Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Sun Shines

Despite the cloudy, overcast day today, the sun has been shining on me for the last couple of days. I truly believe Sunday was such a great day for me. No, Paul and I didn't so anything special, we didn't go anywhere fancy (although Dad and I did have a great time at the Cheesecake Factory on Friday!), and really spent a majority of the day lounging about.

No, the good news began Friday night, when Paul spoke about certain dates, and possibly taking a vacation. Stop the presses. What?! Well, that parent I spoke of previously forcefully emailed Paul dates and locations we could travel to. The locations are as follows: Acapulco, Cancun, Dominican Republic, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, and Kauai, HI. The dates ranged from mid-June to August. Each trip was for 8 days and 7 nights. A week long vacation, offered to us. We checked out flights to Kauai, which is our dream trip, and we couldn't find anything less than two thousand dollars. This was on Friday, after we received the dates and everything. So, I checked out my fellow Bee (Miss Lovebird) who is getting married in Cancun and saw that it looked just like Hawaii, but down below a bit. :) Sooo, we looked into it, and saw flights for 1600 for the both of us. And well, we made the decision to go to Cancun June 28-July 5. Until we realized we needed passports. DANG.

So, I checked and found we could either expedite the passports and get them in three weeks (possibly), or go to the passport agency and get it ASAP (for a fee of course). We were all set, had Paul's mom searching for his certified birth certificate, when we found out it was missing. We began to think everything was against us for this trip. Until I decided to search for fares to Kauai again, one last hope. Well, we found flights for 1700.00. We'd spend at least 300 dollars on getting passports and birth certificates, so we bit the bullet, let the kind parent know we're accepting Kauai for the week up to the fourth of July, and booked the tix.

We are now taking a trip to Kauai, our dream honeymoon, for a whole week. This is such a dream for us, and yeah, it's a bit of money for when Paul won't actually be IN school, but we figured that this may possibly be our last vacation if we get pregnant- why not actually take this couple up on their offer, since we'll never get this lucky again. We will be staying at the north shore of Kauai, in a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo with two decks and a kitchen. Welcome to heaven. Luckily, we'll be able to cook dinner a few nights, and hopefully make breakfast a few other times. There is a Wal-Mart and Costco on the island, as well as a bunch of other markets, which will save a bit of money there.

In other news, I've been rationing my Advair asthma inhaler, since I wouldn't be covered by Paul's insurance until July, and I needed two puffs a day. Then, we received insurance cards in the mail, one for each of us. I was perplexed. So I had Paul talk to his insurance lady at school and she said it was a miracle, but I'm insured as of June 1st! Now I can call to have my prescription refilled, and I won't have an asthma attack in Hawaii, free to breathe.

In other good news (see what I mean about the sun shining on me?), after months of our garbage disposal being kaput, I was on the phone with my dad, who mentioned all garbage disposals have reset buttons. When I found ours, I hit it and gave the switch a flick. It was actually making noise now instead of just dead silence. My dad mentioned it may have something stuck in it, and recommended I get a broom handle or something and use it to move around the blades (turned off, of course). Well, I used the handle of our plunger, and got those blades a movin'! He said many times that's all that needs to be done, instead of needing a new disposal, as the machine can get bound up easily. Well, I turned it on after moving the blades around, and what do you know? I WORKS! I AM A MASTER OF PLUMBING. I was sadly so proud.

Anyway, that's my update. Good news abound. Next month at this time, I'll be in Kauai, hopefully making a baby. Yes, I will be ovulating at this time, which will also be our 8 month married anniversary (well, on the Third). Couldn't be better timing. And yes, you DID need to know that. :)


Kj said...

funny amber and i'm so happy for you. i love all the good news :-)


fatafelice said...

YAY! You deserved some good news!

Coveiter said...

baby making in kauai. fun stuff :)
hope you enjoy your trip!! we're thinking of making our way to hawaii this year too! you must report back and let us know how it was! kauai, not the baby makin'. hehe.

{ julie/bop }