Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Old Pics, Good Times

I was looking through our pictures from our trip to Africa and found a couple that made me giggle.

Probably the closest thing to paradise that I have ever seen. The pictures dont do it justice by any means.
While on the island of Zanzibar we decided we were going to go swimming with dolphins. This isnt like the crap in Florida where they stick you in a pool with life jackets on and send a trainer and a dolphin out to entertain you for a couple hundred bucks (ok I actually have no idea how much it costs) This is... A few Africans who barely speak english take you out on a boat that they have a young kid sitting in the back of with a bucket constantly throwing large amounts of water out of the boat so that you dont sink. When they find a dolphin pod, they all but throw you in the water and scream at you to "look down, look down!" (Chantal + never even snorkeled before + crazy africans throwing her into the ocean = sufficiently scared outta her mind)
I will admit, aside from the fact that my husband was literally almost killed by another boat, it was absolutely amazing! Even if it was one of the most terrifying things I have ever been thrown in to. And all for about... $15. I heart Africa.
Before our journey started we were dropped off at a little shack on the beach, where they, oh so kindly, threw some very used and slightly scummy snorkel gear at us. Then a kid (who was apparently going to be our guide) threw the boat engine over his shoulder... yes the engine. They kept it in the shed. Im assuming to keep it from being stolen?... and told us to follow him. On our way down to the water we passed this sign.

and when we got on our extremely safe and apparently very well cared for boat to begin our EXCUSSION we found this painted on it... remember we are in Africa!!! 

This is the nice young man who spent his time shoveling out the water so we didnt die in the middle of the Indian Ocean...

So there it is... All it takes is a little trust in God, a boy with a bucket and some true bravery and you have got one enjoyable excussion!!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Long weekends are a blessing and a curse

Oh long weekends! How I love them! An extra day with my wonderful husband is always greatly anticipated and a true blessing. Why a curse? Because they end, and when they end it makes it that much harder to go back to the norm. It was a good weekend regardless. We kicked it off on friday with a trip to the Splash Pad in Highland. If you haven't heard of this place and you have small kids and live in the area.... I highly recommend it. Buggy had a BLAST. Even though it was a little chilly and she was shivering. she is one tough cookie.

Saturday wasn't quite as fun. Both AnDee and I were sick and spent the entire night awake and miserable.(a possible result of the shivering at the Splash Pad?)
Yesterday we made a trip up the canyon with Dad and David. And even though they ditched us to go ride there bikes (motorcycles) and then had the audacity to ask us to drive for an extra hour to pick them up at the end of the trail, we made the best of it and tried our best to enjoy the mountains.... along with the other 3 million people that were up there that day. Buggy even got to play in the "wa-ee" (water) at the lake for a while. All in all... a good time. Now... its tuesday and Im back to cleaning and all that really enjoyable stuff. Lame

Friday, September 3, 2010


I have been freed. My facebook account no longer exists! Can I just tell you how liberated I feel?! I have been wanting and threatening to do it for quite some time but as of yesterday, Im a free woman! If you have ever considered doing this... I highly recommend it. Its just one less thing to take up my time. now I can fill that time with...
Im so pathetic. But if Im being honest I really stink at this blogging thing. I have no idea how it all works. Like adding people and putting up cool backgrounds (Which I tried, unsuccessfully to do for about and hour yesterday) not to mention the fact that I have a crappy camera which equals crappy pictures. I dont even know blogging etiquette. I mean... is it ok to blog more that once a day? Can you comment on your own posts? Im so lost in this blogging world! HELP?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Good Morning!

This is what my daughters hair looks like every morning

The best part is... this is after a good nights sleep. you should see her on the mornings that she has had a rough night. No joke, she has dreads in the back.