Sunday, December 30, 2007

Kim and Dan's wedding

Kim and Dan's wedding was about 15-20 minutes up the beach from The Royal. We taxied up there (about 30-40 of us) and the ceremony was on the beach. Here are the groomsmen, Dan and the pastor:

The bridesmaids: Jennifer, Melissa and Michelle:

Ryan was honored to walk Kim down the "isle"

Kim and Dan at the start of the ceremony

Exchaning of the vows and rings

The kiss

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Keen and the mariachi band

It was a small and quick ceremony. Grandpa Jim and Uncle Keith took photos of the bridal party and family as Kim's friend, JaJetta directed everyone for photos. It was hot, but Kim and Dan were smart and planned ahead - they provided 2 coolers full of bottled water, soda and beer for everyone as we waited during the photos. Once the wedding and photos were complete, it was off to the taxis again. We then drove to Cancun (another 30-40 minutes north) to a large boat aka booze cruise and went to a small island off the coast of Cancun. We ate, drank and partied! There was a show (similar to a luau) and most of the family and friends danced or sung on stage at some point. It was a blast and I could tell both Kim and Dan had tons of fun and were very happy.

Mexico Waterfall at The Royal

This is the view from the lobby area, out to the courtyard at night. This was a huge pool of water that ended up being this gorgeous waterfall and pool below. Ryan thought this was the coolest waterfall and wanted to get a good photo, but the lighting isn't great. Also, pictures DO NOT do this place any justice. It was wonderful!

You can kind of see the waterfall behind Ryan's mom, Jill, and her husband, Wayne.

Ryan and I in Mexico!

A better view of the waterfall into the pool below during the day...

Mexico & Kim and Dan's Wedding

This is where we stayed in Playa del Carmen for Dan & Kim's wedding:
Just kidding! That was the hotel being built next door and the view we saw when we walked out of our room. This is where we really stayed "The Royal - Playa del Carmen". This is the courtyard on the inside of the hotel. The archway you can see in the middle leads to the "foyer", which is about the size of a large house!
This is the pool I spent most of my free time next to. The hotel staff would bring you drinks, books, sunscreen...pretty much whatever you wanted. I stuck with reading my own book and drinking Mango Tangos and plenty of water!

Baby Niana Grace

So, you may have noticed I don't blog very often and I don't have many photos. I FINALLY loaded my photos from our camera to my PC. It only took me...oh, about 8 months. Now I have some photos to post!

Niana's cute feet

Sleeping baby Niana

This shirt says "Does this diaper make my butt look big?" I think it's great!

Sleeping in the carseat

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

My Senssaria Job

I just looked back on some of my other posts and I thought I'd give a little update. Some of you have asked me and I'm sure the rest of you have been wondering and it's been keeping you up at night :) my Sensaria business is going. It is going well. December marks my 12th month as a Sensaria representative and I have had a good year. I have been building my business, my client base as well as learning how to balance my time between my 2 jobs (still at Ruby), my wonderful husband, God, working out (what? does that still exist), my friends and other great things I am blessed with. I plan to continue with my business in 2008 and hope for an even better year. I work with a wonderful group of women in the Portland area and I get to make my own hours. I get out of it what I put into it. And, I have made a little extra money for things like eating out or shopping or pamping myself with a haircut or 2. I have put money back into my business as well, but I think that is expected in your 1st 2 years in a new business. Anyway, overall it is going well. Check out my site at . Thanks for your support, all you hosts and clients and friends! :)

Merry Christmas!

Since I haven't been sending out Christmas cards, letters or even photos, I suppose this will have to do. I also haven't blogged in a while and I keep getting the gentle nudges from people to update here it is. I have no photos because my camera and my PC stopped communicating. Ryan did show me an alternative way to upload my pics to my PC, but I just haven't made the time. So, you get this. Not much of a Christmas card, I know, but it will have to do. I love you all and Ryan and I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2008. We look forward to sharing our lives with you in the new year. Maybe I'll even have more posts than you can count on one hand. :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

I'm an aunt

My sister gave birth to beautiful Niana (knee-on-uh) Grace Holman on Tuesday, July 24 approximately 6pm (my 29th birthday). Niana weighed in at 8 pounds and was 21 inches long. Niana's parents, Scott and Susan are doing well, but are in need of rest! Grandma and Grandpa Holman live nearby and Grandma Sylvia is visiting for 3 weeks to help Susan with things around the house and is more than willing to babysit her granddaughter if necessary. Niana is doing well and is healthy.