We Saw Two Whales. One Was A Mom Whale And One Was A Baby Whale. Even The Whales Are Giving You Hints Now RYAN.

Hey blogstalkers, welcome to the most scattered post in the history of this blog.  It will include Cabo Day Five Part Two as well as Cabo Day Nine as well as a new giveaway.  So get ready to be like really confused.

(You can find Cabo Day Five Part One HERE.)

(And Cabo Day One HERE and Cabo Day Two HERE.)

So where were we...

Oh yes, St Patrick's Day.  Yikes.

After we left the bar Happy Endings we headed to another bar called Cabo Blue, which is basically just a little outdoor tiki hut sort of thing.  Nothing super special.  But they had tvs.  And the boys really needed to watch March Madness.

I like taking the pictures because then I don't have to be in the pictures.  Also if there is ever a contest of who gets smiled at the most, I would totally win.  Just one more thing I can add to my list of things at which I exceed Ryan.  I realize I'm grasping for straws here.
"Hurry up and take the picture LAUREN.  Basketball is on."  God, could he whine any more?
So we hung out at Cabo Blue all afternoon and at some point Ryan got tipsy enough to purchase various wares from various vendors.  First he bought flowers.

Yes that is Danny in the foreground of this photo with a flower.  "Five beautiful flowers for five delicate ladies."--Ryan
Then a small adorable Mexican child approached selling tiny painted animal figurines.  Ryan told me I could pick out two.

So I picked out these two.  A fire-breathing dragon and a penguin wearing a cowboy hat.
I was very proud of my decision because dragons are awesome and penguins are awesome.  But Ryan was less than pleased.  He was all "I thought I spotted something orange and white in that small child's bag..I swear to God Lauren if that was a clownfish...."

It was a clownfish.  That kid can smell a clownfish across a crowded reef.  It's frightening.
So Ryan purchased his clownfish and then forgot he was mad at me for not choosing the clownfish because of how happy he and his clownfish were together.

He named it Nemo, which apparently "Is not unoriginal LAUREN.  It's the Spanish translation of Nemo.  I just looked it up on my phone."
Two days later Ryan was walking about the house, clearly looking for something and I was all "What's the matter Ryan?  Can't find Nemo?"

And he was like "Oh HAHA.  No I can't find my computer charger."

But then I saw him do a quick check that Spanish Nemo was still on his bedside table.

But moving on.

As the night wore on, we all got a little bit crazier.

The bartender even managed to convince Girl Ryan to get up on the bar so Danny could do a body shot.

I just shouted out the patio door, "Hey Girl Ryan, do your parents read my blog?"  She was like "No, why? Oh God Shit."  Girl Ryan's Parents, if you are reading this blog somehow, she didn't say 'shit' she said "spit" "Oh God Spit."  She says that sometimes because that is how she explains rain to her students, as 'God Spit'.  There Girl Ryan, even if your parents do read this blog at some point, I've tied everything up in a nice little bow for you.  Except for the part where you did a body shot.  There's no hiding that.  Photographic evidence and all. LYLAS!
Eventually we remembered that we had never actually eaten the lunch that we set out to get.  Also, that we had never eaten dinner.  And that eating would probably be a good idea.  Yep, we figured all of that out on our own, even given the degree to which our mental faculties were impaired.

So we said goodbye to everyone at Blue Cabo.

Bye Blue Cabo!
 And went back to Las Quesadillas.  And I got to eat so much cheese.  Glory Glory Hallelujah.

See how white my neck is and how red my shoulders are?  My face sunscreen works better than my body sunscreen.
And then we walked home.  We were SO responsible on Cabo Day Five.

Sensible and Appropriate and Responsible.  ALL DAY LONG. 
Cabo days six/seven/eight were again pool/beach days so nothing too interesting happened then.  Although I wouldn't know if it had because I was not allowed to participate in pool/beach days after Cabo Day four.  Dumb cautious Ryan.

But Day Nine.  OMG.  We went on a sunset whale-watching cruise on a sailboat in honor of my husband's late father, who owned a sailboat and LOVED to sail and spent his Januarys sailing from island to island in the Caribbean.  I'll just post the pictures because words will do this no justice.










Ok this picture gets a caption because right after this jump I was so excited that I shouted "I saw the whale's eyeball!"  And then everyone on the boat next to us laughed at me.  They were probably just jealous.




It was a fitting tribute.  We'll miss you Dave.

As far as the promised giveaway goes...

In the end we had quite a collection of small Mexican animals.  We are not sure what the one with the pink ears even is.
One of you lucky lucky readers can be the proud owner of four of these five sweet animals.  As well as some other Mexican treasure and American ridiculousness.

Just leave a comment to enter.  This totally counts as my April 7th Quarter Birthday Giveaway.  Ends a week from today (Thursday the 29th) at midnight CST.  I'll announce the winner on Friday.

Also I'll do a short recap/explanation of what I sent Stefanie, who was the last giveaway winner.  Because with all of the crazy in my life right now, I totally forgot to do that and Stefanie is probably really really confused at the box she received in the mail.  Sorry Stefanie!


209 comments:

  1. OMG that is so awesome I am about to burst from vicarious awesomeness.

    Especially about the part where even the whales are dropping hints. BABIES ARE COOL RYAN! You can even hold mine when I'm through growing to see for yourself! But you have to give her back.

    JUST THINK OF THE CHRISTMAS BABY FUN!

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    1. Oh yeah...people don't let me hold babies anymore. Because of the one time when I cried when the mom was trying to wrestle her snuggly little thing out of my arms.

      SO MUCH CHRISTMAS BABY FUN. Babies are so tiny they can totally pass as elves, so I'll have to get my babies small elf costumes. Or maybe take a picture of my baby dressed as Santa Claus while my dogs are dressed as reindeer.

      Oh I have SO MANY future Ryan eye rolls to look forward to.

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    2. OMG. Now I have to find a baby elf costume for this year's Christmas. She'll be 4 months old... perfect Christmas Elf size!!

      And I thoroughly agree with dressing the baby like Santa and having little doggy reindeer. If you could find a bouncer that looks like a sleigh... OMG. Yes.

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    3. Is googling "Babies dressed as elves" a weird thing to do in March while on vacation in sunny Mexico?

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    4. Never.
      Especially not if it would also be weird googling it from Virginia in March when I should be *working*.

      This is all Ryan's fault.

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    5. Everything is Ryan's fault.

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  2. I'm glad everything was awesome :D

    If you have a baby, you must give her an awesomely ridiculous nickname, because that's fun.

    <3

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    1. I know! I have a list of baby names with fitting nicknames already noted alongside the regular names. That's probably weird. I have not shown it to Ryan.

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    2. I totally want to see that list. When ever I talk to my son I call him "Monkeybutt" which he finds less funny as he gets older. ^_^

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    3. That's hilarious!

      At my first job my amazing boss got pregnant with her first child and I made her a basket full of, what else than, books.

      And one of the books was called "My Mommy Calls Me MonkeyPants"

      And then my boss called her son MonkeyPants.

      I was like, super super proud.

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  3. My husband (of 1 whole month) won't let me purchase little handpainted animals because he hates fun things. He also won't let me have a baby. or go to Mexico (something about being worried I'll be kidnapped). Anywho! Thanks for the awesome photos and letting me live vicariously through your blog. If I WIN handpainted animals, he can't be mad :)

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    1. Yeah most of this trip Ryan has been all "No, Gracias" to the vendors even when one of them was selling henna tattoos and had a tattoo that looked ALOT like the Mockingjay from Hunger Games. But get a few beers in him and you couldn't keep his wallet closed with a heavy duty vice (I totally took a woodworking class when I was a child. I was an odd child.) It's why I feed him a drink or two before taking him Christmas shopping.

      And people were TOTALLY worried we were going to be kidnapped too. But we're staying in a gated community and haven't ventured off the beaten paths. So...so far so good!

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    2. Does this comment still count toward the giveaway if I rudely jump into your conversation here and tell you that I'm squee-ing with hilarity that you said,"heavy duty VICE" instead of "heavy duty VISE?!" Yours might officially be correct, too, but I like to think that it's wrong and that you meant to say "vice," as in, "Being drunk in Cabo/being denied procreation/being married to RYAN brings out my heavy duty vices."

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    3. Oh you're totally right. Ahhh, how did I let that happen! My eighth grade wood-working teacher will be most displeased. (Also I can't stop giggling about my heavy duty vices....)

      And yep, totally counts as an entry.

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    4. hahaah I'm sticking with "vices" too. Zack won't even go Christmas shopping, drink or no. Something about being Jewish...:(

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    5. Yeah Ryan tries to play the Jewish card too but then I tell him we can stop at the Apple Store, and he's a happy Christmas shopping boy.

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  4. Those whales were really excited. I mean, Jesus Christ... Also, I'm still jealous. I need a vacation so badly. But I am going to HARRY POTTER LAND!!!! in 2 weeks. I cant wait!!

    Looks like you're having a blast!!

    Val

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    1. I went there! I went there! I made Ryan stop in Florida for three days before continuing on to Costa Rica on our honeymoon. And I totally got a magic wand at Ollivander's. I LOVE Orlando, so I'm pretty jealous of you right now too.

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  5. Awesome! As always!

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  6. TraceyM3/22/2012

    You crack me up! And my son would love that little penguin in the cowboy hat because he thinks penguins are the coolest. things. EVER.
    Glad you're having a good vacation! Don't turn too red though. That whole peeling thing isn't so pretty. Or fun.

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    1. Umm penguins are totally the coolest thing ever. Your son sounds quite brilliant.

      And yeah..been banished from the sun. Ryan even made me wear a scarf on my head last night during the cruise because of how burned my scalp is already. Ugh.

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    2. Am I the only one who thinks peeling IS fun? It's like when you were a kid and put glue on your fingers and peeled it off. Lots of fun. But burning is bad, yeah, so I hope you don't burn any more. Staying out of the sun is annoying though. When I went to Greece, we all got badly burnt the first day. Second day, we bought parasols and carried them around everywhere to protect us. But you can't really hold a parasol if you want to swim.

      Whale-watching would be so exciting.

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    3. Peeling has its useful moments. Because it totally grosses Ryan out. I'll come running up to him waving a large piece of skin I've managed to get off my shoulder whole through meticulous effort and he just screams like a little girl and flounces into the bathroom to get away from me.

      But I HATE peeling when it's my scalp that has gotten burnt. It just looks terrible and makes me want to walk around shouting "It's not dandruff!" every 90 seconds.

      Whale watching was amazing! And Greece was actually where we wanted to go in the first place, but the weather there is a little cool right now for our liking. Someday.

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  7. Looks Amazing! Can't wait to toast (take a shot) in your honor when we are there in May!

    PS - Had a quesadilla for breakfast this morning and totally thought of you.

    Going to the midnight showing of Hunger Games tonight.... wish there were vendors near the theatre where I could get a mocking jay henna tattoo. My honey thinks I am already whacked, so this would be no big surprise when I walk in at 3am after the movie...

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    1. Ahhh!! So jealous of the movie! I used to do that in college with the Harry Potter movies. Midnight showings are the best. Except for when you have to work then next day.

      I forced Ryan to read the books after I did so he's actually all sorts of excited for the movie too.

      And before we left the states I saw some Hunger Games fake tattoos at Target. You should totally go get them.

      Have fun tonight!

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    2. We're going tomorrow... I can't wait!

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    3. I think I've got to wait until Sunday. So no spoilers blogstalkers!

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  8. Anonymous3/22/2012

    love the pink ear one. is it supposed to be a funky donkey? no clue, but love anyway. the whale photos are awesome. have a blast and put some aloe on those sholder. take it from the only white ass in cali,chilled aloe=heavenly relief. that and lots of tequila helps too.

    Heather
    Feeling your pain
    hblicha@pacbell.net

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    1. Yeah I brought both aloe and apple cider vinegar, both of which are my real tried and true sunburn relief techniques. And whiskey.

      And yeah...no idea about the one with the pink ears.

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  9. I totally want to stow away with your family on your next vacation (or have you guys come on mine). You sure know how to have fun!

    I also think that I need to get a "I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie" bag like yours. Because I do love big books, and more importantly, I have trained my three boys so that when I say "Hey, do you know what I like?" they automatically start singing "Baby Got Back". Yet another bonus of having kids.

    P.S. I think the animal with pink ears might be a skunk.

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    1. Just one more reason to have kids. Ugh dumb Ryan.

      And Danny would agree with you on the skunk thing. That was his guess.

      And I highly recommend the bag. It's a perfect beach bag too!

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  10. I am so super jealous of your whale pics! That looks like it was soooo much fun! Hope you guys all have a safe trip back home!!

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    1. It was amazing!! One of the coolest things I've ever seen.

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    2. Sharon R3/22/2012

      As a mom who lost her 19 year old son in an accident last June, I totally know what you two are going through with the loss of Ryan's parents. Am praying for you both.

      On a lighter note, LOVED the pics, AWESOME. Hope this trip healed your hearts a little. Oh, and FINDING NEMO is mine and my other son's all time fave movie! Just sayin...

      Keep the blog going, it makes my day!

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    3. Sharon I am so sorry to hear of your loss. 19 is much much too young.

      We LOVE Finding Nemo around these parts too!

      And I'll NEVER stop blogging. Not even when everyone is like "OMG please stop blogging, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH LAUREN."

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  11. I can't believe you're giving away a baby whale! Sign me up!!!

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    1. Oh man if I had a baby whale, I would totally never give it away. We would sail the seven seas together.

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  12. I wanna win things, Lauren! The only thing Ive ever won was a mug with a Halloween painting on it and a ghost as the handle. I was eight and had entered my name for the drawing at a Burger King. I think my mom still has it, but regardless, Im over due!

    I'm happy you're all enjoying your time together <3

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    1. Oh Brianne, I feel your pain. I never win ANYTHING. I do however, lose things almost constantly. Right now I can not find one of my sandals. Which is bad since we are leaving tomorrow.

      We're having a wonderful time thanks!

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  13. That viagra sign is da bomb!! If I had been there, I so would have included that for one of my weekly whackeds. So jealous of that sign.

    The whale pics are amazing. That must have been an exciting but emotional trip.

    I want those little things. I don't even care if it is a pink eared skunk! :)

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    1. Do you actually have to be the one taking the pictures for your posts? I've seen the Derby one and it looks like that might be the case? Because otherwise just totally steal the Viagara picture, as long as you credit it back here.

      The whales were ridiculous. Like the pictures don't even do the experience justice.

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    2. Yes, my whackeds are usually pics I have taken. That way I don't have to worry about copyright or anything. However, I have done a post where others have contributed pics they have taken and I gave credit to each contributor. I plan to do another one soon. I will absolutely use it if you want and credit it back to you. Feel free to send me any more craziness you find along the way and I will include it as well. Thanks!! :)

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    3. Sure use it all you want! If you want to shoot me an email to LaurenRaeGallagher@gmail.com, I'll reply with the picture attached. And I'll let you know if I get any other ridiculous photos. Although usually if it's a ridiculous photo that I have, it's only ridiculous because I've fallen down the stairs and Ryan has taken a picture of it or something similar.

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  14. I loooove to sail -- how awesome to see the whales. I've thought a lot about you two (believe it or not) and the challenges you've had lately. I'm glad you've had time for fun (but don't forget to grieve....eventually).

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    1. Ryan's from a sailing family so I've been out on some amazing boats. And always have a great time. Except for the one time with the lightening storm. That time was scary.

      Thanks for the thoughts. Much appreciated. And we will grieve, these kids just needed something not terrible in their lives right now. The sail was done in memory of their dad and I think everyone will be ready to actually mourn as soon as this vacation is over. And it hasn't been ALL fun. There have been some really tough times. And some less tough times.

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  15. Your posts are making me want to take a vacation so badly. Alas, no vacation for me :(

    But maybe I'll get lucky and win the giveaway - of course then my daughter would steal my winnings because they are too cute!

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    1. Haha they are pretty cute. And some of their little heads bob up and down. I've been asking them questions and making them say 'yes' or 'no' as I deem appropriate. Sort of like a magic eight ball, where I have the power.

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    1. I will try....but no promises.

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  17. I'm so glad your back and you Mexican vacation sounds amazing! I have been having my Mexican vacation vicariously through your posts :)
    As a fellow super pale white girl I am also usually confined to watching the fun through the patio door...and yet somehow I still get sunburned ...oh well
    I just wanted to say I'm glad your back and I hope you and Ryan are feeling a little better...you could always tell him that a baby in a ruby necklace would make your sunburn feel completely better :)
    Have a wonderful Thursday

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    1. We've had a wonderful time! But I think everyone is ready to get back to the states and start learning how to go on from here.

      And I would tell Ryan that, but I've already shouted at him today that "Nothing makes sunburn feel better!" when he complained of the loud screeching coming from the sunburned lady being forced to take a shower.

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    2. I took baths in a tub filled with un sweetend iced tea. Lipton makes a cold brew tea bag and you just throw a bunch in the tub and then soak...made me feel sooo much better and my sun burn was so bad I had scars for months. Try it it might help...just don't get tempted to drink your tea bath :)

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    3. I've never actually heard that one! I'm feeling much better as of today but next time I burn (and there will definitely be a next time) I'm definitely trying it.

      And I don't even like tea, except for Snapple Diet Peach Iced Tea, so I will probably be able to not drink it.

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  18. Oh Lauren those pictures were beautiful. What a great tribute to Ryan's dad.

    Now, if I win a giveaway, and you send me Nemo, one of two things will happen:

    1-I can hold him hostage until Ryan gives you a ruby.

    2-I can give it to my husband who has over a dozen fish tanks in our house including one with our own Nemo and he will hug it and kiss it and keep it safe forever!

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    1. We thought it was a fitting tribute too Judy. Did a sunset toast to Dave on the water.

      Also, I don't want to upset you, but I am not allowed to send anyone Mexican Nemo. You would only receive the other four little creatures. Ryan will never give him up. Ever. Even if I explain the real clownfish situation that exists in your home.

      ::Sigh:: It's unfortunate, but that's why I had to make the statement that a lucky reader would get four of the five sweet animals.

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  19. Wow! What an amazing experience to see those whales in their natural habitat. Reading all of these vacation posts makes me want to run away to the beach :).

    Glad you had such a great trip and got back home safely!

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    1. Not quite back home yet..leaving bright and early tomorrow morning!

      And yes the whales were insane. Like can't even explain how cool.

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  20. IT'S THE CHUPACABRA!!!!

    maybe.

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    1. At first I was like, umm no it's not a cockroach.

      And then I was like, Oh stupid Lauren, that says Chupacabra not Cucharacha.

      And yes it maybe is.

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  21. Whale watching looks ahMAZing! I'd love to do that one day.

    I got to swim with a *wild* manatee for my high school graduation present. We went to Florida (we were already going to visit some relatives, I'm not THAT spoiled), got on a boat and cruised the river until we found a manatee. For about an hour we got to swim and play with her. It was the most awesome experience of my life, almost as good as having my kids.

    Okay, so I told you that story to tell you this story. Because of my life changing swim, I got a manatee tattooed on my back. Last summer I was at Walmart, minding my own business at the checkout when I heard the people behind me whispering.

    "What is that?" "I think it's a sausage." "A SAUSAGE?! Why would you get a tattoo of a sausage?"

    I turned around to see who the moron was with a tattoo of a sausage. The people smiled at me and I could see no sausage in sight. It wasn't until I got home that I realized they had seen MY tattoo and thought it was a sausage.

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    1. Well THAT made me laugh out loud. And then I read it to Ryan and it made him laugh too. Which is a high compliment. He is not usually that interested in my blog. I really want to swim with a manatee now.

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  22. I think that I need to add a Mexican vacation with a handful of my favorite people to my Bucket list. This looks awesome!

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    1. It was wonderful! The whale-watching was crazy and the snorkeling was really really good as well.

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  23. Annie G.3/22/2012

    Viva la Viva la Viva la more! Viva la company!

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  24. I'm not sure what the black and white striped one is, but I need it. :)

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  25. The black and white thing must be a skunk, but then as fat and round as it is, maybe its a chihuahua? Or a Skuhuahua?

    Every vacation I have ever been on, whether it be a day or several days, has left me burnt to the color of a well cooked lobster. I cake spf 50 on me every hour. It doesnt work. I blame it on the fact that my mother used to have me outside naked without any sunscreen on in my baby and toddler years. She thought having a well tanned child was cute. Yeah mom, NO!

    As for babies, and baby making- you're much more patient and honest than I. I totally would use alcohol to my advantage. Ive been whining for a year about baby making for the sake of MAKING a baby. I think my nagging is paying off =) Or maybe he's tired of me plying him with liquor...hmmm

    Ive always wanted to see whales. We dont have much in the way of ocean creatures in Arizona.

    Im still working on getting my blog ad made. Ill get it to you soon!

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    1. Skunk definitely seems to be the prevailing opinion. The little pink ears are just throwing everything off.

      Sunscreen doesn't work on me either. I swear I reapply like every 90 minutes while sitting in the shade and still manage to get ridiculously red. I've even blistered before. Had to call in sick to work for that one. Yikes.

      As for babies....I really really want one.

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  26. Maria T.3/23/2012

    Gawd, I really wish I could hang out with you! You have to be the coolest, funniest, cutest and just funnest person ever!

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    1. Haha yesss!!! I'm totally showing this comment to my husband. He will probably laugh.

      (Also thank you, that made my day.)

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  27. I have been looking forward to part II and you totally delivered! Loved the viagra sign, but really loving the whales. Living in bum-fark Nevada, we are lucky to see water...it would be like winning the lottery to actually see something swimming in it, other than nasty beaver fever parasites. Yummy! :v( enjoy the rest of your time there and safe travels back. I look forward to my cowboy penguin!

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    1. Sorry Heidi! Your comment totally got SPAM filtered and I just caught it today.

      I've actually been to Nevada and at least the part I saw was gorgeous!

      If you win, take extra good care of my penguin. I love penguins so.

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  28. You very much need a UV protection shirt. (I'm quite certain there's a legit name for them, but it escapes me.) I am almost clear and get sunburned if you look at me funny, and my UV shirt has been amazing. So I'm sweatier than everyone else and I look mildly ridiculous, but so do water blisters.

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    1. I have never heard of this mysterious shirt. But now I am going to google it so that I can have one. Ryan makes me wear long sleeved dark colored shirts and wide brimmed hats out in the sun anyway. So I can't get too much more ridiculous.

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    2. They make really cute UV shirts and bathing suit cover-ups in light colors that are meant to wick away your sweat like exercise clothes. You look semi-ridiculous wearing long sleeves, but at least you can have a stylish long-sleeved shirt that's a summery color. They are really expensive, but I just wear the same one over and over. Plus, Ryan will clearly back this purchase regardless of the price because he is concerned for your health. So maybe you should get 6 in all the colors and styles.

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    3. Off to google and buy these with Ryan's credit card!

      What a lovely Sunday this will be.

      For me. Not Ryan.

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  29. Hmm. I was very excited when I saw that little guy and thought "SKUNK!", but it looks like a couple other people beat me to it. Are there skunks in Mexico? I've never been.
    Just wanted to say I really love your blog and enjoy your humor, your honesty and all your funky. I'm an accountant too and sometimes I wonder if all the numbers don't jiggle my brain so that at the end of the day the only thing that is left is sitting in bed singing "Mary Had a Little Lamb" slowly and off-key while my husband moans for me to please stop because he has to be up at 5 in the morning. :-P I have to be up at 7 in the morning and you don't hear me complaining.
    I hope you continue to have a wonderful time in Cabo, and thank you for writing. I do think you're beautiful in all your pictures.

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    1. I have no idea if there are skunks in Mexico, and honestly I hope I never find out. I would guess no though because if that little creature is supposed to be a skunk, then the person that made him/her has definitely never seen a real live skunk.

      So glad you're liking my little corner of the blogosphere. It's really easy to doubt oneself and get nervous about just putting everything out there for the world to see. It's so nice to get positive feedback.

      And being an accountant has its moments...Some days I come home and just sit all catatonic-like on the couch and watch whatever is on E.

      And thanks!

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  30. I still live in AZ, and I still shouldn't be jealous of your sunny vacation, but I am. I wish I could have a close knit group to vacation with! All of my close girlfriends are in chicago, where we moved from a year ago. And oh, we all have kids. Which translates to "we're broke all the time no matter how much money we make".

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    1. So you know awesome girls that live in Chicago and have babies? Please send me all of their pertinent contact information stat. I love my Chicago friends but NONE of them have babies. And I really need to hang out with babies more.

      I love to meet readers that hail (or have hailed) from Chicago! It's my favorite place in the entire world. So far.

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    2. Lisa S3/23/2012

      I don't hail from Chicago, but I have fond memories of there, does that count? I lived close-ish for a year. (You have too many readers/commenters named Lisa, making this look super confusing. I should think of a nickname for myself. Except I suck at that. Maybe I'll just be Lisa S from now on.)

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    3. I know so many Lisas right?

      My mom is actually named Lisa, so I've made her start commenting as LisaG so at least I can differentiate her from the Lisa pack.

      And yes, totally counts.

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  31. Ok, you know I have stories about when I've been drunk...when don't I have stories?!?!

    One time, for some reason unknown to me, I was encouraged to take part in a drinking competition in a nightclub. Round one consisted of everyone on their hands and knees drinking a pint of fizzy wine through a straw. I was first to finish mine AND I was only one of two girls...the rest were blokes. Round two was drinking a yard of ale on stage out of one of those weird glasses. Do you know how much of the ale goes in your mouth when you're trying to drink it fast? NOT A LOT. So, I poured most of a yard of ale all over myself and my clothes in front of about 500 people and spent the rest of the night smelling of eau de bitter and looking soggy. THEN, I decided it would be a good idea to go on the bucking bronco in the club...do you know what vomit looks like when it's coming from someone being spun around and rocked back and forth? Luckily for me, you were not there because then everyone would know what it looks like because you seem to like photographic evidence!

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    1. Ahhhh!! I have always wanted to do one of those bull ride thingies in the bars, but haven't for fear of injury. Now perhaps I will not do it for fear of vomiting and then injury.

      I feel the exact same way about the whole "when don't I have stories?!?!" idea. We are either extremely interesting or quite odd. Or both. But then, I don't think odd is a bad thing. Ryan does. But he's boring old Ryan.

      I am VERY impressed with the fizzy wine drinking. When I drink the stuff I get hiccups for DAYS.

      One time I beat my mother in a chugging a beer contest. It was because we tied at Scattergories and my sisters decided that was the tie-breaker. It was Christmas.

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    2. I just decided to love you a little bit more than I already do because you play Scattergories. That is our family game of choice and we only ever play it at Christmas! My sister and I drink too much sherry and then yell at each other to 'go get the 'cat-ogree' box'. Then we have some really rude answers. I also remember when I was a bit younger my Grandmother played it with us. We had the letter 'B' and under 'things that annoy you' my Gran wrote 'bullshit'. She was 80 at the time and to us it was the funniest thing in the world.

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    3. Yay Scattergories!

      Ryan and my best friend Vanessa can't play that game with each other any more because of a very high intensity fight that resulted from one of them insisting 'Hot Fudge Sundae' was a dessert that started with "H" and the other one shouting about how 'Hot' is an adjective and thus can't count.

      There may have been drinks involved.

      Now I really want a Hot Fudge Sundae. And a bagel.

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    4. Lisa G3/23/2012

      The beer chugging contest was a farce. I had four sips out of my beer and you were done. I remember looking over and seeing your foot on the coffe table like you were a pirate or something. I was hornswoggled.

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    5. You were not hornswoggled mom. I wasn't the one that suggested the beer chugging contest.

      Also, I'm not sure how placing my foot on the coffee table makes me a pirate? It's not as if I were placing my wooden leg on the coffee table.

      Oh, but remember the time I had to wear an eyepatch for like a month? That was sort of pirate-like.

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    6. OMG...This totally made me LoL IRL.. Your mom said you looked like a pirate *and* used the word "hornswoggled". Too Funny!!

      Also, I was going to comment that I'd love to win the little animals, but that if I won, you should keep Spanish Nemo for Ryan...Then I saw that you said " four of these five sweet animals" ..So this is the comment "in which Ryan *robbed* me of the opportunity to be gracious by insisting he keep Spanish Nemo, by being selfish and preemptively demanding he be allowed to keep Spanish Nemo. Thanks RYAN! Sigh." Hahahahahah

      Also, waiting on Zazzle for my "Point your toes RYAN" shirt ... I think I've spooked the mailman by yanking open the door the moment he steps on my porch EVERY DAY hahahahaha ;)

      You are the awesome XoXo

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    7. Haha yes, as you can tell, part of my crazy comes from my mother.

      Also, just read your comment aloud to Ryan who is currently lounging (with a shirt on what!?) next to me on the couch reading Stephen King's The Stand and watching Basketball. He was sort of amused. That's saying a lot. Ryan is never amused with things I say.

      Hope the shirt turns out ok! It was obviously the first thing I ever made on Zazzle so I had no idea what I was doing.

      Thanks so much for buying it!

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  32. I am so glad you were able to take a vacation with your friends and family. You've had a rough time lately and deserve to get away. I am glad you're making the most of it. Life is short. I am an old married lady, whose babies are just regular kids now, so I love to read your enthusiastic embrace of married life and dreams of motherhood. Keep up the blog. :)

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    1. Don't worry, I will never ever stop blogging. Even if people were begging me to stop blogging. It's my stress relief.

      The vacation was much needed, on all sides. And it was lovely. Now back to normal life and trying to figure out how to best go on. So glad you're enjoying the blog!

      Let's keep our fingers crossed that my dreams of motherhood stop being dreams and start being reality in the very near future.

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  33. absolutahnie3/23/2012

    i think the thing with the pink ears is an armadillo! maybe. also, the boyfriend and i are supposed to go to the mystic aquarium this summer for a "penguin encounter" where we get to sit on the floor and commune with a penguin AND get to listen to its heartbeat PLUS we're going to have a beluga whale experience where we're issued waders and get to go in the tank with them and their trainers! yep, two 40 somethings frolicking with marine animals...life is good!

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    1. Ohmygod. I can't even concentrate enough to read the rest of your comment because you get to meet a penguin.

      Please please tell the penguin I said hello and that I love it.

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    2. absolutahnie3/23/2012

      i will do that and i will try to get pictures of said penguin greeting you! the gift shop even sells art made by the penguins! they let them walk (waddle?) through non-toxic paint or something. animal print takes on a whole new meaning!

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    3. Oh dear lord. Can I purchase these penguin paintings online?

      Because I am pretty sure I need one.

      Hyperventilation.

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    4. Anonymous3/23/2012

      From what I know they're available on line only and only around the holidays. Google mystic aquarium, I think there's even a video of them painting.

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    5. I found the aquarium but can't find the penguin paintings. Am going to spend all day searching if necessary.

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    6. try googling "mystic aquarium penguin art" if you haven't already.

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    7. It's official. Must own some of this art.

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  34. My coworkers complain because my office is not decorated enough. I think adding four small mexican animal figurines to my darth tater (mr. potato head) would be just the thing to say, "See? I decorated." Also, whale watching! That looks like the bomb dot com!

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    1. Haha my coworkers make fun of me because my office (cube) is TOO decorated. I have A LOT of wind up robots.

      And whale watching was amazing. Pictures don't do it justice. Also, I am not very good at taking pictures. Yours are lovely (just checked out your site.)

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  35. The one with the pink ears is definately the result of a one night stand of a skunk and armadillo (how do you even spell that animal?)

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      I concur.

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  36. Anonymous3/23/2012

    You know what they say, what happens in Cabo stays in Cabo! Looks like you guys had a great time.

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    1. Yes had a wonderful time! And really only got a little tiny bit crazy on St. Patrick's Day. The rest of the trip was just relaxing either by the pool or on the beach and lots of nice dinners.

      We really are quite lame usually. I feel like everyone thinks we're hardcore partiers now though.

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  37. I love the tiny animals! I have a turtle my sister brought me from her honeymoon in Mexico. The voodoo doll keeps trying to sacrifice it in the middle of my "Build Your Own Stonehenge." I totally more figurines to help the turtle out! They could stage a mutiny! The pocket god figure is NO help. He just stands around and screams.

    The whales are amazing! I agree the baby whale is a sign. I bet you also saw babies in Mexico - clearly the signs are all around y'all!

    Maybe you should tell RYAN if you have a baby, he can dress it up as Nemo the first year? http://tinyurl.com/6wwazzm

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    1. I seriously just sent that picture to Ryan in an email with the subject "Can We Have A Baby NOW?"

      I'll let you know what he says. It'll probably be no.

      I also totally have a tiny turtle figurine from Mexico from my one of my colleague's honeymoon! People are always going on vacation and seeing ridiculous things and being all "I think this is right up Lauren's alley." And then my work desk looks ridiculous. And I love it.

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  38. I totally want to go see The Hunger Games this weekend. And eating cheese in Cabo is on my bucket list! The tribute to your father in law is lovely. Safe travels home!

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    1. Haha you'd be surprised how many times things on my bucket list start "Eating Cheese In..."

      I think we're going to try to go on Sunday, if it's not still too crowded.

      And I'm currently flying over the Pacific Ocean as I type this, so far so good. Though Ryan did refuse to give me the window seat.

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  39. i've only gone to cabo as a pit stop for a cruise.. not allowed to back.. EVER, said mom. :( have enough fun for the both of us! [however, judging by your post, you've already done so without me :(]

    anyhow.. HAHA. inform Ryan that you have had a family meeting with Ryan Patrick Gallagher and it was an unanimous decision to have a baby.

    When he denies it or gives you an eye roll, gently remind him that Ryan Patrick Gallagher the noodle is a person in the family too :)

    by the way, your trip looks fantastic, stay safe and keep having fun! [do remember to eat occasionally, you hear? :)]

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    1. So what I've posted about Cabo Day Five totally makes us all look like silly lushes. But I swear that the other days mostly consisted of laying by the beach/pool and then going to a nice dinner. We are usually quite quite lame.

      Oh and you want to know the best thing that happened to me today? There is an extra seat in our current plane row, so I am sitting betwixt Ryan Patrick Gallaghers. Because the noodle got its own seat on the flight! Now I'm just trying to convince everyone around us that "this is always how we travel and isn't a shame that business class didn't have three seats in a row available?"

      And yes I am blogging whilst flying home. I live on the internet.

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    2. AHHH LUCKY YOU! double the fun :P WAIT DID YOU HELP HIM PUT ON HIS SEAT BELT? dont wanna get Ryan Patrick Gallagher the noodle in trouble :(

      Hope to hear from you soon! Let us know when you've gotten home safely. We'll miss you! [haha, apparently not much, since you're blogging on the way home :P]

      Dont worry, i live on the internet too. It's a glorious place to be. :P

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    3. Actually the flight attendants made me put him in the overhead compartment eventually. ::sigh:: No one gets me.

      Also, I'm home safely!

      And about to throw a short post of momentarily...crazy things happening in Chicago right now.

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  40. I think I sent that last comment of mine to the wrong post. I do that quite often. Anyway, I hope the sunshine, beautiful surroundings with family, and the making of good memories was in some way healing.

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    1. I fixed it for you!

      And thanks, heading safely home now. I am blogging while flying. I paid for it with Ryan's credit card.

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  41. Oh did you see that? It's me winning......
    -RJ

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    1. Totally missed it..but maybe I'll catch it again next Friday?

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  42. Jenna Scott3/23/2012

    I ran across your blog about a month ago, now I am hooked! You are hilarious! I check your blog almost daily, and reading it makes my day at work a little more enjoyable. Thank you for sharing your awesome life :)

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    1. Thanks! Hilarious is my fave compliment ever. And I'm really really trying to post more, so hopefully not all of your daily checks will be in vain.

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  43. I love tiny animals!! Pick me, pick me!!!

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    1. I will totally try. I love tiny animals too. Even the gigantic tiny whale was just the most adorable thing ever.

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  44. Jessica3/23/2012

    You guys look like you had a well deserved great time. I love the little animals - especially the dragon, which kicks Spanish Nemo's ass. :)

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    1. Yeah the dragon is one of my favorites too. I'm just nervous he won't make the flight home very well. I swaddled him all up and wrapped him in my softest sweat pants, but his wings are like paper paper thin.

      And we did have a perfectly lovely time!

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  45. Elizabeth3/23/2012

    Love the pics of the whales!! Looks like you all had a blast:)

    P.S. Pick me!!

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    1. We had a great time, the whale-watching was definitely helpful in starting to work through some things.

      And I'll try!

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  46. Melody3/23/2012

    Tell Ryan that if I win, he can keep Nemo. As long as I get a tentacle instead.

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    1. Haha Ryan's already said that he's keeping Nemo no matter what. Which is why he made me qualify in my post that one of my lovely readers get four of the five creatures. And I'm totally including a tentacle in the box anyway, so if you win, you've got one!

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  47. I have so much fun reading your blog!! :)

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    1. Thanks! Love to hear it!

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  48. dede r3/23/2012

    for my birthday I am entering your little animals giveaway...happy birthday to me! :)
    glad I found your blog, you are very funny and entertaining. thanks LAUREN!

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    1. Happy Birthday!! If you win, you'll have much more to look forward to than just tiny little animals. I have crazy things planned.

      So glad you're enjoying the blog.

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  49. I going to say the pink eared thing is a Chupacabra...as Brock Samson says, "Their all over Mexico."

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    1. So I know the theory behind the mysterious Chupacabra, eats goats and all that. But I didn't know what they looked like. So I just employed google. Bad idea Lauren.

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  50. *They're instead of their...my grammar is horrible isn't it...

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    1. Seriously Milo. What the heck.

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  51. Jana F.3/23/2012

    What a beautiful tribute to your late father-in-law. And I totally believe you about the whale's eyeball. I bet he was peaking at you hoping someone was noticing his show. Whales are attention-whores.

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    1. It really was such a lovely and fitting tribute. Dave would have absolutely loved it.

      And I am quite positive I saw the whale's eyeball. Because when I zoom in on that picture, you can totally see the whale's eyeball. But you know what they say, haters gonna hate.

      I don't say that...because I am not a gangster. But THEY do.

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  52. sarah h3/23/2012

    4 of the 5 animals? Tell Ryan I want that fish!

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    1. Caught that did you?

      He says no. I just asked again.

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  53. Those whale pictures are amazing! I'm so jealous! :-)

    Looks like you guys had a blast. Your tribute was absolutely beautiful.

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    1. Thanks so much! We know Dave would have just LOVED the whale-watching. It felt like the most perfect thing we could have done.

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  54. I totally need those lil animal thingys, they go so well with all the other crap in my apt :)

    Beautiful Pictures!

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    1. Haha, I was actually having a hard time deciding to give them away because of how well they would go with the rest of the crap I've accumulated on my work desk.

      But then thought my wind-up robots might get jealous. So I'm sending them off.

      And thanks!

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  55. I'm happy to enter. :) I request that if I do win, you please make one of the 4 the Penguin. You see I have a 16 year old who is terrified of penguins and I would love to give her something that is scary, stares from her dresser and basically guarantees that she can not sleep through the night.

    It's revenge for ages 0-5.

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    1. Oh one of the four will definitely be the penguin, given that one of the four will definitely not be the clownfish, as Ryan is keeping it. Because he loves it.

      And that totally just cracked me up! Although I get the being scared of penguins thing. I am fully certain that they are inherently evil. It just makes ME like them more, but I could see how others would find it alarming.

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  56. I promise, you're blog posts are my most favorite to read! If only we could all live your fabulous, fun, hilarious life!

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    1. Thanks! You just made me all squirmy!

      But I promise it's not always fabulous. Sometimes my fridge decides to break down in the middle of the night and I have to spend three hours cleaning up congealed butter and melted cheese (sob).

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  57. This is me entering the giveaway contest. If I'm picked I'm totally gonna share the prizes with my bestie who also follows your blog!

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    1. Awesome! So very nice to meet the two of you!

      I don't share things with my bestie. I like to keep things for myself. But she gets that. Which is why she is my bestie.

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  58. I tried to reply to one of the comments and it just wasn't working. I don't know if it's my slow "living in the middle of BF Nowhere" internet or what. But, I was going to tell you that my brother and sister-in-law live in Oak Park and while their kids are no longer babies (they are almost 4 and almost 7), I'm sure they can set you up with some babies. Plus my sister-in-law is a librarian, so I'm thinking you would totally get along. Let me know if you want me to set you up.

    And I totally love the Chupacabra idea. It makes me want the pink-eared thing more. I love Chupacabras (not the creepy ones, just the cute creepy ones). I have a stuffed animal one on my bed.

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    1. Chupacabras scare the heckfire out of me. Like seriously. I couldn't have a stuffed one, even if it was adorable.

      And I would love to meet your sister-in-law but she would probably have to read my blog first and decide if she was willing to meet me. Because I can scare people away pretty easily. It happens like A LOT.

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  59. Ooo oh I want the pink eared skunk! Or the blue turtle!!! Your vacation looks like so much fun...

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    1. It was so much fun! And very necessary.

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  60. I'm so glad that you guys are having a good time on your vacation. Also, lovely tribute to your father-in-law. It looks like it was pretty magical!

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    1. It was absolutely the most perfect tribute for him. He would have loved it.

      We had a perfectly lovely time on vacation! Much needed.

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  61. Anonymous3/23/2012

    Lauren it is lovely that your family is honoring your father-in-law in such a beautiful way by having so much fun. He must be happy you are all together and enjoying life.
    I am not entering the contest, I have too much of that kind of stuff and would be willing to donate to your give-aways since I am here in chicago as well. Oh and wait til you get back! Spring is fully here and every tree is wearing a flowered party dress! Also, after you dress your babies up as Santa or elves for a few years it grows old. I will send you our christmas card this past year where the kids are the reindeer and the dog is Santa; it's even funnier! Nora

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    1. Haha of course the day I get back it's like stormageddon here. But it is nice to see everything all green and flowered!

      And anytime you want to donate to a giveaway just let me know, I can pick-up whatever wherever whenever.

      And send me that card, stat. I must see it.

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  62. Looks like you all had a really great time. So glad that you could get away. You make me laugh and dream of sunny skies as we sit in snow in Portland (Oregon, not Maine) this week. I think I am to old fir such adventures. Thanks for blogging for us and tell Ryan that babies are just what happen when you finally get married. And when you finally do get one, I will make you a little elf hat for it. Promise!

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    1. Oh I so so want an elf hat for a baby!

      I'm going to make you keep your word on that Peggy. You are going to be like the third person that knows I am pregnant.

      First Me, Second Ryan, Third Peggy so she can start on an elf hat.

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  63. I think this is the healthiest way to deal with grief ever (I'm of the firm belief that merriment and whale watching should be prescribed for everything) and am really glad the trip is (or seems to be) really great for everyone. Thank you for being you and for sharing it with us!

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    1. Maybe this isn't the standard way to process the death of a loved one, but it worked for us. We weren't ridiculous drunks the whole time (as it seems.) We spent most of our time relaxing by the pool and telling stories and then going out to dinner together. It was healing.

      Thanks for reading!

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  64. Oh my goodness, those are too cute. I would totally be the one in my group buying those if there were ever anyone around selling them. I'm enjoying your blog, by the way! I'm glad I followed TheBloggess' link over here!

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    1. They are pretty cute. I had a tough time deciding to give them away.

      And glad you ventured over here! And stayed!

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  65. I didn't see any this cute when I was in Cancun!! You're not giving away Ryan's clownfish, are you??

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    1. Unfortunately no. Ryan has hidden the clownfish. To make sure I can't send it.

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  66. Glad you guys had tons o fun! Take care of yourself and plan another fun trip somewhere - with Ryan (noodle) and lots o sunscreen - soon!

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  67. I'm officially jealous, most because of the unidentified thing with pink ears but also cause it sounds like you had tons of fun. <----Hope I'm right on that one :)

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  68. When we were on vacation I saw those little figurines & wanted to get the dragon one for my daughter who LOVES dragons. But this creepy old guy in front of me grabbed the last one practically right out of my hand. Then he asked me what it was worth to me while waggling his eyebrows suggestively. Yeah. My girlie did not get a dragon. But I did nearly throw up on the old creeper guy. EW.

    SO glad you had fun. You deserved it! xoxo

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    1. Eww old creepy men are the worst. One bought me a drink one time and told me I smelled like milk. It was the worst. Hopefully you win the giveaway and have a tiny little dragon for your duaghter after all!

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  69. Leslie3/26/2012

    Um, Lauren? Er, that picture of Ryan kissing Senor Nemo is super-cute. Until you notice that he has a firm grip on his beer in the other hand. Then it just looks kinda, uh, well (howdoiputthisdelicatelybecauseheisyourhusband?) BEER-GOGGLY.

    You've been to bars, you know what I mean...right...?

    Otherwise, TOTALLY FUN post! ;D

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    1. Haha yeah, weird picture with the beer and everything.

      But if you're suggesting that he only loved the Nemo because of beer goggles, then I can assure you that you are mistaken. He also loved the dumb little fish when he woke up the next morning. He was all "Good Morning Nemo!"

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  70. Looks like a fun trip & wonderful tribute.

    Those whale pictures are amazing! What kind of camera do you have?

    I'm a big fan of little souvenir animals! Way to support the Cabo children!

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    1. So this is probably way too specific but I have a Nikon D50 Digital SLR with both a 18-55mm zoom lens and a 55-200mm zoom lens.

      It's a couple of years old at this point, and I'm still figuring a bunch of things out (not a photographer by any means) but I LOVE the camera.

      Both the trip and the tribute were just perfect.

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  71. I really enjoy reading your blog. And since I just got a new position, which will eventually lead to me having my own office, I think that winning your giveaway would be the perfect way to select a decorating theme for my new desk.

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    1. Thanks!

      I also recommend collecting an assortment of windup toys for your office. I race mine on slow days.

      Also congrats on having your own office! I'm totally stuck in a cube still.

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  72. You just made me miss Mexico in the worst way. But I'll let you keep the boats and whales. The last time I was there the Pacific ocean tried to kill me. Just meant I had more time to sit on the beach and drink...

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    1. Ahhh! Oh no, what happened?

      Oceans kind of scare me, like I won't get in them unless the water is clear clear clear, but one has never tried to kill me before.

      And now you've made me miss beach drinking in the worst way.

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  73. WHALES !!!!

    I love whales. Whales. Whales. Whales. Whales. Whales. Whales. Whales. Whales. Whales. Whales. Whales. Whales. Whales. Whales. Whales. Whales. Whales. Whales. Whales. Whales. Whales. Whales. Whales. Whales. Whales. Whales. Whales. Whales. Whales.

    One time on the boat this guy was like hey are there whales here? And I was like, pffft, it's too shallow. So he's like dolphins? And I was like pffft. Possibly. And these bubbles went under the boat. And I was like. pfffft it's just a bunch of divers. And then this Mamma and her calf came up and like did a really big PFFFFFFFFT and I was like WHALES !!!! and I wet myself.

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    1. Haha love this comment!

      Whales. Whales. Whales.

      And that would have totally scared the crap out of me. I felt like we were WAY too close to the whales as it was.

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  74. So jealous! I need a vacation. Looks like you had a great time. Whale watching is so much fun!! Glad I found your blog to read, very entertaining :)

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    1. So glad you're here and enjoying!

      It was a wonderful vacation.

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  75. Dia Rae3/27/2012

    I always read but never post (because I'm scary shy and even just leaving a comment about how much you make me laugh gives me anxiety - it sucks really), but I love dragons and penguins and those are adorable!!
    Also, super jealous of your vacation- it looked amazing.

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    1. I love comments, but they're obviously not a necessary thing, I'm just glad you're reading and enjoying!

      And they are even more adorable in person. So itsy bitsy and penguiny.

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  76. My boss brought me back one of those handpainted animals a few years ago from Mexico (a little green turtle)... It still sits by my computer and I flick it everyone now and then just to watch it's head bobble.

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    1. We had them sitting out on the counter of our house in Mexico in a row and seriously every single time anyone walked past, they would have to flick all the little heads. It's really hard to not do!

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  77. I just got back from vacation in South Carolina... you win.

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  78. So jealous! I need a good vacation.

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  79. Yes, I saw a doctor. (only b/c my mom forced me too)3/28/2012

    I am officially entering this giveaway in hopes of winning Nemo, The lucky fish you got a kiss from Ryan

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  80. I love that you spent part of your vacation with tiny little animals. That is beyond amazing. My last vacation was to Lake Placid in New York (and when I tell people that they say, isn't that the one that had the movie about the killer crocodile?). I'm super jealous.

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  81. I've never seen a whale's eyeball. Or a whale for that matter. Guess I have another item for my life list.

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  82. DeDe R3/29/2012

    My daughter has a turtle and would love to add to her collection (is one thing a collection??)

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  83. I totally want you to post a picture of your desk and all your "friends" on your desk!

    I love that you guys honored Ryan's father with that amazing whale trip! My mom and step dad are sailors too and they love it. They have been gone since first of Feb and headed towards St Lucia now (yes, that was jealousy you heard in my typing) Glad you guys had a wonderful trip!

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  84. Pick me! Pick me!

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  85. I love whales! I recently just got a smooch from a Beluga while at Sea World!

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