Thursday, March 29, 2012

volunteer fun

say hello to statia's newest animal shelter volunteers :)



beckam dotes on them while maddie runs from them, but we have all been loving our mornings volunteering at the shelter here taking care of these cute little puppies! we just feed them, play with them, walk them, and clean out their cages and call it a day :)



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kinda nice to only do the fun easy stuff, but we can't wait til we can get this kid a puppy of his own one day too. he is so good with them and loves every minute of it, especially how they chase him when he runs. too cute :)

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may the odds be ever in your favor!

i just had the bestest weekend, and it's all thanks to 2 generous husbands who allowed their 2 crazy wives to hop a plane and hang out in st. maarten all in the name of hunger games!!!!


here is the little coupon dust and eric made and had served to us at dinner a few weeks ago (best and cutest surprise ever!), and here are cara and i at the airport ready for our little weekend away :)



the view of st. maarten from the airplane, and my mad wooing skills to get us the cheapest rental car possible - at $57 for one day!!!! haha
seriously though…..that was the cheapest deal we could find.

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i used to be a 2 cheeseburger meal mcdonald's person, but i can't remember the last time i got anything more than mcflurry there in recent years. statia does something to a person though…….and i was all over their greasy burger and fries!!!! i've never been so excited to see those golden arches!


this fantasia, and she pretty much made our trip. she not only held tickets for us to make sure they didn't sell out, but she bought them for us!!! haha not sure why, but we were fast friends, and we left with this picture and hugs and her email address and phone number :) love you fantasia!



not sure if you've seen the movie yet, but wow - it was a good one! we both wanted it to start playing again when it ended, and the popcorn didn't hurt the whole movie experience either! so fun!

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on saturday, we slept in (with our leaky a/c and on our creaky bed at the amazing royal turtle inn!) and had breakfast on the pier and then headed off to shop…..

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and eat some more - at hard rock cafe on the boardwalk this time, and oh my goodness - it was heaven in my mouth!!!!! like honestly, the restaurants back home better watch out when i get home!


then, we took a little dip in the amazingly perfect aqua blue water and walked in the white sand and enjoyed the beautiful st. maarten!



last stop - cost u less!!!! food again, i know, but when duggins is your only option for groceries, cost u less is a beautiful place! i saved a bundle and got a few easter treats too and had a blast for real grocery shopping :) we stopped for ice cream on our way to the airport, and then we were home to our boys and excited to see them again!

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it was a pretty amazing weekend, and me and cara had so much fun together :) so, if you ever get a chance to hit up a #1 movie on opening night in st. maarten, we say do it up!




oh and while i was gone……painting a picture turned into painting each other with dad! haha enjoyed the weekend away but missed these little munchkins :)

Monday, March 26, 2012

krissy poo and dustin 2!!!

it's been over 1 month now til kris and dust came for a little visit, but it feels like yesterday!!!! here is the long awaited blog and pics from their trip :)


it was so fun to cut the last chain off our countdown chain and see them get off the plane at our little airport! they also bought pizza and treats and presents and had a whole suitcase full of goodies for us, so it was a fun 1st night!


we hiked the quill soon after they got here, and it didn't disappoint! there were hermit crabs all over the place, and we saw a snake or two, and we went down inside the volcano for our 1st time too. talk about ginormous trees!!!!!


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we even got kris to hold one of the little crabbies! not sure who was scarred more - little crabbie or scaredy cat!



we spent lots of time at the beach and in the water and got some body surfing and snorkeling and scuba diving in for the boys :) love me some saltwater fun!

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seriously cute couple and seriously huge and gross but cute in a weird kinda way iguana that kris ran into on a little walk!


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the boys had such a blast with their aunt and uncle. kris and dust took them to the park and on walks. dust taught beckam how to thumb wrestle, and they had endless matches - all of which beckam won of course. they read books and played games and wrestled and tickled and just did all of that fun aunt/uncle stuff. needless to say, they were missed around here once they left!!!





they got to try fresh coconut milk. we went on a fun little boat ride. the dust's caught some serious lobster together on a night dive. we played lots of rook and watched movies and ate yummy food and just had a blast :)

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it was a little weird having my sister here with someone else cuz i'm used to having her all to myself, but we had so much fun with her new hubby, and we still managed to have some fun sister time together :) love!



we miss these 2 little love birds but had so much fun and just feel so thankful that they came and had such a fun visit :) miss you krissy poo and dustin 2!

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