Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Today I went on Costco's website to check on the resort in St. Lucia we wanted to go to for our honeymoon.  We were planning for 11 nights at an all-inclusive resort and it was going to be a little over $5000 for everything.  Sweet deal, right?

Well, this morning when I looked, the price had nearly doubled.  I was NOT happy.  I didn't know where else we could go for that price and for that length of time, except for Hawaii but we didn't really want to go there.  I had to leave to drop off some stuff at my grandmother's house and then go to my hair appointment, but I told asked Mat to look for more options and "fix it."  I wasn't mad at him, just mad at the situation.

It turned out through my searching on my phone and him searching at home that Costco had an excellent offer for a resort in Fiji.  After looking up the resort on Google, I stumbled on a Groupon for that exact resort!  To make a long story short, we bought 2 vouchers for 5 nights each, all-inclusive except beverages (but the exchange rate is in our favor for that, and even though it's our honeymoon we aren't huge drinkers anyway), and each voucher includes a candlelit dinner with wine, breakfast in bed, and a couples massage in the rainforest.  Because we bought 2 vouchers, we get two of each of those things!

We'll be able to book our flights using my credit card points, so those will be just under $3000.  The vouchers cost $2596, so after the 20% tax that will be added, we're looking at just under $6000 for everything.  It sounds too good to be true, but it's totally true!!!!

We're going to FIJI!!!!  :-D

Monday, December 12, 2011


I remember when I turned 21.  I'm sure I posted something obnoxious on Facebook to commemorate it.  I remember going to TGI Fridays with a bunch of Kappas at midnight and ordering my first drink.  Because my birthday fell on a Saturday, I was able to do this midnight drink ordering on a Friday.  How perfect was that?  Then, I proceeded to sleep in and lay around all day.  It was lovely.

Now, my little sister is turning 21.  Tomorrow.  I can't believe it!  Mat and I are taking her and a friend to Vegas this weekend.  Thanks to Auntie Kristin for helping cover the hotel and Cirque du Soleil tickets!  When I promised Amanda 2 years ago that we would go to Vegas when she turned 21, I didn't exactly anticipate being in 2 weddings and getting married myself!

This is our last week before winter break, and naturally we're ending the 2011 part of the school year with a bang.  I have to have my entire room packed up in labeled boxes so the movers can move it all to the new building.  This is a good thing because I'll finally have that SmartBoard we've been hearing about for a year and a half, but it's a bad thing because, oh I don't know, I'M STILL TEACHING this week!!  To make it better, our whiteboards are going to be taken down and propped against the wall.  *sigh*

I think I'm going to just bite the bullet and stay late either tomorrow night or Thursday night to finish packing.  And I'll probably go to school during the last week of break to set up.  At least we get paid for up to 6 hours of moving time.  It's a lovely perk.

I can't wait to SLEEP IN and watch Christmas movies and bake Christmas cookies and do all those Christmas things!!

Wedding countdown: 199  :-D

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

We're Almost There

There are two days left of this week, and tomorrow I'll be at the district for a training most of the day until I come back for the tutorial session.

Next week we have a short day on both Monday and Friday and block schedule days for the district writing assessment on Tuesday and Wednesday. But, I'll be at a workshop on Wednesday.

Winter break is almost here!

That's all I've got.  I'm boring lately.