Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Lots happening at the Crandall household.  I graduated the 21st, and my sweet family came to watch.  They stayed with us in our little place and had a Jesperson family sleepover, woohoo!  Then my graduation came, the weather was up and down all day.  Freezing and misty in the morning and blazing hot in the afternoon, just in time for my actual graduation ceremony.  Needless to say I was exhausted after such a long day, but then we boarded a plane at 11:00 that night and headed for Aruba.   We spent a week laying on the beach, snorkeling, and sampling the bad, but sometimes good, food Aruba has to offer.  It was a splendid trip, and I'd recommend a week in Aruba to anyone.  The locals were wonderfully nice, and very helpful.  The best part of the trip was our crazy drive around the island with the famous "Maddie."  She drove us in her Willyz truck to the Natural pools, natural bridges and a beautiful and secluded beach where we jumped in the waves.  Such a fun trip!

 Happy families.
I'm a lucky daughter-in-law.  Aren't they cute?
 All of the markets on the island were Chinese.  what the what?  that's what we thought.
 The Willyz.  I must have one some day.

 On this side of the island the wind is very strong, causing the trees to grow sideways.  

 The natural pool.  Such an amazing experience.

 Under one of the three natural bridges we saw.

 The famous "Maddie."  aka Crocodile Dundee's wife (self proclaimed)
 Playing scrabble on the kindle.
 Reading one of the two books I was happily reading.

  Our last night was spent at the beautiful Hyatt for one last fancy dinner.

I'm ready to go back.


Jane said...

Congrats Grad!!!!
And what a dream trip! Aruba! way cool.

London said...

Looks like such a fun trip!! Im glad you got to relax and read on the beach...I love doing that. Congrats on graduation...i bet it's nice to be done..what's next??

Laura Hendricks said...

graduated!? yeah congratulations that's so awesome! and aruba aruba! how fun and you look gorgeous