Monday, November 23, 2009

Anniversary Trip

So we just returned from out trip to Universal Orlando. It was so nice. We left on Monday and took the back way down to Orlando. We bypassed the normal route of 95 to take 17. It was nice because you got to see Florida as apposed to the side of a highway. There was some fun at the start. I had mapquested the route but it ended up taking a different way then I remembered. So just trusting my sense of direction we went with it. We winded through small towns and sometimes we found ourselves alone on the road. What does my wonderful husband of a year do? He breaks out this book and starts reading it to me. No cute.

We get to the hotel and we both fall in love. When we check in we tell them we are celebrating our anniversary and get upgraded to a King Suite. That was the thing I needed to talk Daniel into staying an extra day. We make it up to our room and check everything out. The suite is two rooms with a living room and a bedroom. Since it's dinner time we go down to catch a water taxi to City Walk. Dinner is yummy Whoppers at The Whopper Bar. Then back to the hotel to explore. The hotel has a huge pool and sand beaches.

The next day is spent at Universal Studio's. I fell in love with The Mummy ride. We ended up riding it 4 times. We got the unlimmited food bands. It's $20 for food all day. Trying to milk that for all it's worth we ate 3 meals that day. The following day (after successfully talking Daniel into staying an extra day) we take a lazy day to ride over to Portofino Bay Hotel. We ended up getting their breakfast buffet. I had the BEST omlet. We walked around and checked out the hotel. It's pretty but we decided that we liked our hotel best. That night our good friends The Durbins came to have dinner with us. Good food and even better company. The final day is spent at Island of Adventure. It was everything I remembered from the last time I went.

All in all it was a perfect vaction. We needed this trip to renew ourselves and our marriage. I am more in love with my sexy husband now than a year ago.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Year One

A year ago today was the day I married my best friend.

I remember a year ago like it was yesterday(most because it FELT like it was yesterday) I remember waking up in the hotel room that my bridesmaid Nina got for me so I could be closer to Orange Park. I woke up early and I remember looking out the window. The sun was rising on the first day of the rest of my life.

The rest of the day was a blur. We raced to get my make-up done, get me dressed and ready to go. Then we walked out to the door to the sanctuary. Everyone had been asking me if I was nervous or scared. I wasn't really. I was calm about what I was about to do. I remember Rodney opening the doors and walking into the sanctuary. I wanted to see Daniel's face when he saw me in my dress. Everyone stood up and I was straining my neck to peek around everyone. When I finally made it to the head of the aisle Daniel looked so scared. He was tying his hands in knots. I smiled at him and we went to start the show. What I remember most was that Daniel was so scared he locked his elbows straight down and it felt like he was pulling my joints out of their sockets. I smile at that now.

Here are some secrets that many people don't know.

I took my shoes off the moment we walked out of the sanctuary. In all of my photo's from that point on I'm barefoot.

The Rolls Royce driver didn't show up to take me to the reception so our photographers (and good friends) filled in and we drove to the reception in their car (that I've named Applemobile). My dress was so big it felt like I was sitting on a cloud. On the way their we saw this family who's car was even more packed then we were.

After the reception we went straight to the hotel downtown. I having worn no shoes for the whole reception forgot to grab any before I left so I wore Daniel's tux shoes out to dinner at the Chart House.

That day was the happiest day of my life. We've had our ups and downs as a couple but I'm glad that I became Daniel's wife a year ago today.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Are you there readers, it's me Crystal

So Daniel and I were talking about this blog. We were wondering if anyone read it. We don't really get comments so we don't really have a way of knowing if anyone reads it. Daniel posted the question on his facebook and we were shocked to find out people DO read this blog. Good to know.

Lets see what's going on with us. We are gearing up for our trip. We sooooo need this trip. We haven't been out of town since the honeymoon. I'm angry with Mother Nature. First where in the world did this tropical storm come from. I thought hurricane season ends November 1st. So right now we have some freak storm chilling out on the west coast. With her she's bring wind and rain. This last week I've enjoyed having the windows open and not using the AC. With the storm hanging out the weather has warmed up. It's 82 degree's outside right now. Did I say it's NOVEMBER? Gah. I don't care. I still have the windows up. The other thing bugging me is that when we go to Orlando it's gonna be in the low 80's. What?! I don't want to go swiming in November. I want cold. Gah again.

On a positive note there. are more birds in the lake now. I'll go and sit and stare out the window and watch the birds. We have these birds that swim under the water. I've never seen anything like it before. I'm hoping those birds tell their friends about our lake. I'm hoping for geese. I love geese calls.

Well I'm off to knit. I'll write more later.

Monday, November 2, 2009

living la vida loca

This last couple of weeks have been really busy. Since we have a house this year we went all out for Halloween. I made some stuff and then used Daniel's fogger and lights. It was really nice because last year I did a lot for the apartment and didn't get a single child. This year we were busy. It was so cool because we were outside tweaking some stuff when we heard a kid telling other kids that they HAD to stop at our house because it was so awesome. A lot of people were telling us that the house looked great and that everyone was talking about it. Not a lot of people decorated their house. And of those who did it wasn't anything big.

My twitter is broken. Not fun

I am also waiting on my google invite for Google Wave. I was given a invite from two people so I'm now waiting for Google to send me my invite.

I'm cheating on my husband....or that's how it feels. Daniel shaved his mustache and goatee. He's had them since we've been together. It makes me giggle to kiss him now. I feel like any moment mustache Daniel will come in the room and catch me kissing non-mustache Daniel.

I've been branching out with my cooking. When we first got married I didn't know how to cook at all. We were living on Stouffers. Now that I have some basics down I've been cooking on my own. I was really proud of my garlic Andouille sauage with green peppers and onions over rice. So I can say that cooking dinner is the best part of my day.

In my final note of today is the fact that in 13 days Daniel and I will have been married a year. As I've gotten older the years started going so fast. It's made me greatful for the good moments of life. This year has been the best of my life. I love Daniel more now then I did the day I married him. You were right Steve.