Thursday, December 23, 2010

6,686 kilometres later...

Okie dokie,

So, it has been a while since I blogged and much has happened…

Mark and I went to Pagua Bay after my final exam, as planned.  It was dark by the time we got out there, so we couldn’t really appreciate the gorgeousness until the next day.  Our cabana was amazing.  I pretty much want to live there.  I had steak for dinner and cheesecake for dessert and everything was awesome.

View from our porch at Pagua Bay
Not too shabby...

The life of a doctor's spouse.

The next day, he had breakfast on our patio and hung out at the cabana.  We had the option of going down to the river for a swim, but all we really wanted to do was relax and lounge and be on our computers (as Mark has already mentioned).  We got to the airport super early, having been scared by the Liat horror stories.  It was pretty smooth sailing for us though, except that our flight was delayed by 30 minutes.  Also, there is NO vending machine and NO water fountain once you get passed security at the Dominica airport, which is just stupid, especially when your flight is delayed.  We got to Barbados that night and went to our hotel.  Even though our stay at this hotel was awesome the first time, we were thoroughly unimpressed this time around – their internet was down, the toilet in our room didn’t flush, the air conditioner was SO loud that it literally woke us up in the middle of the night, and the service was super slow and borderline rude.  We are going to try a new place when we fly back to Dominica in January. 

After 5.5 hours on a plane, we were finally back on Canadian soil!  Although we weren't quite yet home, fortunately, the Toronto airport had everything I wanted and needed…

Venti sugar-free-vanilla non-fat caramel macchiato...never lets me down.

5 more hours in a plane, and we were back in the 604 area code.

Since being back in Vancouver, we have managed to do a lot of things we missed.  Namely sushi and Denny’s and Granville island.  I also got to do some shopping, including this little beauty….

Straight As = Tiffany's Ring.

That’s right.  By some act of God I managed to get straight As this semester, and am now the proud owner of a beautiful new Tiffany’s ring.

However, I like this ring even better…

A shiny new rock from Mark, who proposed on Saturday, December 18th (our 2 year and 2 month anniversary) at the arcade where we had our first date.

I said yes.

So, how does a young couple celebrate an engagement in Vancouver after spending 4 months living on a rock…...?

They go sit in a dark room with a bunch of strangers and get separate popcorns...

It was perfect.


  1. Hurray!! on the engagement, the grades, everything!

  2. Holy Crap... That is one sweet ring! Can we trade?

  3. Ok, just kidding! I love my ring. But your ring is beautiful. I think we will need to have an evening of drinks and perhaps some mediocre food to celebrate when you get back!!!