Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

So we've been married for 6 whole years! In some ways it seems like it hasn't been anywhere near that long and in some ways it seems like we've been together for much longer than that (and I mean that in a good way)! In the last 6 years we have moved about a dozen times (and in 6 different states), have purchased 2 homes, had two children, and between the two of us we have worked for six different companies during the time that we have been married. We have been on three cruises, a trip to Paris together, and many other smaller trips as well! It has been a busy 6 years but overall our adventures together have been wonderful and I feel like we have accomplished quite a bit together. I have learned so much about myself in the last 6 years and am grateful that Bubba is as patient as he is with me-he is a wonderful husband and father and is truly my best friend. He is so good for me and I love him so much...I'm looking forward to many new adventures and many more years together!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Polar Express!

Last night we took the kids on the Polar Express, a 90 minute train ride up in Heber where you get cookies, hot chocolate and a visit from Santa! It was our first time and while it was fun, I'm not sure that it will become an annual tradition-it'd probably be better if the train went faster than 10 mph (and no, that is not an exaggeration-it really does go 10 mph the whole time). Savannah was so excited to see Santa and has been talking about seeing Santa on the train for weeks now-of course as soon as he got close, she got really shy, but she didn't scream and she got really excited when he gave her a bell. Paris was also pretty shy with Santa, but just buried her face in Daddy's shoulder and peeked out every now and then. Considering that last year when we got close to Santa, both kids had screaming meltdowns, I think we're making progress!

The only picture we got of all 4 of us-not the greatest, but we're all there!

Bubba and Savannah being silly with fishy crackers

Savannah opening her mouth wide for a cracker....I told Bubba we needed a picture of it so we could pretend like she made this face when she Santa!

Mommy and Paris looking at Christmas lights out the window

Savannah seeing Santa (from a distance!)

Seeing Santa up close

Getting her bell from Santa

Paris hiding from Santa

Just a cute pic of Paris!

Platinum Cruise

Sorry I've been so lazy and behind with our blog lately but things have been crazy busy and I haven't had much time! The day after Thanksgiving Bubba and I left on an 8day Mexican cruise with the company he works for. We had a wonderful time even though it's always hard to leave the kids behind, especially for that long! They stayed with Grandma and Grandpa Boyce for the first few days and then spent the rest of the time with my parents-I felt bad because they got sick right before we left, but they all survived and the kids kept telling me about all the fun things they did with their grandparents. It is so nice to have so much family living so close to us!

Our cruise left out of San Diego, and we stopped in Acapulco, Zihautanejo/Ixtapa, and Manzanillo. We spent most of our time on land just hanging out on the beach and snorkeling which was so nice and relaxing. We did go jet skiing once and we also got to go see the famous cliff divers in Acapulco which was crazy-these guys climb up this huge cliff (over 100 feet) and then jump straight into the ocean below-it was nuts! And some of the guys that do it are really young-we asked one of them how old he was and he told us he was 14! We didn't take very many pictures (so if anyone has any of us, please email them!), but we had a great time and it was a very nice break for both of us! Thanks Platinum!

So this is not the greatest picture ever, but you can kind of see the divers getting ready to dive off the cliff. Those little house/statue thingies are of the Virgin Mary so that the divers can pray before they dive!

Me getting ready to watch the cliff divers

On the beach in Acapulco

Bubba in the hot tub (not sure what he's doing?)

The beautiful view from the balcony in our room (and Bubba with his Mexican tattoo!)