Sunday, July 5, 2009

Building houses, scuba diving and an engagement

It's been a funfilled 4th of July weekend!!! First, Justin and his dad with a few others from the church got back from Mexico on Thursday. They all went there on a mission trip to build a house for a woman living there. Here's a few pics:

This is the group of guys that helped build the house. Justin went with his dad and brother-in-law and 2 others from the church.

They took a picture with the woman they built the house for.

Justin had a really good time in Mexico. They were under the impression before leaving to go down there that they would be staying in a hut with no air conditioning. He was very pleased when he got there to find out that the hut did in fact have air conditioning.

On Friday, Justin and I went diving at ABWA, the place in Pelham where we got certified to go scuba diving on our honeymoon. This was the first time that Justin and I got to dive together because we both had to get certified separately. We took some great pics and videos:

This is Justin playing around on the 10 foot deck. There were a lot of fish around, but not many of them were at this deck. We did another dive at another deck where ALL the fish were.

This is over by the Brim beds. There were a bunch of old beer cans and stuff at the bottom because this is a place where people use to come party back in the day. I wonder how long this Mt. Dew can has been there???

This is the other deck on the other side of the corey. There were much more fish over here!

I liked doing our remaining dives off of this deck because there were SO many fish!

Here's a couple of videos we took. The visibility here is about 10 feet. One of the places we're diving in Hawaii, Molokini Crater, is known to have visibility in excess of 100 feet. WE CANNOT WAIT!

And finally, to round out the great weekend, AN ENGAGEMENT!!! Our friends Bonnie and Andrew just got engaged last night! They've been dating for about 6 years now, so as Justin says "it's about time"! We love Bonnie and Andrew!!! They are our travel and hiking buddies. Here's to them!!!