Monday, April 28, 2008

12 Metre Race in St. Maarten...

One of the boats we raced against.

There's me waaayyy up at the front of our boat.

Joshua hanging out on the boat.

This is the boat we raced in...the True North IV, also the Coors Light boat! That is Dicks head in the front :)

So, on Wednesday of our cruise while we were in St. Maarten, we got to go on a mock Americas Cup race. They have boats that have actually been in the real Americas Cup and have won all kinds of awards. It's really go out there and they spend the first part of your time teaching everyone different jobs on the boat. After that is all done, you have a few practice runs and then, it's off to race! We raced against 2 other boats and it was awesome! Just like you see on TV, those boats lean all the way to one side or the other and you think you're going to fall right fact, my beer flew off at one point! It was so much fun....Josh, Me, Dad, Uncle Clint and Dick went. And, our boat WON!!! So cool...I'd have to say one of the coolest excursions we've done yet.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

OKC Memorial Marathon

Today was the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in memory of the victims of the bombing. The Batteries Plus team went to OKC to run the 1/2 marathon and marathon relay! It was quite an adventure of a weekend, but we had lots of fun...I think the look on everyones face when we realized that it was raining outside was pretty priceless ;D. We had to get up at 4:45 to be ready to leave by 5:30...and the run started at 6:30...freakin early! Once we got into it, it did quit raining, but it was still darn cold when you were done! I ran the marathon relay with some other dudes b/c of the injury in my foot...I did the first leg and I had high aspirations of continuing on with the other gals just to finish the half, but it was not to be. These old lady parts were having none of it, and I was so dissapointed! But all my girls did AWESOME and I am so proud of them! Fun, fun times.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Cruise post #2!

So! Here is part 2! ;D Thursday we were in St. Thomas...we went on a gonala ride up to Paradise Point and got some awesome views of the island. It was so pretty...just breathtaking! After dinner that night, we went to see a hysterical! The next morning, we got to go to a cooking show in the theater. They showed how to make a few of the dishes they offer, and after it was done, we got a tour of the galley. That was really neat to see. Uncle Clint did another tour later about the theater and got to see some of the costumes and the dressing rooms. Friday night was the final formal night. It also was the Newlywed/Not so Newlywed Gameshow in one of the clubs. We had gotten to know one of the cruise directors, and she fixed it so Josh and I were picked to take part! It was hysterical...not a story for the blogpage...but call me if you wanna hear! And we won!! Pretty cool. Later that night we went to the Champagne was cool to see. The next day was our day in the Bahamas. We snorkeled and laid on the was so wonderful and relaxing. That night was our final dinner with our wonderful waiter Alex...he was so much fun, a real hoot! I even jokingly asked for a Love Boat to go (yes people,I had one every night!!!) and he fixed it for me! All wrapped up like a I ate it for a midnight snack. The final picture if of all of us on our decks...they all connected! So much fun. What a week...what a vacation! I'm counting down the days until we can go again!

Cruise #1!!

As you know, I am the queen of pictures, so this is just round one!! We had such a great time on our cruise...we went with my Dad and Mama C, Aunt Red and Uncle Clint and our new friends Dick and Patty. It was a blast. Day one we got on the boat and went to the "Sail Away" deck party. So much was cool to watch Ft. Lauderdale fade into the distance ;D. The next day was at sea, so we got our lounge chairs and chilled out in the sun all afternoon. That night was our first formal night and the captians cocktail party, so we went to that and got our picture taken with the Commodore. And got some free drinks!! Love the pink champagne! :D After that, we headed to dinner and a few shows. Tuesday we another day at great to have some relaxation time! Wednesday we woke up in St. Maarten and headed out for our shore on Americas Cup boats!! It was so much fun...our boat won! Then we went into the town for some shopping. That night, we had the Island Night Deck had been looking forward to it all week! It was a blast. Lots of good you can see, dad worked hard on his patented *Scraping the Barrel* move! ;D At the end, they shot off streamers, and Josh was so sweaty they all stuck to his head...pretty funny. The waiters were bringing him more to stick on! So, that was the first 1/2 of the week!!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Joshua's 29th Birthday!

Happy Birthday Josh!! Tuesday night we went out to dinner with some of our friends and family to celebrate Josh turning 29. It was a blast! Instead of bringing out ice cream, the waiters brought him a shot of tequila and made him wear that goofy hat while they sang to him. Pretty freakin funny! 10 adults and 7 kids can create some havoc at a restuarant ;D. Then on Wednesday (his actual day) Micah and I went to his office to have lunch with him, and I made a yummy lasagna for dinner. Josh told me that when people asked him how old he was, no one wanted to believe him because 29 is the *last* birthday you have!! They all thought he had turned 30 something and just didnt want to tell! :D