Thursday, June 25, 2009

Our First Cruise

So last Sunday, June 14th, we flew to Florida to head out for our cruise! Neither of us had ever been on one and we both really enjoyed it! We left bright and early that morning and didn't get to say goodbye to Keaton. I was really sad and shed some tears but luckily we were rushing so I didn't have too much time to dwell on it. We were cruising with Kyle's parents, and brothers Bryce and Brad with his wife Amanda. Once we arrived in Florida I talked to my mom and she said Keaton woke up jumping in his crib saying, "Mom-meee!!" like he normally does and when she opened the door he had a big smile on his face expecting me but quickly realized we were telling the truth when we told him we wouldn't be there that morning. She reminded him that we were gone and he just plopped down on his bed and cried while saying, "No! Mommy. Daddy." That just broke my heart and of course I cried some more but she then told me she told him when he was ready to get up to just call for her and she'd come get him. Sure enough about 10 min. later he called for Moe to come get him and he was happy as a lark the rest of the week!

Leaving Florida for the open sea!!


Our First Dinner.


Monday: we headed to Coco Cay which is an island owned by Royal Caribbean. The entire day was spent laying out in a chair that was partially submerged in the ocean just visiting with each other. SO NICE!! We also secretly made fun of a guy walking around in a "banana hammock"!! Yuck! =)

Dinner after our day of laying out on Coco Cay!


Tuesday: After spending all day Monday in the sun we hung out in the shade and did some gambling. We also saw an amazing magic show and a hilarious comedian!!



Wednesday: We arrived at St. Thomas and first headed to Megan's Bay. We had heard it was one of National Geographic's top 10 beaches in the world so we were really excited to see it but we all ended up liking the beach we went to the next day better. It was still gorgeous and maybe if it wasn't overcast (it rained for about 5 min too) it would have been better. After a couple hours at the beach we saw the town and some went to some shops before heading back to the ship.


Thursday: We arrived at St. Maarten and this was all of our favorite!! It was sooo gorgeous and exactly what I had envisioned the islands would be like! First we rode 4 wheelers to a beautiful beach and then had lunch and did some more shopping. We found the best deals here and ended up getting Keaton a backpack that pops out into a towel and stocked up on good liquor for cheap, that I wont be able to enjoy for a few more months! =)



26 Week Belly Pic!

Friday and Saturday: These two days were both spent at sea headed back to Florida. We slept until 10 and then spent the day laying out by the pool while we read and drank yummy drinks (again, VIRGIN for me!!). We also saw the Farewell show that included great dancers and singers and another funny comedian. This time the comedy was G rated as opposed to the R rating of the first comedy show we saw! =)

Our Last Supper!

Sunday: At the airport we saw LL Cool J with two humongous body guards and his wife! It was pretty cool and I tried to zoom in and get a picture but they came out fuzzy and dark for some reason! It was still exciting! =)

I was sooo excited to get back home and hold, hug and kiss my little baby!! He was so excited to see us and just ran to us with the biggest smile on his face while he was cracking up and yelling, "Mom-mee, Dad-dee!!". It just melted our hearts and he LOVED his St. Maarten towel backpack! He didn't want to take it off!

Daddy had to help him pose because he couldn't figure out how to model it while still showing us that adorable face!!

The trip was amazing and we both came back rejuvenated and relaxed! We loved having all week with our family and just had so much fun spending time with them! The food was delicious and we definitely took advantage of it being all you can eat!! =) Kyle bought a gym membership on Monday after we got back, hehe!!

3 comments:

Stephanie said...

Oh I'm so jealous! ;)
What amazing and beautiful pictures!!
Looked like you guys had a magical time (well deserved too!)

Kimmie said...

Royal is def my fav cruise line as far as class and having the most gorgeous ship. Cruises are by far my fav way to travel. So glad you two had such a wonderful time and came back refreshed.

JoDee Hale said...

Could you and Kyle be any cuter? No. No you couldn't! Happiness is just oozing out of your faces in these pictures! You look beautiful!

I'm so glad you enjoyed your first cruise!