Thursday, February 18, 2010

what's going on down south...

Dave and I are in Cozumel, Mexico right now. Why, you may ask, are you blogging when you're in this beautiful country? Well I'm a little sick. Somehow I got a bug and I've had to kind of take it easy (and before hoards of you ask me, no, I'm not prego ;). Hopefully I'll be up and running at full speed tomorrow as we'll be in Chitchen Itza, the amazing Mayan ruins that happen to be part of the new 7 Wonders of the World - hope I make it! It's been absolutely awesome here. We came with some friends, mostly from our ward. Right now they're all out shopping for souveniers while my sweet husband and I are watching Star Wars (my inner nerd comes out while I'm sick - well, that's not totally true. It shines through even when I'm not sick). So here are a few pictures of our adventures thus far.


Yes, it's that beautiful.
When Dave and I flew in to Cancun and waited for the ferry to take us to Cozumel we got to watch some flame throwers.

Flame throwers + Being in Mexico = Awesomeness.
We also discovered that we had booked our trip, quite by accident, over Carnival (which is like Mardi Gras) and is a BIG deal here. It's been like a huge party on the streets every night with dancers and parades. The boys had fun...

Maybe a little too much fun... especially Chris (what the?!! Just so you all know that particular night of Carnival involved many boys cross-dressing and Chris ate it UP, as you can tell ;D)
Everyone was dresses up for Carnival - Anthony did a little reading on it and found out that Carnival is the time for you to be anything that you're not (like the cross-dressing boys). We saw the cutest little girl (below) who I think Tara might have stolen some candy from just to win a competition we had going of who could get get the most free stuff. Whether it was done ethically or not, I'm not sure... I'm just sayin'....
Fireworks...


Oh I got bangs on my birthday btw.
THE best coconut shrimp I've ever had - and I am not a sea-food kind of gal. Everyone ended up trying it, even the die-hard non sea-foodies and they ALL loved it.
Soaking up some sun with Gina.
Ok this is one of my life-long dreams to check off the list - swimming with dolphins. We spared no expense for this and it was totally worth it (and we got the DVD to prove it ;). Gina, Lauren, Chris, Tara, Malachi and I got to do this while sweet Anthony and Dave watched our stuff and got some great pictures. (There was another family in our group in case you were wondering who the other no-names were, really nice fam btw).

Ladies in the house! We've been having a great time. Luckily my bug hit me around sixish last night and today we just chilled so I didn't have to worry about doing much. I've been kind of weak from loosing a lot of fluids (too graphic for you? tried to keep it from being too descriptive!) but I'm on the mend. Might even eat dinner tonight!

More updates to come...

4 comments:

atec said...

seriously jealous. Have fun. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY BY THE WAY!!! Sorry, we missed your birthday by A LOT (jan. 29). Oh, and I didn't know you do photography, love that blog!

TyBug said...

You suck.
Love Ty

Haylscat said...

Ty is quite correct. You do, in fact, suck. Sorry you are sick though.

PS, ummm, super cheese with the 'fireworks' pic ;)

PSS, I really hate Utah right now.

Tiff, Ry, and Jayden said...

Jealous!!!! And so is Lola. Hope you're feeling better!!! I think Lola may be sick too. I fed her- and the next day when I went to feed her.... she still had food from the day before!!! I knew you would be shocked.