Saturday, June 27, 2009

Tickets to Minneapolis... Check!

We are getting SO EXCITED to come home!! I purchased our tickets today... We will land in MSP at 9:56 p.m. on Friday August 28, 2009.

We depart back to Belize on Friday September 11, 2009 at 6:40 a.m.... maybe with two little dogs too! Got to love being at the airport at 4 in the morning!

No itinerary set yet... we plan to go to MI the first week after a Cross celebration on the 29 or 30th. But there is an Aerosmith Concert n the 8th that we may see or at least got to Minneapolis with friend who are going and enjoy the city for a night. Grandsons to kiss and take to the water park! A little shopping.... Lunch with the ladies.... Lots of gathering with family and friends... Its a lot to fit into 2 weeks!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Please Pray for John

We ask that you bring Phil's nephew John Verly into your prays as the Verly and Cross family go through this very difficult time. John has a newly found brain tumor.

Here is the link to his Caring Bridge web page.

Many of you who were at our wedding reception may remember him as our "Master of Ceremony". He is a vivacious and fun young man, filled with Love. Please pray for him and his family.

Cousin Sam, John and his sister Nancy

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Birthday Boy in MN

Guess Who is TWO Today!

Happy Birthday James!!!
Pappy and Nana

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Cheeseburger in Paradise!

I can see some of you just rolling your eyes in disbelief
and some of you totally understanding our joy!
A few weeks ago now our friends Jim and Lois headed back to Colorado for a little getaway. When we were asked if there was anything we needed from the States we were quick to respond with McDonald's Cheeseburgers! And while they were gone the had emailed me with a question and my response had between every third word {cheeseburger} the old subliminal trick!
Now, I know what you are thinking... who on earth would eat a cheeseburger that came all the way from the States to Belize? Wouldn't it be "bad" by then? Well, I think that our stomachs have just about adjusted to anything from living here. So often foods that are prepared sit unrefrigerated for hours until sold. Hey, we don't live in North America. Things we view as normal in the States, just are not the norm around here. So, Preservative filled Cheeseburgers sitting for 4 hours on a flight and drive formTexas to Belize... no problem!
The cheeseburgers arrived this past Sat... and on Sunday we were invited to have a cocktail with Jim and Lois at Tony and Angela's. I had no idea that the subliminal trick had worked! As a total surprise to me, (they let Phil know the plan so we didn't make dinner plans), ketchup and mustard first arrived to the table. I thought they were joking until a larger tray of Quarter Pounders With Cheese were set in front of us! I was so excited! So Phil and I ate 2 each... and had the stomach ache to prove it for the rest of the night and the next morning... Overdose!!! The last time I had McDonald's was late March when Phil and I went to Mexico. Before that was October 2008 and before that was last fall when I was home. So... for those who love the Golden Arches the way I do... you can just feel my joy. But at the same time, there is a reason I think we have both lost weight living in Belize.
It was a great treat, not as good as fresh, but WONDERFUL none the less!

Lois, Phil, Me and Daniel. Photo by Jim

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Welcome Ruger!

This is Ruger. He has a new home with Tony and Angela at Beaches and Dreams! He arrived on Friday form Minnesota!! He was born and trained at Autumn Breeze kennels in Isle, MN.

He is such a sweet dog!
Love his markings

My friend....

This is Horacio. He is a wish willy. He lives under the sidewalk by the spa. Wish willy are lizards that may be related to iguanas, but live under concrete and in roof tops where iguanas live in trees and gardens.

I talk to him every day and even toss him a fresh flower or two. I think its so cute that he gets little flower crumbs stuck to his lips.

OK... I have been away form my dogs too long! Phil teases me that I will soon be hand feeding him and have a little pink sweater for it.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Three More....

So we have had 3 more earthquakes in this past week. Maybe just after shocks. To be honest, we slept through them all.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Rainy Season...

When we moved down here last year we were told that you could set your watch to Rainy Season starting on June 1st. Last year it started to rain on June 1 and we had the flood on June 2nd.

Today I woke up to hearing thunder... and it is raining...and it is June 1st.

This is where I was planning to spend my day off... sitting in the sun. Oh well.

Happy 41st Anniversary to my Mom and Dad!
Lots of Love!