Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cruisin' with friends

We've never been on a cruise. So when our college buddies suggested the idea of taking a trip all together (sans kids) we were all in!

The timing was absolutely perfect. All of our kids were just the right age to leave behind. Not old enough to be in school yet, but not babies either. And more importantly none of us girls were pregnant! Perfect timing.

And I know what you're thinking. 

Didn't you just go on vacation to Mexico not too long ago?? Umm yes. Yes we did. Greg had a work-related trip that turned out to be even better than our honeymoon!

For people like us, who rarely go on vacation, we felt incredibly blessed to take two tropical vacations just 2 months apart. And as I've mentioned it before, our marriage has needed them this year. Big time.

So without further adieu, I give you the... 

{3 letters from each of our last names} 
Cruise 2012

(be sure to scroll down so you don't miss the funny video)

So excited to spend a week together!

This was my FIRST visit to Florida. Our ship left out of Miami.

Dressing up for formal night!

The guys were in heaven...

The food was goooooooooooooood. To say the least.

So great to spend a solid week with my hubby again.

Playing cards is a MUST with this group. 

The dynamic duo winning their trivia game!

Lots of fun times spent here listening to comedy and karaoke. Justin and Aaron even shared the spotlight singing a hilarious rendition of "Let's Make Love"....

We were dancing fools.

Spent a couple days playing some beach volleyball. We have a pretty competitive group with some serious skills so that made it extra fun! And surprisingly it only resulted in one injury. Greg getting a bloody nose b/c he blocked a ball with his face. Awesome.

Allison suggested we take this same pic in 30 years. How fun would that be?!

Greg, Aaron and Cathi body surfing in the Bahamas. They were a bunch of 12 year olds out there. So funny to watch them.

We got as close to Atlantis as we could just to snap a pic in front of it. Looks like an unbelievable resort!

I love me some cappuccino.


Our last night on the ship. We were extra giggly that night!

Learning the wobble dance.

Tuckered out and heading home.

After hearing about the horrible events on Friday in CT, we definitely gave our kids extra hugs when we finally arrived home that night. In the midst of having such a great trip is was such devastating news to hear.

I will also say if you've never been on a cruise be prepared to "recover" afterwards! I was still swaying back and forth like crazy for a solid two days after we got off the ship. No one from the group got sea sick but make sure to pack some meds for motion sickness just in case!

Other than that it was a total BLAST! There is so much to do on a cruise it's unreal. I think going with a group makes it more enjoyable b/c you might do more than if you were just with your spouse. That's my opinion anyway. 

Now, it's the mad dash for Christmas!! I still have some shopping to do and we have back to back to back parties leading up to the 25th, so you may or may not hear from me until next week. 



  1. What an amazing blessing for you all to be able to get together and have such a memorable trip!

    I love you in your shimmery dress! You are quite a fashionista my friend!!

    1. Thanks Mal. It sure was fun to dress up every single night! Unlike my typical "weekly" wardrobe of yoga pants and hoodies :)

  2. Again, SO JEALOUS!!! Looks like you had a blast. I am in some dreadful need of warm sun and beaches...

    1. Jen! I thought about you as soon as we landed in Miami. Isn't that close to where you are moving too??? In that case, there will PLENTY of warm sun and beaches commin' your way baby! And I may just have to come visit you down there sometime ;)


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