Monday, September 24, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
later that night we were going through some of our presents and this is what i turned around to find...i was laughing so hard. truly my life will never be boring!! this was the bag our kitchenaid came in when it was shipped (thanks ry, lynda and kim family), but obviously it can hold more than just the kitchenaid. it actually looks just like a santa bag. fun times in the wessler house!
Sunday, September 16, 2007
something else that made it fun to come back...presents! we had so much fun opening our presents and seeing all the fun stuff we got. thanks so much to all our generous friends and family!
one of our first meals back home as a married couple. dave actually made it and even surprised me with a rose. i have the sweetest husband ever and feel so blessed to be married to him (and not just because he cooks and brings me flowers)!
the entrance to our resort. we were so psyched when we drove up to it
the pool and the ocean. we loved laying by the pool.
i'm a little embarrassed about my crazy bangs, but i had to post the picture because the beach was so pretty.
a really cool outdoor restaurant at the resort (notice the pina coladas)
we were there for a rodizio-style dinner night where they came around with all different types of meat on skewers. it was sooo good!
i told you i loved the pina coladas! i think i had at least 2 (or 3) almost every night for dinner, not to mention the pina coladas or daiquiris we got at the evening shows and the pool. let's be honest, we drank a lot!!
a night of shopping in downtown cancun. we discovered this really cool outdoor mall.
we went on a really cool mayan adventure excursion. we started out kayaking. we were racing against the 3 other couples that were on the excursion with us. unfortunately we lost which was especially disappointing since the winners got free shots of tequila. we'll have to work on our kayaking skills (ok, i'll have to work on my kayaking skills) so we can win the tequila next time :o)
after the kayaking we hiked through the jungle notice our hardcore guide in the camo!
we hiked to a cenote, an underground freshwater sinkhole/cave. before we went into the cenote we received a blessing from a mayan shaman in his native language to purify us since the cenote is sacred.
the entrance to the cenote
after swimming for a little while we hiked back out and drove to our next adventure... zip lining! both dave and i enjoyed the speed and didn't use our wooden hook shaped brake to slow us down until the last minute. if we wouldn't have used the brake in time the padded pole would have stopped us!i was especially proud of dave because he isn't the biggest fan of heights...but he is always up for an adventure. does he look a little worried? maybe the padded pole was coming a little too fast!
repelling time! it was my first time and i was really excited!after repelling and lunch at a local mayan village we headed to the ruins at coba. this temple is the tallest temple in the area and one of the few you can still climb on. we rented these old school mountain bikes from the main part of the village and rode to the main temple. it was SOO hot that the breeze felt good. we were definitely sweaty by the time we climbed to the top.
the view from the top
heading down...it was a little steep
we had such a fun time seeing some of the sites in the area. we also went to a water park one morning and rode some fun water slides. probably our favorite part was the lazy river...although it wasn't necessarily relaxing since we were playing tag and running through the river. we also swam with the dolphins which was so fun. i wish we had bought a waterproof camera to capture the fun. the dolphins are trained to kiss you on the cheek for a picture but when it was my turn pablito, our dolphin, went straight for my lips. i think it surprised the trainer and it definitely surprised me. dave didn't know how he felt about a dolphin getting fresh with his wife! we had such a fantastic honeymoon! it was a great way to start out our new life together!
us on the snow field. it was crazy to climb on snow in september. dave has gotten so good at the go-go gadget (one) arm pictures since i have him take them of us so often. below is the proof!
there were snowboarders and skiiers taking advantage of the snow. we climbed to the top of the snow pile and got caught in a sudden minute long hail storm. it was totally random and stopped as suddenly as it started and then it was sunny and warm again.
classic colorado weather!
Friday, September 14, 2007
- talking to my husband on the phone. always a treat during the work day. i get excited when i see his number come up on the screen of my phone.
- the dvds for seasons 1-4 of "saved by bell" came in the mail (i had them delivered to work)! i am going to study up so i can represent a little better in future "saved by the bell" trivia games and not get schooled by my amazing husband (i had a poor showing last saturday during the spontaneous trivia session. pretty disappointing since i considered myself a more knowledgeable fan). watch out bayside...here i come!
- i met my old co-worker niki for lunch at "the spicy pickle" (yumm! sausalito bandido). we used to be cube neighbors and we would talk all day, everyday about what was going on in our lives...the good things and the hard things. we still email, but it's not the same...it's been a lonely 4 months since she left. i miss our talks and get excited whenever we can get together. thanks for a fun lunch niki!!
- i know i only said 3 reasons, but number four is a potential for the list. we are going out tonight with our friends skye and chris. skye is my old roommate and since i have a new roommate i don't see her as much. plus dave and chris are buddies and i think they like to get together as much as skye and i do. sometimes i think they could be long lost brothers.
now if i can only make it through the rest of my work day...
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
we determined kyle is part mountain goat (we will now to refer to him as KMG- aka kyle mountain goat). seriously, that guy can move. this is him cruising up the mountain. dave signing the log at the summit. he looks a little confusedhappy to have made it to the top. signing the log on the top of my first fourteener!huh?!on the way down i learned something new about my husband...he is a "saved by the bell" (sbtb) expert. i loved sbtb growing up and i would consider myself pretty knowledgeable when it comes to the show, but i couldn't hold a candle to dave or kyle. on the way down it was sbtb trivia time and dave and kyle were amazing. i would love to see them challenge the mckinnon sisters in a sbtb trivia game. i think it would be a great competition. we had a great time and are so glad kyle invited us to come along.