Sunday, December 2, 2007

Joseph and I moved to Northern Idaho after we got married. Joseph has picked up fishing a bit more since he was been here. Here he is fishing away in his cowboy hat. Fernan Lake is one of our favorite places to go. It's so peaceful and so beautiful, Northern Idaho really has great outdoor beauty.

Cozumel, we went scuba diving. This is one of the boats we took out scuba diving. Cozumel is known for it's great scuba diving. There were huge corals that we saw, 50 feet tall. It was a lot of fun. The other picture is where we got to swim with Dolphins, one of my life goals. It was so fun. We made them do tricks, we rode on their fins as they pulled us. We laid in the water face down, and two dolphins came up behind us and pushed our feet and we stood up on their noses as they pushed us along. We made them dance, we kissed them, hugged them, and got in a water fight with them. It was a dream come true, Joe and I had a blast, playing with them.

Chichen Itza

This was our adventure to Chichen Itza one of the seven wonders of the world. We bought tickets online, the whole trip was quit an adventure. We went to the piere where we met a "lady in a green shirt and white pants," she gave us our tickets for the ferry that went to Playa Del Carmen. Where we met another green shirt/white pants man, who took us for a half mile walk to a bus stop. As we waited he wrote different numbers on our tickets, but never cared to tell us why. We all loaded up on one bus and off we went. Several people with us were going to different locations, we were a bit puzzled. After 15 minutes the bus pulled over on the side of the freeway and they unloaded all of us, we were puzzled again, until we saw a bus number 13 come. The number matched the number on our tickets. We loaded on the bus and we were on our 4 hour drive to Chichen Itza. However we stopped at a water hole where a few people swam. Then we stopped to get a bite to eat. When we finally got to Chichen Itza, we started to get a broken english history of the historical site. During the tour a little man was running around shouting, it is going to rain, ponchos, 50 cents, ponchos 50 cents! In my mind I thought, "oh it won't rain that bad we'll be ok." Then all of the sudden, a HUGE rain storm came through with rain drops the size of quarters. After a few minutes I was getting soaked to the skin, so I grabbed some money and went over the the poncho man and I asked how much and he said, four dollars. Talk about inflation... We got home safely at 10:00 pm.

This is us eating at one of the three different resturantes that they had at the Melia in Cozumel, Mexico. This was the grill and it had a beautiful view of the ocean and every night you could watch the sun set over the water, it was very romantic. We had a lot of fun in cozumel.

This is Joseph and I in Cozumel, Mexico where we went on our honeymoon. The hotel in the back is call the Melia. It was right on the beach, with all you can eat food and drinks. One day we decided to explore the island by renting a cheap scooter for the day. Joe calls this scooter the "death scooter" I think because we drove it on the side of a Mexican High way where the mexicans we driving over 55 miles an hour. I was driving, going fast and loving it, and we were wearing small "baseball like" helmets, and flip flops . So I guess not real ideal for a crash. I had a blast, until I had to stop, those scooters are hard to balance. I think that is when Joseph took over driving.

Oh the joy of children. Here is Joseph's oldest brother, Alma and Elisa's kids a few days before our wedding. The kids loved playing with Alma, until he was exhausted. However, he sure enjoyed them. It was so fun to see family at the wedding.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Here is "handsome man" (my nickname for Joseph) in his Army suit awaiting the start of our reception. Joseph's nickname for me is "sweet joy" I never tire of hearing him say that he is such a dear man.

Raise the roof. Here is the family raising the roof. Some of the faces are so funny. Everyone is so fun. We felt so much love from everyone on our wedding day. It truly is a celebration of love when two people who are madly in love get married.

Nicolay Family est. 2007

Hello Friends and Family,
The Joseph and Angie Nicolay Family was established on June 6, 2007 in the SLC temple. Here we are raising the roof, because we were so excited to finally be married. YIPPEE!! Raise the roof was always been a tradition to the Nicolays. Joseph first introduced it when we were dating. One evening as I was leaving his apartment, I noticed that he was sporting the new pair of pants that I had just bought him. I hollered out the window, "boy you sure look good in those pants." Without a second thought Joseph went straight into the raise the roof dance. He had me a laughin and a smilin.