Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Feliz Navidad

Brett and I left for our honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta the day after finals ended. Just what we needed! We had a great time, although my stomach would disagree, as it's still fighting off bacteria from our authentic Mexican food. I think I'll just stick with Cafe Rio from now on. Brett's mom and aunt were in Puerto Vallarta as well and we have joked about keeping it a secret that Brett had to take his mommy on his honeymoon with him, but I don't know if I could have handled Christmas with no family around.
Here are a few fun pictures from our trip - they are in reversed chronological order...

Mexico 2008
On our last night we met up with Brett's mom and Auntie Cathy. We talked, played with the glowsticks I had put in everyone's stocking, and watched the fireworks.

The sunsets were beautiful.

Shopping at the flea market
Oh, Tony... so very drunk. My excuse? Just crazy! :)
Our friends from the boat tour - Tony was from Alaska originally and Ryan from Seattle. They both now live and work full-time in Puerto Vallarta.

Haha, I was proud of myself for roughin' it when I used this toilet. I had to flush everything down with this bucket of water.

Los Arcos
The tour was supposed to include a continental breakfast - since when is two slices of watermelon, a few pieces of pineapple, and a small powdered doughnut considered continental breakfast???
Brett was pretty scared about getting on the boat!
Dinner on Christmas evening - Thanks, Auntie Cathy
Children of the Dump - On Christmas day we went with a service group to hand out candy, rice, beans, toys, shoes, etc. to people who live near or within the dump. What a great Christmas!!!!
The children in Mexico were GORGEOUS!
I love this picture of Brett's mom

My family has a tradition of opening one present on Christmas Eve - it's always new "jammies!"

The whole crew in their Christmas pajamas!
Cute stockings from Mom Johnson - Brett's family always receives their stockings full of socks on Christmas Eve
My hair in all of its glory - the humidity turned it into a beast!!

Scarfing down some grapes I later figured out were a garnish ha ha

Rhythms of the Night
Dinner on the beach

Polly want a cracker?
The vendors, like vultures, waiting for us on the beach
We watched this woman for a good hour - she makes beautiful pictures using spray paint
Christmas tree in the town square
Soda in glass bottles! I'm looking a little green in this picture - once again, the authentic Mexican food
Crossing the busy road
Putting our lives in the crazy bus driver's hands yet again...
The red on the wall behind us is a precious haha


♥ Paul & Jewels ♥ said...

Wow Ali...looks like you guys had a blast on your honeymoon!! We'll have to double sometime before I have Tanner! Hope you guys are doing well! :)

Angel said...

AMAZING! That looks like so much fun! You guys are so cute and I'm glad you had a great time on your honeymoon. I want to go there now!

Mike and Melissa said...

Lexi, looks like you had a blast on your honeymoon! You guys look incredibly happy together!

Katie said...

Welcome to the family Lexi.

You guys look like you had lots of fun, even if Midge had to be a chaperone.

It only gets better!!!!


collinanddani said...

That looks like so much fun! I want to be in the sun!

Richard and Carlie said...

Looks like you guys had an amazing time! How fun! And you look gorgeous in every stinking picture, by the way!