Friday, January 27, 2012

My CRUISE vacation!

This month I was able to go on an awesome cruise with my family!  My parents' 50th wedding anniversary is this March, so to celebrate, my siblings and I took them on a cruise.  It was AWESOME!  This was my first cruise and it was amazing!  I so want to go back!  My husband wasn't able to make it because of work, so hopefully when we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we can go on one together!

The week was packed full!  My family loves to go, go, go!  Here are some pictures from the week:

Here is the whole group.  8 of the 9 kids, 4 grandkids and spouses.  A total of 22!

Most everyone was on some kind of diet before the cruise and most everyone lost a ton of weight.  But we left out diets in the US and ate a ton.  The food was amazing.  I especially loved the desserts, I ordered 3 to 4 every night!
We went on Celebrity, a very fancy ship.  I loved dressing up every night, it was so fun!
The first port we went to was the Grand Cayman Islands.  We went snorkeling (and saw a huge eel!).
Then we went to a place callled Sting Ray city, where I got to feed, kiss, and hold sting rays. (This isn't a picture of me)
The next port was Cozumel, Mexico.  We rented a van and drove around the island.  It was beautiful there!
I was all for holding weird things, so I held three iguanas at the same time :)
The next port was Roaton, Honduras.  There we got to hold monkeys!!  I loved this, and totally want a pet monkey now!
A group went on a shark dive!!  I didn't go, but it looks awesome!!

The last port was Costa Maya, Mexico.  We went and saw the Mayan Ruins.  They were so awesome.  It's amazing to see something so old!
All 5 of the sisters were able to make it, so of course we had to take a picture!
Several evenings on the ship were spent DANCING!!!  My brother and me used to dance (mostly swing) in high school.  Both of us were spouse-less on the trip, so we got to dance a ton and it was awesome.  I miss dancing!
The last day on the ship, we had a big party to celebrate my parents.

We celebrated their "royal wedding" and did so by playing Pinnacle ALL DAY LONG.  So much fun!  My sister put the party all together and it was amazing!!

I'm so ready to go on another cruise :).


Sarah said...

Looks like you had a blast! Hubbs and I want to try to get to Mexico this summer sometime. What Cruise Line did you take?

the cape on the corner said...

that looks like so much fun, especially since you all went together. we went on a cruise with my boyfriend's family, but we haven't been anywhere with mine yet. hmmm...

Playful Professional said...

I'm in.

Katie Franck said...

I love cruises...they are always so much fun. Was it a Carnival cruise that you went on?

Kaysi said...

We went on Celebrity.

Tanya said...

That sounds like an amazing way to celebrate such a milestone anniversary. I'm sure having so many family members with them, made the cruise extra special for your parents.

Scrappy Gifts said...

Looks like such a blast! How cool that monkey was on you! I would have ordered all those desserts too! Mmmm!