Sunday, December 9, 2007

Catching Up But Falling Behind...

Okay, I am FINALLY putting on the videos I have been meaning to. Sorry about that, but i am a new Mom with too many responsibilities. Last week was hectic - things are picking up at the store because of Christmas, and on top of that, Seven got a pretty unpleasant cold, so i have had to deal with that, too. i think maybe he has just about slept it off, but he still isn't feeling too hot. We also had our freind Leslie's baby shower here at the house this Saturday, which was nice, but took a lot of time to clean a house that hadn't been dealt with in a while (or maybe it had and we are just very messy people, which is probably the real reason.) But anyway, after a good day of Sev being in a good mood and eating properly, he's tucked away in bed now and i can post these updates. They will pretty much speak for themselves, but they include: Sev thinking a dirty diaper is pretty funny, a determined roll over, and making a huge mess of dinner while Mom is on the phone. Hope you like them. By the way, wasn't that snow something else this week? i wish it was still here - it makes it feel more like Christmas. I have managed to get all 3 trees up as well as lights around the railing (thanks Mom for the lights and garland) and candles in the windows, thanks to Jon. So it does look a bit festive even without the snow. And Moms house was full of candy making today, so the kitchen here is full of sweets. just what I need 6 weeks before going to Jamaica. Can I blame my gut on the baby is it is 5 months old??? Someone trll me I can.....

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thanksgiving in Harrisonburg & Eating Like a Big Boy...




Well, other than the screaming for over an hour when we first got there, and oh yeah, the disgusting poop attack that required a full change of clothes in a gas station on the way home in horrible traffic, everything went just fine for Seven's first real road trip. He got to meet his aunt and uncle Josh & Keeli for the fist time, and his cousin Brant. Brant is a real character...so cute and funny. He actually goes into hiding to do his business, and he's only 14 months old. How clever is that? Here's a cute pic of little Brant...




Seven is now eating oatmeal and fruits like peaches and pears at least 2 to 3 times a day along with his formula. So far, so good, he really likes it and eats off of a spoon like he's always known how. He no longer is satisfied with just a bottle, and he seems to really like the food...in fact, he gets a little hateful if he doesn't get a bite fast enough. Were so thrilled with him - he's just the best little guy, and is starting to develop a real personality. He's a flirt for sure, and though it's kind of cute now, he's a Mama's boy. Today especially, I had to be holding him pretty much every minute. Of course I LOVE that he loves me, but it does make work a little impossible. Just ask my Mom, who has to step in and do everything at te store because I am tied up with a baby who just wants Mommy to sing to him. Again.




I also just want to say a heavy hearted goodbye to our best friends Nicole and Adam, who are moving to Raleigh today after being with us for 11 years. God. 11 years. So much has changed since then. Weddings, babies, buying houses together. Vacations to Europe, cruises, football games. Lots of happy times and not so happy times. But we've always been together. Now you'll be just a little farther away, I keep reminding myself... But that's just so I can breathe. We love you and miss you two already.


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That'll Be a Big Negative, Mama...

Just wanted to share a quick video of Seven in the swing at the store this week. He's just figured out his hands, and therefore loves holding the giraffe made out of fuzzy material (or in many cases, eating the giraffe). Check out the hand sign he gives me in response to my question at the end of the video...subtle, yes, but I think he makes his point.
Stay tuned for more videos of someone eating "real" food, laughing at inappropriate times, and pics from his family day Thanksgiving in Harrisonburg.
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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Let's Go Mountaineers


Today has been a good day in the Whetzel house when it comes to football. VT rallied to pull off a big win against UVa, and WVU beat the snot out of UConn. No pics of little Sev in his Hokie sleeper, as it was just too small (never leave Daddy alone to dress the baby) BUT he did look super cute once he changed into his WV jersey that one of my favorite WV clients sent him. He's sleeping away now, even though it took a few extra verses of Hushabye Mountain to get him to sleep tonight. i think maybe he's just excited by the prospect of meeting all of his Daddy's family in Harrisonburg tomorrow. Wish us luck in the trip - hopefully he will be on his best behavior. Fingers Crossed.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

A day of family portraits...















Today we had our friend/photographer Nikki come to Mom and Dad's house to take some pictures of us for the holidays. Seven wasn't much of a happy camper - he fell asleep on the 1/4 mile trip over, and waking up wasn't what he had in mind. But we got a couple of nice shots, I think. We had a group photo done for Mom and Dad of all of us - the folks, Jenn, Nick and the boys, and us. The dog kept distracting the boys, so not too many shots to choose from, but we'll work it out. Here are a couple of the pics we ended up with - one might wind up on our Christmas card this year...maybe.


Big plans for the week - Thursday is Thanksgiving at Mom and Dad's new house, which will be nice but a bit strange after being at the old house for so long. Then Black Friday, and I have to at least go to Walmart to see what I can get. Saturday Jon has some old old friends stopping by, and of course, VT plays UVA, so, that will be a crazy day. Finally, on Sunday we take Seven farther than he's even been - Harrisonburg - for Thanksgiving up there with Jon's family. Most of them haven't met Seven yet, not even Keeli and Josh - his aunt and uncle - so that should be fun as long as he stays sweet. Just gotta keep him fed and he should be alright. Last time I did a post he was sleeping about 8 hours a night, but we have weened him off of his late night feeding, so instead of going to bed at 11 or so, we have him bathed and in bed by 9, and he still sleeps until 7ish. Very nice. His new formula is part of the help, I think. Enfamil AR with Rice already built in instead of us mixing it in. More expensive but he's doing so well! And, thanks to Brittani and Wes who went to Target last night, he's loaded up with quite a bit of it, as well as lots of size 2 diapers. So thanks guys! (Brit saved me a fortune by confusing the cashier so bad that he let her use entirely too many coupons. Not on purpose, of course, Brit's not like that!)


Oh, last week we applied for Seven's passport...I can not wait to get it! Check out this little passport pic!



Hope you all like the pics!






Monday, November 12, 2007

A group of friends and Mr. Brad Paisley











For the first time in a LONG time we went to a concert last Thursday. I think the last concert I saw was Green Day? That was at least 13 years ago. before that, Milli Vanilli and The New Kids. Oh yeah, and Tiffany. And Vanilla Ice. HA. Funny but true. So anyway, Jon & I went with Nicole and Adam, Brittani & Wes, and Leslie and Eric to see Brad Paisley. He was touring with Taylor Swift and Rodney Atkins. It was a surprisingly good concert...we had a lot of fun, despite having to walk all the way from downtown Roanoke to the Civic Center in the cold. Taylor was good - I decided I liked her, and even more unusual was that Jon decided HE liked her, too. And Rodney Atkins won us over with his down home friendly sort of demeanor. Then of course Brad was great, a really elaborate set up, and he spent a lot of time singing - often without his band. He seemed like a real person, which is a big deal in his line of work.




Here are a couple of pics from the concert...my advice? Go see this concert if it is coming anywhere near you. It's definitely worth the ticket price.




Seven and I hang out on a boring Monday..

Today while Jon was working Seven and I just kinda did our own thing - baked some cookies but managed to forget about them until they burned, cleaned out the garage, visited rikki for a few minutes, and watched alot(a lot lot) of the Dallas Cowboy cheerleader tryouts. I finally got tired of holding him up, so I decided to try putting him in his BebePod. Didn't think that would actually work, but he loved it. He looks like such a little man sitting there by himself. He loved watching the cheerleaders, hopefully because they were so happy and not because of the big boobs (or worse yet, because HE wants to be a cheerleader) But he watched and watched and refused to take a nap.




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We are doing great at night now, and with very few exceptions he is making it through the night for at least 8 hours. Then he'll eat and then konk out for another 2 to 3 hours. So he is making it pretty easy on me. Such a fun little guy. Awhile ago he kept yelling from his crib at Jon and I (not crying, mind you, it was as if he was just yelling to get our attention) so finally after about 10 minutes of the yelling, we both go in to see what he wants - and he just starts smiling and laughing at us. What suckers he has made us, and boy does he know it. I wouldn't trade that little brat for the world. :)

Saturday, November 3, 2007

What we do while Daddy is away...


Seven and I have been alone since Thursday morning, when Jon left for Atlanta to watch the Hokies play on Thursday nite. Because hes staying until Sunday, that leaves us alone for 4 days. What to do while your husband is away, enjoying "guy time" at the Hokie game and then the Bulldog game on Saturday (with sideline passes, no less)?? Put your kid in a swing and then video him talking to you. Or talking to the little blue bird that spins above the swing is more like it, but it feels better to think its me he is talking to.

I have also managed to keep "little bit" on a good sleep schedule...last night he made it from 1130 to 745. So that's really good. He did about the same the night before too, so maybe we are getting on the right track. Every night feels like a little game to me. I guess maybe I am stifled for entertainment, but I think its kinda fun. I managed to clean out all 3 of my closets, too, and even carted a huge pile of clothes to Goodwill today. I need to get all of Rikki's maternity clothes back over to her house and out of mine before I decide its okay to keep wearing them and forget about getting back into all of my own regular clothes. Good grief jeans don't fit the same after a baby, people. It doesn't matter if you lose the baby weight or not - which I did, thank you very much, and in only 2 weeks - they just DO NOT fit the same.

Well, enough of all that. Here is the video I took of Seven chatting with me, and also a picture of him and Aunt Brit on Halloween. Hope they make you smile!

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Good Lord this is the most fun...







Perhaps I am a mean Mommy, but today we dressed Seven up and took lots of pictures of him in Halloween garb. Being me, I had to go and artsy up a couple of my favorites. Sorry there are no pics of him in his penguin outfit, though...the little guy was pretty mad by the time he reached a third costume. Maybe I can get a picture or two on Wednesday. Trick-or-Treat!!




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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Saturday brings new pics...
















Today I was able to take a few pictures of Seven and his Daddy before I had to go to work. He's really starting to "fill out" or so the older generation likes to say, and his eyelashes are my latest fascination. Just look at them! I hope to take some more pictures tomorrow of him in his halloween costumes, so stay posted!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Milestones




Seven is really growing into a little man. Over the past couple of days I have been trying to make sure he stays on a good sleep/eat/play schedule, and that's working pretty well. Yesterday was a bit of a struggle, as it seemed like all he wanted to do was eat a little and then cry. So maybe he didn't feel well. But today was better. He stuck to the routine, although maybe he slept a bit too much. We'll see in the middle of the night tonight, I guess!
Anyway, here is a video I caught of him in a good mood.


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Sunday, October 14, 2007

A Sunday Trip to Mountain Lake


Today we drove up the mountain and had a great Sunday Brunch at the hotel. Although the water level is way, way down, the weather was nice and crisp and the food was excellent. They sat us at a great table on the enclosed porch, which was nice. Seven luckily slept through most of lunch and let us eat without fussing. The brunch was much more elaborate than the days when I used to work there, and now I am kind of bummed we haven't gone more often. We are thinking that we should go back up the weekend of Jon's birthday with all of the friends and really enjoy the place.

After brunch we stopped by Rikki's and she took our first family photo...so thanks Rik.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Your typical, blubbering, proud parents...



Seven Justice Vernon Whetzel
born 12:33pm on August 31, 2007
19 3/4 inches, 7 lbs., 10 oz.





Not gonna even discuss the basket case I was for the C-section, or the night of the surgery or the daze I was in the first week. Not going into the 10 day hospital stay we endured only a week after taking him home for the first time. Just going to be glad that we got the chance to bond with him all of that time and learn the ins and outs of our son.


Now that we have Seven home, safe and sound, we are just out of our gourds, I think. We talk about baby poop, in detail, on a daily basis, and it's fun. He's really changed our lives, for the better, and life really is good. Tired? A bit, but it's worth it. But he's really, really good. We actually have him sleeping most of the night already, giving us about 4-5 hours at a stretch. I can handle that, no problem.



we are anxious for the days when he laughs, smiles for reasons other than gas, and even utters a few syllables. The little guy is so cute already though. At least we think so. I spend a lot of time just looking at him. So, here he is...our beautiful baby boy.

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Here's a lshort clip of the little man playing with his wrist rattles. As you can see, this is a very tiring activity, and a long nap was sure to follow.

Monday, July 2, 2007

just another day...

for those in the know, i am now at our store everyday, because now it's OURS. our bills, our merchandise, our building, our headaches. yes, i know i am supposed to be taking it easy, but life right now isn't easy, and some things are just the way they are. i do rest. really, i do. but i haven't been at the pool with the other girls in a couple of weeks now. my tan is gone. i need to get back out there, though, as walking in the pool is great exercise, and i do need that...but then again, like i tell rae, i need LOTS of things. maybe now that we have gotten the store cleaned up and organized, i'll be able to get out there more. we'll see.
latest news on the pregnancy front is that i am 7 1/2 months now, and my belly is really showing it. last week i went for a glucose screening, and they found that not only am i pretty iron defecient, which is bad for my recovery of the c-section and delivery in general, i am also going to have to deal with gestational diabetes. i spent about 5 hours at the hospital learning that i need to eat more, what to eat, when to eat, blah blah blah, as well as learning how to check my blood sugar with that little pricker machine. just to show me that it didn't hurt, jon has stuck himself 3 times. he was right. i start first thing in the mornings and do the whole stick test 4 times a day until delivery. as long as the eating plan works, i won't have to take insulin shots, but as difficult as this pregnancy has been so far i am trying to reason that it will be a possibility. so far the sugar levels have been really good, so maybe everything will work out. the worst part of the session at the hospital was learning that the doctors will be checking the baby's sugar alot once he is born, and also that he will quite possibly be hooked to an IV. i don't want that for him. he's already had to deal with so much.
this friday dr. weston is supposed to take a good look at him and set up a scheduled delivery date. now that the diabetes factor has been thrown in, i guess we'll have to be prepared for that date to change, especially if he starts getting too big or there is too much amniotic fluid, or worse, i get pre-eclampsia. hopefully none of that will happen. keep your fingers crossed.
on a lighter note, our first baby shower was saturday in harrisonburg. jon's sister and mom threw it, and it was really nice. alot of people came, many i didn't ven know. then this weekend is the country club member guest weekend, and jon's folks will be here. the next weekend is another shower - one thrown by my family in peterstown. then the next weekend is another shower, thrown by my best girls and sister. a baby shower with a keg. it may be the first one in history. lots of friends from out of town have let us know that they are coming...which is very touching. some have over a 5 hours drive to get here. and my cousin, if they make it, will be here all the way from upstate new york. it's really hard to believe.
after that weekend, i guess i'll probably be too fat and hot to do much of anything else. maybe just lounge by the pool in my shamu suit and listen to bob marley over and over, getting a tan and taking it easy. redemption songs.
jon has been really helpful still with everything...from making his own food, to helping out alot at the store, to washing the laundry...even giving me more of the bed. i really have been blessed with a great husband. i probably don't deserve him. or my friends for that matter. rikki with her constant checkups and food, nicole with helping out at the store/office, and other nameless friends who offer so much encouragement when i know how hard and scary life is for them right now. (one, in particular, i am glad to report is getting a good report of her own) so i should be happy. pricking myself should just be a means to an end - it isn't forever and i shouldn't be so stressed about it. besides, feeling the little man squirm around in there is already worth it. i can tolerate most anything for 2 more months...
we've come so far already.
thanks friends.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Has It Really Been THAT long?




I think I must be devoting too much time to myspace, and ignoring my blogspot. In fact, I haven't added a word here since finding out in Rome about my pregnancy (for those who don't know, yes, we were shocked to learn in a hospital in Rome that we were 2 months pregnant. Shocked being an understatement considering the specialist told us in December that it just wasn't going to happen.)
So, here we are. We found out nearly 2 months ago that we are having a boy, most likely the end of August, and for sure by C section. Apparantly not built for having babies, but that's okay. Gotta get him out somehow. We have done the nursery in a South Pacific/Castaway type of style, with all black furniture. A few people have said it looks a lot like the illustrations in "Where the Wild Things Are", and they are right. I was lucky enough to have a great group of girlfriends come up and help me paint the murals.
On the downside, the pregnancy isn't really agreeing with my body. My gallbladder has stopped functioning, which is very painful at times but nothing can be done about it until we have him. Also diagnosed with sciatica. Then there are my stress levels, which even though I DON'T FEEL STRESSES, the hormone levels are there and are much too high so I have been told to take it easy and cut back on work. Which I have done. Now I work a little and then go to the pool. I think the boy may come out with a suntan at this rate, as there is a lot of summer to go before the end of August.
The good things about the pregnancy are the kicks, rolls, punches. I love to feel him move. Also, even though I feel like a whale, I have really only gained 5 pounds at this point. My belly sure looks bigger than that though! If I can hold out at this rate for another 12 weeks I'll be content...but summer is for ice cream, and man do I want it!
Jon and I just got back from a nice long vacation to the Crystal Coast and Outer Banks, and that was just what we both needed. It was good to spend so much time with him. For those interested, Beaufort, NC is a great town to getaway to. Home of Blackbeard the pirate...we had a really nice time there just walking the harbor, eating, and shopping. Perfect place for a romantic weekend. I think we may have held hands the whole time.

Next up is a busy summer of parties, baby showers, and of course, the Country Club Member/Guest weekend. I think by the time August gets here I will be exhausted, just in time for the Hokie football season to kick in!

No trips planned at this point, but still not ruling out something in January. Who knows. Might try to head back to the Outer Banks again in October if all goes well.

Hope everyone is well and looking forward to a nice hot summer!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Roma and the Roma 500

Long, Long Day...started out very early and we have barely stopped. Toured the Vatican, saw the Sistine Chapel, went to St. Peters, the Castel St. Angelo, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Barbarini, the Colosseum, the Forum, and the Trevi Fountain. We are whipped. Ate 3 scoops of gelato today...coconut, Rocher, and Mint Chocolate. All very good but need to try to more to have a very accuratge rating system.
Thanks to all of my myspace friends and family for the Birthday wishes. It was so sweet and tuching to see all of the notes you sent.
Love you all, and I promise to post more tomorrow, but I ambeat and so is the computer.

Here are a Few Pictures to Tide You Over...

Both of these pictures were taken at Ancient Ephesus...I am about to rub out of computer battery, so I will try to charge up and post more when I can...

Friday, January 26, 2007

Cairo, Egypt...Using Your Imagination





Still no picture posting opportunites. But yesterday was Cairo. AT the buttcrack of dawn. We took a 3 hour busride from Alexandria along what they call the Desert Road (for good reason) and ended up stopping first at the pyramids of Giza. They are huge. Bigger than I had imagined. And nearly IN the city. Our guide happened to be a professor of Egyptology at the University of Alexandria, so she was pretty up on the subject. SO next is the Sphinx, which was smaller than I thought. Probably because I had imagined the pyramids being smaller, I don't know. After that, we went to the Saqqara Country Club, about half an hour away and went 4-wheeling in the sand dunes of the Sahara. Bumpy Good Times. Jon really enjoyed that, but of course, it made me have to pee. Then the jeeps dropped us off into a convoy of camels. Jon's camel was named Ali Baba, and that monster was in a foul mood. I thought he might eat Jon's face off. But he didn't. For the next half an hour we ride these humpy creatures through the desert led by swamis or whatever you call them until we reach the country club again. There they fed us the strangest lunch...but that's to be expected in Egypt I guess. From there we visited the tomb of a nobleman that was in really good condition, and then saw the nearby Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the first pyramid constructed.
At this point, we head back to Cairo, where we visit a papyrus making institute...and of course end up buying some papyrus art. Tourist trap, but then again, we're tourists. Finally we boarded the bus back to Alexandria, and made it in plenty of time to be harrassed by the vendors surrounding the port.
Today sucked. Another day at sea and I am again seasick, stayed in bed until dinner, even, although Jon swears the ship isn't rocking that bad. He's full of it. When we went up to the pool bar so I could get a juice, the water was sloshing out of the pool all over the place. Everyone in our group is now in the Chocolate Bar drinking champagne, but I am passing and spending a fortune on the net instead. Tomorrow is another full day at sea, and unless the ship slows down or we sink, I feel another full day of bedrest in my future. I will post more in Rome, where I do have Wifi...or at least that's what I am told. (Just a side note...while I am sitting here there are some young foreign girls outside the disco trying to sing "Dontcha Wish Your Girlfriend was Hot Like Me"...in English, or at least that's what I imagine the lanuage to be. It's hard to tell for sure...)

Cyprus

Well, I know I've been slacking, and now I have to blog about Cyprus and Cairo on the same day. But it's been busy around here...and still no free internet.

So we docked in Cyprus on Wednesday. We found a taxi driver who agreed to take us around for 25 euros each, which was a steal, considering the excursion to the same places we ended up going would have cost us 79 euros each. So, we leave the port and about 30 minuted later we are in this hilltop town called Omodous. Picturesque, with a quaint little monastary. Not a lot to write home about. Then he took us higher in the mountians to Platras, but we stopped on the way at a vineyard for a little winetasting. Kevin bought a couple of bottles, but to me it tasted like ass and I would just as soon drink the blackberry wine my insane neighbor made. But that's just me. So anyway, Platras. It looked like a rich community in Vail. What do people do there? Beats me. Yawn. Apparantly the richies go up there in the summer to escape the heat. Then, we drive on to this park of sorts, kind of like to the Cascades...and hit a trail called the Kaeldonia Trail. He wanted us to hike in the woods...to a creek, for God's sake, and it was...well, tiring and the creek at our house after the rain is about as thrilling. Well, maybe it wasn't THAT bad, but I could have done without that little piece of nature. So - we are late returning to the ship because we hiked all that damned time. and just as we ran up to the ship they were pulling the gangplanks. Seriously, if I had been stuck in Cyprus I would have killed that guy. Guess what? No pictures.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Old Town, Rhodes

Today we meandered around Old Town, Rhodes. It is a walled city, much like a fortress, and really quite pretty. I would have to say it is a little more Turkish than Greek, as there were several mosques but I only remember one actual church. Mostly there was just taverns, where we had fantastic gyros, and shopping, especially for linens. They had some really gorgeous silk beaded bedcovers, which I swooned over, but at 520 US Dollars, alas, I had to leave them behind. Boys - meaning Doug and Addie - look out...we bought yuou guys a little gift here in town. Crossbows and Catapults can return to full swing.
Tomorrow we are in Cyprus for only a few hours, and then it is off to Cairo, our last stop. Still no free internet, so still no pics, but I will do what I can, when I can. Until then...

Monday, January 22, 2007

Izmir, Turkey & Our Trip to Ancient Ephesus




Whew...we had to meet up for our excursion to Ephesus at 745am this morning, which we did surprisingly well. We were fortunate enough to have a good tourguide, who led us through the old city, which in its heyday must have been something else. I would love to put some pics on here of our tour, but when I tried to find a free WiFi connection while in port, the computer laughed at me. So those shots will have to wait. After the tour, we did a little shopping, and then were taken to (get a load of this, Adam & Nicole) a Rug making factory to learn all about Turkish rugs. Morocco, look out, Turkey claims to have the "second best silk in all of the world" - so the rugs MUST be good. It was pretty funny, and brought back a lot of memories.
Until I get internet and am able to post some pics, this is all I have to say about Ephesus...tomorrow we port in Rhodes...so maybe I'll have better internet luck then.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

A Day in Ancient Athens

This morning we took an overpriced taxi from the seaport to the Acropolis, which, by chance, was free admittance today (yeah!) The weather was gorgeous, high sixties, sunny...almost too hot in the sun....Here are a few pics we grabbed while on top of the city...







Fun While It Lasts

The connection to the free internet Jon just stole for us here in Athens is sketchy, but I am going to try and show you a little bit of what we have done...Here are a few pictures from Olypmia that we took yesterday...


This is us on top of the giant seawall in Katakolon

This is a building at Olympia...

This is a row of columns at Olympia that I found pretty...

And here is a quick look at the two of us in front of some ruins....

Saturday, January 20, 2007

If the Ship's a Rockin'...Don't Come a Knockin'

Ugghhh. Yesterday, Friday, was an at sea day. It all started about dinner time on Thursday night. Our Captain, whom Jon has affectionately names "Captain Morgan" had the hammer down in severe seas. My Diet Coke nearly slid off the table at one point. People were getting up from their tables to go throw up. It was disgusting. But, seeing as how we had only about 36 hours to get to the next port, it really wan't his fault - he HAD to go top speed. So, I went to bed at about 11 on Thursday, and got out of bed on Friday in time for our 9pm dinner. Then I went back to bed. Can you believe I haven't been to the Casino yet? Can you believe none of us has ordered extra food?
Well, on a better note...today we stopped in Katakolon, Greece, where we hired a taxi to take us to Ancient Olympia, site of the first Olympic games. It was intersting...mostly just ruins, kind of like Pompeii but not nearly as preserved. Seemed more like a big park with a bunch of fallen down columns and such. After we left there, we went shopping a bit in Katakolon. It was a cute little seaside town, but no place anyone would come to vacation in my opinion. Sorry I can't post pics yet. but when I get a free connection again, I will upload some on here. Hopefully tomorrow, but you never know. We port in Athens, Greece around 8am.
Love you all!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Still in Savona & Stealing Internet

We are sitting on our balcony on the back of the ship taking advantage of an unsecure wireless connection...so here are a few pix we took so far...
This is Audrey in between Jon & I right after we woke up from our airplane naps...

Then a shot of us as we get ready to get off the plane...



And another one of the cruisers waiting for hours in the Civitavecchia port...


Here is a view of the ship in port in Savona....


And "Bazar Jon" tooling around town...


Shots of the port town...