Wednesday, November 10, 2010

To Catch Up...

Things that have happened since the last post:

Forrest and I got married in Corpus Christi. Lots of friends and family came, and it was just wonderful.

Then, we had a fun, low stress reception where everyone danced and drank and had a blast! The next day we drove to Houston and flew to Costa Rica! After we took the plane to San Jose, we took a taxi the next day to a smaller airport to fly to Santa Teresa. The small plane went ca-chunk-a-chunk when it took off.

Finally after a BUMPY, hour long car ride from the little airport, we got to the resort. Here we stayed in a lovely, open-air bungalow.

During our week in Costa Rica we rode an ATV around the beautiful Nicoya peninsula,

climbed rocks around a long river to get to a waterfall in a little town called Montezuma,

went snorkeling in the ocean and got to see some weird creatures,

and, of course, got a little dirty.

We had an amazing time, but then we came home. It was nice to be in the comfort of my own bed. Then, Wednesday of the next week I got a call from my mom that my Grandma Evelyn had passed away in the night and the funeral was that weekend in Oklahoma. Forrest went with me and we made a day trip (4 hours each way) to the funeral. I loved my Granny very much. She was so sweet and good and my family misses her sorely, but we have no doubt she went to God.

The NEXT weekend we were supposed to go on a cruise out of Houston to Cozumel that I had won in a raffle the year prior, but Forrest had so much to do at work and we were both so exhausted and traveled-out that we just plain skipped it. Besides, I was scared to sleep on a boat anyway. Have you read The Life of Pi? I KNOW what happens to people who are asleep when a boat sinks. It isn't good.

So, the next day was Halloween. We were SO excited. Neither Forrest of I had ever gotten to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters in our OWN house. Stoked. We both scrounged up costumes and decided on the little act we would put on when they got there to really creep them out. He was a creepy husband and I was his creepy wife (far stretch from reality?) and we talked funny. Well, it was better if you were there. Anyway, we got all pumped up and only about 4 stinkin' kids came! WHAT THE HECK!??? I love holidays and our neighborhood really let us down on this one. We decided that in the coming years we would really go TOO far in decorating our yard and force the neighbors to take us up on the challenge to be Halloweenier.

My next bit of excitement: Thoroughly befriending Belle (the cow) at the farm (Forrests folks house) this Thanksgiving.

Forrests next bit of excitement: Blueberry muffins.