Tuesday, July 14, 2009

blog hopin' again

This weeks blog hop theme is "three things you didn't know about me/us". And its only fitting I participate after such a great response to my "reverse q & a" post last week! It was so fun getting to know some of you! And hey! Did anyone notice how familiar one of MckMama's (yes MckMama herself) post resembled mine? Great minds think alike. I am oddly flattered by that.

Ok, so back to the 3 things you don't know about me (at least I don't think you do)

1. On your honeymoon Robb and I swam with dolphins and it was one of the most amazing things I have ever done! So much fun. (sorry for the very bad scanned picture!) And speaking of our honeymoon did I ever tell you that only days after I took this picture we were forced out of Mexico by the biggest hurricane named Wilma? We had to leave 3 days early to escape but boy are we sure glad we did! We found out later that the guests who chose not to leave early had to stay in a school somewhere on the outskirts of Cancun/Riviera Maya for 5 long days with no running water or working toilets. Food was brought in from a nearby hotel and couples had to sleep on the floors of classrooms all snuggled up next to strangers....can you say romantic?

2. This used to be our home! Well, we didn't actually live in it while it was like this but it become what we now call home! Robb bought this old, nasty house when he was in college (I was a senior in high school!) for us to fix up and call home one day....we spent the next two years demolishing, planning, building, painting and installing EVERYTHING!! Robb even proposed to me in the what one day would become our dining room!

3. we (robb mainly) own an old Jeep that Robb spent many hours fixing and re-building (or whatever you call all that stuff).



We don't take it out as much as we'd like to anymore but it has been a fun summer hobby of ours for the past few years!

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16 comments:

Beth said...

Great post!! I might have to steal this one too...I stole your reverse q&a post - I really hope you don't mind. I totally gave you credit for it (it isn't scheduled to post for a few days!!

Stephanie said...

I just have to hop in and join this blog hopping! ;)
Wow...how awesome that you guys made that your home and have so many great memories there!
How crazy about your honeymoon too..glad you guys got out in time!!

Inksstillwet said...

My husband and I were on our way to Gulf Shores, AL when Hurricane Katrina hit. We had to cancel our flight, condo, all the plans and the airline still wanted to fly us in there! What in the world? So cool that y’all made the wise decision to evacuate before the hurricane hit.
Love the Jeep. We have wanted one to ride around the river in, but that hasn’t happened yet!

Erin said...

LOVE the jeep! Looks like a lot of fun!

And good thing you left before Wilma hit, that would have been an awful end to a honeymoon!

Holly said...

That's so cool you swam with dolphins. I think that would be so much fun. Sorry you had to end your honeymoon early but it's good you got outta there when you did!! I bet your house took a lot of work-at least it looks like it! Love the pic of you guys. lol

amber said...

Hi, I'm from BlogFrog! Thanks for sharing your story. I'm really sorry for the loss of your first son, but so thrilled that you have another little guy in your life now! What a cutie!

Manic Mother said...

Your so lucky your hubby knows how to fix and build things! Just hopping by.

Christina said...

Wow, I'm glad you chose to leave and didn't have to ride out the hurricane!

Homes that you work on yourself are so much more special than one you just buy and move right into.

Jeeping sounds like fun!! Y'all should make time for it and the two of you more often!!

Jaclyn said...

That is so neat that you guys "built" your house! I have always wanted to swim with dolophins!

Rebecca Jo said...

Visiting from Blog Hop...

Enjoyed your 3 things...

Lori said...

I was in awe when I heard that you made that house into your beautiful home! You did a great job!

Megan's Infertility said...

ohhh I love your 3 things! Very insteresting!

Anonymous said...

Love the glimpses into your life that last few weeks!

I have to say, though, that swimming with dolphins is really not all it seems to be on the outside. Growing up i always wanted to, but i would never do it after reading things like this:
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/03/world/santa-lucia-journal-flipper-s-trainer-in-crusade-against-dolphin-exploitation.html
http://www.dolphinproject.org/the-man-who-helps-dolphins.html

bri said...

So fun! I am loving that y'all did the house and the jeep. We, too have a jeep and LOVE it but also take it out very rarely... especially now with 3 kiddos.

Bear and Moe love riding in it but it has been WAY too hot here in TX!

blondie42107 said...

Yay for remodeling! Gotta love making a house your own - even if it takes months of hard work :)

Bren said...

I'm so jealous of the dolphin swimming..I used to work around them but was never allowed to go in the pool!

-Brenna