Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Time Has Come

The time has finally come to get packed and head out on our cruise to the Eastern Caribbean!!! I can't believe it has been 6 months since we booked this trip. The time has flown! Tomorrow morning, Chad and I, along with our good friends, Bryan and Julie Jensen, will head to Fort Lauderdale (just in time for spring break!) and after spending the night there, will board the MSC Orchestra cruise ship. We will stop in the Dominican Republic and attempt to visit Playa Rincon, one the top 10 beaches in the world, (photo above) for some world class snorkeling. Then it is on to Antigua for the zip line through the rain forrest as well as the Leap Of Faith, then to St. Marteen and the Bahama's. We will of course post lots of pics when we get back home on the 26th.
We are so very grateful to all of our family who is helping us with our kids so we can take this once in a lifetime trip!! We love you all and will see you when we get back!!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009


So, Oakley and I have started a new adventure together. We are now taking Taekwando and it is sooo much fun! We go twice a week and have been doing it for about 6 weeks now. We are both white belts but will get to test for our advanced white belts in June. I have always wanted to get into marshal arts and I am kicking myself that I waited so long to start.
We take over at Black Diamond Taekwando in Herriman and we have a great master. While we are learning all our blocks, kicks and punches, we have gotten to break boards and spar a little here and there and may I say how satisfying it is to be able to kick the crap out of someone in the name of fun!!!
As always, Oakley is fearless! She does amazingly well. She has a few problems with all the pivoting we have to do, but we are 2 of 3 girls in our class and she is better than most of the boys in the class. Just one more thing to make me more than proud to be her mom!!!
As we continue to test and move up in rank we will keep posting. It can take up to 3+ years to get a black belt, but that is a goal that both Oak and I have so cheer for us and come along for the ride!!!!