Saturday, December 5, 2009

Dusty's 30th Birthday Suprise!

On November 5th, Dusty turned 30 years old! What a big day! So for Dusty's birthday I suprised him with a 7-night cruise to the Mexican Rivera. We drove up to Coeur d'Alene on November 13th because my parents had bought Dusty and I tickets to the broadway musical, "Lion King". They had bought the tickets before we decided to sell our house and move, but it was perfect because we could go on the cruise and leave the girls with their grandparents. The play was amazing with all the intricate costumes. (Thanks mom and dad!) Then on Sunday we flew to LA for the cruise. It was so much fun! It was great to get away and spend some time together in the wonderful hot sunshine! Our stops were Cabo San Lucas, Matazalan, and Puerto Vallarta. The weather was perfect the whole time! In Cabo, we went parasailing and snorkeling. The parasail went up +600 ft! It was a beautiful view. The water was so warm too! In Matazalan we just walked around the city and went to the flea market. The meat section smelt so bad and we saw lots of pigs, or their parts atleast. (check out the pictures below!) Then In Puerto Vallarta we rented a convertible bug that they had just cut the top off. Then we were in for a crazy ride because first of all it was a rental and Dusty was driving and second of all we were in Mexico and everyone drives like Dusty down there!! And the bad news is my seat belt wouldn't work!!! But all in all we arrived safety back to the boat with only getting pulled over once. We had turned on a one way road, (but there was no sign) anyways, a cop in the street told us to pull over and he asked for Dusty's license and wanted to give us a ticket for 1000 pesos, (about $100 dollars). Yeah right, so anyways Dusty pulled out his wallet, which had quite a bit of cash and asked the cop how much he wanted. Then the cop was like, oh no I can't take your money, people are watching me. So he had us drive up the block and Dusty met him on the sidewalk and slipped the money in his litte purse thing and then he handed Dusty back his license. Dusty then booked it back the car before the cop realized Dusty only gave him 3 rolled up 1 dollar bills! Ha Ha Ha!
Well, Puerta Vallarta was our favorite stop. It looked like a jungle there and we went on 10 ziplines through the jungle and over rivers. We got to hold little monkeys while they ate out of our hands!
We had a great time the whole week and ate a whole lot! We came back tan and were excited to see our little girls. We missed them so much!

Our fancy dining room on the boat.

Our little dinner group! The couple on the right are from Poland and they thought that Dusty looked like Jim Carrey!

All the waiters sang to Dusty for his birthday one night!

That's us parasailing in Cabo San Lucas

Sea Lion Rock in Cabo

The beach in Matazalan

Gross! But Dusty looks cute!

There goes Dusty on the zip line in Puerto Vallarta

Here he comes!

This was a natural rock slide in a place called El Eden in Puerto Vallarta

Don't worry I have my nose plugged, no water up my nose!

The Rental!

The sunrise on Saturday morning!

The monkey towel our room attendant made

Leaving the boat... with a few extra pounds each!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween Week

Here are some pictures from our Halloween Week!
We decorated cookies on Sunday and in this picture Daisy is trying to make the same face that the pumpkin cookie has.

Here is Dusty with his pumpkin cookie making the same face!

On Monday we made some Halloween stew with pumpkin rolls.

Then we carved our pumpkins for family night.

On Thursday, Daisy had a Halloween party at her preschool. She dressed up like a beautiful princess.

Here is Daisy and some of her preschool friends.

On Thursday night we had a spooky Halloween dinner and everyone got to dress up in a costume and we ate some very scary food.

Now here are some pictures of us on Halloween night as Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompas!

We had a very fun Halloween but we missed being around all the family and trick-or-treating at the grandparents. We love you!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Mole Burning on Sunday Night!

Okay, this post is at the request of Dusty... Dusty discovered about 10 years ago that he could burn his moles off by getting a screwdriver red hot and then singeing the skin. Sounds like fun, huh?? Well, anyways, he has burned a few of my moles off before and decided to do a few more tonight. It's a nice, wholesome, couple-bonding activity.

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Last night we went with our neighbors, the Burtons, to the trick-or-treat street at Snake River Landing here in Idaho Falls and we were featured on the local news! Here is the link to the video to check it out.

Idaho Falls Local News Video

I'll post some more pictures after tonight!

Friday, October 30, 2009


This morning I woke up and I wished we had moved to Las Vegas, NV. I was also wishing that global warming wasn't such a big scam because I think it would be really nice if things were a little warmer!

But at least I have an incredibly awesome husband who scrapes off my windows!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Toys... Toys... Toys...

The last few weeks Dusty has been buying quite a few little boy toys! So I thought I would post pictures of them. But if any of you know Dusty at all, these toys might not be around for long!
He got a Hummer h2, an acura for me, a hardknock 515o hardtail cruiser, and a honda 4-wheeler. The other day we went for a ride down by the canal on the 4-wheeler and enjoyed the beautiful fall leaves. But there is one other suprise toy that he got that is REALLY awesome but you will have to wait to see it until we send out our Christmas cards!