Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Thomas Speaks Out

Hey there!

Today I'm at a loss for things to talk about as I plan recipes for Labor Day and get things ready for our extras event Friday. Fortunately, I've been thinking about featuring Thomas on the blog to give you an idea of what he does every day and how he's liking Atlanta, and today seems like the perfect day to do it. I talk enough for both of us plus some, but I figured you might want to hear some of his remarks too! 

Q: What do you do on an average day working at the studio?
A: Well, I get there, say hello to everyone, put my backpack away in my little cubbyhole, and check the schedule for the day to see what clients we have in and who is in what rooms. I get a rough head count for lunch. Then I go over to where everyone is having breakfast, and hangout and talk for like 20 minutes. If there's yummy bagels or other such things, of course, I indulge. After that I typically figure out a rough estimation of what I'll be doing for the day by talking with my bosses to see what's going on. If any errands need to be run that require me leaving, I'll typically do them right then. Next I usually sit at the front desk to answer phones, field questions, etc. until I pass the lunch menu around at 10:00 a.m. 

I drop off the big book of lunch places with a client typically, and they'll choose where we're going to eat that day and get the menu going around to everyone. Then I go back to the front desk and keep doing whatever needs done. Typically at this point, I'll go and work on any projects that I have that I can fit into that time in an available audio room. While the lunch menu is passed around, I have to make sure it continues from person to person and doesn't get stuck anywhere. Hopefully by around 11:30, everyone in the building has figured out what they're having and I double check my headcount and names list before placing the order. Next I fax in the order, and call the place to make sure they got it. I establish a pick up time and tell my bosses I'm going to pick up lunch. I go grab lunch, and hopefully while I'm out the tables will be set up. Every order is labelled specifically so that we can dole them out to people's specific spots at the table. Being that we're a client service business, we seat people next to each other who can talk and continue to engage throughout the day. Seating and lunch are very important for social and brand building purposes. They're also very fun!

During and after lunch I'll sit at the table and talk to everyone, meeting new clients and talking to old ones. I usually sit and talk to everyone until the last person has gone back to work, then I wipe down the tables and put them back where they go. I'm also in charge of keeping drinks stocked, dishes put away, which goes on throughout the day all day. After all that's finished, I'll go and start working on projects again if I have them--if not I'll sit at the front desk and do my thang. Generally talking to people, sending out finished projects through courier pickups and drop offs, etc. Things start to wind down around 4:00 and people start to leave for the day. At that point I typically start talking with my bosses about what's going on the next day (if I'm coming in) and right before I leave I double check the fridge to see what needs restocked for tomorrow. Then I go around to the bathrooms, collect the trash, and head home for the day.

Q: I know you get to each lunch for free on the days that you work (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). What was your favorite restaurant and menu item so far?
A: We've been to lots of different places with lots of different things. I'll break it down for you.
-Mexican: We eat at Nuevo Laredo multiple times a week. It's super yumtown and very authentic. I love their chimichangas. 
-American: JCT Kitchen has an awesome Springer Mountain Fried Chicken.
-BBQ: Pappy Reds has a twice baked pulled pork stuffed baked potato that is ridic. If you can't understand what I'm saying from that description, then you'll never understand.

Q: What do you like most about working in a real studio? Has it been everything you thought it would be?
A: Generally it's the people. Everyone so far has been really awesome and incredibly helpful. It's been even better than I thought. I really thought I was going to have to be more of an intern proving himself kind of thing, but so far everyone has been really welcoming. It's been really reassuring.

Q: What's the coolest thing we've done in Atlanta to this point?
A: That's a toughy. We've done a lot. As far as thing we've done with other people, I really enjoyed going to the lake with the people from the studio. The coolest thing we've done by ourselves was probably going to see Death Cab. Another thing I've really liked that we've done here was just fixing up the house. I found that really fun and cool, and getting all the work done was really neat. 

Q: Does being married feel different?
A: Nope. 

Q: What has been the hardest thing about moving here?
A: The job frustration. And the slow moving nature of all of that stuff. 

Q: Is there anything you don't like about living here?
A: Traffic sucks, but that's just a big city thing.       

Q: Do you have any other remarks?
A: COME VISIT US FRIENDS AND FAMILY. We have an awesome guest room that you've gotten to peek into that begs for bodies. I mean...friends. And family (*Creepy face*).

So that's it folks. Straight from the horses mouth, Thomas has spoken. I hope you enjoyed the look into something other than our house and animals! Tomorrow I'll be posting about some of the recipes up on our next to cook list, and updating you on the cat potty training situation once again:]

Here are some funny pictures from iChatting with my parents (aka my parents' dogs):
Talking to Abbi.

Singing to Lucy.

Hypnotizing Lucy.

-T, K, J, & C

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Little Bit Famous

Yesterday Thomas and I participated in one of our most exciting Atlanta adventures so far--being extras in a movie! Because of confidentiality agreements, we can't give too many details...but I can tell you about our experience as a whole. I will say, because I know you're curious, that the movie isn't a huge budget film and hasn't been highly publicized. We didn't recognize the actors or even know the premise of the film, but it was still fun and we get paid. We'll let you know where to look for us as soon as we know:]

We had to get to the set at 8:30 a.m. and it was very very emphasized that we needed to be early (or at the very least on time). I had prepared during the days before, and read up what extras should/shouldn't do, etc. We were asked to bring 5 outfit options each with a late summer, early fall vibe but that didn't include colors that were super bright, red, white, blue, black, or purple. We left our house an hour and a half early, which put us getting up at around 5:45. Since I haven't had a job to get up for, I've been sleeping in a bit (ok, a lot) and 5:45 felt really early to me. It didn't help that I couldn't sleep the night before, and I ended up staying up til 2:30. Oops! We did get up on time, got ready, and I happened to have an awesome hair day. Sometimes you get lucky. We made it out of the house on time and headed on our way.

On the way to set, I reread the e-mail telling us where to go for the millionth time and worried that it wasn't very clear. Again, I can't say where we were, but it was at a location roughly 30 minutes away (without rush hour traffic) from our house. I was super anxious and sick feeling; worried about our clothes, being on time, and accidentally doing something wrong that would ruin the movie. Obviously dumb, but everyone knows I worry about things--especially if they're out of my control. We got to the location about 45 minutes early, but weren't sure where to park. The e-mail didn't specify a parking location, it just said "where directed." After driving around for a while, we noticed what looked like a roped off area where we assumed the set would be, but got no direction. We looked for close parking spots, but ended up having to park in a garage around a 10 minute walk from the set. 

We parked, got our bags of clothes, and started walking. Once we got there, we were told that extras were supposed to park at a location called 'base camp' where trailers and such are parked. We were given terrible unclear directions on to how to get there, and sent back to our car. By this point, I was VERY concerned that we were going to be late. I hate being late, and the e-mail I had gotten made a huuuge deal about being early, so there was a mild panic (read: I was completely freaking out) about getting to the location on time. We practically ran back to the car and somehow managed to find our way to base camp by following small yellow signs that we hadn't spotted before. To be fair, these signs said nothing about a movie or extras, but now we know that yellow signs are to be followed.

I was relieved that everyone we met was super nice. We were even 5 minutes early! The wardrobe people said we had "great options" and chose three outfits each that they thought worked best. Then we jumped in a van and headed back to the actual filming location. Thomas and I were both in a couple of scenes (nothing big, we were just somewhere in the background) and then hung out watching the production process.

After the initial scenes we filmed, we were taken to change for our next scene and then to a room called 'extras holding' where extras wait until they're needed. The room was big, and it was also freeeezing cold. This also happened to be where lunch was served to the crew. We waited there for around 5 hours total, reading, sleeping (Thomas), talking, and snacking. We had read that being an extra involved a lot of waiting, but we did get pretty bored and sleepy sitting there in that cold room for that long.

After lunch, we continued to wait around for a bit until they needed us again. We finally headed back to set and filmed there for around 3 hours. Thomas and I got to be a couple in the background, which was nice because it meant we at least had each other to talk to while we waited (before we had been split up, and funnily enough they actually put him with another girl for a scene). We walked back and forth holding hands as background people for a solid 2.5 hours. It was fun and interesting, but towards the end we started to get really tired. Our walk distance was pretty lengthy, and my shoes that started off being comfortable became pretty uncomfortable after 20-25 takes from different angles. All and all we had a great time though! In fact, we're going back Friday to film again because it pays pretty well.

We finally wrapped (aka finished) around 7:10. We took a van back to base camp and headed home. On the way, we splurged and picked up a pizza from our favorite, Mellow Mushroom.

When it comes to being an extra, there is a lot of hurry up and wait and it's a long (10-12 hour) day. We had been told that and were expecting it, but we also don't want to break into the movie business, so it was kind of a one time (or two time) thing that we did just for fun. It's not necessarily something I'd want to deal with regularly, but it was fun to see for a while.

Sorry I don't have any pictures! We were told not to take photos of anything at all or we could be sued, so I wasn't going to take that chance. Someday we'll be able to give you more info on what we did where! We're pretty sure there were some fairly close up shots with us in them, so maybe someday you'll see us in a movie!

In other news, last weekend we began our newest pet training feat: teaching Charlotte to use the toilet instead of a litter box. I know some of you (all of you?) will think we're crazy, but I read an article about the idea and then watched YouTube videos of countless cats actually using the toilet, and I started to feel like it was possible. This isn't the first crazy animal related thing I've done, and I'm sure it won't be the last! Thomas is a litter box hater, so he of course went along with my plan willingly. 

The process we're using is step by step and takes anywhere from 2-8 weeks, depending on how willing your cat is to try new things. So far we haven't had any trouble, but we're just in the first stage of raising the box. I never really thought I'd be showing you pictures of my litter box or bathroom, but alas, here they are together:

One of the most important aspects of the training, making it a habit to leave the lid up and seat down. I made this sign because we have a habit of putting the lid down. It will also be here for guests if our training is successful.

Sunday, Day 1: Move the box to the bathroom.

Monday, Day 2: Put something steady (a small box) under the box to gradually begin raising it.

Today, Day 3: Put a taller box under the litter box to raise it even higher. Ultimately the bottom of the litter box will be level with the toilet seat.

The basic premise is that you start by moving the box into the bathroom, raise it a few inches every few days (making sure that your cat has used it normally in between moves) until the bottom of the box is toilet bowl height, and ultimately remove the box all together. We look forward to that step because having a big litter box in our tiny bathroom is sort of style cramping, but if it ultimately saves us the trouble and money of cleaning out a litter box, it would all be worth it! It's obviously more in depth than I described, but that's the basic idea. If you want to know more about our training tactics, read this article.

I know you're wondering if we're going to try to teach Charlotte how to flush (you're probably not really wondering). We've read controversial opinions on that subject--it can be done using a weight on the flush handle that you train the cat to pull down--but we decided against it since lots of cats never associate the flushing with using the restroom and instead just do it all the time to be funny. Sassy cats!

We'll see how the toilet training works out. Rest assured, I'll keep you informed every step of the way. For you doubters out there, a woman we met yesterday trained her cat to use the toilet, and there is video proof! It is possible, and hopefully it works for us.

Here's a video of Charlotte investigating a disturbance in the Xbox. Disclaimer, this is sort of long and has bad lighting. MY BAD.

-T, K, J, & C

Monday, August 29, 2011

Framed keys: bad for unlocking doors, good for hanging

It's Monday again!

We hope you all had a great weekend. Ours was pretty exciting, starting on Friday when we went out for sushi! Pretty much everyone who knows us well is aware that we don't eat seafood. Of any kind, any way. I know--crazy! But it works out that both of us feel the same way. We kind of think we're allergic because we throw up whenever we try it. It might seem strange that we went out for sushi being non-fish eaters, but we discovered while in Atlanta over spring break that there are lots of great vegetarian and non-fish sushi options to explore.

Of course, we used a Scoutmob 50% off coupon for our dinner date, and we headed to a restaurant called Maki Fresh to try it out. We got a small appetizer and two different non-fish rolls all for $10.81! 
While at dinner, Thomas did lots of fiddling with his chopsticks.

The appetizer, tempura onion rings with a spicy sauce. So good!

I got the BLT, which had hickory smoked bacon, lettuce, and tomato (duh), as well as avocado. It was super tasty! Of course, ginger and wasabi on the side.

Thomas got the Vulcan, which had grilled chicken, yellow bell pepper, sun dried tomato, cream cheese, and spicy sauce. It was also great! We'll definitely go there again.

After dinner we headed to Baskin Robbins to share a kid's scoop of coffee ice cream. There was a big crowd and live music, so we sat down for some people watching. This little sign was taped to Thomas' side of the table, and it got in the way when he tried to put his arms down. So he cried.

Saturday morning after our sushi adventure, we decided to run some errands. First we went over to Bed Bath & Beyond to furnish our guest room with pillows for my mom's upcoming visit. We got to use coupons and gift cards, which always makes me happy. 

 I begged Thomas to let me buy this dog trash can (not really, but it is kind of awesome).

Next we went back to Hobby Lobby (two weekends in a row!) to get supplies for my newest DIY project, which I'll talk about in a sec. We bought three frames at 50% off, and used a gift card, so our total was only $7!

Finally, we stopped by a really cool grocery store called Super H Mart. They have lots of specialty Asian items (which is what we were there for) and they have a great produce section with low prices. I found a couple of things I thought were interesting there...

Just read the directions.

Prawn crackers!

Finally, we headed home to make a delicious tomato pie!
 We had green beans on the side (broiled with onions, olive oil, salt & pepper, the only way to eat them!)

So tasty!

Now, for the DIY project I mentioned earlier. Quite a while back (4 months ago maybe) we bought a set of 7 vintage keys from Pottery Barn with a wedding gift card. I'm embarrassed to say that they've sat on the end table in our living room gathering dust for a solid 2 months now:[ BUT, I finally got motivated and bought supplies to make them into a cool wall hanging. Check it out:

We used three frames of varying sizes, with the glass taken out. Based on the size of our keys, we chose 3 frames--one 8x10, one 7x7, and one 14x7.5ish (weird size, whatever).

You also need some sort of fabric to back the keys with. I used scrap from the bottom of our IKEA curtains (after I hemmed them, I had lots of extra and randomly saved it). You also need fabric scissors, and a hot glue gun. The stapler is optional.

First, figure out how you want to layout your keys.

To get started, remove the back of a frame and use the hot glue gun to tightly secure the fabric around it.

 First I glued the shorter sides, and after that I wrapped it like a present (folded/cut the corners and just made sure it was taught).

 I replaced the fabric covered backs in the frames, then I hot glued the keys to the fabric. I found this part a bit challenging because the keys are sort of heavy. I didn't want them all hanging the same direction, so I opted to glue them instead of pinning or wiring them. I'll let you know if they fall off...

Then, hang the frames however you like, and bam. I wanted them to have that "perfectly imperfect" vintage look, and I think they do.

Our house is kind of awkward because we have a serious lack of wall hangings/art, but we're slowly remedying that.

Here's a view of where they are in the room. I know, that chair isn't cute. It was left by the previous owners and is very functional--I have aspirations of reupholstering it at some point.

So there you have it! I love old keys, and we're happy with how the project turned out. It was really only $7, not including what we spent on gift cards, so it was budget friendly. If you didn't have gift cards, the keys were $19, the frames (50% off) were $18, and everything else, most people already have.

This was my final weekend hurrah. Yes, Jack is wearing a place mat (left over from last weekend's DIY project) and a hat (from his cowboy costume). Fake 'staches drawn by me! 

Check back later this week for info on some interesting cat training we're trying out!
Charlotte is skeptical.

-T, K, J, & C

Friday, August 26, 2011

Get Your Noodle On!

Happy Friday!

Today Jack had a follow up appointment to read the fungal culture the vet took two weeks ago. The culture confirmed that he has ringworm, and that the dip was the right treatment for him. We have to dip him two more times (woohoo) but Charlotte is done and he looks a lot better. The follow up appointment was supposed to be $25, but I told the vet that I thought we paid for the fungal culture last time and that I didn't understand what they were charging me for. That was all it took to have them drop the charges! I was pretty proud that we got out of spending another $25 just to have the vet tell us something we pretty much already knew. 

Jack was super pitiful at the vet (as usual) and everyone raved about how calm and sweet he was. The vet tech gave him a little bone, and he was too nervous to eat it--so he held it in his mouth for like 5 minutes and drooled everywhere.

 After we got home, he totally crashed.

Today I'm doing another recipe tutorial, this time for a savory dinner instead of dessert! I found this recipe for a Sour Cream Noodle Bake last week, and I couldn't wait to try it. It's easy, only calls for a few ingredients, and reheats well for leftovers. Overall the flavors are simple, but hearty and delicious. Check it out! Note: I made a half recipe, because there are 2 of us and I don't want to eat this for a month.

Here's what you need.

First, brown the ground chuck in a large skillet.

Drain the meat well (I use a plate covered in a few layers of paper towels) to get all the weird fatness off.

The pour in your tomato sauce and add 1/2 tsp. salt and a generous amount of freshly ground pepper.

Simmer the meat mixture on low while you prepare the rest.

Add your egg noodles (I like No Yolks) to a pot of salted boiling water and cook until just done.

In a separate bowl, mix the sour cream and cottage cheese with some freshly ground pepper.

Then chop up the green onions.

Drain the noodles and add the sour cream/cottage cheese mixture.

 Then add some of the green onions. They can be overpowering, so use anywhere from 1/4-1/2 a cup to taste. Save some for garnish!

Stir it all together.

Now for the assembly. Place half of the noodles in a baking dish.

Layer with half of the meat mixture.

And top with half of the grated cheddar.

Repeat with more noodles, meat, and cheddar, then bake at 350F for 20 minutes, or just until the cheese melts. Garnish with the leftover green onions (my cheese was weird, and kind of looks like hair. Disregard that).

Serve with a big hunk of bread (not pictured because it was already consumed).

1-1/4 lb. Ground Chuck
1 15 oz. can Tomato Sauce
1/2 tsp. Salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
8 oz. Egg Noodles
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1-1/4 cup Small Curd Cottage Cheese
1/2 cup Sliced Green Onions (may require less to taste)
1 cup Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Brown ground chuck in a large skillet. Drain fat, and add tomato sauce, 1/2 tsp. salt and a generous amount of freshly ground black pepper. Stir, then leave to simmer on low while you prep the other ingredients.
Cook egg noodles until just done. Drain and set aside.

In a separate bowl, combine sour cream, cottage cheese, and fresh ground black pepper. Add to noodles and stir. Then add green onions.

To assemble, add half of the noodles to a baking dish. Then add half the meat, topped with half the grated cheddar. Repeat with noodles, meat, and more cheese.  Bake for 20 minutes, just until cheese is melted. Garnish with green onions and serve with toasted bread. Makes 8 servings.

This is a Pioneer Woman recipe, so of course it's good.
Tonight we're going on a date (of course using a Scoutmob), and we're looking forward to exploring a new restaurant. We hope you have a great weekend!
-T, K, J & C

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Today's post marks the final wedding recap post. I know, some of you are crying. Others of you (dudes) are probably clapping or something, but it's whatever. I couldn't just end the recaps with wedding pictures--you need to see the actual end of the wedding experience--our honeymoon.

Around 4-5 months before the wedding, we decided on honeymooning at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay, Jamaica. We hesitated to tell people we were going to Jamaica a lot of the time, because most people would say something like "oh my gee it's so dangerous aren't you scared you're going to get killed?" or "DRUGS!" which really sets a lovely honeymoon vibe. But no, we had researched the trip beforehand, and we had decided not to leave the resort, which reduced the chance of us getting killed/robbed/drugged by...a lot. This was mostly because we just wanted to laze around, and I've been to places like Jamaica enough times to know that leaving the resort/cruise ship isn't usually super worth it. 

Sandals resorts are absolutely beautiful. We chose Sandals because 1) it's an adults only resort and 2) it's all inclusive. There are multiple Sandals locations, but we chose this particular one because they had the best room (right on the beach) for the best price. It was also a "stay at 1, play at 3" resort, which meant that we could take a bus whenever we wanted to either of the other 2 Sandals resorts nearby to enjoy their pools, restaurants, etc. It was pretty convenient, and we did that a few times.

While on our journey, we had a few adventures, the most notable of which happened at the very beginning of the trip. We were supposed to arrive at the Lubbock airport at 5:00 a.m., and being that it was the day after our wedding, we were exhausted. We got up, had everything ready, and my parents picked us up to take us to the airport. As we walked up to the American Airlines desk, the guy sitting there kind of called out to us "Hey, you know your flight's cancelled, right?" (foreshadowing). 

Now, I had never seen this person before in my life. He hadn't looked at our travel documents, so he should have had no idea who we were. So I immediately assumed he was joking. Sometimes airport personnel do that. So I was immediately like "Haha. Yeah. Cool joke. Whatever." and handed him our tickets/passports. Then it got more serious as he repeated that our flight was cancelled. Like three times. Then finally, I figured out that he might not be kidding. I demanded to know, one final time, if he was serious. He said yes, that the crew didn't show up. Immediately, I cry. I tell him it's our honeymoon and this can't possibly happen. This is probably a worst case honeymoon scenario (maybe that's me being dramatic, but it felt awful). After all our careful wedding planning, everything had gone perfectly--only to end up crashing and burning at the best part! 

It turned out that Thomas had gone to school with the guy (Chris), and that's how he recognized us before seeing our documents. He felt really bad about what happened, but couldn't do anything about it. He told us that if we could make it to Dallas by 12:30, we would be able to make it to Jamaica that day. Our original flight was supposed to leave Dallas at 10:30 and get to Jamaica at 1:30, so we would be losing roughly half a day (best case scenario) if we made it to Dallas by 12:30. If we didn't make it to Dallas by 12:30, we would lose over one whole day since there weren't any other flights leaving for Jamaica until the next day:[ 

We decided to leave for Dallas ASAP...which meant that my parents had to drive us! It was super nice of them and it wasn't as bad as you'd think (for us that is. They drove 12 hours back to back because they didn't have changes of clothes or anything). We got to Dallas, had an hour or so before our 12:30 flight, got to Miami, had a 3-4 hour layover, took the 3.5 hour flight to Jamaica, took 2 hours to get through customs, and FINALLY  got to our resort at 12:30 a.m. (11 hours after we were supposed to). It ended up being ok though, because we met our honeymoon friends Josh & Kristen on the trip, and they had experienced the same thing.

On with the pictures!
The view from our first floor porch.

Me hanging out on said porch.

Breakfast the first morning. We ate at this delicious buffet every day.

Our super nice waiter volunteered to take a picture of us.

Our resort had a private island with a pool, restaurant, and beach. This is on the boat out to that little island.

This was actually taken on a nude beach. But we weren't nude, I promise (full disclosure--I wouldn't lie to you) and no one else was there. Not too exciting.

Sandals offers fun little classes and things throughout the day to pass the time (for those of you who aren't satisfied to read a book all day long). After a fruit carving class, Thomas asked if he could have the apple. He immediately ate it, right in front of the carver! Totally embarrassing.

Look at this cute tiny ice cream cone!

  Adventure #2: The resort had 5 peacocks that lived on site, so we learned a lot about peacocks over the course of a week. For one thing, they sound like a woman being murdered when they call to each other. Also, they're really territorial. This peacock wandered up onto our porch one day while we were eating. Thomas fed it a french fry (foreshadowing).

Next thing you know, I'm hiding in the room because the peacock is getting aggressive and stealing fries. Thomas stands up (physically and metaphorically) to the peacock, and that beast ended up attacking him. See the lesion on his right knee. Peacocks are crazy.

This was the view of the island from right outside our porch.

This restaurant was an English pub style place. The bartenders were funny, and they played lots of pop music (meaning that I loved it).

This was what I did most of the time. Love me some Kindle.

 Some days we got seated by the balcony for breakfast. You could see the island from the restaurant.
This was one of the fancy outdoor restaurants. My favorite thing about it was the little kitties that hung out there. They were super cute and sweet, so I fed them under the table.

Sunset on the beach.

This crab lived right outside our porch in the bushes. His name was Herman. We heard him rustling around at night, so we finally stuck our camera down in his crab hole (crab hole?) and snagged this photo.

Ahh. Wish we were back there!

We loved the pool at our resort a lot, but we spent some time at the beach too.

My pro sand writing skills. 
I love swim up bars. They're my favorite. This was also our favorite drink, the Miami Vice. It's half pina colada, half strawberry daiquiri. Yes please.

This was also taken at the English pub on a different night, but at the exact same corner table.

One day we had breakfast on our patio. They sent extra milk.

This was at another resort, Sandals Montego Bay. So pretty!

We loved their beach. We even got a spot under a nice shady tree.

While swimming in the water around the pier, we saw like 5 weddings over the course of an hour.

This was one of the best restaurants we ate at, also at Sandals Montego Bay. We had dinner there and it was perfect timing for the sunset.

I actually asked the waiter if we could go outside and take this picture before we ordered. He obviously said yes.

It took me so long to get this picture, and I look like an amputee. But I tried.
Thomas and Josh swimming.

 We were so happy that we ran into Josh & Kristen before dinner while we were all dressed up, and that we found someone to take our picture!

This was the day we left--the gazebo was right outside our room.

 Thomas really did take this picture of the peacock, and shockingly didn't get attacked. Looks totally professional.
Our honeymoon was perfect, and we so wish we were back there now! Hopefully someday.

-T, K, J, & C