Thursday, November 23, 2006

Earthquakes and Turkey

We were on our way to the the beach this morning when we got a call from Jon's brother who is visiting us in Hawaii asking us if we just felt the earthquake. What earthquake we said? While we were in the car there was an earthquake here in Kona, Hawaii. It was a 5.0 on the Richter scale, which is a decent size. It was Jon and his families first quake. Jon was bummed that we were in the car and didn't feel it. I guess there were pictures that fell off the wall and other chaos going on.

After the earthquake the power went off which caused my stepmom to begin to worry because she had Thanksgiving dinner to try and cook. After a few hours the power came back on but we were pretty close to not having a turkey dinner.

Right after the quake we went the beach not knowing there was a tsunami warning. We thought about it but figured if the ocean began to pull back we would just run for high ground. It was fun and the waves were good. All in all it was an exciting Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Fun in Hawaii

We are in Hawaii for Thanksgiving with Jon's family. We have been busy showing them around. We spent the last few days on Ohau and today we flew to the Big Island. We went snorkeling with the turtles today at my favorite snorkeling spot in hawaii. In Hawaii on Thanksgiving you go to the beach before dinner so tomorrow I am taking them to my favorite beach called Kua Bay (not sure on spelling). We are having dinner at my dad's house.

I must say I have been tired from all our vacations but am having a fun time.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Jon Doubled Ben Stiller

Jon left Orlando a day early to fly back to LA because he got called to double Ben Stiller on Friday for the movie The Hearbreak Kid. He did some driving for Ben. Jon is such a good double for him.

Disney World Rocked!

We had such a great time in Disney World. We were so busy and I was so exhausted by the end of the trip. It was a great time of year to go because there were no lines for any rides. I don't think that we waited in any line more than 5 minutes. We have so many pictures. I will post a slide show in the next couple of days when I get some time to. I wore Mini Mouse ears everyday that I was there...because I can. It was cool. I flew to Hawaii yesterday from Orlando. It was such a long travel day. I had two lay over and spent 17 hours traveling here. The pictures here is of all my family who came to Orlando for the trip. There were 14 of us total.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Swimming with the Manatees

Today we went swimming with the manatees. It was so amazing. It was better than I could have imagined. They are such gentle creatures. They just chill and hang out with you. However, one pooped on my head when I was petting his belly. It was pretty nasty and my mom was laughing so hard. I took it as good luck. Don't some cultures think it is good luck to be pooped on by a bird, I think it must be even better luck to be pooped on my a large marine mammal. (That's me with the green fins swimming with the manatees.)

Friday, November 10, 2006

Traveling for a Bit

Tomorrow Jon and I are headed to Disneyworld with 14 of my family members for a week. I can't tell you how excited I am about going to Disneyworld. It will also be my first time in Florida. I have been to Europe 3 times but I have never been to Florida. We have a very busy schedule and tons to do once we are there. On Sunday we are swimming with manatees and chartering a boat for all of us. It should be fun. Then Monday through Friday we will be hitting the parks. I just can't wait.

Next Friday we fly directly from Orlando to Hawaii to meet up with Jon's family for their family trip. We will be spending about 12 days in Hawaii just having a good time. This should also be a super fun trip. It is fun to show people around our old turf.

This of course is all subject to change if we get a job between now and then. However, if we don't it is vacation for the next three weeks for us. It should be a really fun couple weeks.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Teen Wolf

Jon got hired last week to play Teen Wolf in an upcoming pilot for Comedy Central (if you don't rember Teen Wolf is a movie from the 80's starting Micheal J. Fox). Jon is actually the actor not just the stuntman. They wanted to hire a stunt actor for the part. It will be a reoccurring role if the show gets picked up. The name of the show is called Not Another High School Show produced by the same people who did Not Another Teen Movie.

Jon’s first day of work was last Sunday. It took 3 hours to put on all his make up and prosthetics. Here is a picture of him in full make up. I didn’t think it was possible to make Jon look so scary but they succeeded.