Sunday, June 28, 2009

Raleigh's New Job

So I can't remember if I've written about Raleigh's new job yet, but here is some explanation and pictures! He got hired about a month ago by Marriott to be the host of a Nickelodeon Gettaway show that the Marriott puts on for any families that stay there. He is the host (or emcee...) or the whole thing. They do one "show" Friday night, then character breakfasts on Saturday morning (complete with Spongebob and Dora) and then two shows on Saturday afternoon. Then they do another character breakfast and good-bye thing Sunday morning. So yes, he works all weekend, and I work all week! Pretty opposite schedules right now but that's OK, 'cause this is a really great opportunity.

This whole week he's had rehearsals with Marriott corporate managers coming in, and a Nickelodeon producer from Orlando. They have given Raleigh nothing but huge compliments! They seriously think he's the greatest. It's been such a positive exerience so far and it's pretty cool, because we get discounts now at all Marriott hotels! :) Of course, we can never go anywhere 'cause we don't have even one common day off together, but oh well! So here are some pictures- the shows consist of Nickelodeon games, including SLIME.

"Mass Slime" event. Everyone could slime themselves if they wanted to. I don't get the excitement behind it, but kids do.Here's a view of the pool, then leading up to the "beach" area where he does the show.
I thought this waterfall area of the pool was pretty sweet!

So the pool gets more and more shallow until you can walk right out of it, then walk onto the sand.
Inside the hotel- I guess they are kinda famous for this stairway- and I can certainly see why!

Raleigh in action :)Here he is behind the desk he's at to greet all the kiddos when they come.
He gets to slime kids- that is the REWARD for winning! Am I old, or does that not sound like a reward?!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Raleigh and I just got back from Oregon today. We had SUCH an amazing time up there. GREAT weather (well for me, 'cause I like the cool and the rain) and we just had such great time with both families. Not too much to explain, but wanted to post some pics! We primarily were there for David's graduation but had a great time doing other things as well.

Karen and Raleigh at Mo's on the coast.
Strawberry picking! 4 full buckets with the Willards. Yum.
At the beach.
The whole family at David's graduation- so proud of him!!
I like this one of the 4 of us :)

So also...we bought a Wii because Raleigh and I are officially DEBT FREE!!!!! We've been working really hard and staying really disciplined for the last year (at least) and do not owe anything. So as our reward we bought a Wii. I'm excited to try out the Wii Active.