Monday, September 13, 2010

No pictures today...just feel like typing. I just bought our tickets to San Juan! Yay! I found an awesome deal and even perfect flying times. Shane and I have been going over our excursions on all the islands. We've got it narrowed down to one excursion for each island.

In Barbados we are going to do the Taste of Barbadoes. We get to tour a rum factory, get free samples, learn to make rum punch and tour an old plantation. 
In St. Lucia we are going to go horseback riding through the hills and jungle and then end at the beach where the horses go swimming with us on their backs. Sounds amazing but a little scary!
In St. John we are going to do the zip line. I am so excited about that! And scared!! What can I say...I'm a scaredy cat!!
In St. Marteen we are going to a Tiki Hut Snorkel Park. It's a floating platform in a protected cove with food and drinks and lounge chairs. They teach you how to snorkel in a 4 ft deep area and then let you go on your own. Shane really wants to do this one but...what do you scares me. :) So I'm going to try it but if it's too scary or I don't want to do it as long as Shane does then I can just lay out with a book. 
Our last stop is St Croix. This is the only one we aren't sure about. We are either going to do nothing, since it is our last stop and just walk around and hang out at the beach or go on an ATV excursion. You get to ride a two person ATV through the jungle and then go on a two person jet ski in the ocean.

I soo can't wait for our trip! While Shane has been gone we've been doing video chat so that the girls can see him. After they go to bed we've been trying to plan our anniversary vacation. The girls have been handling him being gone pretty well. Last night I woke up in the middle of the night to an elbow in my face. That was the second time Natalie has crawled into bed with me and gone to sleep. She has never done that when Shane is home. If she has ever come into our room at night she just stands by the bed till we notice her and take her back to her room. She is so silly.
One thing that I have decided to do while Shane is gone is to run a 5K. Not that I have to run in a race...just that I can physically run the 3 miles. I am not a runner. I ran a mile in 6th and never did it again! I always walked or maybe jogged a few steps. After watching Shane run the marathon I decided that I wanted to learn how. So I found this website that teaches you how to run a 5K when you have NO running ability whatsoever. Cool Runnings is the website if you want to check it out.  So I've been going to the Y and hopping on the treadmill. I'm still at the baby stages but I'm proud that I'm actually running. :)


Kirk said...

You are going to have so much fun on you vacation. I can't wait to see the pictures. I wish I had the gumption to get out and start training to run the 10K in Atlanta in four years. But then again, I may not be alive in four years and it would have all been a lot of aches and pains for nothing. I'll have to think on that one. Love you. Daddy

mitzi said...

Hey Nena! What did I miss? Where is Shane? I am so proud of you for managing all of that on your own. You are such a good mommy! Miss you guys!

PS...Megan is doing her state report on Georgia. You know, because now she is an expert - ha ha!