Saturday, August 31, 2013

Saturday IG Recap

Linking up with Pearls & Curls for a little Instagram Recap action.

1. Need I say anything about this little big girl? She snores just for the record.
2. Me and the Auntie for Smoke on the Mountain. So blessed to be able to finally see it! 
3. In honor of National Dog Day.. the 3 Amigos.
4. Yummy protein pancakes!

The middle one wasn't on IG but it was too cute not to post!

5. This precious angel was brought to the front door of the salon Thursday afternoon. I brought him home and fed him Similac with Iron and he guzzled it down. He ate so well but the following morning wasn't doing very well. I called the vet, a doctor there actually was raising squirrels, I took him to her but got a phone call later on saying he didn't make it, even with antibiotics. He was already too septic from a cat bite. 
Me, Robbie, and Pastor Arlene named him Sassa 'Samson' Heffa. 
(just a little side note: My mom, aunt and I constantly use the word heifer but spell it heffer. Everyone at the salon thinks it is hilarious, it has just caught on, and now at the salon it's heffa. Pastor Arlene was at the salon Friday before I was able to take it to the vet and she prayed over him naming him Samson for strength. Sassafras is the name of the salon I work at... so, Sassa Samson Heffa)
Although I was so broken hearted, I am so blessed that I had him for the short time that I did. 

6. Wednesday at work.. guess I was feeling a little UGA football in the air!
7. Friday was just a chucks kind of day.  Yay for Converse!

Lots of Love!

Pearls and Curls

Honeymoon.. Day 5

Happy Thanksgiving from Jamaica!

Thursday November 22, 2012
Forecast: clouds and sun -31*C
Sunrise: 6:19AM
Sunset: 5:30PM

Let me just let you in on a piece of info on my Husband.. he loves fishing.
Since we weren't home with our families and there is no turkey and dressing in Jamaica; we decided to go deep sea fishing for our Thanksgiving! 

Being that either one of us are early risers, we scrambled out of bed, threw on our clothes, Israel dropped us off at breakfast- this time at the Bayside Restaurant & Deck since we would be right there at the boat- we gulped down a couple of bagels, fruits, and coffee, ran down to the boat and set out to sea. 

On our way down to breakfast, Israel asked us did we have a coin to throw into the water. We both answered no, and he explained to us when going fishing in Jamaica the tradition was to make a wish as you are traveling out and afterwards throw the coin overboard into the ocean. 
He happily gave us one of his Jamaican coins...

... and just as he said to do, we did.

Heading out!

Setting up & one of the two other couples on board.
This girl here had some pretty awesome hair! She told me her Mom was a hairstylist.. she knows her stuff for sure!

First catch of the day.. my fave fish Mahi.

Fishing poles everywhere.

Before Coach and I got on the boat, he was asking me over and over did I get motion sickness.. Of course I told him 'no' I've been on a boat before and I can ride in any seat in the car- sleep or read- and I don't get sick at all. "Well this just isn't your everyday boat.. this is different." 
OK honey, whatever.

Let me just tell you, I was PRAYING. 
a fish would get on a line. I never got sick that I vomited, but I felt like I looked green and my breakfast was just sloshing around in me. I was hot, I wanted was shade, and to be off that flippin' boat. And of course, the first thing they tell you is they don't go back to shore if any one is sick, they just throw you overboard. HA. 

Well, God answers prayers because not too too long after the first catch -I guess He finally heard me- here came the second one...
And look who got in the hot seat. 

We really didn't have a 'seat' on the boat like the other two couples. I can't even begin to describe where I was but there were just a few stairs that led to a cabin area with seats, and on the stairs is where Coach camped out the whole time.. except when he was exploring what little bit that was there and talking smack with the Captain. 

I guess with me concentrating on breathing and not going overboard, I missed where one of the guys said, "This one's a Marlin!" 
Coach THROWS his drink at me- "Here hold this!!"
Takes a couple of steps toward the seat and the guy says, "You! Come on!"
They hand him the pole and he just reels and reels and reels and reels... This went on for a solid 45 minutes. Coach mentioned a couple of times his forearms were on fire but he was NOT getting out of that seat!


One proud fisherman!
As soon as the boat came in and the Marlin started going up people came flooding onto the dock. This one girl came up to me and asked was Coach my husband, how long did it take to reel the fish in, on and on and on with questions. She was telling me everyday that a boat went out they waited for it to come back in and see if anything had been caught. She explained that her husband was getting a little impatient waiting on the boat and said he was heading inside for something when she told him he better hang on, the boat will probably come right when you leave.. speaking of, she said, here it comes now! (Her husband is actually in the picture above helping.)

Now what makes this so awesome, is the little time we had at breakfast, Coach talked about how bad he wanted to catch a Marlin... that he has always wanted to catch one. 
Well ask and you shall receive!
(and maybe his shirt brought him some luck too.. hee hee)

The resort after we got back.

A waterfall near the beachfront lobby.

We decided to go a little dressy for dinner celebration/thanksgiving meal if you will and had a very delicious Inoko-type meal at Kimono's.
Absolutely yummy!! 
Coach got to looking for his flip flops when we were getting ready and realized he had left them on the boat. Who wouldn't in all that excitement? 
For the evening, we had Nadine and when she called up to the room to make sure we were ready Coach told her that 'he had a problem'. 
Her reply-
"Mr. Hopper, there are no problems in Jamaica. No worries mon."
He was still upset that he didn't have his flip flops to wear. I thought he still looked handsome as ever!

This bed was the most comfortable bed ever.. until Coach surprised me with a new mattress for Valentine's Day and I will have to say that ours is now the most comfortable!

Day 6 ahead!

Lots of Love!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Honeymoon.. Day 4

Wednesday November 21, 2012

Still enjoying our Honeymoon! Day 4 and we haven't killed each other yet! Ha!

We ordered in for the first time for breakfast. We would call Ms Nadine or Mr Israel, they would take our order, and bring it right up to our room. 
It was so weird getting used to them waiting on us. They would call us in the morning and in the evening to check on us to see if we needed anything. Even when we were on the beach we would get random phone calls to make sure we were doing our best and completely satisfied with everything. From the very beginning, they carried our bags, would pick our dishes, etc. and it was SO hard to get used to! I was trying to carry what I could carry and would help pick up with them. Our fridge was always stocked with water, juice, and the freshest fruits. They were the absolute BEST! 

You probably already noticed but every morning I would get up and take a picture of the morning sky... well, it would probably be more like the later morning sky. Regardless, the pictures don't even do it justice.. absolutely breathtaking. 

Door to our patio.

Delish food!

Breakfast on the Patio! So peaceful just me and my Hubby.

The Christmas Tree went up today! Sooo weird being in a bathing suit and Christmas decor being out. 

Outside the beachfront lobby where we would wait for our butler or the shuttle to take us back across the street to the villas.

When we got back from the beach.

This evening, there was a Butler's Cocktail Party that we attended. We really didn't enjoy it. Once other honeymooner's started to arrive one of the staff members explained that we would play a little game where you had to find a parter that was not your spouse and line up across from each other. One couple at a time, one partner would start off by asking a question and the other parter would have to follow with another question also and you would continue this until one person messed up and got 'out'. You couldn't answer the question, or make a statement, stutter, anything like that, or you would be out. 
It continued down the line until the last group, then you would line up again, keep going until there was a winner, and then of course you won a prize. 

Coach got out the first round and I made it to the second round. You would think being a hair stylist questions would just pop out of your mouth since you talk to clients all day long, but when someone is standing in front of you staring you down, questions are hard to spit out, AND you can't help but to want to answer them! 

After that was finished, we took a stroll waiting on our reservation for dinner and captured some moments.

We can really be goofy at times. 

Told ya.. Whooooo baby them muscles are saaaxxxxxyy!!


Playing around with camera settings.. I really need a class!

The area to the left is where the Butler's party was held.

We had dinner at Neptunes. 
I could not tell you what I had but I remember this place being super yummy. And the atmosphere and setting was very neat... at the top of my list out of all the restaurants we ate at for sure. It was outside on the sand and the decor was just really different and cool. I love different.

Can you tell I love chocolate? I had every chocolate dessert possible. How 'bout that presentation?

Neptunes from our beach chairs.

He was O.V.A it.

Now this is how you lay on the beach!!

We made our way to the fire pits. I almost fell asleep here.

When we finally got back to the room.. these are my shades! 

What another relaxing, beautiful, blessed day! 
Wait til you see Day 5!

Lots of Love.
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