  To which we became great friends later on :)

Stay tuned for Part 3, coming soon!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Happy Wedding Monthiversary

Today marks one month of being married to my best friend.
This has been the best month of my life. 
 Thank you for being by my side, through the good times and the bad.  For being my best friend and my confidant.  For teaching me, being a good 
listener, and loving me unconditionally.  
I love you now, tomorrow, and forever.

Love,
-Your Wife (feels great to say that now :)
 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday everyone!  I am co-hosting our weekend recap with the amazing Bella from Dateless in Dallas!  I seriously feel the weekends fly by every time!  Can't we just get one more day to enjoy our time off? That's all I ask. Heck, I'll even compromise and take one extra day every month off.  

..If.. only..
 

Well, Friday night the hubbys parents were in town for his little brothers travel ball team.  We decided to take him and his team to an Angels game.



One of the players my hubby knows on the other team (Red Sox) threw him a ball during practice, so he gave it to his little brother.





Saturday we went to his little brothers baseball games.  Then we went to our new home to put stuff away and take more boxes.  Moving is such a pain! It will get done eventually!

 


Sunday we took his brother and my in-laws to the beach.  We stopped by a restaurant on the way, where the hubby got an amazing Bloody Mary and an insanely massive burger.
We didn't realize how big it was going to be!
 After lunch we went to the beach!
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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Our Honeymoon {Part 1}

Although I am very eager to recap our amazing wedding day, I would rather wait until we get our professional photos back and then share them with you. The few pictures that I have just don't do our wedding any justice! I figure I can work backwards by recapping our honeymoon followed by our wedding.

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B and I wanted to plan our honeymoon and visit a destination we both had never been.  I knew I wanted to do something different and make cell phones unavailable to both of us.  We decided to take a Southern Caribbean cruise.  First we stayed at the Condado Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico for two days prior to our sail date.  Then we took a 7 day Royal Caribbean cruise.


Our cruise hit St. Croix, Philipsburg, St. Johns, Castries (St. Lucia), and Barbados and we had one day at sea.  I'll start this post by recapping our two day stay in San Juan.

We left on Wednesday evening on July 16 to LAX.  I enjoyed leaving late, because that meant I was able to sleep on the 5 and a half hour plane ride (overnight) to Miami where we hopped on another 2 and half hour plane ride to San Juan, Puerto Rico.  When we finally arrived at our hotel, we were able to check in right away and grab some food.  

{ Our red waterfront hotel room  }


We didn't quite know what we were in store for.  We asked one of the security guards at the casino where the best local food was.  Of course, we were expecting to hear about Puerto Rico food, however, he was telling us that their Sizzler is different than in the States.  So we decided to give it a shot.  We walked all the way to the Sizzler down the street and unfortunately it was exactly like the Sizzlers in California (to which we never go to).

{Fun fact: The security guards daughter lives in the city near our home in California!  Random small world! }
After lunch, we headed back to our hotel to get ready for the pool.  Lucky for us the weather was gorgeous out with a very slight humidity. 

After laying out for a few hours, dark clouds swarmed the skies and it started to sprinkle lightly.  Then all of a sudden it downpours.  I don't mind the rain one bit if it's warm out side, however, my now hubby strongly despises it.  So of course we had to get under cover and luckily that was under the bar area. {oh darn} 

So we sat at the bar for a few hours enjoying each others company and gulping down buckets of beer.  We met a few guys who were in the navy in the UK and chatted with them for a while until we decided to head to the room for a quick nap before grabbing dinner that evening.  We stopped by a liquor store to grab some booze and sodas and hung out on our patio the rest of the evening enjoying each others time.


Being a goofball

 The next morning, we grabbed breakfast and then took a walk on the beach.
We came across a private beach and of course had to take a few pictures by it. {Would you expect anything less?}


Interesting buildings on our walk


We then made our way back to our hotel for some more pool time with drinks in hand of course, which is where we met our new friends!  They were recently engaged and have traveled to Puerto Rico once a year since they have been together. {Osiel & Cristal}  

Osiel had actually lived in Puerto Rico when he was younger. Which was great, because he was able to show us around that evening!  While in the pool, we had several cocktails which lead us to meeting a group of guys from China and some of them now reside in New York.

We ended up getting ready for that night, we grabbed a few drinks from their room and woke up there friend who was passed out! We took them to into town where we ended up at a nightclub. They had the best time and were dancing machines!



When we got back to the hotel probably around 4am, and went to the casino at our hotel.





{Osiel + Cristal + Me}


After the casino, we went down to the spa.  It was so nice to meet new people from all around the world, and we hope to keep in touch with them to plan more trips in the future!


Farewell San Juan! It is now time to head on our cruise.  Thanks for a good time!
{ Part 2 coming soon! }