Friday, October 22, 2010

San Juan, PR

Every October there is a COVD (an optometry organization) meeting and we've been able to go the past two years. Whoever got to pick the spot this year should get to do it every year.

The first few days we spent in Old San Juan:

And it was HOT and we felt like this:

I was trying to get Jason to take a picture with me after we had walked about 1,000 miles, Javen had dumped water all down him, and we had been taking pictures all day.

This is how we kept Javen entertained:
The next few days that the boys went to class we spent in old San Juan shopping, taking pictures, posing, and taking more pictures. Sue reverse parallel parked this on a downhill one way cobblestone street. It was a proud moment. Until we had to move because we were informed that spot was only for taxis. Dumb.

I'm not sure what this is but everyone else was taking pictures of it so I thought maybe I should too.

The posing:

One night Jason and I were able to go Kayaking at the bioluminescent bay area. It was awesome!

This is a dramatized and possibly photoshopped photo of what it looked like:
(The water did glow-and it was amazing-but not quite like this) photo from here

We spent a day hiking to other lookout areas

And to here:

And exactly one week ago today I was sitting on this sand:

and doing stuff like this:

Our guide told us it has been featured as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is now a goal of mine to one day own a part of this island, although that may require selling all of our possessions(in 20 years when we have some worth selling) plus a few limbs. Maybe it will just be my happy place for now.
Did I mention that I think he is the cutest boy?

Saturday, October 2, 2010

September Visitors

Jason's brother Cade and his wife Kelsie came to visit. Cade had an interview at SCO and got accepted. Wahoo Cade! It was fun to have them out but my camera didn't make it past their cute boy:

It was fun having them and we're glad they were able to come stay!

The next week my Dad and Step-Mom came for a quick trip. We did lots of eating out, eating ice-cream, and cheesecake. We did find time to explore in between all of the eating. The first day we went to the zoo and this was the face Javen had the entire time:

The petting zoo-we were trying to get him a little closer:

Isn't this guy great?

We discovered what Javen would look like as a china baby..what do you think?

We obviously thought it was hillarious:

But this guy was pretty serious, I think he was scouting out which person was going to be his next meal. Seriously look at those creepy eyes!

Colettle hadn't seen Beale Street yet so we thought she needed the experience of watching people eat BBQ and inhale all of their second hand smoke.

It really was fun, aside from the second hand smoke. Javen even thought about dancing to the blues band, until it got so loud our brains were vibrating.

We love all ya'll! haha. Thanks for coming and we miss you!

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Last Thanksgiving I did a post with Javen wearing these awesome hats...and here they are again! Aren't they cute? Go here to buy some. They have some darling girl ones too.