April Showers Please

Greetings Loved Ones,

It’s a surprising mid-week post from the island! It’s been an interesting week for the Carps. Thanks to a recent issue with our water pump, we discovered that most of the rain catchers for our cistern have been malfunctioning. So our beautiful extra months of rain this winter have left our cistern unaffected (*insert sad horn sound). If we don’t get some rain soon, we may be looking at our first shipment of “city water”. Pray for rain in de islands folks!

On a more positive note, we have FINALLY booked our flights home and are officially Louisiana bound May 20-31! Note to fellow travelers, when visiting islands, find out when “season” is and base your flights around it. If going out of season, book flights in advance and not on weekends. Getting off this rock is not a problem, but we ST-A-RUGGLED to get back on it on a weekend this short of notice. Prices were significantly higher, but we made it work and are ready for our donut-crawfish-Starbucks prize (and hugs from family & friends)!!IMG_0521In recap news, Easter was lovely on island. Freshwater was PACKED Sunday morning on the beach, and the egg hunt and Easter festivities were a delight. I, of course, was working, but DJ did the resurrection eggs I put together with the kids after the service and delivered the cake batter blondies I made! After work, we grilled and had a beautiful evening on our balcony enjoying creation and reflecting on Resurrection Sunday. IMG_0512

Freshwater Easter Sunday

IMG_0514The Cove did it’s first annual Easter parade at work. Our department made the bunny float. I volunteered to make the fur and labored a whole night and morning shift stapling crumpled papers to a sheet. Our float turned out so cute, and we won a pizza party! I was off for the day of the parade, but my fellow ladies sent me pics. I won’t miss next year for sure!

Front Desk Bunny Float
Look at that FUR!!
Giant egg & a proper bunny tail
Housekeeping Float
Engineering Float

Last week we spent a lovely day in St.John with our friend Amber who brought us to a NEW (finally) spot in St. John as we seem to always revisit the same ole’ spots! She took us to Annaberg which was just a breathtaking view. There are also sugar mill ruins which we will make a trip back to tour. We spent the morning at Francis Bay which is the sister beach of Maho (my favorite STJ beach so far). The sun was hot, the water was cold, and the micro jellyfish were zapping away. Still we tossed a football in the ocean, talked about life and faith, and had a beautiful morning in paradise. Amber took us to Sam and Jack’s (a deli) for lunch, and you can anticipate the Island Feature Friday. I made an AMAZING discovery there, and it is by far my favorite sandwich place in the VI!

Carps @ Annaberg
Carps @ Annaberg
Me & Amber
Me & Amber

IMG_0517That’s all for now folks! To come: yet another IFF on mom’s trip and continued recap from our cruise. Seriously, pray for rain. Stay tuned mon!




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