Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Vacation!!

Will and I have booked our winter vacation for this year!

On January 1st we will be on our way to Belize!
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I am beyond excited. We are going with our friends Paige and Jeremy who live in Spokane, so that is where we are going to fly out of. We have a long trip down with a couple of layovers, followed by 12 days of glorious sunshine!!

We are going to split our time there  between 2 of the islands. The first one we'll be staying on is Ambergris Caye.
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Ambergris is the busier of the two islands, its a little more touristy.We are staying in a nice hotel that is right on the water here.

The second island is Caye Caulker.
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Caye Caulker is tiny- its 5 miles long, and 1 mile wide. There are no cars on the island, just golf carts. Being that it is only 5 miles long, I feel like we'll be walking most places. The house that we are renting there comes with bikes (I think) so that will be perfect for getting around. I am so excited to get there and just spend some time relaxing!
Both islands are along the barrier reef, so lots of snorkeling will most definitely be happening. Will and Jeremy are planning on doing lots of fishing as well.

T-56 days and counting... I CAN'T WAIT!!

Anyone else taking a tropical vacation this winter?
Anyone ever been to Belize? Recommendations?

Monday, November 04, 2013

Weekend Recap

I got home from Invermere at about 6:30 on Friday evening. Waiting for me was this beautiful sight....
 David's Tea!!!!

I ordered a bunch of new flavors and I was so excited to get them! Nothing says fall like a good book and a steaming mug of tea. I got 6 new flavours- Stormy Night, Chocolate Orange, Chocolate Mint, Love tea #7, Sugar and Spice, and Birthday Cake. I think it's safe to say I have a bit of an addiction going on!


Saturday morning I headed to the Rec-Plex with my friend Kirsten to run stairs. I used to love running stairs, and today I remembered why! It's quick and hard, and I feel like dying after 15 minutes- I feel like I'm making good use of my time!! We did some walking around the complex once we were done, it's been way too long since we've hung out and it was great to catch up with her!

I spent most of the rest of Saturday doing some prep cooking. I find that I am so tired after I come home from school during the week and I never feel like cooking. Thank goodness there are no fast food joints near where I am living, or I can almost guarantee I'd be all about them!
I made chicken enchilada soup, honey sesame chicken, barbacoa pork, and turkey chili. I've had the turkey chili before, and it is ah-mazing! The rest of the recipes are new to me, so I'm hoping that they are good! I froze a bunch of them in single serving sizes so I can have them for lunch and for dinner. I'm planning on making salads out of the barbacoa pork and honey sesame chicken.. yum!

Sunday morning we had my parents, my sister, and my brothers girlfriend and my nephew over for breakfast! We had pumpkin pancakes that we made using a mix we got from Trader Joe's last weekend- they were the bomb!! So good..... I definitely had too many.
My sister and my cutest little nephew

Will and I spent the afternoon just hanging out. It was snowing like crazy, we had about six inches on the ground by the evening. Snow makes me so happy!! We went to town and got Starbucks.. red cups are back!!



When we got home we went for a snowy walk with the puppies.





Overall, a great relaxing weekend! I'm hoping we have this much snow at Christmas this year!!

Did it snow where you live??
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