Thursday, February 14, 2008

new hobby

This winter we decided to take on a new hobby! I am definitely picking it up quicker than Brett, but he is coming along. His instructer told him that soon he will be ready for the bunny hill. My friend, Tara, also started learning with us. Just one more thing we can have fun doing together!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

hello from Negril

We decided to become Jamericans. We love Negril. The sun sets here and it is beautiful. We are on a bay called Bloody Bay. You can walk out forever and it only comes up to your waist. The bottom is very sandy, no rocks! Brett only has gone wake boarding once since we got to Jamaica since the wearther has been so windy. I think going a few times today is in the cards. I will be the onlooker on the beach snapping photo shots of my baby.

We are having a blast. Going to bed early and getting up early. We are sad to say and feel somewhat old, but we have not partook in any of the night life out here. After dinner it is off to bed. We can hear the loud music even in our room.

Our room in Negril is awesome. They upgraded us to a suite. We have a beautiful balcony that looks out to the ocean and not to mention out to the non prude side of the beach. That 6 foot hedge does us no good from a second floor balcony. We avoid! I have seen enough nude to last me a good year.

Time to lotion up and hit the beach! See you all soon, unless we extend this vacation....

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

brett is going to write this one

Hieee! MJ and I are having a blast in Jamaica. We are both fighting off colds, but it has affected MJ more because she has more sinus pressure and hasn't acclimated from the flight yet. She has been an awesome sport, though, and we have still done activities such as golf, the catamaran cruise, dinner at the French restaurant and Bayside grille. She even humored me with a little competitive ping pong (table tennis, if you will. and we did.)

So in other words, this has been an awesome vacation so far, and I can't wait to gain another 12 or so pounds off food and drink. Please try to recognize me when I get back.... :-) O = MJ wants me to inform you that she was not involved in any way of the smiley-potbelly-legs emoticon. She thinks emoticons of all sorts are stupid, juvenille and silly and I recommend you don't send her any in text, email, or other. She will mock you.

Regardless, everything is Irie here (Jamaican for 'Everything's Great'). It's nice to take a break from the snow and work and other such things. Hope you are having a wonderful week and we will see you when we get back!!!!!!!

we made it

We are here at Couples Resort in Ocho Rios. Everything is great except for the head cold that I go when I woke up on Saturday morning. I struggled through a day of work and then slept until we woke up at 3:00am to leave. It was rainy yesterday and we are planning on transferring to Couples Negril on Friday to finish out the week. The weather is supposed to better there. We are about to go to Dunn River's Falls. Luckily it is not raining. Golfing this afternoon and then some nice dinner plans at the restaurant on the water. Brett has been nice to me given my coughing, sniffing, and nose blowing. This cold is ruling out scuba diving. The plane landing was painful enough. I am going to stay on one level since my ears still haven't popped since Sunday. What can you do, just go with it! My bus is here! Love you all! MJ