Sunday, June 22, 2008

Little Update...

Well, I thought I would just give a little update on our adventures here on the island...there have been a few. I don't have pictures of them, though, just pictures of Ella that have nothing to do with my adventures...so I will insert some random pictures of her just for fun :)


All ready for church! :)

First off - we are still TOTALLY loving our new place and all the looooovely amenities it offers: the pool, nice parking, great security, etc. We have found, though, that there is one thing this place has that our other place didn't (or we just weren't there long enough to find out!)...COCKROACHES! EW! I know!!!! We have had two so far. One was in our bedroom and I caught it under a cup and made Tom dispose of it. The other one was in the kitchen by the laundry room door and it was while Tom was at school! I pretty much freaked out, so I wrote Tom on "skype" and told him to come home and squish it. I know it was a pretty irrational thing to ask of him, seeing as he was in his Molecular Cell Biology class at the time...but it seemed like a good idea to me! Anyway, I got one of his big church shoes and squished it! But it was still alive! So I squished it again! I kept squishing it because it kept moving, then finally its legs popped off! EEEWWW!!! So I skyped Tom again and told him to come clean it up...He said no...so I had to scoop it up with a paper towel and throw it away. Eeeeeeewwww.....It was SOOO gross. It was ginormous, too! It was probably about three inches long. Blah! So that was our first adventure :)

Going for a walk....silly baby :)

Second adventure happened on Thursday. I went out to this restaurant: The Tijuana Yacht Club, for a going away party and birthday party for some of the girls in the Spouses Organization. Because it was Thursday, it is free Margarita night...except if you get it "virgin", which I didn't know at the time. So everyone is drinking a whole bunch of them, but I can only have one because I'm cheap and don't want to pay $4 a drink! I swear...stupid expensive "virgin" drinks. Oh well, that's not the adventure part, I'm just complaining. It was really fun, though, and it was nice hanging out with the girls. I got to leave Ella at home with Tom, too, which was nice! I didn't have to worry about Ella crying the whole time! Yay for girls nights out! Haha! Aaaaaanyway, I was giving Jenna a ride home (she lives in the same complex as me) and as we were getting into my car, this black guy comes around the back of my car and this is how the conversation went:

Like I said...random pictures :) but still so cute!



Black Guy: Hey! This is my car!

Me: Uh...no, this is my car.

Black Guy: NO! This is MY CAR!

Me: No...this is my car. I just opened the door with MY key.

Black Guy: No, no...this is....

Me: NO. This is NOT your car. This is MY car.

Black Guy: *laughing* Juuuust kidding! I just playing a joke on you.

Me: *confused*

Black Guy: A joke, you get it?? Joke?

Me: *still confused* Um...okay. Funny?

Black Guy: I just wanted to ask for a couple of bucks, see my car over there? *points across the street to a nice little Getz* I ran out of gas! I never beg for money, but I can't get a hold of anyone and I just need some money for gas.

Me: *not sure if I believe him or not* Um....you ran out of gas?

Black Guy: Yeah yeah...out of gas.

Me: *noticing he has a really nice cell phone in his hand and is actually dressed in nice clothes* Oh...okay...uh...here is two bucks.

Black Guy: Okay, thanks!! *walks away*


All ready for church again! She looks so cute on Sundays in her little dresses!

Okay - talk about scary!! Some random black guy comes up and starts telling me that my car is his?! WHAT?! What kind of sense of humor do these people have?!? Yeah...Jenna and I were pretty freaked out :)



Well, those are my two latest adventures. Hopefully I don't have too many adventures this week because my family is going to be here- YAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!! They come in tomorrow at 2:10....I am SO freaking excited! Woowoo!!!!! :)


video


Oh, here is a picture of me trying to feed Ella some dinner...apparently she didn't want it! Haha!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

New Apartment!

Master Bedroom

Ellas Bedroom
My teeny tiny kitchen


Balcony where we eat sometimes

Here are some pictures of our new apartment! There is a main sitting area that I didn't get a good picture of, but oh well! It is two bedroom, two bath. It has two balconies: one where the main eating area is, and one off the master bedroom. There is a really nice pool and work out area. We also have satellite tv (WOOHOO!!), which we are a little excited about :) Just in time for Next Foodnetwork Star!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

New Apartment!!

June 4, 2008

New Apartment! Well, we moved into our new place last weekend. We were previously living in Pointe Pirouette, but now we are living in Aqua Marina. It is super fancy and very nice. Our other apartment was okay, but there were a few big things that we didn’t like: totally scary at night, stinky yucky bathroom, neighbors that beat each other up, dogs everywhere. Our new place doesn’t have ANY of those things! YAY! J It is more of a resort area so things are very nice, clean, new, and American! Our new place also has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The second bedroom is for Ella – which has been oh-so marvelous!! There are two balconies and a washer/dryer. There is even a really nice pool and hot tub! The security guard is VERY good and won’t let anyone in unless they are expected. We are very excited to be living here. We feel so much safer – wow.

Also, the second bedroom for Ella is fantastic. The first night she woke up around midnight and cried for an hour or so, then fell asleep for the rest of the night. Ever since then, she has been sleeping from 8:00p.m. to 5-6a.m.! It has been SOOOOO nice not waking up every hour! YAY for babies having their own rooms! Woohoo! She is also sleeping in a pack ‘n play, so she has a little more room to roll around. She also really likes the pool and likes to splash the water. Our bathrooms have bathtubs in them, and she certainly does like taking a bath! She slips and slides on the bottom of the tub and just giggles at me. She is so sweet!

The only downside about the apartment is the kitchen…or lack thereof. The fridge is bigger, and the oven has two racks, but the stove is electric and there isn’t ANY counter space or food storage space. All the food is in the second bedroom closet! Haha! It is a little difficult to do any major food preparation, but we are making do. It is a small price to pay for such a nice place! I think the kitchen was designed to be a “vacationers” kitchen…they didn’t really expect you to cook in it.

So yeah, just a little update about our new place J We had some friends over for a BBQ after we moved in and it was really nice. We also had the missionaries over for pizza last night and that was fun. We all sat out on the balcony and the table and chairs are big enough for everyone! Yay!

Other than that, not much is really going on. Tom has block exams on Monday, so he is pretty much residing at the school for the next week or so, which means Ella and I have a lot of time alone. Oh! Another great thing about our apartment: we have satellite TV!!! Why is that so wonderful, you ask?? There are over 80 channels! This includes: Food Network, the Fine Living Channel, the Women’s Channel, a variety of movie channels (but don’t watch them too late at night!), VH1 and MTV! Woohoo! Tom likes it because there are FOUR ESPN channels…yes, four of them, not like he has time to watch them right now, but sometimes on Sunday evenings he does

Anyway, that’s about all for now! I'll try and post some pictures up later this week!