Friday, February 27, 2009

Spring Cleaning #1..... Do we have a deal?

Here it is, my dirty laundry out for everyone to see. Ok, it's actually clean laundry among other things. I mentioned in an earlier post that I have started my spring cleaning early. My closet was first on the list. I am attempting an experiment to see if I(or you) can shame myself into finishing my spring cleaning this year. When I have a project in mind, I am going to post "before pics" and I will have 24 hrs to complete the task. If I don't re post "after pics" within 24 hours it is your job as blog readers to leave me nagging comments and shamelessly badger me into finishing my project. Do we have a deal?

My first project....the closet. It's bad....REALLY bad. These are during pics so it looks much worse than what I was actually co-habituating with, but still it's BAD.
Ok here I go....Friday 12:05

A few pics....

Crazy girls can be found on the beach at night. Shortly after we were found in the pool with glow bracelets on all of our arms and legs. :)

After lunch on the beach....relaxing.

My Girl....

I Love him.....

Waiting for the fish, rod in hand.

The salsa was HOT!!!

My boys....

Seriously, this could be the coolest slug bug EVER!!!!

The kiddos and I on a boat ride in the fresh water lagoon at the end of the beach.

How cute is he? I couldn't resist the little footprints up the beach.

My girl relaxing on the porch. Hammocks were huge in Zijuatanejo, they were everywhere, even in some restaurants.

This is one of my favorite pictures of the vacation. They are racing down the beach and Daddy was told he had to run backwards. I love the look of pure happiness and love for each other on their faces.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Fishing Frenzy.....

When planning a vacation I have to take into account more than sun, sand, and fun. I have been given strict orders from my husband that we are not allowed to travel anywhere that he is not able to fish. I don't mean charter a boat and go out for a few hours fish, I mean fish off the beach with his own fly rod and hand tied flies fish. Everything about these orders is fine by me until it comes time to pack. Packing for five people for three weeks is alot of luggage, but when you add two suitcases and a gigantic rod tube to hold all of his "fishing gear" it becomes a TON of luggage. You see he does not just take fishing poles and hooks, he takes six fishing poles, reels to fit each fishing pole, fly tying matierial, fly tying vice, stripping basket, (it holds all the line in the surf) and that is just mentioning a few of the items he takes with him. Imagine going through customs with three children, five large suitcases, three backpacks, two large totes, a four foot rod tube, a five foot rod tube, and 500 bustling crazy travelers all around.....FUN!

This year it was all worth it though. The beach we stayed on had a daily fishing frenzy. It was crazy!!!! You would be laying at the pool relaxing, drifting off to sleep and the next minute there were men running to the beach with fishing pole in hand. The key to all of this was to watch for birds, lots and lots of birds. When you saw huge swarms of pelicans and small white birds it was time! Jeremy was in heaven. He made his debut into spey casting with his 15 ft spey rod. When he whipped this thing out it was impressive I must say. Salt water fishing on the beach is WAY different than river or lake fishing. You MUST be in fairly good shape. The fish don't stay in one place for very long so you end up running miles up and down the beach trying to cast your line into the school of fish, if you dont get a bite after four or five casts then it's back out of the water and another run up the beach to catch up with the birds. The day I was designated photographer I think we ended up running about five or six miles. The fish are just off the beach in the surf. When the waves come in before they crest and crash you can see the school of fish in the wave. The guys had a blast and I think they ended the trip with a count of 19 fish, two pelicans, and a dog. (the pelicans and dog were not injured) The dog thought it would be fun to chase the fly while Jeremy ran down the beach, it got stuck in it's paw, and the pelicans.... well there are just so many of them it is inevitable the will get hooked.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Which one is your favorite?

Here is a sneak peak of our vacation pics....well not really....kinda. We had the luxury of living in a three bedroom condo on the beach. The sunsets were AMAZING!!!! I took a few with my totally ROCKIN camera and they turned out beautifully, just like a postcard. I want to blow one up, frame it, and hang it in the house. The only problem is that I can't decide which one I like best. That is where you all come in. I am not blog savvy enough to put a real poll on here but leave me a comment and let me know your choice...... Thanks.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I'm Back!!!

Ok, Ok, so I know I have posted this before but this time I have a good excuse. I was on vacation for three weeks, add in the week of craziness before trying to get packed and ready, and the week after trying to adjust to life back to normal and that is FIVE weeks of excused blogging absense.....RIGHT???

All right I know I'm lame but oh well..... I will be a more regular blogger from now on I promise.

Recap on Life: (will post pics later)

*We had a fantabulous time in Mexico this year. I took almost 700 pictures. My new camera ROCKS!!!! Fishing of the beach, catching dorado and sailfish, jumping off of trees 45 ft in the air, sliding down natural rock waterslides, horseback riding, and lots of SPF!

*I was in my first snowmachine race and won.....there were only three women in the race, but I beat them anyway. It was a 120 mile cross country race. I will be racing again in March, it will be a longer, rougher, cross country race...we shall see what happens. Jeremy is also racing, he got 2nd in his class this past weekend.

* Starting my spring cleaning early this year...WOO HOO! Maybe if I start early I will actually finish the house inside and out.

* I started a new bible study called "Young Mom's" bible study. I am really exited to learn new things and since it is through another church via MOPS I am also exited to meet some new friends.

* Jeremy is SUPER DUPER busy at work and at home these days ..... poor guy. Kids are doing great.

* I just got an email that I have a new niece, Annika Reese Pepperd. 6 lb dark haired little girl, born 2:20 am. Congratulations Josh and Lindsay! I now have 12 nieces and nephews.

Well that is life for later