Monday, March 31, 2014


In February my hubby and I were able to go on a cruise to the eastern Caribbean with some of Branden's family. We had the BEST time!!! The eastern Caribbean was a first for us and we loved it! It stopped in Puerto Rico, St Thomas and St Maarten. They were all beautiful!!!  My mom is the greatest Grandma in the world and watched the boys and our dog all week. Thanks Mom and Dad!! 
Our cruise left out of Miami so we had a long day of flying and then stayed at Miami's Best Hotel(I bet this place was the bomb back in the day…so funny) that night before boarding the cruise the next day.

Bon Voyage!!!!
 My hunk and I with Miami in the background.
 We had a balcony room this cruise and LOVED it!!! Now we have been spoiled and will for sure want a balcony every time:)
 Our first stop was Puerto Rico! 
 Our ship didn't dock in Puerto Rico until like 4. We didn't have much time so we decided to take a quick tour of the city. 
 Striking a pose...
These two crack me up:)))
 Cute brothers!
 And Mom!!!

 One of the stops on the tour was Castillo San Felipe del Morro. It was awesome! I wish we would have had time to go inside and explore but sadly it was closing for the night.
 Sooo pretty!

 I loved the cobble stone streets and bright colored buildings in Puerto Rico. It was so cute!!! We didn't have to be back on the ship until eleven and it was so nice to walk around the town at night and not feel unsafe. I would definitely go back to Puerto Rico!!!!

Stunning views everywhere!!!
I had to throw in these few pictures of the master photo bombers…Nicole and Justin! HAHA!!!
And one of Bran and his mom without the creeper in the background:)
 Had to get a photo of us with our home for the week. 
 Our cruise ship was the celebrity Refection. It was a way nice ship(especially our rooms) but we sure missed some of the things from our last cruise like movies under the stars and just the overall layout of the ship.
 Our next stop was St Thomas!! Check out that view!!!! 
 We spent the day at Magens bay. It was heaven!!! The water was beautiful!

 Okay is this picture not the best?!?! We just had to get a photo of this guy shrutting his stuff! Nate's smile kills me…he couldn't be happier about the situation! This poor guy was leather. 
 I've got nothing???
 After the beach we went downtown to eat at a delicious Mexican restaurant. 
This town was so cute too!!!

 Our last stop was St. Maarten. I was lucky to get this shot right before the rainbow disappeared. So PRETTY!!! 

 Orient Beach in St Maarten. We went parasailing, played in the water and laid out. It doesn't get much better than that!!!
  It was my first time parasailing and it was so much fun!!! The view from up there was absolutely breathtaking!!!
Waiting for our jet ski ride out to the boat.
Going up….
 It was a little eerie being up that high! 
 This was hilarious!!! Bran and I got dragged through the water and then took out that wind surfer. HAHA!!! We got A LOT of salt water in our mouths and I sure felt bad for that wind surfer.  OOPS!
 Boys will be boys…
Nate, Bran, Justin
 One of my favorite things about cruises is the food!! Holy Moly!!! They flat feed you…all day!!!
The girls! Love them!!! 

 Oh boy….
 Bran and I playing a little late night one on one B-ball. We know how to party:)))

 Our waiters were so great! They had our diets cokes waiting for us every night:)
 We celebrated Bran's birthday a few days early!!! The dirty 30!!! Wahoo!!!
 Handsome guys!
 Although time away from the kids is hard it was so nice to spend all week with my main man!!!  I sure LOVE him!

 Hanging out on the boat! 
Hitting up the the arcade room like the mature adults we are:)

It was such an awesome vacation!!!  Now can I please go back?!?!