Monday, September 28, 2009

Not Me Monday!

Are you feeling guilty for sending a birthday card to a relative over two months late? Hope no one saw you when you ran in the grocery store without a bra on? Overcome with embarrassment when realized you had two different shoes on? Well don’t be! Not Me Monday is designed to get those imperfections off your chest and reveal a few moments you’d rather forget. It is oh so refreshing!

This week I most certainly did not order some business cards for my graphic design company and then be notified by my sweet, loving hubby that I had put the wrong phone number. Do you really believe that I would advertise my company to hundreds of people using the wrong contact number? No way, I would never forget my own phone number.

Word around here is that I brought my three year old niece to get donuts on Saturday, and upon realizing that the donut place was out of sprinkled donuts (which is the ONLY donut Adlee Shay will eat) I did not beg and plead loudly with the donut lady (who barely spoke English) to please make an exception and just sprinkle some dang sprinkles over a chocolate donut. It was totally not me who was frantically gesturing to the foreign worker as to how easy it would be to just dip the chocolate covered donut into the sprinkles! It is so not true that we left the donut store with not 1, but 3 custom, hand dipped, sprinkled donuts made especially for Adlee! And no, it is not me who will never show my face in that donut store again.
Oh my, that seems to be enough sharing time for now! Until Next Monday!!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Bed Buying 101

Married life is wonderful…we are having a blast getting to hangout together 24/7! We have been so busy getting settled in, washing clothes, hanging pictures, writing thank you notes, cleaning, cooking, shopping, and just enjoying being a married couple!

We have even made a few big purchases for our house. A few weeks ago we purchased some patio furniture because we spent so much time on the honeymoon out on our patio reading, talking and napping that we thought we would re-create that ambiance on our back patio. Well…we have been out there once in the last few weeks…staring at the bricks of your neighbors house doesn’t quite have the same peaceful, relaxing feel like staring at a beautiful blue ocean. Perhaps we could put a huge poster of a beach on the bricks and get a sound machine that makes wave noises.

We also purchased a new bed!! My bed was a little too feminine for Christian’s taste so we agreed on something more manly. We got an excellent deal and boy, you should have seen me haggling with the furniture dealer. After much back and forth, I got him down a whopping $21.00. Yes indeed, I should audition for “Let’s Make a Deal”.

Anyway, we put the feminine bed on Craigslist in hopes of selling it quickly to get it out of our garage. We received tons of inquires, and one gentleman in particular was rather persistent in his obtaining our bed. He called numerous times to ask questions and then made the trip to our house to take a look at it and purchase it if he liked it. Let me just say, you would have thought he was purchasing a new, $30,000 car instead of an $80 bed. This dude looked this bed over for like half an hour…he wanted to know where we got it, how much we paid, who manufactured it, how long we had it, did we ever jump on the bed, have we treated it kindly, had it been near any water or flooding, had it ever been exposed to fire or smoke, had we ever experienced any squeaking or noises from the bed, was it real bronze or painted, did we think it would match his daughters taupe paint color…I mean seriously…I just wanted him to tell him “dude…it’s an 80.00 bed…I don’t write a monthly report on the status of my bedroom furniture, just take the bed and go…just stop asking us questions”!

So he decides, after 45 minutes of interrogation, to load up the bed and take it home. Christian then spends another half an hour helping the guy disassemble the bed further and squeeze it into his Hummer…yes the guy drives a hummer…yet you would think this $80.00 bed was the biggest purchase he had made all year.

Finally, after like an hour of dealing with this precious buyer, he leaves. Christian has to take a shower from the hard labor and I need a nap. Seriously…we should have just put it on the side of the road with a sign that said “free to a good home, just take it…don’t ask questions.”

Monday, September 14, 2009

Not Me Monday-Honeymoon Style

Welcome to the first “Not ME Monday” written exclusively by Mrs. Moots! That is right…I am now a full fledged married woman! And let me tell you, I am loving every minute of being married!

I really thought that after the wedding I would stop doing all those “unfortunate accidents”. However, I still seem to be doing some pretty crazy stuff! I think I have like a year grace period as a newlywed to do crazy, off the wall things and still get away with it!

Let me just say, my absent-mindness (is that a word) knows no geographical boundaries. Apparently being in Jamaica doesn’t make me exempt from stupidity.

I did NOT go to a gourmet-authentic-Jamaican food buffet on the beach, complete with 15 tables full of unique varieties of Jamaican pork, chicken, beef, cheese, vegetables, and proceed to eat 5 dinner rolls as my complete meal. Nope, I did not browse over all those tables of food and not find one cotton picking thing that I wanted. I did not fill my plate with yummy dinner rolls and butter. Nope, that wasn’t me inhaling bread and butter.

Please, I am begging you, don’t believe that it was me who fell asleep on my honeymoon almost every night at 9:15. No sir, I was living it up in Jamaica, enjoying the festive night life…Not out like a log before 9:30 pm.

Word around here is, that I asked a waiter at one of the restaurants if a-la-carte meant we were brought a cart filled with food and were able to choose whatever we wanted from that cart? However, that rumor would be false. I know what a-la-carte means and even if I didn’t, I would never blurt out such an ignorant question.

I beg you people…please don’t believe that I could do any of these things.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Welcome to Paradise!

I have come to the conclusion that life is much more simple and easy going in Jamaica. I mean, I could ask anything and the response was always “no problem mon!” I swear, I could have asked for a complimentary trip to the moon and I think they would have found a way to provide that for me.

Now, I know many of my faithful readers lost many nights of sleep worrying about me and my diet coke situation. However, the Diet Pepsi in Jamaica was not too bad…different but not bad. Somehow, I managed to sneak 6 bottles of diet coke in my luggage without Mr. Moots freaking out, so I was a very happy camper!

Our resort was absolutely amazing! We had a room right on the beach and our views were breathtaking. The resort itself was very simple, not a lot of bells and whistles, but it allowed you to focus on the beauty around you.
The resort had 7 restaurants and we tried 6 of them and all were very tasty. I wasn’t too fond of the exotic food, but I did manage to always find something to fill me up! They had this banana sundae that was to die for. Truly, it was amazing! I ate 2 bowls each night! Nothing better than banana sundaes on the beach!The beach was absolutely incredible. Crystal clear waters, soft sand and lots of sunshine. We snorkeled three times and really enjoyed those trips to the coral reefs. We savored every minute of the relaxation and freedom to do nothing at all!

We also took an excursion to the mountains to experience some ziplining! The ride up there was horrible and I was almost in tears, but the ziplining was incredible and worth the bus ride from hell
This is me getting caught blogging on my honeymoon! Oh the horror!
We have been setting money aside for another trip to Disney, but I think we may have to start an additional fund for another trip to Jamaica.

Yeah mon, it was a honeymoon in paradise!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Are women born this way?

My sweet boss showed this to me and we were dying laughing! I just had to share it with you!

Monday, September 7, 2009

always to be cherished

an anxious groom...

adoring mothers...

incredibly adorable babies

Alluring touches of elegance

an amazing day that will always be cherished.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 it okay to blog while on your honeymoon?

Yo mon! Greetings from Jamaica! Can't wait to fill everyone in on all the wedding details! Much, much more to come but just wanted to give you a sneak peak! Thanks for all your prayers and support!

By the way, there is no diet coke here in Negril, but the Diet Pepsi is not half bad! I can't believe I just said that!