Wednesday, November 23, 2011

When In Rome...

Ted and Alex went up to Steve and Erin's Hunt camp a couple of weeks ago. They were getting all set up for the opening of gun season. It's very exciting around here this time of year. Everywhere you go you see some guy all dressed up in his camo hunting clothes. They're like little kids... except they're not.

Guess who got to fire his first gun?? Yep that's my beautiful bouncing baby boy... with a 22 in his hand.
NEVER thought I'd see the day.
Check out his boots. Those are mine. I have had them for over 20 years and I wear them every time we go camping. I think he loved wearing them...

Not a bad shot for a rookie.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Yep... still more

Didn't notice them the first day we were in Aruba but the next day they were everywhere.
 Every shade of green and teal. Yes teal lizards.

We went snorkeling around a sunken WWII ship. That's Ted down there diving down like 30 feet. He's been doing this since our honeymoon. I think he's crazy. I asked him NOT to go into the ship and get himself lost. 

I stayed near the water surface where all the pretty little fish were.

Tried to take a picture of myself. Ted LOVED this photo. I think he made it his screen saver. Can't even see my face. Not sure he cares.

I love the color of the water. YUM

Yep yum

The last night was dinner at a night club that was rented out just for our group. We started with cocktails and orderves on the beach at sunset.

It was a magical evening that finished with a fabulous dinner inside and a great Carnivale show.

 We had a little peeping tom while we enjoyed our last meal on Aruba. He was really cute.

 We spent lots of time laying on  loungs , reading and looking at the ocean.

My self portraits are getting a little better.
me amusing myself while My super sexy husband checks us out.
Thanks Honey for the MOST wonderful time!!
I love you.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

OK a Few More

Awoke in Aruba the first morning and looked out our door to this...

In my dreams, this is what my happy place looks like.

The downtown shopping district is quite colorful. We only bought souvenirs for the kids and then raced back to our paradise.

 Ted's company hosted a great evening on the beach. Beautifully set tables set on the beach for a sunset dinner.

Monday, November 14, 2011

More Aruba Pictures

While traveling to Aruba, I was amused by the fact that Ted was so worried about the dogs. My mother flew out to take care of the little punks and the dogs. I of course knew that all were in good hands and that they would be well fed and well taken care of while we were gone.
Ted was more worried about my Mom letting the dogs do naughty things. I knew that the worst that would happen was that Gramma Kitty would do things like let them drink out of the bathtub faucet ( the dogs not the kids) or let them sleep on the sofa. 

The lobby of our hotel was all open to the outside. The iron work on the wall in the background had  small mother of pearl tiles behind it.

the view from the lobby was amazing. lots of lush greenery and then that turquoise blue water!

Our hotel room before we trashed it up with our luggage.

The sunset view out of our room.

we took a little short walk on the beach the first evening before dinner.

Had the BEST time with my super sexy husband.

Had dinner on the beach under one of these huts next to the ocean. The food was fabulous and it was amazing being able to kick our shoes off while enjoying our wonderful meal.

Dinner on the sand.

That's what the tables look like for dinner on the beach.

Best seafood ever!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

lets catch up!

First half of this year Teds district won a sales contest. With that...
we won a trip to ARUBA!!

the view from the plane flying into Aruba.

The island of Aruba is just 6 miles off the coast of Venezuela.

Oh yea!!

messing with the color tricks on my camera.

It was so nice to see land and a BLUE sky.

We took a charter bus from the airport. These pictures were taken on our ride from the airport to the resort

I spent the first few hours of the plane ride in a euphoric love fest with my children. I was so loving them that I couldn't stand it. Perhaps it's because I was getting a five day brake from them.
My Mom flew in to spoil them take care of them. 
They were left alone with a credit card, a car, and no adult supervision, except for Gramma Kitty of course but she doesn't really count since she doesn't tell ANY of her grand children NO!!

more Aruba adventures to come!!