Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Swimming with the Dolphins

So its been a while and unfortunately our camera got soaked and we are unable to get any of the pictures off of the chip... :( so we don't have any new pictures from December 2010 to June 2011. Bummer or what!

In June, we went to Playa del Carmen, Mexico for our 5 year anniversary. Dano-boy stayed the week with my parents. Playa del Carmen was so amazing. It was such a great vacation and much needed!

We flew in on US Airways, something we will never do again! They left (seriously...they left) our luggage in Phoenix and it didn't get to Mexico until the next evening. It was such a bummer since we didn't have any clean clothes or our swimming suits. The airline also told us they wouldn't reimburse us for anything purchased, so we didn't want to spend a bunch of our vacation budget to have it spent on stupid replacement clothes.

The resort was so amazing! I never would have imagined staying at such a beautiful place. It was an all-inclusive resort so we got to eat all day, every day...and order yummy drinks whenever we wanted. The resort was right on the beach too! The beach was gorgeous! So white and calm.

We had so much exploring the Mexican culture and spending time together. Here is what we did:
1. Got massages! Massages are a little different in Mexico. Instead of keeping us completely covered, like in the US, they pulled the sheet all the way down to our bums...exposing us! I figured they have seen their share of bums and boobs but it was a little breezy.
2. We visited Tulum, an ancient Mayan town. Tulum isn't one of the grandest places but the homes are still in pretty good shape and a clear understanding of the village set up can be seen. It was cool learning about the Mayans and seeing something so old. I felt like I walked back into a Book of Mormon movie. There were even guys dressed up in Mayan clothes...
3. We stayed the day at an all-inclusive snorkeling park called Xelia. I don't think American would ever allow anything like that. It was super fun just snorkeling around all day.
4. We visited Cozumel, the island just east of Playa del Carmen. It wasn't the highlight of our vacation. It downpoured the entire day and the ferry ride over there was more than hellish...we both got sea sick and luckily didn't throw up but it was a battle. We rented scooters to drive around the island. We drove them around the island and got stuck in the middle of the biggest rain store I have ever seen. It was seriously miserable and everything was closed. But it was an experience...lol. We did some snorkeling while we were there and it was gorgeous!
5. We had a romantic dinner on the beach. :) and when we returned to our room the pillows were turned down and romantic music was playing.
6. We swam with the dolphins. This was clearly the funnest part of the vacation.! Ricardo was our dolphin. So cool!

I really enjoyed our vacation. I learned a lot about the Mexican culture too, which was really great!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

San Diego

For a family vacation we spent some time before Christmas in San Diego. Ideally, we would've gotten away from the snow and cold to beautiful California, but instead we were graced with lots and lots of rain! It rained the entire time! The worst storm in San Diego since 2006. Just our luck...but we did have lots of fun, regardless of the weather.
In Little Italy, San Diego. Yummy food!

Wild Animal Park- Super Fun-nicest weather of the trip.

- Sea World. It wasn't Daniel's favorite part of the trip, but we enjoyed it. I want to be a Shamu-trainer.

The Zoo-Daniel's favorite part of the trip!

It was a super fun trip. We have tons of pictures but blogspot takes a long time to upload all the pictures so if you want to see all of them...check them out on my facebook.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I am...a mother, a wife, a daughter, and a sister.
I think...about my to do list A LOT.
I know...that Heavenly Father loves me.
I want...to rid myself of my anxiety.
I have...a wonderful life...a great hubby and a hilarious baby boy!
I wish...we had enough money so we didn't have to worry all the time.
I hate...when people are lazy AND when parents don't parent their children.
I miss...my Grandpa Denison.
I feel...cold! (a huge blizzard is coming to Utah!)
I fear...losing someone close to me.
I hear...the heater (but it's not working!)
I smell...nothing. Weird!
I search...for ways to save money.
I wonder...where I will be in 5 years
I regret...being a mean person.
I love...holding my baby boy when he is sleeping.
I care...about my family. I worry about them all the time.
I always...pee the moment I wake up
I am not...a nobody.
I believe...that every child should get a chance to feel love
I dance...with Daniel
I sing...all the time, when nobody's listening
I don't...exercise enough
I write...love letters to Jake.
I win...everytime against Jake.
I lose...my mind at least once a day, but I always get it back. :)
I never...drink alcohol
I listen...to Daniel's mumbling
I can usually be found...in my bed reading a book
I am scared...that I will always be a crazy anxious person
I read...every night.
I am happy about...my life. When do you what Heavenly Father wants you to, you will experience the most happiness.

Monday, September 13, 2010

My New Journey: Usborne Books

So I have officially started my own business...I sell Usborne Books! For those of you who don't know about Usborne Books, they are amazing books that specialize in books for kids. There are a variety of books from birth and up. The books are super interactive for kids and motivate kids to read by making reading fun! I am excited to start this new adventure and start building my personal library.

If you are interested in hosting a home show and earning tons of FREE books for your family, please call me: strong. Home Shows are super simple and fun. We can even do Books & Brunch or Playgroups.

Also, you can check out my website and online catalog. Sign up for a drawing to win $50 in FREE books on my website: www.myubam.com/K3004.

And, if you are interested in learning what I do, and maybe doing it yourself, call me too!

Keep Reading!

Monday, March 22, 2010

I don't speak New Mexican!

Daniel had his 2nd airplane trip within 3 months! We went, along with Mom, Kaycee, and Aunt Kim, down to New Mexico to visit Judy and Barry and the boys. Daniel is a great job on the airplane trip. He didn't cry at all!

New Mexico was fun. We were there for 6 days and it was fun just spending time with the family. Daniel had a ball destroying Judy's house-it isn't baby proof! He had a hard time sleeping but that can be expected being in a new place. He especially loved playing with his big cousins Alex, Trent, and Zach. I don't think they are used to having a baby around but they made him laugh and played with him all the time.

Judy's cooking is amazing and I gained 7 lbs in 6 days! Geez...I do need to get that gym membership. We practically went shopping the entire time (Kaycee needed to find a Prom dress) and when we came home, Jacob surprised us with a new truck!

Daniel got his own authentic maracas and I bought a cheap-o Mexican blanket for $7.99! What a steal!