Friday, August 15, 2008

Where has Mrs Buttah been????

Iam sorry I havent been around lately. But I have a good reason, here is my hall pass...

Yep that is right we are expecting our first baby! We just found out yesterday that we are having a healthy baby GIRL!!! We had a great ultrasound and were able to see all her organs and limbs. She is right on track to make her January debut! So what do you say will you accept my hall pass for being missing????

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Virgin Island Hopping. Honeymoon Part 2

After we spent two full days on St. Thomas we decided to venture off that island and see the other islands near us.
We were able to visit the island of Tortolla one of the British Virgin Islands. It was nice. But not much to do. We only stayed there a few hours. But the boat ride to the island was worth the trip. They have a large craft market but it was closed. So that was a bummer. We did speak to some locals that said we should try suba diving. Mr Butterscotch doesn't swim so that was out of the question. but if you are a fan of the water sports this would be a great place to visit!
You do need your passport to visit any of the British Virgin Islands. After all unless you come from the United Kingdom you are traveling to another country.

The next day we went to US island of St. Croix. This island had a bit more to offer.
That had a small mall and more shops. You can also visit Cruzan Rum Distillery. We went on a weekend so it wasn't open. But from what we heard you can taste some of the local rum.
We did learn about a law that the islands have that day. The heat was at least 90 degrees that day so Mr Butterscotch too off his tank top and was shirtless as we walked the streets. So a unmarked black SUV (which I still question the validity of this man, but I wasn't going to argue). He pull over and said in a thick accent "hey, island law, you must wear a shirt". Well we watch enough Dateline locked up aboard shows, so he put his shirt back on and on we went walking.

We headed back to St. Thomas and spent our remaining two days pool side and being newlyweds (wink). But all good things must come to an end. and I was so sad to leave and go back to the real world.

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How could I forget this?!?! Honeymoon part 1

I have been looking at Mrs Toucans honeymoon pictures and swooning over all the fun they must have had. And then I remembered I never did a post about our honeymoon!!! How could I forget?!?! So first let me say I love it when I have Mr Butterscotch all to my self. I think I had this smile on my face almost the whole honeymoon (me at dinner our first night).

Our honeymoon was all about us relaxing together doing whatever we wanted! It was the best week ever! When we originally talked about our honeymoon we really had a lot of great ideas of where we wanted to go. But in the end we decided to go the the US Virgin Islands. Mostly because it was a place neither of us had been and because it sounded romantic. St. Thomas seemed to have the most to offer, we figured we would stay there and island hop as much as we could.
We did have some concerns since the week before we planned on arriving hurricane Dean had just made a mess of surrounding islands. Luckily Dean passed over the Virgin Islands. We booked our tickets and hotel through expedia. Overall it was all great, the down side is they switched our flights around so rather than going from Seattle, Atlanta, Virgin Islands they added Puerto Rico between Atlanta and the Virgin Islands. We were suppose to be on a large plane but with the switch we ended up on a 9 seater plane. Holy Moly!!! They asked us how much we weighted and weighed our luggage. Gosh I hope nobody else fibbed about their weight like i did.

We landed safely (phew)! Off to our amazing hotel. The Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort was a on top of a cliff looking out onto the ocean.

Basically there was no bad view around the entire hotel! The only down side of our hotel (and really all the hotels on the island) you have to take a taxi to get into the "city". The city isn't really a city but it more of a play full of yummy restaurants and shops. But the Safari bus or regular taxi cars are very reasonably priced.
Once in downtown you can spend the afternoon wandering in and out of the shops. Their were about 5 or six blocks jammed packed with shops along the narrow streets. one thing St. Thomas is known for besides their rum is their jewelry. They have a ton of jewelry shops.

They also have an small flee market that you can get your hair braided or buy local hand made goods.
Their are a few ways other than to get around St. Thomas.
You can rent a car. Personally I am not a good driver in other counties. And the Virgin Islands would be no expectation. They drive on the left side! Our taxi drivers whipped around the corners with no problems. Unless you count that we almost got into an accident just about very ride. Leave the driving to the locals.
A water taxi and ferry if you want to see the island from a different point of view. The water taxi is mostly to get you from one side of the island or over to the bay. The ferry is the most cost effective way to island hop. And of course you can always walk! If you choose to walk make sure you have a destination in mind. Most of this island is full of hills and has limited sidewalks. We also read a few warning to beware of the beaches since some tourist stick out like a sore thumb and can easily be take advantage of.
We were luckily our hotel also included a private beach.

You have to be prepared to share the beach and other areas around the resort with these fun creatures.

Yep iguanas are everywhere around the island. When you least expect! Always look where you are going especially at night. One of the hotel staff told us if we snapped our fingers at them they would move. It worked, but they would come right back, often times not waiting for you to pass by.
Each night we went back to our hotel rum bar. We were able to look out onto the bay from there. We had our own private balcony in our room too but the hotel had steel drums each night for the guests to enjoy. Check out this evening view!

Up next we island hop. The Butterscotch's visit Tortolla and St. Croix.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Ex-Effect

When Mr Butterscotch and I got married we never really had to have the talk of "so can my ex come to the wedding". It was just a non issue. But I always find it very interesting when a couple for whatever reason feels compelled to invite one of the ex’s.

This past Saturday Ivana Trump walked down the aisle at her ex husbands estate Mar-a-Lago. Now we all know that both Ivana and Donald have moved on from their 13 year marriage. Since Donald and Ivana had three children together it is so nice to see them getting along as an extended family.
Now I am all for happily family time but this wedding filled with unique moments A) Donald sister was the officiant B) Ivana had 25 (yep, 25!) bridesmaids and C) Donald had been remarried a few years prior on the same estate.

So where do you stand on having the ex coming to your wedding? What about the ex family at your wedding?
Don't get me wrong if my non existent rich ex were to offer me his lavish estate for my wedding I would jump on that offer! But would you? Be honest, if you ex offered a amazing location for your wedding, would you take him up on it?

Here are a few more pictures of the wedding (check out that floral arch!!!).

Here is Donald picture at his 2005 wedding at the same estate.

Monday, March 31, 2008

2 friends + same wedding date = WAR!!!

Well it seems like Hollywood has figured out what a money maker the topic of weddings are for film. One of the highly talked about movies among brides was this years 27 Dresses. Soon we have Patrick “McDreamy” Dempsey starring in Made of Honor coming out in May.

Mrs. McButterscotch *wink :)

I just found out two of my favorite actress Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson will be staring in a movie tentatively titled Bride Wars opening in 2009.

*Picture from Getty Images
Whoa, such a harsh title! So I did a little investigating to find out what the movie was about. What do you know, it actually is a topic that I have seen being talked about on the boards. Two best friends get engaged and they set their wedding date on the same day!!! Sounds like a good movie!
Well ok it doesn’t seem that the readers have quite that same problem but I know plenty of us, myself included, have scheduled our wedding dates, colors, venues and the list goes on so that we do not bump into friends weddings closely.
What is something you have done for your wedding because another friend is getting married?

Friday, March 21, 2008

Uh...sure, Easter dinner at our house...(big gulp)

*Mrs Butterscotch as a bunny back in the day.
So Mr Butterscotch and I have decided to take on the task of host hosting Easter at our house this Sunday. This is our fist big family "event" at our home and I am a little nervous to say the least. Like some of you ladies I only recently began really "throwing down" in the kitchen. Most of my culinary repitwar is only good for two people. Now I will be cooking for 15+ people! Thankfully my wonderful mother in law and sister in law are coming over to work their magic.
But still since it is at our house I have decided to take on a side food item or two, decorations and of course Easter isn't complete without an egg hunt for the kiddies!
What great hosting tips do you have for me for my first big family gathering at our house?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I am 29 and No Boys Allowed

I happily lived with my parents until I got married this past August. We totally got along they loved having me there and I loved being there. I didn't have many rules most of my teen years, so they carried on when I was an adult. I could come and go as pleased, I didn't have any chores and best of all I could have people over whenever I wanted. But I did have one rule, no boys allowed in my bedroom. It wasnt because he didnt trust me. He always told me he truested me to make good choices. But he had some very strong ideas of what was and was not approrpiate for a yound lady to do. I guess in a way I agreed with him since I never asked if a guy could come into my room to hang out.
When it snowed here back in January Mr Butterscotch and I spent the night at my parents house (its is closer to both of our jobs). It was really funny having him over. We didn't sleep in my old bedroom since their is no bed but we were camped out in the living room. I had many a slumber party in that living room growing up. As I feel asleep I had a funny though about how he was the first guy to offical have the ok to sleep over. I only had to wait 29 years for that to happen!
Do any of you have a no boys allowed rule until you get married? How do you or your fiance feel about it?

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Me + Single Friends + Your Help = Love

I dont get to play match maker that often. And with tomorrow being Valentines Day I am thinking about how this year is different than other years. Long gone are the Valentine's spent at home, at the movies or with a groups of other single friends. The best thing is I am married so I have an automatic date!
Truth be told my single friends circle isn’t as big as it once was. But I do have two friends very near and dear to me that I want to desperately help hook up. Not just for Valentines Day but for the long haul. Sure I have more than just two single friends but these two are special. Both are hot, smart and very funny. And in my opinion they are a catch! I know we all have had to kiss a lot of frogs to meet our prince charming. But I think my friends have met that quota in the frog kissing.
I know so many of you have great stories of how you met your mate, I need your help! Tell me where are some of the best places you met your future husband or wife to be. Do you love helping your friends find love?
***And in case anyone has any nice single guy friends in my neck of the woods that would like to meet my friends please let me know! Here are their pictures. They both are in their late 20’s, they do not have children, educated and love to travel.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Help me pick!

2008 has a lot of milestones in store for the Butterscotch's. We are celebrating our 30th birthday's (30 is the new 20, thank you very much) and we also will have hit our 1 year anniversary of wedded bliss. Although I plan on having a big birthday month extravaganza like always. But I want to do something extra special.
I have been dropping hints to Mr Butterscotch that I think we should do one fabulous trip to combine those two monumental occasions. And he agreed!!! But I feel like I am overwhelming him with ideas. So now I need your help.
I have narrowed down to a few places I would like to visit for either the first time or for a repeat visit.
So I turn to you the wonderful readers, I need help! What place do you think I should focus on with my hint dropping to him?

1. Italy- I have been Mr Buttah has not
2. Greece- Neither of us have been
3. France- Mr Buttah proposed to me at the Eiffel Tower
4. Bora Bora-Neither of us have been
5. Africa- Neither of us have been
6. Spain- I have been Mr Buttah has not
Or stay closer to home...
7. New York-Both of us have been

Which location should I start really pushing for? Or do you have any other places I should think about?

Thursday, January 31, 2008

I have a confession

I have very few bad habits. I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I always wear my seat belt. But I do love television! Yup that is my confession. I love all sorts of shows, but I have a real weakness for reality shows. You name it I have probably watched it (no really just try to stump me! :) ).
One of my regular shows Real Housewives of Orange County spent the season following around Lauri one of the housewives as she prepared for her wedding.

Her wedding to George was really spectacular. But what I really liked was it was her third wedding and I think his second and they didn’t really stick to any “second time around rules”. In fact I think the wedding they had was really just for them. It was really fun watch her pick out a dress because she met with Austin Scarlett who was a designer on Project Runway and now is a designer for Kenneth Pool bridal. Ahhh, I love when my reality shows cross paths!
Here is the bride and bridesmaids together. I love the green!

The wedding was held on their property. The ceremony was in the garden and a large tent was used for the dinner and her florist made use of all the greenery already around the property.

Can you imagine having the top designers help your personally find your dream dress!?! Well Lauri had Austin's help in finding the dress that was perfect for her! I think he did a good job!
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