Sunday, September 16, 2012

6 Months

...I know it's silly, but today marks Cameron and my 6 month mark of wedded bliss. I literally cannot believe we have been married for 6 months already. The time has flown by, and we have already experienced a lot of change in our lives. 

...basically I just wanted to brag that I get to hang out with this guy all the time...

and it's awesome.

He makes me happy, and here are a few reasons why: 

I love that he loves the beach like me. 

But I love that he loves me more than the beach. 

I love that he is affectionate....

La Jolla Shores Beach-Labor Day 2012

I really love the guy staring at us to the left of this picture...haha...he looks like a cartoon character

I love that he always makes me laugh and also that he laughs at my jokes. This was a HUGE MUST when I was looking for a husband...;)

I LOVE that he humors me....I know I can be ridiculous and want to do silly things...and 97.98% of the time he grins and bears it. I really appreciate that. 

So, yea, we're still happy after 6 months. Go us! :)

*Props to my lovely sister, Tara for these pictures she took when she came to visit for Labor Day. I would have posted about labor day, but she posted all of the cool pics she took and I didn't want to steal her thunder...but needless to say, it was an amazing weekend spent with some of my favorite people on the planet.

Monday, September 10, 2012

"Dolphin Watching"

One of the many perks of living in San Diego is that one of my BEST friends from childhood, Rebekah, lives here too. Cameron was a little jealous when he found out I was going to have an automatic friend when we moved....what can I say? Just lucky, I guess. It was because of this friendship that Cameron and I got to to WHALE WATCHING last weekend!!! Let me explain....Rebekah has a little bit of a Groupon Addiction (It's an epidemic). Last September Rebekah bought 2 tickets to go Whale Watching and didn't use them, and they were going to expire in a few weeks so she offered them to US! THANKS, BEK! :)

Now, I wont get your hopes up....we did NOT see any whales. But we DID see TONS (between 1,200 and 1,500) dolphins, so fear not, the trip was a success! 
On the way out they said that they have recently seen blue whales, humpback whales, and even a KILLER tried to not think about that and just enjoy the journey. :) 

Cameron and I next to the harbor. On the left with the blue on it was our ship, The Privateer

As soon as Bekah gave us the tickets I immediately started imagining myself spending the entire boat ride like this: 

I have always been very susceptible to motion sickness but it has been way worse lately. I get dizzy super easily and carsick every time I get in the car (nope, not pregnant...I know that is what you're thinking) so I was really worried that I would be miserable on the boat. But thanks to good ol' Dramamine I was just fine!!!! yay! 

Not even a little bit sick! :)
 The first part of the trip was HILARIOUS!!!!! There was an Asian family, an Indian family, and two Asian ladies at the front of the boat on the way out to deeper waters. It got pretty choppy and waves even crashed up and splashed them a little....but they were seriously having the TIME OF THEIR LIVES. Screaming, yelling, almost falling... Cameron and I both agreed that even if we hadn't seen a single sea animal on our trip, watching them would have made the trip worth it. 

Here's a little video we made of it:

Still makes me laugh

We ran into 3 separate pods of Dolphins. The tour guide said that they would probably eventually join and become a Mega Pod.

When the dolphins saw our boat they showed immediate interest and came and swam right next to and underneath the boat. I was a little worried that we were going to hurt them since they were swimming right under the boat, but our tour guide assured us that they were fine. 

My favorite part was seeing the mama's and calves jumping simultaneously out of the water. It was just too cute. 

My man :)

I love going on new adventures, even when it's right in the place I live. The ocean is just such an amazing place.

Along with dolphins we also got to see a fairly large sunfish. We couldn't get a good picture of it, but here's what it looks like under the water: 

They have one in a large tank at the Monterrey Bay Aquarium...if you've been there, you've seen one. 

This is more of the view we had: 

It was a great trip! I'm so grateful to Bekah for giving us the tickets! 

Plus, I got to go with my favorite person, which always makes things better.