Thursday, September 13, 2012

5 years ago today...

I was stuck on a mountain top in Peoa, UT because our four wheeler got stuck.

To make a long story short, the next thing I knew a tall, dark and handsome man in a suit was in front of me on one knee. Every day since I've been even more happy I said yes.

I love you Garret... More than yesterday and less than tomorrow.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Making it ours...the never ending story of owning a home.

The handsome man has done it again. His handy-ness makes him even more handsome, I must say. And his blogging skills? Well...he puts me to shame! To see another of our house DIY's check out his latest post here.
This is probably now my favorite room in my house! I just need a chaise and a large round rug...any suggestions?

Monday, March 26, 2012

Making it ours...

The husband blogged about (yea he's way better at this than me...) our pantry/mudroom makeover for his work blog. Check it out if you would like. I'll have to get some more pictures up here with a little more detail, especially once I get the space decorated. I'm just behind in everything right now and I can't catch up, oof.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Costa Rica: Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio was probably our favorite city of the 4. It was the perfect way to end the trip. Manuel Antonio is a cute little beach town surrounded by lush, green jungle. The water was so warm and the waves were perfect. The beaches were big and there really weren't many people at all. We went into the jungles and saw SO many amazing animals, haggled in the markets, drank coconuts and body surfed until we dropped (literally, Garret got heat stroke...). 

Garret kept saying the whole time "I want to live here, I want to live here!" My thoughts exactly babe! Until then...PURA VIDA! 

We kept calling our room "The fantasy suite" it was AMAZING! This is the private deck.
Garret really knew he cold live here when he discovered they have deer...

We saw several sloths while we were there. This dude came out of the tree AND CROSSED THE ROAD. I could have picked him up and cuddled him! Just gotta watch for the green fungus, parasites and lethal talons he's got...

We loved this little pito pito, check out the view!
San Jose rush hour.
Sad to go home...

SOMEONE needs to send me their pictures and videos since they got most of them from this city!!! AHEM. Plus we had a film camera we need to develop still...

If you ever have the chance, go to Costa Rica, it was beautiful, amazing, relaxing, so much to do and the people were really, really cool too. Costa Rica was even better than I imagined and it will be somewhere we will go back to again and again. (I hope!)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Costa Rica: Monteverde

You thought I was back to my old ways didn't you! Well I'm back with another picture overload. 

Monteverde was our 3rd city in Costa Rica and is a little place in the mountains. It's way up tiny, muddy, crazy roads in the cloud forests. Someone told us the cloud forests are one of the 100 things you need to see before it's gone. It's sad to think these wonders are disappearing at such fast rate. 

Monteverde was a kind of cold and very wet but it was so beautiful and I actually loved it. The forests were so thick and GREEN and just breath taking.  

See what those are? Leaf cutter ants!
Ants can hold up to ten times their body weight. This big (little) guy is holding that massive twig all with his jaws! 
Dun nuh, dun nuh, dun nuh
Dinner plate size, folks! 
That guy made this guy look like nothing! He was probably fist sized. 
Zip lining and repelling in the canopy, SO beautiful! 

The guys jumped from this nutso bridge 175ft off the ground.  That's a little too close to death defying for me.

I love shacks, they always have the best food. 
It's an optical illusion! 

The amazing view from our room, this picture does no justice. 


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Costa Rica es PURA VIDA: San Jose and Arenal

Are you ready for picture overload??? 

 We absolutely loved Costa Rica. So much so, we decided we would live there and can't wait to go back! Here's a look at our first two cities: San Jose and Arenal. San Jose was...a big city. I don't know what else to really say about it. We got in late at night and drove through the red light district to get to our hotel. That experience. A local told us later that if the "escorts" look fit and pretty they are a man. you know. While I'm glad we saw San Jose to see another side of Costa Rica, we were pretty glad to get out the next day.

Arenal was a BEAUTIFUL place. It's famous for it's volcano, eco thermales (hot springs) and river rafting. We loved all three! Our pictures at the eco thermales were on a film water camera so I will have to develop those sometime and post them. But, that place was amazing! The pools varied in heat with water falls and beautiful surroundings. We wanted to go every night!

Enjoying the Dallas airport


The boulevard in San Jose behind our hotel

The drives were absolutely breathtaking

These little wood shops with wood animals for sale were all over the side of the road.

Can you see the faces?

Beautiful cathedral

The grounds, these bushes are amazing!

I love old churches and cathedrals

Can I have this flooring please?

I have a mild obsession with all things nautical

The view from the cathedral. See that rainforest right across the street?!

Just something I have to do sometimes.

Our lovely travel companions drinking a delicious blackberry drink

This is pretty much the traditional Costa Rican meal and we LOVED it.

Winding through the cloud covered hills

The view from our room!

I loves starfruit!

On the grounds AMAZING.

Probably the most beautiful place we stayed.

We just couldn't get over the amazing grounds!

The beautiful birds we saw every morning at breakfast!

The big kahuna, trying to attract the ladies with his impressive orange beard.

Can you see the lovely bird?

I love bugs and these wasps were amazing.

Pretty flowers everywhere

Showin us his best side

The resort

Beautiful butterfly in the butterfly garden

Cool flower/plant things

We are so white we glow!

Right below our room.

One of our favorite little restaurants

The little guaramundi begging. He was just hanging on the side of the road waiting for us!

We kinda liked him

Just strolling down the level 4 rapids

The pictures don't do this justice AT ALL.

Victor! Our guide. He told us he was married to a "cougar".

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And that's a wrap!