Wow, we're long due for some updates on here, so we'll see if we can knock out a few events from the last few months. Well, as the post title reads, we have graduated! We can't believe it, after years of being in Provo, we're all "grown up," supposedly, and are BYU alumni now! Emy does have an independent study course to finish up this summer, but I'm free and clear! In fact, I got my diploma in the mail the other day...
Emy's parents came out to Provo for graduation, celebrating with us, as well as Brock and Jamie, and my parents made it out too! We planned a trip to go to Orlando Florida to go to Disney World WITHOUT Boston. Haha, thats right, Will and Kathy took B-man home with them to AZ for 9 days, and Emy and I flew out to FL with my parents where we met up with Dan and Jenny's family, as well as Kim and Liz. We had a blast fulfilling our childhood dreams for three days at Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney Hollywood Studios.
In fact, Emy tried out for the "American Idol Experience" at Hollywood Studios and she made it in! So what that means is that she got to perform live on stage infront of probablly 150+ Disney guests at the park for the day. The audience votes, and if you win, you make it to a finale later in the day. Well, she did amazing, singing the song, "I hope you dance" by Martina McBride; however didn't get voted to the finale. She was actually glad, because it took up a 3+ hours for hair and make-up and we wanted to get back to the rides!
We had fun with all the hat you can find in the gift shops!
Can you guess what movie this prop is from?
Yup, you guessed it, from "Hannah Montana, the Movie". We love that movie!!
After 3 days at Disney we took a shuttle down to Miami and caught our 4 night cruise with ports in Key West and Cozumel, Mexico. This was our first cruising experience and we had a blast. The food was tasty and plentiful, and there was lots of entertainment, and ample amount of nap time! Next time we go on a cruise, we want to go with friends or family, so we have our own posse' to hang with. Not that we didn't dig the alone time, but we can see cruising as a group being even more fun! Our last day in Florida after we got off the boat, we stayed in Ft. Lauderdale where we would catch our flight the next afternoon. It was quite the adventure getting up there from Miami. It took a combination of taxi, metro, train, and a 2 shuttles to get there, but it was well worth it. We were in a Hyatt hotel that we pricelined for $50 and it was amazing! We ate dinner at an authentic Argentine restaurant and enjoyed an afternoon at the beach (which was ironically the first time we really got in the ocean after sailing on it for the last 4 days!).
Thanks Mom and Dad McIntyre and Nowell for supporting us through college, but not just financial aid, but your love, prayers, comfort after those tear filled phone calls and the occasional flight home to escape and relax! We love you and we owe you guys everything! Hopefully with a college education we'll be able to support you when you're old and gray! :)