Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Turks and Caicos

We decided to vacation in Turks & Caicos this year with our friends Andrea & Travis. It was absolutely wonderful and I wish I could afford to stay there forever. I really have to start playing the lottery.

We stayed at a new resort, The Veranda. It is located in Providenciales and just opened in February 2010. The resort is actually all-inclusive, a rare find in Turks & Caicos.

Below is a picture of us in front of our room. The suites were very spacious with a small kitchen & laundry room. The staff at The Veranda was wonderful & our rooms were cleaned at least twice everday.

This was the most comfortable bed ever!!! It felt like sleeping on a cloud. I love fluffy beds!

Below is a picture of our new friend Mazie from the Jersey Shore. She was also staying at The Veranda and she was amazing. One night at dinner, a guitar player was taking requests and Andrea & I asked him to play Islands in the Stream by Kenny & Dolly. She came over to our table to sing with us, then invited us to a local club to sing karaoke. We love her! She loves and embraces every second of life. I aspire to someday experience the freedom & confidence Mazie personifies.

Mazie was a great singer!

Me and Andrea were NOT so great singers. I know everyone was praying for us to stop. I am sorry Madonna! You would have probably asked us to leave the stage.

Below is a picture of us before going to Coco Bistro. The restaurant was great! Everyone on the island told us this was one of the best places to eat & we were not disappointed. The food was delicious & the atmosphere was phenomenal. The dining area was outdoors, covered by only the foliage of the palms--very romantic! 

Below is a picture of our beach at the resort. This is where we spent the largest amount of our time. This is also the sight of one of my most embarassing moments ever!!!! On thursday, we were lying in the sun when Robby asked me to get up for something (I can't even remember what he asked me to do). Anyway, as I began to sit up, my top completely popped off. I have never seen anything like it. It was not like it just fell down-- it popped off like a boomerang, ultimately resulting in me flashing a non-suspecting Chinese man. I thought I would die! Then, Robby was laughing so hard, it took him 5 minutes to help me get the top back on. I swear this could have only happened to me.

Below is a picture of one of the many Turks & Caicos sunsets we were able to enjoy each night.

We enjoyed this vacation so much. We would definitely recommend the island & the resort to everyone.

I am also having some pictures of our snorkeling trip developed, so I will try to post some of those pics later this week. I know I have posted a thousand pictures tonight, but the place was so beautiful!--Such a wonderful way to celebrate our 4th anniversary. I wish every week could be a vacation.......

Monday, May 31, 2010

Grateful for Monday

I am so grateful to be home after a wonderful vacation in Turks & Caicos (I promise to post pictures soon--it was beautiful!). We arrived home at 5:00 am on saturday morning, then quickly packed for few a days at the lake for Memorial Day weekend. It was wonderful to see our family at the lake yesterday---I was so afraid I would never make it back from the vacation to see everyone. I am terrified of flying! I have flown a hundred times, but I have developed a terrible fear over the past couple of years. For this flight, I was even prescribed medication to help ease my fears, but after 2 pills and a glass of wine---I still thought I would pass out before I stepped on the plane (I am well aware that you should never drink with medication, but desperate times often call for desperate measures--please don't judge). If only I had a sailboat to take me to the Caribbean!

Robby was in a beautiful wedding last weekend. Congratulations Candice & Travis! I just love weddings.......

I always wonder what the future will hold for new couples. Life can take them anywhere....

The couple celebrated the wedding at their home in Richmond, Kentucky. Everything was gorgeous!

Robby looked so handsome! He was worried another woman might pick him up at the wedding. Thankfully, he was safe.

This is a photo of my in-laws at the wedding. (Randy & Brenda). They are the sweetest people in the world. They treat me like their own daughter. I am very grateful to have them in my life.

This is a photo of myself, my brother Shane and his wife Jennifer. I know it is impossible to tell she is 5 months pregnant with a baby girl. She is not showing at all! I am so grateful for them and my niece-to-be. It is unbelievable how much I already love my niece. I know she will be one of my favorite people in the world. I cannot wait to meet her. You can read more about my sister-in-law and my niece-to-be at .

Mom & Dad were unable to make it to the wedding, but I still wanted to post a picture of them. I love them very much and was very grateful they were able to make it to the lake yesterday to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend.

Hope everyone has had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. Looking forward to summer!