Friday, May 30, 2008
it's been a really long day! i think everyone in the office was watching the clock all day long and it wasn't moving at all!! ugh. i hate when that happens. it was even a short week because monday was a holiday, but sometimes that makes friday go that much slower! so pretty much i'm just done with this day and with this week.
and can you believe it's the end of may?!?! oh my goodness, where does time go? (i know i just said that i was so slow, but you know what i mean...) this year is almost half over. crazy!! it's a good time to kind of reevaluate the goals i've had for myself this year. i'm definitely not where i want to be, but that's ok, i'll adjust and work harder the next few months.
so even though it's the end of today, and this week and this month, it's the beginning of a new day, week and month that will be even better than the last!!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Hello Family and Friends! Just wanted to let you all know that we appreciate your love and support and prayers. For those of you who haven't heard, Rafael is lacking attention at home and has had another bad accident. He went four wheeling with Shane and Marvin on Tuesday and was within 200 yards of the truck after riding about 20 miles when he got bucked off the machine. He still doesn't know how it happened. We took him to the doctor and none of them there had ever seen a break like this. They sent us home with a splint and an appointment with a orthopedic surgeon today and some really good drugs! Today the orthopedics physician assistant looked at it and said, "WOW!" He had the doctor come in and look at it and he said, "WOW"! There are several people in this world that you don't want to hear that word from, and one of them is an orthopedic surgeon. He said it is a very bad break of the "glenoid" portion of his scapula. Basically that means the pocket the humerus arm bone sits in that is part of the shoulder blade is broken off and is in two or three pieces. Tomorrow we will go to have a CAT scan and Tuesday we go back to the orthopedic for him to decide if he can operate, or if he will send Raf to another trauma specialist in Salt Lake. He might have to have a complete shoulder replacement from what they said. FUN TIMES!! In spite of it all, we are still grateful it wasn't worse or life threatening. Your prayers are needed and appreciated and we will keep you all posted. Thanks again. Love, Marinann
So, it's been a crazy one and we would appreciate any prayers in behalf of my dad and also my mom. She's been a little stressed out. We are so grateful that this is all we are having to deal with, it could have been SO much worse. I just want to beg everyone to be careful. Please!!! Today's Oprah was about car accidents (falling asleep at the wheel, drunk driving, running over kids, etc) and I hope we can all be very cautious and vigilent in our driving. Be aware and safe.
Hope everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend!!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
What a great kid and what a fantastic ride he has had. I am so proud of him. I don't know him, but I sure feel like I do. He put his soul out there for everyone and I think it absolutely shined through. What a great representative of my home state Utah! I will definitely be supporting him in his career also.
WAY TO GO DAVIDS!!!!!!
You are both incredibly talented and will do amazing things! Thank you for sharing your talents with us! Congratulations to both of you!!
LOS ANGELES AND WICKED!
Me in front of the Panteges Theater in Hollywood. Wicked was absolutely incredible!!!!! I loved it the first time I saw it in Denver, but I can't even describe how much I loved it in LA. The cast was phenomenal and I had to pick my chin up off the floor on multiple occasions. If you have never seen it, I would recommend it to everyone! And we have finally found confirmation that the touring compay will be coming to Salt Lake the spring of 2009, so look for tickets. It is totally worth the money!
On Sunday afternoon Jessie and I went back to Hollywood to walk around and see the sights. Jessie had never been there before so it was fun to show her around. This is a picture of us in front of the Kodak theater.I had never been in the Kodak theater before and it was awesome. There is a huge mall-like area that was lots of fun to walk around and go shopping! :) This is me in the atrium area.
In front of the Chinese theater.
These are the hand and footprints of the stars of Harry Potter. It's right in the middle of the chinese theater entrance. Totally cool.
My feet and Jessie's hand in Matt Damon's. Love him.
My feet in George Clooney's. Also love him!!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
This was a hysterical shirt that my Grandma Castillo gave to East. If only it were true... ;)Shell and I gave Easton this Cars table with little chairs that are absolutely adorable!! He loved it and I LOVE HIM!! Notice his gladiator gear also. He is obsessed with swords these days. I love this picture and am so glad that I get to be his aunt!
So, you might be hearing from me a little bit more now that I have this pretty little thing. Are you ready for that???
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Our dinner family...Adam, Jen, Mark, John, Jessie, and Luke
Every night was a blast and we all ended up hanging out a lot. I have never seen anyone eat as much as Luke and Adam and I have never had 5 consecutive nights of laughing so hard I was crying. J and Luke - I told you we were constantly laughing. I took this picture right as Luke said, "I'm a pimp". Long story, so if you want to hear about it, let me know and I will dedicate a whole post to Luke being a "pimp". J and I with our wonderful waiters!! Dennis and Djedje!
The other fantastic part of dinner was our waiters, Djedje and Dennis. They were the best!!! They knew us by name and would always say hi when we would see them around the ship. They would joke around with us, but still be the most gracious waiters. They would sing and dance for us every night and always made me feel so grateful for what I have been blessed with. I was especially excited to see that Dennis was from the Philippines since that is where my sister served her mission for our church. They made our cruise so incredible!! I miss having dinner with these 6 guys every night! But no worries, Adam, Luke, J and I definitely have it planned to get us some warm chocolate melting cake together soon!! Doing the macarena at dinner. Hysterical!!!!!! And yes, Luke was about to vomit because he had just eaten so much!! I think that night he had eaten 3 appetizers, 3 entrees and 2 desserts.
This is one of the most amazing places I have seen. Is is where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez. There is a colony of sea lions there and is right next to Lover's Beach. On our boat. It was so much fun. We had to hang on for dear life and we flying through the water. Such a blast!!!This was one of the areas that we went snorkeling. The water was the most perfect temperature and the fish were awesome. Unfortunately, a few people in our group got stung by jelly fish. Well, actually, everyone but me got stung. But don't worry, the driver of our boat just pulled out some Windex to put on the stings. Seriously.
After spending time out in the water we went into town. We had lunch at Cabo Wabo (the most amazing fajitas I have ever had!), went shopping, and I had fun bargening!!
I loved Cabo and definitely want to go back soon! Who wants to go with??!!??
We drove to San Diego on the morning of Monday, April 28. We got to the port, checked our bags, parked the car and headed to check ourselves onto the ship, the Carnival Elation. This is where are one and only heart attack happened. When we got inside to check in, Jessie realized that she had put her book with all her documents in her luggage that we had just checked. Oh no!!! I had my passport which makes life so much easier, but Jessie had to bring her birth certificate with her since she doesn't have a passport. Lesson #1 - eveyone should have a passport!!! We went and talked to the guys who we checked our bags with and they said they would see if they could find it. Well 25 minutes later they came back and said that we just had to go and try to get on without it. But they didn't say it that nicely... Luckily, because she is an American citizen she could board the boat, as long as she showed it when we returned to San Diego. What a relief!!
Leaving San Diego. Debbie & Melissa (sisters...I work with Melissa) and me and J (Jessie)
We had tons of fun on the ship. It was an absolutely beautiful ship. So many fun things to do and an amazing crew. In fact, we can't talk about he Carnival Elation without speaking in an Australian accent because of the cruise director Stu. We had 2 days at sea that we got to just lay out, eat, play at the pool, go on the waterslide, play miniature golf, eat, relax, read, drink pina coladas, play bingo and black jack, go dancing, eat, get tattoos and work on an awesome tan!
The muster drill. Just in case our boat decides to sink or catch on fire or something...
Just hanging out with the captain of the ship at the Drama Bar.
Adam and Luke on the mini golf course.
Laying out. Luke was freezing and I was enjoying the sun!! I have to admit that I got a really nice tan to start the summer off right!
Kind of laying out on the one pretty cold morning at sea. But it was still a beautiful day and I just couldn't stand being inside. Yes, i know, I look rediculous.
J and I in the karaoke lounge. We did this almost every night. So much fun! Especially when people have a little too much to drink!!