Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Honeymoon Pictures!

We went to St Maarten in the Caribbean for our honeymoon. We actually traveled back to PA and spent a few days here before flying out to St Maarten. It was nice to have a vacation after doing a lot of the moving from one house to another.

Our first glimpse of St Maarten from the plane

another view of St Maarten from our plane

view off of our balcony....AAHHH!

view off of our balcony - 2

view off of our balcony - 3

the entrance to our One bedroom Suite

first door on the right - the Master Suite

Second door on the right - the Bathroom

Bathroom part -2

Our living room

The Kitchen

The Kitchen - 2

Living Room - 2


Balcony - 2

Our first sunset in St Maarten - so beautiful

Phillipsburg - Capital of Dutch St Maarten

Sunset #2

Us Watching the sunset... we did this every night...VERY ROMANTIC!!!

On Monday we took a tour of the Island by bus... these are a few of the pics from this tour...

Border between Dutch Saint Maarten and French Sint Martin

The yummy French Bakery...oh man I wanna go back!!!

We decided on Chocolate Croissants with Cafe au Lait

To Be Continued....

Monday, December 29, 2008

Our House....

These pictures were taken in October when we found out we would be moving from Martain's other house to this one at the entrance of the camp.

the back of the house...this faces the entrance of the camp

Our driveway and porch.

Our driveway and garage, it's a 2 car garage with a carport

The main entrance.

Our cute little cabin...it's a play house. And our fire pit.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

you might have red-neck neighbors

if they tell you not to call the cops when you hear the .22 going off 'cause they're just killin' pigs

if they invite you over 'cause they're making a huge pot of ham and bean soup in their backyard...with the ham from a pig they slaughtered.

if one of the kids runs up with a piece of meat in his hand and tells you to "try 'at" ... so you do, and then he tells you .."'at's pig heart!" with a huge grin on his face.

if they ask you if you want to try some homemade wine...the flavors include peach, cherry or dandelion wine, they also brought out some homemade cherry/pineapple hooch.

if they offer to have you bring some of the bean ham soup home with you, you just need to grab a container. (they ended up giving up a container)

if they make homemade scrapple in their backyard over an open fire ( and if you don't know what that is, you are NOT a red-neck)

if they offer to send some puddin' home with you (this is NOT some sort of sweet thing you may eat as dessert...it is meat from off the bones of the pig...yes odd)

if they send so much pork home with you it seems like you have the whole pig.

YES - I have red-neck neighbors

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Wedding Update

I am so happy to say the invitations are IN the mail. I am sad to say I was NOT able to invite everyone I know and love to the wedding.
I know that it will still be a big wedding but when you have lived to be in your upper 30's and have traveled to many camps all over the US and have lived in several cities...you have a lot of friends and you wish everyone could gather to celebrate along with you. But then reality hits and you realize, first that to have a place big enough would cost too much and second the lives of everyone else do NOT revolve around yours ... even if they did in the past for some brief instant. Another thought occurred to me...not everyone loves weddings as much as I do.
The next things on the agenda...as far as wedding plans go is to do some research on how we are going to display the cupcakes...that we will be using in lieu of a wedding cake. Kim (my sis-in-law) may still make a cake for us to use to cut and share with the wedding party...I just haven't decided. Why is it so hard to make a decision???

Thursday, September 11, 2008

getting closer

the wedding is getting closer...

and I have lots to do, to think of and to decide.

it might cause a little stress...I actually realized I was a little stressed this morning when I went to take my usual shower and put my conditioner in my loofah instead of in my hair. I discovered that is doesn't work very well as a body wash, in case you were wondering.

Things ARE getting checked off of my To-Do list which is good!

Hope you all are doing well!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Our Engagement Photos!

just a few of our engagement photos...

we had a ton of fun taking them!

hope you enjoy!