Friday, March 25, 2016

More Random Bahamas!

Thought I wold share some more random photos from our trip!

How many ways can Starbucks spell our names?

Waking up in paradise!
(Jack CHOSE to sleep on this roll away. Much better than sleeping with blanket stealing Sam!)
 Pictures with the boys!

See Senor Frogs in the background? You could hear the chants of "SHOT SHOT SHOT!!" coming from the bar.  They gave the thumbs up to that establishment! (eek)
 Real pictures with the boys!

Love this picture of Sam with all the blue!
 Tried to get the same feeling with Jack. Not quite the same.
 Sam sitting on an ancient throne.
 Jack decided to put his head in the helmet.
Sam soon carefully placed his head in the helmet! 

(Wordless happy picture!)
Boy, I miss those warm sunny days....

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Oh My!

One day on our vacation, we headed to the ocean. The warning sign was one level below "Not Advisable To Go Out There Today." Which I noticed AFTER we had been out there.

Right away, I knew I did not want to get into the water. From this angle, you can't tell, but I am actually standing above the boys on somewhat of a hill. The boys are standing in a very low area (almost like a ditch) due to the waves breaking in that area over and over and over...

The waves were so strong, it would knock the boys down and they loved every minute of it! Here Jack is asking the girl next to him if she was ok, because she went under him and knocked him down.
 I just stood and worried that they were going to get sucked out to the ocean never to be seen again.  Jason just rolled his eyes and reminded me they were more on the beach than in the water!

 Can't you just hear Sam saying, "We can do this, Jack!"
 "Uhhh.never mind, Jack! I am out of here!"
 Jason couldn't stand it anymore and decided to show the boys how to dive through and ride the waves. See Sam's little head to the right of Jason's. I was a bit worried!!! "NOT SO FAR!!"
Here comes the big one!
 Sam successfully swam with the wave..but where is Jason?
Look closely. He is wrapped in the wave like a burrito! You can see his feet on the right, then his dark trunks, and then his hand!
Sam was laughing!! Jason was telling HIM how to get it done and Jason got totally body slammed! 
Needless to say, that was the last wave of the day! 
Know came the impossible: removing sand from the entire body!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Hidden Bodies...

While on vacation I took the perfect beach/pool side book:
Hidden Bodies
by Caroline Kepnes 
It is the squeal to the book: You.

The first book, You, is a dark read about a stalker Joe Goldberg and focused on how social media can be the death of you . The book is so creepy, but I loved it. 

So, imagine my excitement when I saw there was a sequel: Hidden Bodies!! It's dark, but not near as dark as the first book with its focus on FB, narcissism and "making it" in Hollywood. Hidden Bodies picks up right were You left off, so reading the first book is a must. 

 Joe is a psychopath serial killer that you love to hate and I actually started to root for him! (UGH!!) Unfortunately, he isn't as crazy psychopath as he was in You, but there are glimmer of his "old self" as the story develops.  This time, Joe is heading to LA to take care of some business and along the way meets a gal named, Love. He wants to be with Love for the rest of his life and is willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen!  Through the book, I kept thinking, how does he get away with all of this and then right when I was having doubts, the books twists, turns and twists again!! Awesome!! 

From Amazon:
Joe Goldberg is no stranger to hiding bodies. In the past ten years, this thirty-something has buried four of them, collateral damage in his quest for love. Now he’s heading west to Los Angeles, the city of second chances, determined to put his past behind him.

In Hollywood, Joe blends in effortlessly with the other young upstarts. He eats guac, works in a bookstore, and flirts with a journalist neighbor. But while others seem fixated on their own reflections, Joe can’t stop looking over his shoulder. The problem with hidden bodies is that they don’t always stay that way. They re-emerge, like dark thoughts, multiplying and threatening to destroy what Joe wants most: true love. And when he finds it in a darkened room in Soho House, he’s more desperate than ever to keep his secrets buried. He doesn’t want to hurt his new girlfriend—he wants to be with her forever. But if she ever finds out what he’s done, he may not have a choice...

If you haven't read the book, You, I would highly recommend it...but remember, it's dark and about stalking. Then I would grab this book and enjoy more Joe, the lovable psychopath, crazy, serial killer!  (Did I really just say that?)

Monday, March 21, 2016

Left on a Jet Plane..

Over Spring Break, we left on a jet plane!
A very bumpy ride on the plane.  So much so, that a poor little girl was going to get sick, squeezed herself between the drink cart and MY seat, got by and then threw up on the guy behind me. That was a close and lucky one...for me!!

We finally landed on a little island called the Bahamas and decided to spend the week at Atlantis!
Oh boy...what a week it was!
When we arrived last Saturday afternoon, the boys immediately wanted to check out the watersides, so Jason and I decided to try out a couple local drinks!

Other highlights of the week
All of us went on this ride: The Leap of Faith!
 (This is the ride from our room!)
 A 60 foot, almost vertical drop! When you sit down on the slide to go down, you CANNOT see the slide!! Just your feet. You must push yourself and you with your stomach!!
 See the shark at the bottom in the water?

Checked out more local drinks: Caribbean Bugs!!

We went snorkeling off a boat in the ocean and saw sea life in a coral reef AND a shipwreck!!

Sam discovered Virgin Strawberry Daiquiris!!

Saw and watched loads of local sea life!

Had the locals make us mystery drinks!

 Hung out at the beach!

Went to the Straw Market and bought a few souvenirs.
Boys enjoyed Bahama Goombay Punch.
 Explored the property!
And we all kissed a girl named Jackie!

 (Sam: "Yay. The first girl I kiss is a fish.")

And then we reluctantly packed up our suitcases.
Waited in line after line at the airport.
 And got back on a jet plane. 
(VERY bumpy for about 15 minutes. Sam: "Are we going down?")
 Then arrived back home. 
and of course, we had to immediately stop to get Jason's annual birthday Big Mac and Shamrock shake.