*arrived in cabo recovering from the stomach flu...i think it officially healed me
*excited to see ash & spenser
*the first bite of chips & guac were heavenly
*we didn't waste anytime and went straight to laying out...i was totally okay with that
*ate incredible food the entire trip either at the resort or out in town...oh my seriously some of the yummiest food ever...still think about it sometimes
*the resort was huge and absolutely incredible...rick i can't say it enough...thank you!!
*saw a momma and baby whale jumping around in the water while we were laying out at the resort...a truly breath-taking sight...reminds you how amazing God is
*miami vice was a tasty drink, but stayed faithful to my malibu 7 for the most part
*so thankful for family time
*chips & guac still heavenly
*taught the fam how to play bohnanza...might have made up our own rules, but it was fun
*took a catamaran to go snorkeling...the boat crew was awesome
*laughed so hard with ash trying to run in our flippers
*boat crew laughed so hard at me, as the waves took me down while trying to run in flippers
*everyone went snorkeling and it was wonderful...ash and i got kinda cold, but that's just a minor detail
*put sunscreen on my lips everyday to prevent cold sores...i forgot the day of the snorkeling trip
*last bite of chips & guac even more heavenly
*last night we went into town to have dinner at a hole-in-the wall restaurant...kinda, but the boat of seafood we were served was so stinkin good
*ended trip with some hagen das ice cream...good idea ash & amanda
*overall the trip was incredible and i will post pictures later (or if you are on facebook...they are there)
*wanted to do a mexican thank you dinner for rick...oober excited because i found the recipe for chipotle's stuff...it was yummy
*was reminded how truly blessed i am
*got to go to brunch with my beautiful mother-in-law (and gary, abbey & adam) and celebrate her and all of the wonderful things she does for us!!
*thank you mom for loving me unconditionally and for teaching me how to love others...you are an incredible example to so many and especially to me...you make me want to be a better woman and strive to one day be a mom like you! i love you to the moon and back times twenty four and forever and always! :)
*thank you kelly for loving me as i am your own...you have no idea how grateful i am to have you in my life...some of my favorite qualities in adam are the ones so evident in you, thank you for raising the greatest man and for sharing him with me... you are a wonderful blessing in my life!
*thank you mary for taking us as your own...you are so loving and kind to us...you deal with the good side and the not so good side of us and still accept us for who we are! thank you for all you do for us!
*happy mother's day mom, kelly, mary, grandma zaumseil, grandma foster, grandma berres, gloria, betsy, kris, and karen! you are some of the greatest women we know and we are so very thankful to have each one of you in our lives!!
*p.s. happy first mother's day to the beautiful brittany gauntt...anna grace is lucky to have you as a momma
*1 year anniversary coming up sooo soon
*going to grand view lodge to celebrate...couldn't be more excited!
*abbey is graduating in less than a month...it has been so fun to watch her grow and blossom into this indredible, Godly, beautiful (inside & out) woman!!
*realizing how much i use the exclamation mark and trying to cut back on it...don't look at the sentence above
*ashley moves back to minnesota (hopefully) june 1st
*tons of family will be in town for abbey's graduation, and i cannot wait...i love family
*dan & dana are getting married in june and we are so excited for them...adam is a groomsmen (probably the best looking one too!)
*wishing i was either at trader joes or laying out right now
*i would wish that i was doing something with adam, but he would be working...so i would wish that he wasn't working and it was raining and we could snuggle on the couch and watch a movie and eat double stuffed oreos
*actually i wouldn't really want to eat oreos...i have recently been on a chips and salsa kick (so yummy) and a trader joes animal cracker kick and a dark chocolate peanut m&m kick, so i would probably have one of those...or all :)
*i wish my mom lived in mn (or somewhere a bit closer)
*my sister had a really fun weekend, and i haven't got to talk to her at all about it and i am oober excited to hear about it and just to talk to her
*my best friend brittany moore had appendix surgery last week and just got out of the hospital and i am anxious to talk to her as well to hear how she is doing
*adam and i are going camping with my dad & mary & nikki sometime in july and we are pretty pumped
*zida cut their store in half because it really was too big, and now it looks awesome (i have to brag...kelly did all the design and rearranging, and it looks incredible)
*i truly believe in a vegan lifestyle, but cannot afford to be one
*my husband is incredible and everyday God reminds me how amazing he truly is and how blessed i am to have him in my life
*jess and i are really starting a business that will rock your socks off, but we haven't found a weekend yet for us to start creating things...it will happen soon though
*i wish adam and i could go to north carolina this summer
*i absolutely love my nanny job, and truly believe he is the cutest little boy i know
*reading people's blog is a lot easier for me to do, than to keep up with my own...i would like to be better about it so i don't have 10 page posts every time (like this one)
*i am subbing today, and am able to write all of this because it is my prep time and have nothing to prep...i am teaching sign language which i was excited about because i love sign language, but they are watching a disney movie today (it has nothing to do with sign language...hmm)
*a new boy walked in to class today and said "sh*t, you are fine!"
*i told him i was fine sending him to the office if he chose to use language like that again...i didn't hear much from him the rest of class
*a girl in one of the classes (i have subbed for this teacher several times) noticed i chopped off all my hair and had a sweet comment about it...after she left the class, i prayed that when adam and i have kids that they are more like her, than the "sh*t, you are fine" boy...is that bad?
*adam is playing for trinity's (our new church we go to) softball team, and so does gary...which i think is neat they play together
*they have a game tonight and i am excited to go and excited about it being nice outside
*he is also playing with his uncle's team again, and aaron is playing this year too...i haven't been able to make it to a game, but i hope to make it to this weeks
*might be starting a garden...more like a few pots with tomatoes, beans, and maybe blueberries...really wish i could plant some peonies, but i haven't looked into how to plant those!
*currently my toes are so cold that they burn and my fingernails are turning blue, the rest of my body is okay temp wise...all because i drank ice cold water from the fountain...poor circulation stinks (this is why i order water w/ no ice...i promise i am not being prissy...i just don't enjoy my fingers, toes, and lips getting so cold they feel like they are on fire!)
*class starts again in 5 minutes and i have already gone through a venti coffee...should probably visit the restroom before the kids get here
*sorry for the lengthy post and hopefully i will be better about posting
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