Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Cruising Away!

Last year around this time we were hanging out with Mike's family and somehow the subject of going on a cruise came up. Mike got online and Princess cruise lines happened to be having a killer sale and the week of Thanksgiving was available so we all booked it (except Chrissy and fam :-( who missed last week). After a crazy fall we were so excited to relax and be disconnected for a week. We headed out of the Houston port on November 22nd aboard the Carribean Princess.
We got settled in, ate our first of many yummy dinners and then the next day enjoyed a day at sea exploring the ship and hanging out.
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Our first breakfast on the ship. This was my very favorite part of cruise life...I LOVE good breakfast!!!
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Looking at the pretty water from our balcony...and then the kids wanted a turn with the camera.
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It was pretty rocky the first day and while the kids were up in the kids club (on the highest level so you felt it worse up there) Ella got a little sea sick. Luckily after resting up she was good as new and didn't have any more issues during the trip.
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And then back for more lunch when Ella was feeling better :-)
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The pizzareia and burger grill by one of the pools ended up being our go-to lunch stops on the at-sea days.
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They had a drawing contest in Addie's group the first day and she was excited to win first place :-)!
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Addie wanted to stay longer in the kids club while the other two went exploring with us.
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Monday was also the first formal night so we had some awesome pictures taken before dinner ;-).
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The kids thought these ones of me and Mike were hilarious and were very disappointed that we opted out of couples pictures on the 2nd formal night :-).
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The kids were excited that Allen (who took care of our rooms and who we loved) had left them a surprise when we got back for bed.
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3 comments:

Sarah Severson said...

I got a good laugh at the couple pictures!! So funny :)

Mark Miner said...

What a blast. A great time with great memories.

Katie said...

I agree with the kids--the pictures of you and Mike are awesome!