Sunday, June 1, 2008

Who wants to ride in an airplane at 18,000 feet anyway? and Welcome Baby Joy!!!

Memorial Day weekend, Chris and I went to Jupiter to visit my aunt and uncle. We had a wonderful time!!! My uncle is a boat captain, and we went out on one of his client's boats. It was very relaxing and we drooled over all of the multi-million dollar houses that was passed. Then we went out with my uncle's best friend's family to an amazing steak restaurant. The next day we saw the new Indiana Jones movie and just relaxed. Chris and I ran one evening, and he really kicked my butt. All in all it was a wonderful weekend, and I was sad when I had to go home and back to a busy work week.

Me being silly on the boat

Chris and I

My awesome uncle and aunt

On June first, I successfully completed my third time skydiving. I did the highest tandem jump that you can do in Florida and exited the airplane at 18,000 feet! My tandem Jumpmaster and I flipped out of the plane before free-falling for 90 seconds down to 5,500 ft where the instructor then opened the parachute. Then we glided down to the ground and did a few fast spins. It was amazing!!! A large group of us went for Tonya's 30th birthday. I was the only person who had previously jumped, although I had never jumped from that altitude. Everyone is now just as addicted as I am! My boyfriend Chris loved it, which makes me very happy because in the past I have found it difficult to find people who would actual jump with me. (Of course everyone says they will do it, but when the time comes they are too busy... chickens!)

Chris and I before we jumped

Yay, that's me!

The instructor told me we would land by "sliding" onto the ground. He wasn't joking.

Also, on June 4th my sister had her baby. Joy Elizabeth weighed in at 7 lbs 5 oz and 20 inches long. She has a full head of hair and is absolutely beautiful! Chris and I drove back home to see her on Friday. Despite the fact the kept us up all night with her crying, she really is such a precious baby! I can't wait to spoil her and buy her loud obnoxious toys!

Baby Joy and Aunt Jes

Baby Joy and her Mommy, Renee

Joy Elizabeth, 3 Days Old

The other reason we drove back home on Friday was to put a deposit down on my car. My current car is 15 years old, and of course right as the summer heat is really kicking in the car AC broke and within a week the driver's side window broke. Needless to say, I melt when driving my car. The repairs would cost way more than the car is worth, so I decided to get a new car. This will be my first brand new car. I settled on the Honda Fit, which is inexpensive (as far as new cars go) and very fuel efficient. I looked at many cars, but this one has a lot of room on the inside, which is good considering I travel with a lot of luggage and my dog. I will be picking up my car next weekend, and I'm really excited!

With the sudden car hunt fiasco, and having to make up hours at work because I took a day off to take my car to the shop and dog to the vet, I didn't work out at all. Well I take that back, I did arms one night. That's it. I pretty much worked/studied all day, hunted for cars, then passed out in my bed. I plan to definitely work out this week. I did really great the two previous weeks. I ran 3 days out of the week, did my plank and push-ups every week day, and did sets of lunges and worked out my arms at least 3 times each week. Chris really helped push me on the runs, and my time seems to be improving. That is pretty much all I have time to fit in with working so much, but it's much better than nothing at all. I'm noticing my legs are getting more tone, and my arms are getting stronger (they still have a long way to go, but I'll get there).

I'm very much looking forward to next weekend. Not only am I getting my new car, but I will also get to see my niece again, and it is my youngest sister's sweet 16 birthday! My step sister will also be in town with my nephew, Dylan, and another niece that I have not seen yet, Gabriella. This should be a good weekend!

I hope everyone is doing great!


  1. Congratulations on the jump, car, & niece. We miss you.

  2. Quite an eventful weekend!
    I can't believe you jumped! Scares the bejesus outta me! Nieces are the best thing EVER!


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