Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I'm finally getting around to doing our vacation post! We went to Cancun at the beginning of January, and it was the most fun trip ever! Johnny and I have never really gone anywhere like this by ourselves. We've been on trips with each others' families, but never on our own or with another couple. We absolutely loved it! We went with our friends Abby and Todd, and they were such a blast to travel with. They've been to Cancun before, so they were very helpful and knew all the places we should go. We had so many laughs together; I just adore these friends!!!

We had flown all night, so when we first arrived we just wanted to nap in our hotel room for a while. Then we went out to dinner at this restaurant right next to our hotel. So this is the first picture that we took, just outside the restaurant.

The mariachi band was so awesome! They went to each table asking for requests. We requested La Bamba, and they did such a great job! Then we got the giggles as we watched them perform their next song. The chorus had these two quick yells, and they lifted one leg, doing two quick pelvic thrusts to match! They had such good moves and were extremely entertaining!!
We went back there to eat the very last night of our trip, and requested this song. But they ended up performing one that had even more shimmies and crazy hula hoop type moves in it! I really miss those sweet little mariachi men!!!

The next day we took a ferry to an island called Isla de Mujeres. We had lunch on the beach and walked around/shopped.

Johnny got this hilarious Nacho Libre mask!

That night we went out to dinner at a REALLY fun restaurant called Carlos and Charlie's. On our way to dinner, Johnny and Todd posed by these street performers dressed as Kiss. They were collecting tips for taking pictures with them and for standing still for a really long time.

This was our favorite night of the whole trip because the atmosphere of the restaurant was so crazy. The waiters scared different people throughout the night, doing little pranks. Also, the waiters came and grabbed me and Abby (and a bunch of other girls) and we danced with them in the restaurant and out on the street. Then they gave us piggy-back rides back to our seats. So fun!

They did a trick with my hair, putting napkins/straws in my ponytail, then pulling down really fast so it made a flower. But they didn't tell me what they were doing, and I saw they had a lighter. They just kept saying I had to hold SO still, and I was so frozen in fear that I didn't even realize that the trick was finished. (the lighter had nothing to do with their trick-it was just to scare me) We took some video of this and other funny moments that I'll try to post.

I have never laughed so hard as when they put on their very last show. Our waiter was dressed (in a gold sequin costume) as an exterminator, and another waiter was a fly. The exterminator (shown below) slowly followed the fly around the restaurant with this huge can of air trying to kill him. On his way around the room, he snuck up behind people to spray them on their bums or backs and it would scare them to death! It was the loudest noise, and they'd jump in fright and scream! Finally, he killed the fly and it was writhing on the ground forever!

The fly, shown below:

Our tiny little rental car that we had for one day, while we drove to Tulum.
This was my favorite day. These Mayan ruins were so awesome looking, I absolutely loved seeing them!

Our little "Toyota jump" on the beach.

A group took a picture like this, so we thought we'd be silly and copy them.

That night we went to dinner at a wild place called Senior Frogs. We loved these chairs!

Abby and I enjoying our daily pina coladas!

Our last day was spent taking a tour at Chitzen Itza. On our way there, we stopped at this cool underground cavernous spring.

This was a sports stadium that the Mayan people used to play in. They'd try and throw the ball through the circle. Johnny made fun of Todd's limp wristed-looking throw. Todd made us take a better picture, insisting this was a bad camera angle.

Johnny kept teasing him about it and had to show him how it's done.

Thank you so much, Cheryl for coming to our house to watch Gretel for the entire week so we could go and play! We really appreciate you taking such good care of our little girl for us!

Friday, February 12, 2010

This Little Piggy Got A Pedi

I gave Gretel her very first pedi with polish!! She's so funny-she won't hold still so I can cut her toenails, but she'll let me file each nail, as long as I let her hold a file too. She pretends to file one foot while I'm working on the other. And just in time for Valentine's Day, we chose the OPI color "I'm India Mood for Love".

Also just in time for V-Day, Gretel is practicing her pucker!

I made a V-licious dessert. I tried to copy this red velvet dessert I had at The Cheesecake Factory a while ago. In between the cake is cheesecake, then on top is cream cheese frosting.
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

If you chance to meet a frown....

Do not let it stay,

Quickly turn it upside down, and smile that frown away!!!