Saturday, February 20, 2010


Jay and I went on our first cruise. We are wondering why it took us so long to do this. Real life is GREAT but when you don't know what day it is, or what time it is - and you don't care, that is SWEET!!!!! Our biggest stress was deciding if for dinner we were going to have 1,2 or 3 appetizers, 1,2or 3 main entrees and the same with desert. Yes we gained weight!

The group! We are blessed with great friends! People have asked which port I liked best. Each was unique and beautiful, but it was the people who made it fun!

We laughed a lot!

From morning until night we laughed, until our stomachs ached!

Dinner every night at 6.00! We were once called the Seminary group, because we didn't drink coffee or alcohol!

Another picture at dinner because we ate all the time! Not to mention the soft yogurt everyday!

Shuffle board was just one of the many fun things to do on the ship! Playing a card game Quiddler that was introduced to us by Joan was the best game we played. Thanks Joan!

We swam in the beautiful warm ocean - you would think we were a bunch of youngsters, instead of middle aged couples!! We had a serious incident of someones lost sunglasses!

Ben & Jill, heading off to our off shore excursion of learning to sail the American Cup sailboat, and then race other sailboats! We worked hard and learned to work together! Some jobs were harder than others. I was the time keeper and the bar tender, Ha Ha, I handed out a lot of soda and water

Brent and Kris! Loving the beautiful warm weather while it snowed at home!

Joan, Scott, Kris & Brent welcoming us back to the ship

Jay, Craig & Miriam. Each day Jay relaxed a little more & he really liked the hats!

Jay started to think he belonged on the Caribbean Islands!

The ship behind us!

Loving life! Ohh till next time - please please let there be a next time! Oh, and Jay won a metal playing volleyball!


Kaija said...

LOVE this! Looks like you had too much fun! Isn't cruising just the way of life! So fun! I am calling you this week to come visit you. I still have Christmas stuff for ya! and PS I just miss ya!

Erin said...

Next time you go on a cruise...WE ARE COMING WITH YOU! Derek really wants to go on up for another one this year?! Either you come or you can watch our kids while we go :) It really looks and sounds sooo heavenly! I am glad you had a lot of fun! You old fogies act (and look) like your cute...ha!

Angie in Wyo said...

Looks like so much fun! Oh, to have some sunshine and warm weather. Glad you had a good time!

Paige said...

you're lucky to have such a great group of friends to do these fun things with. Looks like alot of fun! we need to go on a big trip someday. I love dads funny hats. he's such a goofball!

Crystal said...

Looks like you guys had a hay day! Glad it was a great vacation!