Sunday, August 5, 2007

The Last Leg of the Journey and A New One Begins

Saturday Tyson and I took Grandma to Mullet Beach. This beach is, no kidding, right down the street from us. It really is a nice beach, and for once it was almost glass. The water was so clear and blue, with tiny waves. Tyson had a ball collecting water in his bucket and pouring it on Grandma. He and Peyton decided to jump off of the sand walls down to the water. This went on for about 10 minutes, but then Peyton jumped a little far and landed right on his chest and knocked the wind out of him. OUCH! After that we played in the water and soon Tyson said, "Ty Ty home." That was a clear enough sign for all of us that it was time to go home.

The new journey that is about to begin is the the flight back to Utah for my mom, and get this........we are going with her!!!!!! YEAH! Vaughn came home on Friday and said he needed off the island once finals are over. (We had planned on staying through this break to visit other islands, but he wanted to go home). He found us great prices on tickets and told Tyson and I to go to Utah to see Grandpa Westwood and Aunt D and Uncle Jesse, Uncle Travis and Aunt Kariann and Uncle Trey. He didn't even have to beg me, I was buying those tickets faster than I buy groceries. Vaughn will meet us in Colorado on the 20th and we will spend 10 days with Grandma and Grandpa Jackson, Uncle Brett and the rest of the Manassa Family. I am so excited. But the best part about this whole trip is that my sister has no idea we are coming. She and Jesse are coming with my dad to pick up mom at the airport tomorrow night. Won't she be surprised when Tyson and I are there to greet her as well. I CAN'T WAIT!! Stay tuned for further details.

By the way, Good luck to all you gals who are leaving the island for good this break and headed towards clinicals. I will miss you tons Lynette. Keep in touch.

This is how beautiful Mullet Beach was on Saturday. Sometimes I cannot believe I live here!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

More Pictures and More Fun

We visited another fort yesterday, Fort Amsterdam, by Divi Bay. This fort has a few houses on it that were built there for the soldiers to live in during their stay at the fort, I guess! They sure made for some fun pictures.

Here are mom and Tyson standing at the top of the look out station in the middle of the fort. From here you can see all the ocean surrounding Phillipsburg and Divi Bay. It is a breathtaking sight.

Over that same lookout point, in the Phillipsburg bay was the BIGGEST cruise ship I have ever seen. I have been on a cruise before, but our ship wasn't as big as the one in the picture. It was massive.

Tyson and Peyton sitting on one of the cannons at the fort. What cute boys!

This was the cutest shot I took all day. Grandma and grandson hand in hand walking down towards the beach. It was a perfect day!

Today we went to Le Galleon. Along the way my mom saw a little shop in Nettle Bay which sold beach toys. She spotted an inflatable airplane and had to have it for Tyson. So we turned around and Grandma doted on her grandson. As you can see in the picture on the left, he loved it! He wanted to ride it the entire time we were at the beach. He was in heaven. Ever since that little ride on the broken airplane at Sunset Beach Bar, he has wanted to see more airplanes and the pictures of him on that specific airplane. Now, he has one!
Tonight as mom was helping with the laundry, she stumbled upon a HUGH hermit crab! So down we went with Tyson and looked at this thing. Tyson attempted to step on it, then it moved out of his shell and he backed off. HA HA He was done with looking at it. Who knows what tomorrow will bring?