Sunday, December 12, 2010

Baja Mexico Cruise!!

So every year our Dentist Les takes us on two trips! One with our spouses, we usually stay close but have a blast, EX: in february we went to midway and stayed in a cabin and ate like kings a queens, and played on snowmobiles. So the next trip this year was a girls trip, and guess what we did?! We went on a cruise!!! 1st cruise I have ever been on! It was a blast, I was a bit sea sick most of the time, but that couldn't hold me back from having a good time! I love the people I work with, strange thing is we all get along, VERY well! So trips are like hanging out with your best friends! SO much fun! Les is the best boss ever, I told a patient the other day, he asked if we liked what we did as dental assistants. my response?, "Being a dental assistant is great, but having the boss we do, makes every day SO much better. He isn't stingy, and close minded. We have responsibilities and are expected to be great, And we are. And did I mention he's hilarious? Everyone of us when we're together just laughs and laughs Our patients have a very different experience when they come to us! Any way, back to the cruise! It was a 3 day cruise, we left from Long Beach, CA and ported in Ensenada Mexico.


Sittin waiting for our flight!



On the shuttle to the "blow hole" in Ensenada



Walkin through the flea market. There were so many men yelling for us to go to their shop, and how did they address us you ask? like this, "Hey barbie, come here, I got what you need" "Hey Britney Spears" "hey supermodel!" (say the previous with a thick mexican accent)very crazy, you just had to look straight ahead and pretend to not notice. HA!



This is the view of ensenada from our ship

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Makin our way onto the cruise ship. We got there SO early, but it turned out perfect! I guess you have to wait in super long lines to get to the cruise. But, early check in is a breeze! We checked right in, got right on, ate lunch. We were even allowed into our rooms earlier than normal! It was awesome!!



Before our flight, Lindsey and I of course, making silly face



Lindsey, Nicole and I. We've landed in Long Beach! Yay!! What a little air port. Mark and I went on our honey moon there so I had experienced this air port once before, but wow, it is tiny!



Cruises are so great because you can have all the food you want, and it is delicious!! mmmm, this is our dinner party. Our waiters were fabulous and hilarious! loved it!







This was our boat, "the paradise" it was so great!



I can't make this picture any smaller, darn it! But this was my favorite memory from the cruise!! We went into the piano bar one night, and they are so much fun! Everyone singing along with the piano man. So great! So it was getting late, maybe like 1am, and the piano man turned around to us and said, one of you three has to get on the piano and sing. I was SO IN!! So I sang Elton Johns, "I hope you don't mind" It was SO fun! Loved it!!


Such a fun vaca with my ladies and Les. THANKS Les! Best boss ever!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Anniversary!!!

We went to Snowbird Resort! We stayed one night, oktoberfest was going on so we stayed and played! So fun!! September was a perfect month to get married cause nature is GORGEOUS this month! Look at these views!!















This was a perfect get-a-way! I am so grateful to have Mark. He has taught me a lot about life and love, and how when you work hard and are 100% selfless, there is no greater reward than the love you have for one another! I love you Mark!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Thompson Reunion!

Such a fun weekend !! We missed the Thompson troop dearly!! And Brig and Katry ;( Bummer! But it was great having everyone else there! Staven and Ashley did such a great job! Everyone had fun the whole time, it was a great success!! the first day we went up to a resort in Midway and Heather created an amazing greek feast, it was delicious! then we hung around and played games, and then all headed to bed!
In the morning was Mark and my breakfast. We did Creme Brule French Toast with strawberries! I'd say it was a hit! Here is a flash forward to boating. After breakfast we headed over to deer creek reservoir to go boating (thanks Jon) and Ski doo'ing Thanks Heather and Brig! So fun! Here's Ethan steering the boat!


Back to breakfast! This is what it looked like, next time I'll make sure I make more! (sorry it's upside down, I couldn't figure out how to rotate it)
Kai enjoying his meal with his perma-smile!
Sethers eating it up!
Lainy just being cute!
After boating K and Linds made a feista with chicken skewers and bean salsa and watermelon! So great! then the next morning Micah made us mountain man breakfast, it was delightful! then we headed to the park by Staven and Ashley and had our family olympics!! Here is a video of Mark and I winning in the stick race! woo woo! Vicki and Gabi were very close behind!
video

Now this duo was hilarious!! Look at the progression on pictures, here is getting ready
Right after "ready, set, GO"
And the second try after that! What cuties!! Ha they could never get the right timing together (notice Staven and Ash are out of this picture;)
More Stick races! Mark and I were the winners in this one! BOo YA!
Three legged races

So fun! And then after that we went to Stav and Ash's and played on the bounce house! For dinner the Angeleri's made delicious apricot chicken and asparagus, and oh the fruit pizza! Love that!! then we met up for a devotional by mom and dad, ate the infamous tuna melts and orange slices prepared by Staven and Ashley. Then we went to church and had dinner, took family pictures and said sad goodbyes! I love you guys! Thanks fo being my family!!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Hawaii July '10

Our biannual (is that how you say, 2x's a year?!) trip to Hawaii! I love this Tuttle tradition! Sadly, there will be only one more planned trip, and that will be this christmas. The house is going up fo sale, and we're all sad to see it go! So these trips are for sure going to be remembered! This time I didn't take as many photos as last time and I am SO disappointed!! The pictures we do have are due to Mark, and they are gorgeous!! Yay! This is the hawaiian sunset, so beautiful!
The days were spent sleeping in, changing straight into swimsuits, and heading to the beach. We would always have a different activity to do. Paddle boarding, snorkeling, boogie boarding, skim surfing, swimming in the perfect waves! I definently love the summer in Hawaii. Sunshine, calm waves, clear water. I loved sitting at the beach with the ladies, each had a book in our hands, and we'd watch our husbands play tackle football in the waves, we'd laugh with each other, go back to reading, all the while knowing that we were getting beautiful tans. Now, I have to talk about the waves. At Waimea Beach they were SO perfect, no curling at the top and crashing down, just powerful swells that would take you on a journey up the beach and then back into the ocean, everyone was in the water playing the same game with the waves, back and forth. It was perfect!! One day we went to Waimea Valley, it is so beautiful there. My first and only experience before with Waimea valley was with Heath, Kelly and fam. I had such fond memories I was excited to get back there! And it didn't disappoint, it was still just as beautiful! At the end of the valley there is a waterfall that you can play in
We all brought our swim suits and made great memories swimming into the waterfalls pocket and emerging like mermaids under the falls.
Such a variety of plants and flowers. Everything had an explanation stating why it was there and where it originated from.
It was a beautiful jungle and I really wanted to play Tarzan and Jane and swing from vine to vine!!

Another day we went to honolulu and went shopping at the flea market, and then later that night at the mall. We also went to a beach call Lanikai, it has white sand and warm waters. Most of us were bummed that it took 2 hours to get there but realized after a while that it was definently worth it! I really wished we had more photos, I'll just have to keep the memories near the surface so I can remember them often


Good bye paradise Hawaii, see you in December. Till then I'll be dreaming of you often

Monday, August 23, 2010

Thompson Family Reunion!

Such a fun weekend !! We missed the Thompson troop dearly!! Bummer! But it was great having everyone else there! I'm actually doing this blog post from my iPhone so I can only add one picture. Soon I'll add more when I get on my computer. But I loved this one ! This is the Thompson Olympics and we were doing the stick comp where you tie your feet to the boards and have to move together. Ha! This is dad and Micah definently working together!! So sweet !

Friday, July 9, 2010

Valentines video

Mark made this for this valentines! So sweet, I just had to share it!

Click on "I Love Jaleah" to go to the video

I love Jaleah

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Tuttle Reunion/My B-day/Wagner Reunion


The first annual Tuttle Family Reunion! We went to Park City and had a blast!!! We stayed in the Marriott on Main Street, it was beautiful and had the coolest Activity center with wii, basketball, tetherball, pool, and 4 hot tubs! We went to the Park City resort and did the Alpine Slide and Coaster, and it was so fun!! then we just hung out played games, ate food and just had a blast! So great!!

Then we had the Wagner reunion! We wet down to Zions Ponderossa. It was a beautiful resort! We got to stay in these beautiful cabins and play in the pools and play mini golf, and paintball, eat every meal buffet style! It also happened to be my birthday that friday! The Tuttle's made it extra special!


We woke up and ate a yummy breakfast then watched the USA vs. Slovenia game. It was an awesome game! Even though we tied and should've won! Mark was cheering for Slovenia cause he went there for his mission, but it was ok to have friendly comp. with him;) Then we went on a hike (pictured further down) Jenny made me the most delicious lemon poppy seed cake. And the Tuttle's sang me happy birthday and gave me gifts! Then I got in a lovely nap, and then we played mini golf and had a bonfire and then played games til midnight! So great!!



We went to Overlook Point on our hike. It was a 7 mile hike round trip. It was beautiful a a lot of fun! Oh no I'm about to go down!!


Here's angels landing from our point on overlook. If you look closely you can see the people on the top of it,

Super steep incline!




Thanks for the great birthday everyone!!!!