Sunday, August 30, 2009

Jeff and I just got our wedding pictures! Jared Aiono is a fabulous photographer. Here are a few photos for you to enjoy...I want to have another wedding, same groom though.












Sunday, August 23, 2009

What's the difference between "nice" and "romantic"??

My friend, Lynzy, and I were talking the other night about the difference between "things that are nice and things that are romantic". Most men don't know the difference. I know mostly women read my blog...take the time out to show this post to your husbands. Maybe it will help them. If you have something to add...please comment!
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Things that are nice: Bringing home flowers for me after a hard days work
Things that are romantic: Flower pedals leading to a romantic dinner
Nice: Rubbing my back, or feet
Romantic: Turning our bedroom into a massage parlor, lighting candles, and massaging me until I fall asleep
Nice: Telling me I’m beautiful
Romantic: Writing a note to tell me I’m beautiful, and hiding it for me to find it sometime during the day
Nice: Buying me a gift on Valentines
Romantic: Buying me a gift you would usually buy me for Valentines, but it’s not even close to Valentine’s Day
Nice: Letting me have a girl’s night
Romantic: Planning my girl’s night out, and impressing all my best friends with a well thought out evening
Nice: Setting time aside to watch a movie with your wife
Romantic: Picking your wife’s favorite romantic comedy, snuggling up with her, and having all her favorite snacks ready, including chocolate covered strawberries.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Amanda's Bridal Shower...




Amanda Allred, my best friend since 7th grade, is getting married. We threw her a bridal shower. I wish I had more pictures, my camera wasn't working right, so this is the only one I have. Lala, Amanda, me, and Mari.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Traci and Chad, congrats on your beautiful (I mean handsome), little baby boy. Blake Chad Stephenson was born on August 15th at 2:11 am. 7lbs...19 inches long. He's a healthy looking boy. We are so happy for you both, and excited to meet him. Someday.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Diego is here! Diego is here!




My new nephew, Diego Marcos Corvalan, is finally here. My oldest sister, Melody, is my hero. She had her baby on Sunday, August 9th at 4:51 pm. She had make-up on and her was done. That is what I hope happens to me. Also, she had the baby all natural (I'm all about the drugs).



I don't get to meet him personally until labor day weekend, his baby blessing. I can't wait. They keep telling me he is a very hairy little boy. At least he'll never go bald. I want to smell him, feel his little feet, and squeeze his little bum. He's my favorite nephew on my side of the family. Mom, sorry you're a grandma now!



So this picture is a little revealing, but all the goods are covered. Anyway, the man with the white hair was the Doctor who delivered Diego. He also happened to deliver my little sister, Ceecee, who is on the top left corner, Audrey, bottom left, and Zoe, bottom right. He's been delivering in our family for the past 19 years. I wish he could deliver mine.

Melody, you looked beautiful and I am so happy that your family is growing. When is Diego going to have a sister?

Sunday, August 2, 2009

After we got out of horrible San Jose, this was our horrible drive to Arenal, the volcano town. I was so glad that Jeff was driving. Did I fail to mention that there are ZERO street signs in all of Costa Rica. So mapquest does not help whatsoever. I really had to trust in my husband. We are so glad that we both speak Spanish.



At our resort, there was a beautiful butterfly garden. Jeff went picture crazy. It was as if these butterflies were trained. They would flutter by, then land right next to you, pose, then fly away. They were definitely not scared of humans. I was just trying to stay out of spider webs.



This was our third day, in Arenal. We hiked down to the most breath taking waterfall I have ever seen. On our way down I saw my first wild boa constrictor. Getting down was like a free stair master workout.




This is the waterfall up close and personal. Jeff wanted to do a "mermaid pose"...so look to the left corner of the picture and you will see my cute husband, not a mermaid.



That same day, we went to the hot springs. This particular one was so hot that I could only put my feet in. I believe it was 112 degrees. Of course, Jeff got all the way in. This hot spring wasn't even the hottest one there. There were a total of 7, or 9, I can't remember. It was so relaxing.



We were sad to leave this great volcano town...but we were ready for the rain forest. On to our next city, Monteverde. Below is a picture of something we encountered on the drive. This little animal walked right up to our car. It must have done this before because it was not scared of us. Jeff decided to feed it cheese balls. We might've killed it. After we drove away we saw a sign saying "Please do NOT feed the animals." Oops. Better to ask for forgiveness then to ask permission, right?



A little bit more down the road, this was stuck , blocking the road. These men were torturing the cow to get it on to the tiny pick up. They even bit her tail so hard. I was hoping the cow would get mad and kick them and run free. We don't know what ended up happening because we were able to off road a bit and move around it.



This was just a large tree that I thought should be in some kind of Disney movie, don't you agree?



Jeff and I got to go on a canopy tour. It was amazing. Words just can't describe it, so here are video instead.



At the end of the zipline tour they snapped us from the stomach and we got to fly over the rainforest like superman.