Sunday, February 20, 2011


The other day we were waiting for a friend to pick us up at the end of a nearby pier and there were some fisherman cleaning fish, conch and lobster in their boat just off the dock.  As usual, there were a few pelicans getting in on the action but we were surprised to see two stingrays cruising around for niblets in the extremely shallow water close to shore.  I had been taking pictures of Egan (surprise!) and the pelicans and lucked into getting a video of these funky creatures....
Egan checking out the conch remnants that the rays were after.



Sunday, February 6, 2011

Overfull Social Calendar

Whew!  It's been a busy week y'all!  Mom left on Monday.  Pop and Brenda arrived on Tuesday. Wednesday an old high school friend and his family visited us for the day from their cruise ship (and brought us some fantastic treats!  Thanks Danforths!).  Thursday we had our monthly First Thursday party.  Friday something happened but I don't remember what.  Saturday our close friends had a huge party and Brenda had her birthday.  Today was Superbowl Sunday.  Not that I was much affected by that, but Tommy is still at the Sports Bar with half of Caye Caulker.  Oh, and I was stood up by a client this morning.  That's always fun!  And we have a 2 year old, so we were already crazy when the week started.  So, yeah, I'm beat.  But no time for dwelling on that---gotta get back to exercise class on Monday.  Did I ever mention that we have a wonderful step aerobics and exercise class at the community center?  Our fabulous and dedicated instructor Louise also runs the lovely Maxhapan Cabanas guest house.  Classes are BZ $2 each and worth every shilling!  One of the best things about the class is that she notices when you're not there.  Know what I mean?

Glen with a basket full of Gaby!

Christy, Glen and Gaby down at The Split.

Egan and Nolan.

Tommy raked the leaves to smoke out the buggies during our party.  Egan matched the leaves!

Troy saved the day with 19 lobster tails!  Here he is splitting them in preparation for the grill.  Pop pitched in by sharpening the knife every couple of tails.

The girls.

Egan and I with my Papa!  He has announced that he is letting his beard get all grizzly while he is here for a month.  Oh my!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Mom came to visit!

We had my mom for a week!  Egan received "bran new gifts" daily and we had a grand time.  Here are some highlights...

She's on a bike!  First time since 1992!

Enjoying the sunset at The Split.

Here she is with Lennie, Chris, Shirley and Luciana on Chris and Paul's wonderful pontoon boat.  The snorkeling was great but the water was a bit chilly. 

We took a sunset cruise for the boat-warming of Belize Diving Services' new boat.  Fun night!

Lookee there!  By the end of the week she's riding a bike and eating an ice cream cone at the same time. 

Egan and his Grandma!

Egan was upset that we couldn't get on the plane and go with Grandma.  Thanks Mom for visiting!