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31 July 2011 @ 11:10 pm
A fresh start.  
Wow, I'm rather scarily behind on internet updates. All I seem to do online nowadays is look for coupons or freebies. I won tickets to see Cowboys and Aliens this week, for instance.

Since last post, a heck of a lot has gone on. Including that we bought a new HDTV and Blu-ray player. I love them, being as I'd never had either back at my parents' house. The tv can be turned on by waving my hand over the power light, which is way nifty; this stuff is getting too advanced even for me, to be honest. Then Joe had promised he'd give the Lost tv series a try, and so we watched the whole thing from May to early July. He loved it so much that he even wanted us to make Dharma fish biscuit cookies after I told him I'd found a recipe online!

Ah, what else happened? Oh, Joe lost his job, and then found a new one. He was hired by Amazon.com's new set of shipping warehouses in the Phoenix area. He has 3 days off, 40+ hours a week, and great hourly pay. The only downside is that the warehouse he's at is far from home, so hopefully he can get a used motorcycle in a few months. Also, the bff graduated from pharmacy tech school and officially works at a Wal-mart (a bit different than what she had expected as a Bachelor's in English grad).

I did end up being the sole photographer at Joe's brother's wedding. It was very scary for me at first because I'd said yes without truly realizing what that would mean. Their friend backed out a month early, and I was literally the one to save them. I think I did a decent job for a first-timer, however; it was a small backyard wedding with low expectations. The newlyweds are easy-going and were happy with what I got.




The boat is HUGE. And pretty. So pretty that it made all the other cruiseships there look like they were from the boat ghetto.




Omg. The lobby. It was the most beautiful one I've ever seen. And the carpet was so freakin' clean because this was the ship's third voyage ever.








I miss you, room. >.<




A street in Nassau. Finally, I was visiting an "old world". This was my first time out of the US.
















Most of the food was fantastic, particularly this dessert trio.




Hi, Castaway Cay!












Nice retirement spot for my mommy. :)




We had a different towel animal made in our room each night.




The other two families we dined with all three evenings.




Oh yes, we will meet again, Dream. We will.
 
 
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leslie: Fireemi45 on August 1st, 2011 11:17 am (UTC)
You know, I was just going to send you a FB message last week saying you haven't been on LJ in a real long time. lol. but yeah, never got around to it.

So glad he got the job.

Nice pics! yes I know I've seen them before, but they are still beautiful to look at everytime.
Nik: dug [tirwen_star03]findmeakor on August 2nd, 2011 07:30 pm (UTC)
lol, I know. Nowadays I have a lot to actually blog about, but I really don't feel like posting cuz I'm so tired half the time.

Thanks. He's nervous since it's far from home, but I said this is the extra push for him to get a vehicle!

I'm attached to that ship. Would like to wait until it had different itineraries than go on one of the others.