Monday, June 15, 2009

Numero "10" and the Bahama-Mama

This one's for you, babe.

Ten years ago (June 10, 1999) Teeny graced me at the alter to marry me for "time and all eternity". What possessed her to do so was probably my good looks, because I had no money (not even a job at the time). We've come a long way since then. 10 years . . . . and look at all the amazing things that have happened. Three young lads now occupy our home and most of our lives, which we love. We have a home to put those three lads in, and dependable cars to run them around in (the old Hyundai just didn't make dependable). I even have a job now! There is just too much to even go into here, but we are happy, healthy, weal....well, we're doing OK there, and wiser.

To celebrate such an occasion we thought about taking our first cruise. Mexico was cheap and we started our search there, but then the flu hit and we had to start all over. Tahoe maybe, or what about.....the Bahamas! We got looking into cruises there and they were cheaper than Mexico, we just had to get to Miami. Well, we figured a way to do it pretty cheap and booked it. Now that we've gone and been home, we couldn't have done ourselves better.

After checking in and spending the afternoon on the pool deck, ordering Cokes at will, we headed down the the spacious room to get ready for dinner.

Hanging out on the top deck was the best. Here I am as we headed out to the Bahamas.

This is looking back at Miami after possibly the most amazing lightning/ rain storm we've ever been through! Glad it passed.

Glad I trimmed my toenails for this one. That's the Norweigian Cruiser in the distance.

All the ladies hair was doing exactly what Teeny's is here. I was sure we were going to get nailed by lightning. It was probably like this for a good hour!

After our dinner (steaks, yumm) we learned to Salsa and then hit the 70's dance floor with our cruise director pictured here. He was hilarious! He'd probably stuck 3 wigs together to create this bad boy fro.

Day Two: Coco Cay
Here we are on the ferry to the island. Royal Carribean owns it, and they brought a BBQ lunch out to us too. We sat around on the chairs, snorkeled, ate, swam and hob-nobbed the local shops. What a relaxing day!

Teeny looks amazing.

Heading out to snorkel. I may have scared some fish away that day, but we still had a great time. We saw a sting ray of sorts, blue fish, puffer fish, sunken airplane, etc. We could have stayed out there all day.

This picture is mearly to compensate for the last horrible one I was in.

A seagull shat on my chair, missing my leg by inches, but still managing to splatter on it. I hate thems seagulls!

Looking back on the sunset after Coco Cay.

Teeny, her man, and her drink (Diet Coke of course!!)

After watching the 'How well do you know your wife show' we spent the next night dancing too. This time is was outside by the pool and we sweated like crazy. Teeny probably won't like this pic, but it was fun.

Day Three: Nassau, Bahamas
We hopped off the ship and shopped at the local flea market before heading to lunch at Senor Frogs. Then we hit the beach. Yeah, rough day.


My beach babe. Check out that clear blue water. While we were sitting here we had some fish just start jumping out of the water all around us. Freaked us out. We thought for sure they were piranha. We also had a little crab friend that was next to our beach towels come out of his hole and do a little excavating. He was pretty fun to watch.

This is the view leaving Nassau. The picture is of Paradise Island and the city of Atlantis. We didn't make it over there, but it sure was nice to look at from the beach across the bay.

This is Teeny's cruise bling she bought on the ship. They were selling all kinds of things for cheap. My souvenir was a frisbee that changes color in the sun (sounds pretty jouvenile, and it probably is).

This is my 'hollywood wife' picture. It should have a caption about how this hot celebrity stopped to pose for a picture with a local.

Alas, the trip came to an end, but we had the best time. This is the farewell breakfast back in Miami. We spent the rest of the day in the airports getting back home. It was great seeing the kiddies again and we owe a big thanks to my mom for watching them. We'll definitely be cruising again.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

I really need to update more often...

My tulips were awesome this year.
Clint took the boys to Thanksgiving Point,
here are a few pics.

Climbing on the rocks.

New things to crawl through and do this year.

Rolling down the hill has always been fun.

After the gardens they went to the Dino. museum.
A is loving baseball, and has improved sooo much!!
Hanging out in the backyard with a Popsicle...there is nothing that says summer more then that.
We also had a weenie roast in the back yard.
For Neil's 60th birthday he wanted to go for a big bike ride with his sons. They rode 100 miles from Riverton to Crystal Hot Springs. I drove the kids up later and we swam. It was a ton of fun.
Clint on the ride.
The big finish.

N swimming at Crystal.... classic.
To make a long story short, A fell big time on his scooter. He busted his front tooth out, was scrapped up from head to navel, ripped a hole in his mouth this size if Tahiti (which he needed stitches for), and broke my heart all in about 2 seconds. I am so glad he was wearing his helmet. This picture was taken about 2 days after it happened and he looks a ton better then he did the first day. Every time I looked at him it just made my heart hurt. He was a very tough boy at the Docs. and did not cry once he got there. He left that up to his mom. I think I was more scared then he was.

A graduated from Kindergarten.
Him and his friend Austin
He did so good in his little program. It makes me sad that he is growing up so fast.

The whole fam. at the graduation.
Clint did his Triathlon and did amazingly awesome!!! Way to go babe you are the best!!
Clint and A before the big swim.
Transition for the bike ride.
Half way done with the bike ride.
Now just the run and your done.
The finish line. I am so proud of him, he did so good and was so fast. He trained hard and did well.
N and A waiting at the finish line.
All of my good lookin' boys!
Kamron and Clint at the finish.
The boys checkin' out the specs.
N and T turned 4!!!
N and T... I can't believe my babies are 4!!!
Grandma and Grandpa Jensen hooked them up with some Thomas toys.
Morning of their birthday.
Checking our their Happy Birthday poster Clint made.
New big boy bikes.

Get your motor runnin'.......
We had their friends over for a little pool party in the back yard.
That night when clint got off work we went to the pool for some more swimming. They love to wear their life jackets and goggles. I think it is so funny, I absolutely love these pictures, they crack me up.

This is the Place
Grandma Becky took my kids and Maggie, Cole, and Fisher out for the day.
On the train to see all the sights.

A day out with Grandma is not complete with out ice cream.