Sunday, January 10, 2010

We are home!

We are finally home from our week long vacation to the Carribean. We had a blast. There were 10 people all together - 4 couples and 2 single guys. Work related, but also all happened to be family related, somehow! Cousins, brothers, or a brother-in-law. It was really fun. We flew to Ft. Lauderdale, got in a midnight and stayed in a hotel. Drove to Miami - I'm going to Miama - Monday morning, boarded our ship and headed straight for the buffet. Feels like we spent a lot of time eating on this cruise, as in any cruise.

Our boat - the Celebrity Century.

My sweet, sweet husband and bunkmate!!

First stop - Key West. We rented scooters and drove around the Island.
Matt and I.

Morgan and Lauren.

Dallin and Melissa

Jake and Rex - both single ladies and ladies!

We visited Hemmingway's home.

Climbed a lighthouse - debated if there were actually 88 steps as told.

Made our way to the southern most point in the continental US.

And ate lots of great food along the way.
Second stop - Georgetown, Grand Cayman.

We snorkled

Hung out at the beach

And went to Hell and back!!

Hell was a fun place! You could send a postcard postmarked Hell. Basically, it is a plot of land that used to be under water, the water resided and left a bunch of coral that is weird and kinda crazy looking.

We even made a friend in Hell.

Everyday on the ship, we slept in took a nap and just enjoyed being alone together. It was so relaxing and nice to be able to relax knowing our little peanut was having a great time with her Aunt Annie.
Some other random pics:
We went to a cemetary in Key West. There was a little area for the Porters!
The boys :0

The girls - HOT!!

What a great week!!

Friday, January 1, 2010


Matt's boss decided for a year end bonus to send his employees on a cruise to the Carribean, wonderful. I am so excited, we leave on Sunday - without our little girl.

What am I going to do not seeing this adorable face?

No really though - can she be any sweeter? Even after devouring beans from Cafe Rio?!!!

We found the Wilkes in her...

People tell me on a daily basis how much Makenzie looks like her dad or that she is definetely a Porter. I like to think that somewhere deep inside lies some Wilkes traits. The other day - I found one.
Eating tugs dog food - this goes deep into the Wilkes' genes, originating with Uncle Adam!
Caught RED handed..Who me -
The result - baracaded in her own house!


Merry Christmas to me! My wonderful husband got me a new camera - just in time for our cruise. The way he gave it to me is priceless. We only do stocking stuffers for Christmas each year. Well, he came home with my stuffers already wrapped and went to put them in my stocking when he noticed the pump to the lotion he always gets me was broken. Oh well, we have other pumps. We spent Christmas up in ShowLow this year, tons of fun Trever and Annie. Christmas morning, he gave me my stocking to open. He told me to check and see if the pump was really broken, it was, or so I thought. When I proceeded to unwrap the lotion, it came in a black case. Hmmm, I wondered. As I was examining the little black case, I noticed on the bottom it said Nikon - Wahoo!!! Great job being sneaky babe.

That is a picture of our cute little Makenzie playing with the tree on Christmas morning!