Island Time

Whoa. It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged…anything–let alone anything personal. Since the last time I blogged, I have passed all of my board exams (wahoo!), completed all of my interviews, went on a vacation (or maybe a couple of them), and have shot at least 5 weddings. So I guess we have a lot of catching up to do.

Let’s start with our little cruise. We took a lovely 7 day cruise to the eastern caribbean at the beginning of November, and it was just what I needed to recharge my batteries to get ready for the wedding madness that started in November and went into December. Of course, nothing went as planned most of our shore excursion groups cancelled on us because the person who gave the tour either changed their mind (translation: didn’t have enough people sign up to make it seem like worth their while, and therefore ok to ruin our carefully thought-out plans at the last minute) or had the chikungunya virus (or, as Blake and I prefer to call it, “the┬áchicken-gumdrop virus”). Anywho, it all worked out and we had a lovely time. I can officially cross “swim with a shark” off of my bucket list. Not that it was there to begin with, or that I ever thought swimming with sharks sounded like fun…but I did it anyway. Here’s a quick little film + digital recap of our latest vacation.

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Selfie time! We bought a handy little tripod/stick to use while snuba diving, so we thought we would test it out. It took us a minute (or two) to realize that the go pro had been taking pictures the entire time… But I kind of love the surprise shots we got;)

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And then there was that day “at sea” where it rained pretty much the entire time…but then there was this:

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I forgot to mention the giant sting rays. We also got to swim with the biggest sting rays I’ve ever seen/hope to ever see in my life. They were super sweet, but I was absolutely terrified of them. One day I’ll figure out how to edit all of these videos to make them small enough to upload into a blog post…because every time Blake started to do something (like chase the sharks I mentioned earlier), I hit the video button and not the picture button. Give me a Mark ii and I’m good to go…but hand me a go pro/simple underwater camera and I have no clue what I’m doing.
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