Saturday, October 24, 2009

More Cruise Pictures....

At the end of September Jeremy and I got to go on a cruise. Partly for our 5 year anniversary and partly to help some travel agent friends of ours, Dave and Julie (Dave is a firefighter with Jeremy too). They had a big group on board with a country music artist who was performing during the cruise. If you are a fan of country music, I highly recommend Sonny Burgess. I hadn't really heard of him before the trip, but we are fans now!
Here we are....tiny little ants up next to the ship!

A lady took our picture on the first night because the sunset was amazing......

Luckily she took two!

I have been on 5 cruises, but I still look forward to the towel animals every night!

On our first day at sea I woke up earlier than Jeremy. I went and parked it in a chair on deck and ate my breakfast! By the end of the trip these legs weren't looking so white anymore!

Like I said, we were "helping" with the group on board and Jeremy became a bouncer at the door of a club when Sonny did a private performance.

Here he is---Sonny Burgess. Such a great guy!

And, oddly enough, Jeremy won a guitar that they raffled off during his concert. Of course we got it autographed.

Sonny and Jeremy and his new guitar!

First port:
(Not my favorite out of all the places we've been....but still beautiful)

We took a tour with Dave and Julie to YS Falls. It was 2 hours from our port, but worth the drive. Very, very pretty!

Guides take you into the water and take your digital camera with them. I kept tripping and falling over. I was just hoping he wasn't going to do that and drop my camera. He didn't, and he got some great pictures of us in the falls.

We jumped off the falls at the end. I'll spare you my jump, but here's Jeremy's!

That night at dinner we looked kinda dorky....
Why didn't we notice we were dressed like that before we left our room???

Port #2:
Grand Cayman
(most beautiful and one of my all-time favorites!)

You've seen the pictures of us swimming with the sting rays.....
We also:
Took dumb pictures of Jeremy and Dave.

Rode the slide at Margaritaville!

And did tequila shots......I only have proof of Jeremy doing it.

Port #3:
(been there a dozen times, but I still love it!)
It's just a great "beachy" place!

Sonny did a concert on the beach. We got a picture with his whole band.

And this is Sonny and his wife with us.

The final song of all of Sonny's concerts is The Doobie Brothers, "Listen to the Music." Billy McCoy called Jeremy up to sing with him during that song. I took about 20 pictures of Jeremy up there with them. It was just a cool moment....

In Cozumel, after the beach concert, we walked around the pier and did some shopping and ate lunch. We ate at Three Amigos since that is one of Jeremy's favorite movies ever.

And here is us all tan (kinda fried) on our last evening on the boat.

Another big "shout out" to my MIL Becky for keeping the kids that whole week. We surely did appreciate it. And, since we are going on that cruise again in April with more friends, thanks in advance, Becky, for keeping our kids then too! :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

What happens when you go to your grandparents house for the night?

Most importantly, you start your night off with a trip to McDonalds! But once you get back to Me-mommy and Grandaddy's house you have to......

.....clean the fish tank (AKA - a horse trough)

.....and feed them.
Or just try to dive right in with them, right Cason!? with the puppies!

Cason's good at "getting them!"

......climb on top of and play on hay bales!

.....and ride the horsey!

But Cassidee also got to do one of her "first ever's!" She got to do a fun run with Me-mommy!
My parents do 5K's all the time, but Cassidee got entered into a 1 mile and did the whole thing!
Here she is at the starting line wearing her number!

It must have been chilly!

And she's off!
Blurry pic cause she is running sooooo fast.....she says anyway!

Crossing the finish line!

Mom said she stopped and walked a couple of times, and mom carried her for a minute or two, but she did the 1 mile! I think she'll be ready for our Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving this year!
Thanks again, Mom and Dad, for keeping them while I was on my FANTASTIC girls-night-out! Pictures of that night coming really soon!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

First Soccer Game and More!

Jeremy and I were super excited that when Cassidee turned 3 she wanted to play soccer. We both played as kids (and Jeremy did up and into high school too) and we were excited that she wanted to as well.
Her first game was 2 weeks ago.
She was smiling before it started.....

And concentrating really hard with her tongue out (dumb blurry picture!)

She even played a little bit!
And scored a goal!
Just kidding! This was practice before the game!

She got a little pep talk from daddy before the game started!
But she came off the field in tears during the game.
Because no one would share the ball with her.
It's hard to teach a 3 year old that they can take the ball away from the other team. She likes it when eveyone shares....hard to argue with that!
Jeremy and I missed her 2nd game. I wish I had all the pictures uploaded to show off, but I don't yet. My parents took her to that game because J and I were on a cruise. We went to Jamaica, Grand Cayman (Caymon?--I just realized I don't know how to spell that) and Cozumel.
The only pictures I have are of us in G.C. swimming/feeding the sting rays!

I tried hard to be brave, but they are so darn big!

Yesterday we took the kiddos and in-laws to the State Fair. Cassidee feels like a pro now with this being her 3rd time to go. She knew what she wanted to do!
We stopped to watch the Pirates of the Caribbean do high dives into a was freakin' freezing!

But I love dressing my kids in their long sleeves and jackets!!
Poppy and Cassidee (with a huge smile due to major bribery with ice cream)

Our traditional picture of Cassidee in the pig.
I guess Cason will be the cow from now on!

Cass was off and running at one of her favorite places!
Cason was trying hard to keep up!

I wish you could see Cason's John Deere Tractor shirt he was sporting!

I don't have a pic of Cassidee riding the Caterpillar Roller Coaster
(or Ca-piwwar Coaster Coaster, as Cass calls it)
But her favorite end to the day was getting to drive Lightning McQueen around!