Saturday, April 12, 2008

Our week abroad in the Dominican Republic...

Jon and I just returned from a fun-filled, friend-filled week in Punta Cana, where we ventured to see our friends Jay and Carolina tie the knot. It was a beautiful resort, the Paradisus Palma Real, and if you have ever considered giving the DR a shot, this is a superior place to stay. The wedding was very nice, just the right size and the location couldn't have been better. Carolina was a rediant bride, and Jay a very handsome groom, whom, I must say, wrote saome very impressive vows. Men, if you need help in the romance department, give Jay a call...he can really work the magic. During the reception, they provided us with a couple of fire-dancers for entertainment - which was a nice surprise! All in all, we had a great time relaxing on the beach, reading a lot (me) and scuba diving (Jon), tanning, eating (YUMM-O), and just chilling out for a week with some really nice people. Looking forward to being able to go back in the future with Seven...I think it would be fantastic for him.

Speaking of Seven, he finally got to meet his cousin William Hart Ballard tonight. William is a mere 3 months old today, so Sev has a little over 4 months on him age wise, but as you can see, William makes up for it in size! His Mommy Catherine spoils him rotten, but what a cutie! Hopefully we will be able to spend some time with Cat and Will this summer (and year) while his Daddy Jason is deployed for the next year or so. I hope to be able to watch him continue to grow up!

Well, here are some pics from our trip, as well as the new cousins showing a little love.

Oh, and friend (you know who you are) congratulations on your stick, fingers crossed, and we can't WAIT to have you in the club! We love you!