July 4th (ok, I'm cringing, that was SO long ago)
Steven's parents drove into town to spend the Holiday weekend with us. Don't they look like so much fun!? I LOVE it when they come and visit. We always have a great time.
I'm also a little bit of a nerd about the 4th so it was filled with lots of activities and FOOD :)
While his parents were in town we saw two firework shows, goofed off at the Ft Worth Stock Yards, went to a rodeo and went shopping! I don't think a Texan 4th of July gets much better than that!
After the 4th of July, Steven and I went on a 5 night cruise the following weekend down to the Yucatan Peninsula and Cozumel! It was SUPER fun! Our first port of call was down in the Yucatan where we drove out and saw the Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins. (brace yourselves for lots of pictures)
Here is a pretty crappy picture of where the Mayans used to play their sacrificial games. The members of the losing team were sacrificed on their alter, and then a carving of a skull was added to their mural. Life could always be worse, folks...
^^^Look at those SKULLS! Pretty freaking cool!!!^^^
This pit, which now looks like a murky lagoon thing, was actually the burial place of over 30,000 human remains. At least, that's how many were discovered down there. Pretty creepy...
By the end of the Chichen Itza tour I almost passed out from dehydration and heat exhaustion. I have never craved so much water in my life! It was an AWESOME place to visit, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone!
While we were in Cozumel we decided to scuba dive because we heard that it's one of the best places in the world to dive. And the rumors were true! We saw sting rays, jelly fish, a beautiful purple lobster that was about 3 ft long (no exaggeration), a crab about the size of Steven's head and sea turtles! It was our best dive together yet! The only tiny downside was that we both got stung by these tiny jelly fish, which really didn't hurt that bad, and we got back to the ship with a bunch of tiny red spots all over our arms. Oh well, STILL WORTH IT!
Once we got home it was time to work again. But Steven was able to leave a few weeks later for a weekend in Utah with his family and my mom came to visit me in TX. Unfortunately, due to an MIA camera charger, I have no photos of my mom's visit. This summer was awesome, but has quickly come to a close already. Steven started school again this Monday, and I start up at TCU on the 22nd (which, btw, I am super excited!!!). For all of you Phoenicians, I will be in AZ next week to visit my family and to welcome a new nephew into the family. Sorry this blog was epically long, but it was more for myself than anyone else. Hopefully I will be blogging again soon!
-Neeley Crew of Two + kitters