Monday, November 23, 2009

Not Me! Monday or Did I really do all that in a week?

What an amazing week! I hope that you all enjoyed all of the guest posts - to Brittany, Brittany, Amber, Brown Eyed Girl, Whitney & Julie - I so appreciate you all helping me!

Whitney, I'm not sure what happened to the pictures - when I looked at it today, I saw they were missing. So sorry!

In typical vacation style Mr. Potts and I ate more than usual, drank more than usual & had a FABULOUS time!! What better way to share this with you than in Not Me, Monday fashion.

In case you haven't been introduced to Not Me Monday, here is the gist: This fun game originated with MckMama and you list a lot of things you "didn't" (read: actually did) do this weekend/past week. All in the name of admitting that we all make mistakes and aren't perfect.

Mr. Potts and I were NOT upgraded to first class for our flight to Miami. We definitely did not take advantage of the extra service & adult beverages. Uh uh - drinking & flying dehydrates you.

Mr. Potts and I did NOT enjoy some of the best Cuban food in South Beach. Oh yum...I'm drooling just thinking about it.

Mr. Potts and I did not go out in South Beach & have a wonderful time. Oh the people watching!!
We absolutely did NOT have a great time out that night & end up meeting some very nice Swedish men. Who were very emphatic that they were NOT a couple.

We did NOT love our room on the ship with a view of the ocean.
We did NOT go on our cruise with one of Mr. Potts' best friends. We did NOT meet his new girlfriend & we definitely did NOT love her to death. (Seriously though, she was so awesome!)
Mr. Potts did NOT eat sushi for the very first time & love it! He gave it two thumbs up.

Who takes cheesy pictures? NOT US!!

The Potts family most certainly did NOT enjoy their time in Grand Caymen. We most certainly did NOT get to see stingrays & hold them. Dangerous mates (Bad Steve Irwin joke there)!

We did not get to hang out with this cutie named Nemo. After hanging out with Nemo, getting kisses from him, dancing with him and petting him I certainly did NOT turn to Mr. Potts and tell him I wanted one.

We did NOT (no way, uh uh) go to Cozumel & ride ATV's through the "jungle". I didn't see how fast mine could go (37 by the way) & I definitely did NOT go through a huge puddle at full speed!

Our last night was spent at the steakhouse on board. I did NOT have a twinge of jealousy that Mr. Potts was able to order the lobster bisque. Uh uh. Not me.
Mr. Potts most definitely did NOT decide to take a snooze in the Miami airport. We spent Saturday afternoon/evening with some of our best friends here for our annual "Friends Thanksgiving". We all get together & share a Thanksgiving dinner.

I made a homemade cranberry sauce (which has apple, pear, orange, cinnamon & nutmeg in it - yum!) & a homemade pecan pie (no Caro syrup for this girl's pie!).

We all had a great time - as evidenced by the group shot.
Hope you all had a fabulous week & weekend!!

What did you not get in to?


Anonymous said...

That looks like an AWESOME TIME!!! So glad you're back tho!

Lindsey said...

Wow!! What an amazing time, loved the pics!

Katie said...

ahh! that looks like SO MUCH fun..............!

d.a.r. said...

Sooooooooooooooo fun!!!!!

Amber said...

Awww I'm so jealous you got to play with the dolphin! That's one thing I've always really wanted to do. I'm glad y'all had such a great time on the cruise AND with your Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks for sharing the awesome pictures!

Lucy Marie said...

Sounds like you had an amazing time. I am NOT jealous!

Deelsu said...

Glad you had a fabulous time! love the cheesy pix!
BTW - I clicked on the group picture. Is that someones's 'manland' with 3 flat screens in the back.. if so..all I can say is WOW!
BTW - I hear I won the Starbucks card.
should I email you my address?

Molly Lou Gifts said...

I am so happy you are back...we missed you. Your trip sounds amazing and those photographs are just perfect.

I will totally come and help you dig the large pond needed for your new pet, Nemo. :)

Thanks for letting us guest blog. It was such a fun time and all of the posts were great.

Happy Monday!

PS-the friends Thanksgiving night looks like so much fun and such a great idea.

Michelle said...

Happy anniversary! Loved hearing about how NOT fun the cruise was!! LOL

Oooh...Grand Cayman & Cozumel!! Lucky gal! I swam with the stingrays in Grand's weird how they brush up against you like cats. The thought is sending shivers right up my spine.

And, Cozumel...oh, how the hubs & I adore Mexico...specifically the Riviera Maya & Cozumel. We go to a bar on the east coast of Cozumel called Coconuts every time we are there. And, no, I did NOT show my coconuts for a photo....... ;-) (they make really strong margaritas!) glad you're HOME!! Missed ya! xoxo

Brittany Ann said...

So fun! We totally missed you, though, and we're glad you're back!

And good for Mr. Potts, jumping on the sushi wagon!

MCW said...

I did not miss you and I am not jealous. :)

Jenny DB said...

Wow your pics look amazing!!! can't believe Mr.Potts has never had sushi before!!!! can't think of a better place to go out on a limb than on the ocean tho...

Carrie said...

It looks like you had an amazing time!

I love the "cheesy" picture of you guys with the sushi. Too cute!

Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

What an incredible trip! I love it!

Anonymous said...

pictures look look so happy! have a happy thanksgiving!

Notes From the Grove said...

Oh, your vacation sounds heavenly! SO JEALOUS! Glad you guys had a good time and glad to see you're back.

Neha said...

I am NOT hooked to your blog...and I do NOT like it so much :))

You sure had a great time...good work with the pictures!

Iva said...

oh that dolphin!! BEAUTIFUL!!

Kristin said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, what fun. I've been trying to get the hubs to go on a cruise forever!