Sunday, August 31, 2008

Following in Everyone Elses Footsteps

Well, everyone else has a blog, so we decided to get one today. Mainly because Ali and Jed have one, and a few of my (Caitlin) old college buddies have one... perhaps someday this will be good enough since I don't write journal entries anymore... I know... I know... bad girl....

So... never really wrote about the honeymoon, we just hit our 6 monthiversary August the 23rd... we're not nearly as "newly wed" as we used to be. After 6 months, I must say, things are still really great. We're learning and growing from each other and we have NOT gained the marraige weight (thank goodness), thanks to our faithful trips to the gym.

So I guess I'll hit the highlights of our marraige and let the blogs come from there:

1. Wedding Day : everything went smoothly, everyone looked beautiful, and if you want to see pictures, look em up on facebook.

2. Honeymoon: the honeymoon was a cruise to Jamaica, Cayman Islands, and Cozumel. Loved the last two, Jamaica was aweful... we got mauled right off the boat by vendors and continued to get harrassed the rest of the time we were there, excluding the fantastic 4-wheeling adventure (which I loved!)... I did get a horrible sun burn which put a damper on things, but overall, the whole honeymoon went really well, we can't wait to go on another adventure together.

3. Back to Reality: once we got home, we moved to a bigger apartment and got back to work, Jeff has since been promoted and I have quit my job to go back to school. I finally figured out what I want to do, and that is to become a personal trainer, so I am now taking tons of really fun classes, yay team!

4. Sailing: Yes, we have a sail boat... we forgot we had a sailboat and it was towed away for 2 months before we realized it was gone... sad yes... the towtruck guy wanted 600 dollars for it, we talked him down to 100 cuz we're awesome bargaining geniouses. Once we finally got the boat up and running we took it for a sail... Jeff told me he knew how to sail.... if by "know how to sail" he meant "read a book on it and was a passenger on a sailboat once" then yes, he knew how to sail. Surprisingly, we were sailing, we took off in the wind and we were pulling red ropes and green ropes, and I was having to move around a lot because the boat kept trying to flip. We had another passenger, Tom, who knew a little about sailing himself and was doing a great job. He got off to jet ski with Chris, and left me to fend for myself with Jeff. At that point, Jeff kept yelling about something called a "Jib" and I floundered around pulling different colored ropes in hopes of finding this mysterious "jib"... all I remember after that is a great gust of wind and me flying out of the boat and into the water. We tipped our boat... I thought I was going to drown, but luckily found air and Jeff and we both lived. The boys then decided to take the boat to shore because at this point, half the boat was filled with water and needed some medical attention. I took the jet ski and went off on my own. By the time I got back, all I found were three heads bobbing in the water and the tip of the sail poking out of the water. We sunk our boat. Literally, sunk the ship.... yeah... luckily, 6 hours after this whole ordeal started, we had the boat back on dry land. Jeff bought the part missing that made our boat sink, and we have been sailing since, successfully and without any sinking or flipping. Yay team!

5.Trip to Lubbock: We went for the 4th of July to spend some time with my Dad and family. Jeff hadn't really had much time with them yet. It went SO WELL!!!! We had a great time, got to see "texas" in the paladuro canyon, went to the 4th on Broadway celebration, my dad and I sang while he played guitar, my dad got to know Jeff better, which was really nice, and I got to spend time with Bekah which is always fun.

6.Trip to Utah: Ali got married. So we went to Utah to show our support of my best friend. I didn't really get to see her though, :(. I understood because I remember how hectic it gets, but I was still sad about it. We did manage to get her some hilarious gifts, of which I will not post... plus I had a lot of fun with Lorraine and Brendan her boyfriend. We went shopping, went to the science spectrum, saw the new Joseph Smith movie at Temple Square, cried a little, and just enjoyed each other's company. Lorraine has grown a lot and it was so nice to see her so happy... made me feel all warm and fuzzy for her.

6. Last Day at Work: So my last day at work was August 21st, and no one was happier than I was! I hated that place... loved the people, hated the politics... and my overloaded work schedule, I was an unhappy camper. So yeah... I'm FREE!!!!!!!!!! Love school... I got some unexpected gifts from my former coworkers, though. It was really sweet. I also got a good peptalk from Dr.Brown, the singing pathologist... he said "be free" and I am...

7. Gymnastics class: I did a back handspring!!!! YEYAH!!!! First day!!!! Ok, so I had a spotter and used the horse to back me up, but still... I did it.. and I love this class... I love all my classes!

So that's everything in a nutshell... the rest of the posts will be a little less crowded...