Sunday, July 24, 2011

New York

So Heidi made me promise to post pics of our New York Trip...unfortunately my cameras battery wouldn't hold a charge so I only have pics from our cell phones.
But I learned some important things while I was in New York...I will share all of my Wisdom with you just because I am so kind!!

3rd...Have a camera that wraps around your wrist tight so that you can take a good picture on the top of the Empire State Building without worrying that you will drop it :) The 2nd pi is a bit better.
4th...Keep your eyes open and looking up if you want to spot the temple or you just might walk right past it...everything is tall!

5th...go early on in the day to see the Statue of Liberty because the tickets to go to the top are given on a 1st come 1st serve basis and there are a limited supply. We missed the opportunity...but it just gives me an excuse to go back someday!!

6th...the desserts are HUGE and DELICIOUS!!! Well worth the Price!!
7th...we are still a very good looking couple!!!!!!!!

These are from the Metropolitan Museum...I kind of forgot to take pics because I was so amazed at all of it. We were there for 3-4 hours and only saw half of what the museum had to offer. It was so interesting!! So...lesson number 8...Set a whole day aside for this one!!

9th...Guggenheim Museum...Beautiful arcitecture...weird art.

10th...the M&M Store...Brian was amazed at how many m&m's were there and all the different colors...I loved the Life Size M&M Characters!!
10th...Times crazy big and fun!! 11th...WICKED!!!!!! AMAZING!!! My Favorite Part!!!!!!!!!!!

12th...This is Grand Central Station...the pic does not do it justice...the place is HUGE!! Be prepared to get lost with the subway is just part of the adventure!!

13th...Disney is everywhere and New York doesn't let you down!!! I had to take the above three for Beaker and ya!!
And is a bit hard to get full body shot when there are only two of you and you both want to be in the shot!! Oh, and we are still Good Looking!!

Monday, July 4, 2011


My Guatemala trip was quite the experience, and I loved every minute of it. I wanted to stay longer.. but I was so happy to be home. All the villagers were so humble and sweet, and it definitely helps me remember what's important in life. Sorry for all the pictures.. I took a million so it was hard to choose.

This is how they carry their baby's around.
We tried picking up this guys corn bag and couldn't! It probably weighs 150 pounds, and they hike with these on their head for miles, every day.

We went on a hike, and I thought I was going to die. But I made it at least. they don't believe in switchbacks there... they just go straight up the mountain in their bare feet.

I loved being with them at school. We made cards with them and it was a lot of fun.

It was SO beautiful there. Every morning this is what the village looked like

I am a GIANT next to them! All the guys were funny, and LOVED getting their picture taken.

This picture is for Jayson.... Can you believe some of their teeth? This kid was maybe 3. It was sad a little bit.

One of our projects was planting 40,000 trees. we planted them in here, and when they grow they villagers will plant them along the mountain.

This is the school for the little kids. like Primary age kids.

This was the school for all of the teenagers. I loved being with the teenage girls because I would tease them about their boyfriends, and they would get so embarrassed.

The second night the village religious leaders put on a Mayan ceremony for us. It was interesting and obviously really important to them, but no one really knew what was going on. There was a lot of dancing and Chanting.

All the kids were so so cute.. but I have to say he was my Fav. He was my buddy all week.

All day... Every day and Night the kids and adults would just stand in the doorway of the church we slept in and watch us. I guess we were just so interesting to them. We would see heads poking in the windows and in the cracks of the building. Ha ha we got used to it after a while.