tuffi is a firefly now

We had to say good bye to our “first born” on monday.  We were lucky.  He was only sick for a few days and never really suffered; but it was not easy to let him go.

tuffi wasn’t just special.  He was famous.

He was happiest running on the beach in Little Cayman.  So we made a spot for him beside the path on our lot in Bloody Bay.  He will be warm and happy there.

Then we sat in the dark  and watched the stars.  There are no street lights now so the night sky is amazing.  Suddenly (the first time I’ve ever seen one in my 28 years here) a lightning bug appeared and flew right past our faces and down the path… then came back and flew only inches from our noses for the second time.  It reminded me how tuffi used to run up and down the path smiling at us.  The only lightning bug we saw that night and the only one I’ve seen in the Cayman Islands.  Ever!  What do you think?

Binx - Tuffenough was so special, us peripheral family will miss him too! God speed Tuff!
xxxApril 29, 2010 – 7:40 am

Renee & Andy’s Perfect Beach Wedding – KaiCoNut – Cayman Kai – Grand Cayman Island

Well, it POURED ALL DAY until about an hour before the wedding.  I had my wipers on for most of the drive up to Cayman Kai.  Then, suddenly, the sun burst out and I had to put my shades on!  The pre-wedding drama just made the day more special.  It isn’t fair that Andy and Renee both look like supermodels AND are obviously so happy together.  But, hey, thats life!  Andy could barley hold himself together waiting for his bride.  Several DEEP breaths  (and a couple of vodka red bulls) seemed to do the trick.  I couldn’t help but smile when Renee walked down the isle to some ROCKIN’ music.  Very cool and different.  The wedding couldn’t have gone more smoothly, complete with a perfect sunset followed by some good Caymanian cooking enjoyed by just the closest friends and family on the beach in Cayman Kai.  Sweet!  For a more complete look at this wedding CLICK HERE!

Patrick & Jan have a fun filled wedding day in Cayman!

Having arrived by cruise ship, they and their guests were whisked over to London House for a secluded beach wedding followed by a splash in the sea, a bbq, a Sting Ray City trip on Happy Hooker, shopping in Georgetown and then back to the boat!  Whew!  What a day!  Thanks to Cassandra at Diamond Events for throwing all this together on short notice.  See the complete wedding shot by my wife and myself at this link.Nguyen0452Nguyen0746cruiseship2

What They Love about Living in The Cayman Islands

My friends, James and Danielle, asked me to take a picture of them for publication in an upcoming issue of a Ritz-Carlton Residences magazine.  The story says:

“We both really enjoy the fact that we can work hard, but at the end of the day, we relax in paradise.”

I couldn’t agree more!  This photo was taken only a short walk from my house.  I suppose I live in paradise too!

Danielle has been delivering dream weddings to her clients at Octopus Events for many years and has recently embarked on an innovative venture to assist brides planning weddings in the Cayman Islands.  Her new web site, Crystal Blue Wedding Studio, has already become a top resource for brides in Cayman.   I’ve know James since my triathlon days in another life.  James works at REM Services, bringing landlord and tenant together in Cayman.

Its nice to have happy neighbors.  James and Danielle fit the bill.

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James Bebarfald - Excellent, looks great, very well written, and of course you make us look a million dollars!March 30, 2010 – 10:26 am

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