I learned a new word tonight. Osculator. Let me demonstrate.
I tried to warn you at the beginning. Yeah, we are totally osculator’s.
#5 –We get to have adventures that we wouldn’t otherwise have. Like going on a bike ride and exploring a cute little town.
#4 – We take the time to appreciate all the beautiful creations God has given us.
#3- We make the best memories! For example, me screaming at the top of my lungs after hitting a huge wave at 30 mph in a speed boat and promptly bursting into tears after catching at least 5 feet of air before hitting the water again. It only took a couple hours for the shock and fear to wear off, a securely fasten life jacket, and a much slower speed before I could laugh at how ridiculous I must of sounded and looked. Like I said, the best memories are made during the holidays.
#2 – Spending time with the most important people in our lives. We were so happy my sister, Steph, could come to visit. It was the best part about our Thanksgiving. Isn’t she gorgeous? Love you Stephy!
So how did this…
turn into this…
That would be 75 + hours of work that my counselors and our husbands did to help make this Halloween carnival into the best Halloween party the Mexico Beach Branch has ever had. So was the 75 + hours really worth it for a 2 hour party…?
(looks like green lantern caught himself a werewolf)
(Highlight of my Halloween was when this little dude grabbed the bat and took one swing and broke the pumpkin piñata in half…pounds of candy falling everywhere. Awesome.)
I’ll let you be the judge of that.
I love Christmas, but I don’t have a ton of decorations yet. Slowly, but surely I keep adding to my collection. I’m going to be prepared this Christmas and we are going to “deck the halls” this year.
See I’m not a fan of the tradition Christmas wreaths at all. So today I finally found Hydrangeas for 60% off and I made a solution to my problem. I love it!
So we headed to Orlando with our friends over Columbus Day weekend. On Saturday morning we woke up super early to go to the temple so we had time to go to parks later. The temple was wonderful, peaceful, and spiritually renewing. When we were finished in the temple we walked out into a monsoon. I haven’t seen it rain that hard in Florida since July. It was nuts. Hence the reason there are no pictures of us at the temple. Obviously, we weren’t going to brave the parks in that weather. It wouldn’t even be fun and we weren’t prepared for it. So we just hung out (because it rained the entire day), went to dinner at Texas Roadhouse, and watched the BYU game that night until 1:30am.
Watching the game at Buffalo Wild Wings with our glasses of ice water, poor waitress.
The next day, we got up and ready ourselves for a wet day at the park. We weren’t planning on going to parks on Sunday. Originally, we just wanted to go to church and then have a chill day, but since Saturday was rained out we had to switch up the plans. I’ll admit it was super weird going on a Sunday, never done that before. But we couldn’t make the trip to Orlando and just stay in the hotel the whole time, we had to make the trip worth it. So the Bakers dropped us off at Universal Studios because we had year passes that we needed to use one more time and they headed to Sea World.
Heading into the park in the $8 “garbage” bags. If theme parks ever made money, it would be when it rained and they get to charge eight bucks for a piece of plastic. Luckily, after about 2 hours of another monsoon on Sunday, the day cleared up and it was sunny! Hooray!!
Heading into Harry Potter World from the backside. We know all the “secret” ways now.
Eating lunch at The Three Broomsticks. We got our Butterbeers. They have good food there too.
Hogwarts. Most of these pictures are moving and talking too, but you obviously can’t tell that from our “muggle” picture.
Hanging out during the last hour we had in the park on Monday. Now our year passes are expired to Universal, I don’t think we will be going back for a long time, but it was WAY fun while it lasted and definitely worth the trips.