Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Get me outta here!

I know I always say this, but what a busy few weeks we've had (and have, coming up). This past weekend, we went up to Orlando and met my parents and sister to go to Universal. Steph is a HUGE Harry Potter fan and we had yet to check out Harry Potter World at Universal. It was really cool! Even if you're not a big HP fan, it's still pretty neat to check out. They have it all set up like the movie and they even sell items that are popular at Hogwart's, such as chocolate frogs, wands and butterbeer (which is probably the sweetest thing I've ever drank. Tasted like sweet cream soda with marshmallow froth).
Can you tell she's excited?


Ice cream nerds.

On Sunday, we got up bright and early for Mike's Gator Club 5K that he had organized. It went well and he had a really good turnout! This coming weekend, I have April's baby shower which I'm spending this week getting things together for.

In exciting news, we booked our anniversary trip!! Even though our anniversary is in April, we're taking our trip a few weeks early since we're not sure what Mike's Atlanta schedule is going to be. Better to be safe than sorry. Since we had such a great time on our cruise for the honeymoon, we decided to book another one. This time, we're going to the Caribbean! We booked a great deal on Norwegian Cruise Lines. Our itinerary is:

Day 1: Miami (where we leave from)
Day 2: Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas
Day 3: At sea
Day 4: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Day 5: Grand Cayman
Day 6: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Miami

We're SO excited!! You cannot get me on that cruise ship fast enough. We're leaving from Miami so we're going to head down to Jupiter the day before and stay with my parents to break the drive up. They are also going to be pet-sitting Penny for us while we're gone so we'll drop her off. Here's some pics of our ship that I found. How awesome does that look??

We splurged and upgraded to a balcony room. Figured for this type of cruise, it would be worth it!

Cruise ship, I'm coming for you!!

Friday, February 17, 2012

What's going on?

It's been a busy few weeks here and I'm happy to say that Mike is back home! He finished his first project in GA and I'm very proud of him. He worked hard and it paid off. His next one isn't until another month or so, so he'll be home for a little while. Yay!

My sister came down for a visit one weekend while Mike was actually up in Gainesville for a Gator Club event.  We took Penny to the dog park, saw a movie and hit up the Florida Aquarium - I'd actually never been!

The following weekend, my parents came to Tampa and we went to the American Victory Ship on Saturday. It was built in 1944 and only one of four remaining ships from WWII that are still fully functioning. It was pretty cool! On Sunday, we all went to brunch along with Mike's dad and stepmom. It's always nice to get the families together.

This past Tuesday was Valentine's Day and we celebrated with our simple little tradition - fondue. We stay home and Mike makes a fondue dinner for us - cheese appetizer, meat, and chocolate and fruit for dessert. Yum! We had that along with some champagne and it was a very nice evening. We don't usually do gifts, but I did receive this beautiful surprise at work earlier in the day:
How pretty are those??

We also have an exciting adventure coming up...we booked our anniversary cruise! SO hard to believe that our one year anniversary is less than 2 months away. Time really does fly! Since Mike's not sure when his work schedule for his next Georgia project is, we decided to book it early just in case it ends up interfering with our actual anniversary date. We had so much fun on our honeymoon, that we decided to book another cruise! This time, we're headed south to the Caribbean. We're so excited but I'll elaborate more on that later on :)

As usual, we have a packed weekend coming up. Tomorrow we have our friends Mike and Danielle's wedding! They're good friends of ours who also happen to be our very awesome dog sitters for Penny. Their dog, Rylee, is Penny's little boyfriend. They're so cute! Mike and Danielle are getting married tomorrow night on Davis Island and it's supposed to be a beautiful day! We're very excited for them both.
On Sunday, I finally get to take my photography class! I can't wait to learn all the new tricks I can do with my camera(that I'm still very obsessed with). Mike is organizing an event for the Tampa Gator Club in a few weeks - a 5K race - and he's "hiring" me as the photographer for the event. Should be interesting...

Also, don't forget to check out my picture blog! All the pics from the dog beach, aquarium, AV Ship and Valentine's Day are on there. I update that blog pretty regularly, so if you want to keep up with it, you can add your email up top where it says "follow by email" and it'll notify you when I add new pictures and posts. You can do the same with this blog, if you haven't done so yet. 

Picture site - click here: Pictures & Pawprints 

I'll post about our upcoming trip on Monday. Until next time, have a fabulous weekend!