April 27, 2008

Our Caribean Cruise

Chris & I are back from our 7 night Caribbean Cruise. We were on the Crown Princess. It disembarked from San Juan Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is an American island so it made flying there much easier not having to go through customs. The ports of call were Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, & Tortola. We had a wonderful trip and are well rested and sun soaked.

Here are some photos from the ship.

This is the Crown Princess docked at the Port in San Juan.

Here are some more photos from the trip.

My Favorite Moment

Webshots photo from 1973scotty

Chris and I booked a catamaran sailing cruise with Cool Runnings in Barbados. They took us out to snorkel with the sea turtles. All though there were only a handful of turtles to a very large group of people, it was magical. For a brief moment under water close enough to touch the turtle everything else just faded away. It was just me and the turtle and all was right in the world. Sea turtles are one of my favorite creatures and to be able to experience this was amazing. This was truly one of the best moments of my life. Chris enjoyed himself too. He has mentioned more than once how awesome the catered lunch was and how he can not get the chicken dish out of his mind. LOL. Now I will be in constant search for a marinated Caribbean chicken recipe, hoping to find something that will come close to what was offered on the catamaran.

I would love to go on and on and tell you all the details of the cruise and our adventures in the Caribbean, and not to mention the 100’s of photos I took on the trip. There just is not enough time in the day, & there is so much going on at home to tend to.

April 03, 2008

Love is in the Air

We decided to name the new boy Willy Wonka.

He is sweet on Honey Buns.

These two love birds follow each other around all day. It is too cute for words.

Barn Progress

Work started to prepare for the barn. Truck loads of dirt have been brought in.

Then they mash it down with their big machines. Turns out there was a 6ft gradient difference from the front of the barn to the back. Seems kind of silly to truck in a bunch of dirt when there is a bunch of dirt all over the property, but they say the dirt would not be solid enough to build a barn on. So now we are bringing in better dirt. Geez who new?

Spring Cleaning

I am exhausted. I have been doing a bit of spring cleaning around here. It is not easy when you have people outside bringing more dirt. I have been cleaning the ceiling fans, the windows, the front porch and every other nook and cranny. It has been a frightening experience. It is done and hopefully wont need such a cleaning for another year. I am itching to get out into the garden but word on the street we are still do for a frost, so I patiently wait. Chris and I have scheduled a little get away for some R&R. Take Care and I will be back with lots of photos.