Monday, July 23, 2012

Lotions, Potions, & Haboobs

Here comes a Haboob!

Another busy week just flew by without a new blog. Sorry guys!
This WORK thing kind of takes up some time, visiting family & friends takes up some more time & POOF....another week passes.
I've been sick for the past 10 days too. I haven't really been sick in well over a year. After my first 2 days at the hospital I acquired a respiratory infection that just won't quit!!! The hospital is no place for healthy people!! I'm finally on antibiotics so hopefully I'll be getting rid of this soon.
What's up with the title of this blog?! Well, my parents started this little business last year making goat milk lotions, facecreams, face scrubs, body wash, shampoos, conditioners. My mom makes all of the products & my dad does most of the sales. They sell them on line & at craft fairs, flea markets, etc. Their little business has done very well & while visiting them earlier this week I got to help make some mango face creams for an order headed for Canada.

My mom making face cream with all natural ingredients.

Dad putting the labels on

The final product

I had so much fun joining the assembly line & my mom paid me with a bunch of new products for myself! Thanks mom & dad! I LOVE your products!! :)
So... We are smack dab in the middle of Monsoon season here in Arizona. Just about every afternoon the skies darken up & we either get monsoon rains or a huge dust storm, known as a Haboob. Provides for great entertainment!


Scott, Jib & buddies

We discovered tonight that Jib likes cowboy movies

Being home = Good Times.
Michelle, Scott & Jib

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Location:Phoenix, Arizona

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Happy Sunday Phoenix!!!

One of the beautiful Angels in our Parent's  back yard I promised to keep the blog more up to date & yet another week has passed since my last blog. Time just slips away....
  So, Scott & I have both returned to work. It was so great to see my friends & help deliver a few babies last week. I forgot how much I love doing that! My 1st delivery in over a year was difficult...the baby got stuck for a minute & was a little stunned when it first came out...didn't want to breathe right away, we had to "bag" him for a minute. I was so surprised how immediate those responses if I had never left. I guess after 17 years, it's just reflex. After a little jump start the little guy rebounded & did just fine..never had to leave Mommy's side. Ahh....the best part of being a Labor & Delivery nurse...Happy Mommy, healthy baby. It's like a little piece of Heaven.
My beautiful nephew, Joseph...Babies are the best! (Not the baby I was referring to but obviously, I can't take pictures of my patients & post them on the internet so....I'll share pics of our babies!
Things seem to be in fast forward sometimes. It's already mid July!!  Our thoughts always migrate back to Malaika. We miss her. It's been AWESOME being with our family & friends but a small part of my heart aches for the sea...with Malaika...I can't wait for our next journey.
   Meanwhile, we are savoring the time we have at home...we miss our friends & family so much when we're traveling. I wish we had a mega yacht to carry everyone with us. It's such a great big world out there.....wish we could all explore it together.
Pie Eating Contest...Winner...Scott!!! He won a pie.
Tubing down the Salt River...
Cliff Divers...Scott & Anthony
Beautiful Arizona
I miss the Sea

Stay tuned...Scott Michelle Voyage Continues!!
Michelle, Scott & Jib

Friday, July 6, 2012

Scott Michelle Voyage...We're Still Here!!

The view from our bedroom in Rocky Point, Mexico The beautiful Sea of Cortez

     Well, I've really slacked off on the blog...sorry everybody! It's just been a very busy time adjusting to life again in Phoenix. We have been reuniting with friends & family almost everyday! We had a nice start to our homecoming enjoying the cool weather in Flagstaff.
Scott & Jib enjoying the cool weather in Flagstaff. Jib's 1st time in a forest
Of coarse, here in Phoenix, it's blazing hot. 106-113 degrees with the exception of July 4th. We were pleasantly surprised to have a cool, rainy day. Only people in Phoenix would be happy with a a rainy Independance Day. 
It was so chilly the morning of July 4th, we had to grab a sweater. UNHEARD of in Phx.
   Scott started work on July 5th. He a had a full schedule at the to jump right back in! He said he had A LOT of fun seeing his co-workers & being a Doctor again. I brought him lunch & he was happy to report he still remembered fluent spanish & all his Doctor skills seemed intact! I start work on Monday. I'm excited & nervous. Things have slowed a bit now that we've been home for a few'll be nice to see my nurse friends & deliver some babies! :)  AND, bring home a paycheck for the 1st time in a year! 
Sunset in Rocky Point
   Our first weekend back in town we headed straight to our condo in Rocky Point, Mexico with some of our closest friends, Aaron & Melissa Salas. Rocky Point never disappoints...even after all of our travels it remains one of our most favorite places on planet Earth.
Best beach, best water, BEST shells!!
Look out folks...It's Nacho Cheese pro wrestler!
Thank You Salas family for all you do for us!! We love you so much. We missed you Benny!!!
  We plan to go as often as possible while we're here. It seems too good to be true but in 3 weeks Scott's parents are taking us to Cancun for a week stay at an all-inclusive resort. Just when we'll be back in the routine of punching that time clock...we get to have a break! We are so lucky.

   We are missing Malaika & sailing very much. Coming home only solidifies that we have chosen the right dream for us. Working a few months out of the year to keep our dream alive is so worth it & I feel very blessed to even have the opportunity. We're already planning the 1st little phases of our next the Caribbean. Our ultimate goal is to be in Brazil by 2014 for the World Cup....
a lot of miles to that dream. So stay tuned everybody!! Our biggest adventures are still to come.
I promise to get back on track with the blog. We have lots of boat projects we're already planning.
Our biggest question right now...Should we replace our rigging? It's in good shape but it is 24yrs old...Most of you are probably wondering what the hell rigging is...stay tuned for another blog & I'll tell ya all about it! It's a crucial part of the would be catastrophic if it failed. The question for us is how bad do we need it right now??? It's a $15,000 repair. As I've said before, B.O.A.T. stands for Bust Out Another Thousand! It's always something!!!
Jib's new BFF...Luke.
Love, Michelle, Scott & Jib