Tuesday, May 26
My son just came out of his room singing
which spawned us into looking it up on youtube
Thursday, May 21
This is a conversation that we had last night after dinner...
Hubby: So for Father's Day, I am renting John Wayne movies and we are watching them all day!
Bayle: Why don't we just get the video game and we can play it?
Hubby: (looks at me puzzled) What?
Me: Because all of the good things, i.e. movies, are turned into video games!
Tuesday, May 19
I was supposed to post about Day 3 a couple of days ago..but I have to tell you..I was/am soo sick. I think it is just a head cold, but I cannot walk across the room without running into something. lol So if this post does not make sense..soo sorry :)
So onto Day 3 -
We got up early again and had breakfast by the beach. Then we separated and Brent went to a work meeting while I changed into my swimsuit and went down to the water. The waves were pretty high still, so I played in the sand. :) I wrote my kids names and then waited for the waves to get close and shot pictures. You can't not go to the beach and not write in the sand...right?!
After his meeting, we met up in the room and he informed me that his boss's boss's boss invited him and a few others to a round of Golf that afternoon, and you can't say no to that!!! So we headed over and had lunch and then the boys went off to play. There was a Spa next door, so I walked over to see what they had, but I have never really been a spa kind of girl. So instead, I walked around and just took pictures. lol This place was beautiful!
After, I went back to the hotel and back down to the ocean. I cannot tell you how calming it was just to sit and look out into the water. To listen to the waves crash into one another. Ahh...I miss it...
That night Qwest planned another function. It started with dinner, and then entertainment which would be followed by a 'night club' closing up the night. But the question on everyone's mind was who exactly was going to be the entertainment? During the earlier meeting that he attended, they gave away VIP tickets to see whom ever it was backstage. It was Florida, so we thought someone like the Beach Boys, many names went around the table until they finally announced...Three Dog Night!
The younger generation did not know who they were, but some of the songs were familiar. I knew who they were from songs that my mom would listen to. But Brent was elated!! He has seen them in concert a few times and was jumping out of his seat this night clapping and singing along! He had not won the VIP tickets, but a couple sitting at our table did, and after watching him for the first few songs, decided to give them to Brent, saying that he would enjoy it soo much more than they would. I cannot even describe his face at that moment...it put him on a natural high that he did not come down from for days after the trip.
So Three Dog Night performed a 90 minute concert for us and then went to another room for the VIP portion. We were able to mingle and then had our picture taken with the band. We were also given an autographed CD of their hits.
The time went by soo fast, but Brent drank every moment in! And after, we went to the night club that Qwest set up. They had a band playing and a dance floor set up. So we danced, and sang, and danced some more! Midnight was the cut off time, and the band announced the last song. And then someone came up from the side and said something to the lead singer. She then announced that a few of the Three Dog Night band had joined and would we like them to come up. Ummm...YA!!! So three of them came up and sang two more songs, and Brent was able to actually 'talk' with them after. He was on cloud 9!!!
More tomorrow... :)
Wednesday, May 13
Our day two started really early. We were up before the sun for our buffet breakfast, and then off to the boat for some Deep Sea Fishing! I was so excited to get out on that boat and be out in the middle of the ocean. And just to be on the safe side, the hubby and I took some Dramamine before we ate. But let me back up a minute...back to breakfast.
Qwest had rented out the back patio portion for meals. And they had the breakfast tables set up right on the beach line. So we could go through the line, pick up our Starbucks and food, and then sit by the beach and eat in front of the waves. It was just soo amazing!! The sound of the waves so early in the morning! Oh...and I need to back up again. lol
Before the trip, the hubby got to talking to others that had won the Circle of Excellence trip in previous years, and they told him that Qwest goes all out. As you get there, there are gifts and free things, and just everything that you may ever want! And with the 'recesion' we did not think it was going to be as elaborate. But Qwest did everything that they had in previous years. Every night we came back from dinner, there was a 'gift' waiting for us on the bed. A card that told us the next morning to go to a room to recieve free sunglasses from Kaenon. The second night they gave us MinoHD Flip. And the thrid night...well, I will wait to tell you about the third night tomorrow!
Anyway, before breakfast, we went up and redeamed the sunglasses which were amazing!! They had about 24 pairs out for each men and women. I have never really bought polarized sunglasses, didn't really know what the hype was about...but wow!!! I LOVE these glasses. Now onto the rest of the day... :)
We were bussed over to the fishing boats and headed out through the 'gateways' to the ocean. Our captain showed us homes that Demi Moore and Rosi O'donnell owns and some guy that owns the NBA I think (the hubby would know!) We rode by the big Ocean Liners and the 2nd largest sail boat in the world and finally made it out to the ocean. The crew started baiting and throwing out the lines while 'trolling' (I believe is the term) on the water. It was then that I started getting sick...I NEVER get sick on the water. I grew up on boats, on lakes and such but I did not think that I would be the one to get sick. Blah... so I missed most of the fun, but the hubby caught a trigger fish!!! He had a blast and I can atleast say that I was out on the ocean!! lol
We got back to the hotel that afternoon, had lunch on the beach again, and then went back upstairs to take a nap. We did not mean to, but once we laid down, we were out!!
That night was the formal dinner and award ceremony. I am soo very proud of him. To only be with the company for 14 months, and to end up in the top 1.5% is amazing!!! To watch him walk up there and recieve his award, he deserved it!! He has worked soo hard to make it where he is! Congrats babe!!!
Day 3 tomorrow!
Tuesday, May 12
Qwest made this trip more amazing then anything we could have every wanted!! They started out by picking us up at the airport in a large bus and gave us a small tour of the city before arriving at the hotel. Which in itself, was amazing!!
Our room gave us a perfect view of the ocean, and we just stood there, listening to the waves crash up on shore. We could see Ocean Liners out on the horizon and fishing boats... I am from the Oklahoma/Colorado area, and we just don't get to see this every day, so the hubby and I just kept saying "How cool is this!!!" And I was talking pictures like a mad woman!!
We had a chance to walk around and get acquainted with the hotel and went to the beach for a bit before dinner. More tomorrow!