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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

CRUISE TABLESCAPES ARE....... F.U.N.


my something PINK for OCTOBER, BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH...
NOTICE my sweet daughter*in*law, KATHY, wearing a PINK RIBBON on her shirt...
she walked for the CANCER CURE aboard ship....
she is such a sweetie.....and that handsome man on her left, our son, DAVID !!
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THANKS TO SUSAN for another fine TABLESCAPE TUESDAY

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HI, EVERYBODY....

....WE ARE HOME, SAFE AND SOUND.....

many thanks for your traveling prayers for my family and myself. I do appreciate every one of them......
and what a MARVELOUS time we had on the
CRUISE OF A LIFETIME.....
many more photos to come this week........

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Be sure to stop over at SUSAN'S place, BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH and check out all the lovely
tablescapes and please leave a message, thanking SUSAN.
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i want to share a few photos of our dinners on the ship....
2 nights were FORMAL ATTIRE
and the other nights just 'CASUAL ELEGANCE'
I'm pretty sure someone told a joke here......
I'm smiling so hard, I look like an ad for TOOTHPASTE.....
Mr. Sweet Nothings is lookin' mighty handsome in his TUX...
and, OH.....he is having so much fun with his family aboard this fabulous ship !
We had PINK tablecloths every night and pretty, fresh flowers on our assigned tables.....
This grandson, BRYAN, celebrated his 20th birthday aboard ship.....how fun is that !! Another handsome grandson sitting beside him.....DREW....

BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER and HANDSOME SON*IN*LAW (aka STACY and JENT)
sipping a good wine before dinner.
We always had a tall, thinner glass for WHITE wines
and a larger, flat bottom glass for RED wines..... cool !!

We had the best entertainment each night at our dinnertime...
our waiter was the cutest fella and he donned a wig and danced with the grand-girls.....
they LOVED it, too....
this is BAILEY and ANDREA, the twins...


PINK napkins folded into the cutest figures....
this one is a PINK TURTLE.... and this is ANDREA....

here's a PINK COLT 44........


cutest thing!!


a little PINK bunny for DEEDS.....

I tried, every single night, to remember to take pictures of the 4 course meals they prepared for us but I NEVER REMEMBERED TO DO IT until AFTER we had finished!!!!!!
the little bell looking object in the middle of the table is a tiny butter bowl with a bell top....
several were placed on our tables....
Such wonderful foods...the freshest of fish, ribs, lobster, shrimp prepared in so many different ways, prime rib, pasta....I can't even remember all the great dishes. Oh....and the desserts...
OUT OF THIS WORLD !!!!!! and always served in the prettiest dishes.....
so sorry i didn't take photos..... just too excited, I think....
The HOT LOOKIN' DISH in RED is BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER....
the CUTIE with the FABULOUS SMILE at the end, on your right,
is LOVELY DAUGHTER*IN*LAW...
the sliver haired MATURE lady at the end, on your left, is MOI ...
and I was soooo having a great time.

See how pretty the table looks.....
such a BEAUTIFUL dining room....
The TABLESCAPE here wasn't any where NEAR as good lookin'
as all the people seated......hmmmmm !!! There's DREW, BROOKS, BRYNNA and BAILEY...
on the other side is ANDREA and LACEY JEAN.....
gosh, they are all soooo cute !!




NOW....this TABLESCAPE was one of the BEST !!.......


this is on the BEACH at GRAND CAYMAN and it was the NEATEST place.....all the wooden tables painted brightly, real coconuts holding down the menus.......

(I came home with one of those COCONUTS, too.....I'll show ya later.....oh.....i didn't steal it....the waitress GAVE it to me !!)

I HAD FUN but it IS good to be back HOME....who said it, as she clicked her red heels together ?.......

"There's No Place Like Home"

LOVE YOU ALL.....

bj

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if you will, please stay tuned for more on

THE CRUISE OF A LIFETIME..... ;o)

44 comments:

Amelia said...

From the pictures looks like everyone had a marvelous time. Good looking family from the oldest to the yooungest...you can be proud.

Glad you are back to Texas soil.

Amelia

Stacey said...

Oh that looks like so much fun. We've only been on one cruise. It was amazing and romantic. BUT coming home is always the best. :)

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh BJ, it all looks fabulous! your family all being together had to be the very best part becasue you will all have those wonderful memories to share! What a lovely family:>)

Chris said...

You have a great collection of photos, just can't wait to see some more of them. Get rested.

Hugs,
Chris

Marcela said...

What wonderful pictures BJ
You have a beautiful family!!!
Welcome home
Hugs
Marcela

Beverly said...

Welcome home. I missed you.

It all looks just perfect, and you are all beautiful. Thanks for sharing, and I can't wait to see more.

jeanne said...

Hurrah! You are back and I can see you had the most wonderful time on your cruise. You and your family are just beautiful people. Boy, you sure take me back to our 25th anniversary cruise. Isn't a cruise the most wonderful vacation ever? We are planning a cruise for our 50th in 4 1/2 years. Yikes. I wish I hadn't put that in words. Now I feel really old. LOL Have a wonderful day my friend.

Hugs, Jeanne

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi BJ!
Oh it looks like so much fun! You are all so gorgeous in your fancy duds!!!
Looking forward to more photos. I've sure enjoyed being on the cruise with you LOL! What a dream trip having all your family on such a wonderful journey. That's a great blessing!!
Big hugs, Sherry

Bo said...

Morning BJ...You were a knockout in your formal attire! In fact you all looked like aristocrats. I can't believe only a few short months ago you had leg surgeries & now here you are kicking up your heels in the sand & surf...what fab memories... ;-) BO

the pleasures of homemaking said...

It looks like y'all had such a fantastic time! You have a beautiful family! What wonderful family memories you've all created.

Manuela

ellen b said...

Hi BJ! What fun it looks like you all had! Love the creative napkin folding! The tables in the Grand Caymans are fabulous!! How great it must have been to spend this extended time with family...

Creating Myself said...

I am soo jelaous that you got to go on a cruise w/ your garndkids! What a fun time you must have had!

Cami

Becky said...

You have a beautiful family. Glad your home safe and sound and can't wait to see all the pics. Thanks for sharing!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Look how gorgeous you are!

Btw, I love your haircut and color!;-)

You guys had the best time, didn't you. Everyone looks so happy and pretty, too.

Looking forward to more.

Picket said...

Welcome home BJ!!!! I loved the pics and everyone was gorgeous and look at you with your elegant self!!!! I loved it...Can't wait to see and hear all about your trip..now unpack and get those dirty undies washed up!!!!! lol Love ya girl!

salmagundi said...

Welcome home! We missed you, but looks like you had a fabulous time with your great-looking family! I can hardly wait to see more pictures. Sally

Alice said...

looks like a great time for all!! thanks for sharing the pix and telling of the good time. yes, it's always so good to be back home.
love. al

Lana G! said...

What a joyful post! Love it!

Smilingsal said...

Welcome home. Obviously, you had a blast. Your family are all good looking people, and your daughter has your beautiful smile.

Charmingdesigns said...

I haven't been on a cruise..I do dream about it!! Glad you had a wonderful time.
I'm having a giveaway.
Laurie

squawmama said...

What a great bunch of good looking people... Beautiful... It looks like you guys had a wonderful time... well I know you did.. Missed you although you were always there and glad you made it hime safe & sound... Can't wait to see more pictures...

Love YA,
(((HUGS)))
Donna

Adrienne said...

Welcome home, BJ. I missed you but knew you were having the time of your life! Can't wait to see more. You have a good looking family. ~Adrienne~

Vera said...

BJ, so gald you had such a good time and what a beautiful family you have there. Welcome back home.
Vera

Carrie said...

Oh, this brings back fond memories of my cruise on the Aegean Sea. You all seemed to be having a great time.

Virginia said...

OH! BJ what a great blessing to be able to go away with all the family. Sounds like you all have a great time, There is magic that happens when people enjoy the pleasures of vacation together. Those are great memories specially for the grand-kids. You have a beautiful family and you and hubby are a magical combination of beauty and debonair.
Blessings, Virginia

Linda's Blue Gate said...

So glad you are home..... but wowow.... what a beautiful family you have and I must say you look stunning in your formal attire.....
Big hugs.... we missed you
Linda

nikkicrumpet said...

So Glad you're back...we missed you! I can't believe how much your daughter looks like you...especially the gorgeous smile! Looks like you had a great time...what an experience to get to share it with so many members of your beloved family!!!

laurie said...

Your beautiful family totaly outshines the tablescapes! Wish I could fold napkins into shapes. And I thought I was doing good with a napkin when I folded it into a triangle!Your descriptions of your cruise have made me so envious (that means you did a good job of describing it) laurie (bargainhunr)

Shelia said...

Hi BJ and Welcome Home! I've missed you!! I can tell what a wonderful time you had crusing with your family. What beautiful children and grandchildren you have!! They take after their beauty mom/grandmom!! Not that hubby's not cute too, he is!! I just love your smile! I'll be looking forward to more fun pictures!! Mr. Precious and I just love to cruise.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Bj!
The pictures are wonderful! Everyone looks like they are having the time of their lives. I will be looking forward to seeing more of your cruise. What a blessing to have your family on the cruise with you and Mr. Sweet Nothings. It's looks like all the fun of a great holiday gathering without any of the cooking or dirty dishes....yay! That's a plus in my book! LOL I know it was a week of total relaxation! I want to someday go on a cruise, it looks fun, fun, fun!
xoxo,
Queenie

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

BJ how fun! What great pictures and what a beautiful family! Wow, hot lookin' dish is right, your daughter is beautiful! I'm so glad you had a great time, and with your precious ones!
Blessings,
Debbie

PEA said...

Dearest BJ,

I'm back from my trip and now trying to catch up with everyone! Omigosh, I'm so loving looking at your cruise pictures and seeing all those beautiful smiling faces. Such a gorgeous family you have and everyone seemed to be having the best fun!! Love the pictures of everyone dressed up in formal attire. I'm just so happy for you and your family that you were able to enjoy such a terrific trip together:-) xoxo

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

BJ...now I want to go on a cruise...that looks like so much fun! And girl...you were looking fancy! Love this post! Susan

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh BJ! Your family is all beautiful and your are the mostest beautiful!!

I am so glad you had a wonderful time and I look forward to hearing all about it through your posts.
xo
P

Brenda said...

What a wonderful time and you are so beautiful!

Sandi McBride said...

Welcome home..looks like a good time was had by all and I'm so jealous! I am also so happy whenever I come in and see another McCain/Palin supporter!
hugs
Sandi

Cottage Rose said...

Hey BJ; I love all your family photos. My you have a handsome family. Looks like every one is having a great time. How great it is to be all together for a trip of a life time.

Hugs;
Alaura;

Ps you look stunning

jeanne said...

Wow, wow, wow, I didn't notice your header until just now. Beautiful. What are you going to do for your 50th anniversary BJ? didn't those years just fly by.LOL.

Glad you had a laugh today. It made me laugh too.

Hugs...Jeanne

tardevil said...

What fun & great memories!!! Hope you had a nice time.

Chris said...

BJ, thanks for stopping by, you just crack me up girl.

Hugs,
Chris

Cathy said...

Oh BJ....what a spectacular time! Everyone is beautiful too! I have never been on a cruise....YET! You must have made so many wonderful memories to last a life time!

Cathy

Grandma Faith said...

Your pictures are wonderful. After the good time you had on this cruise, are you ready to start planning another one? Love, Faith

santamaker said...

BJ,
I'm so happy you got to go on this cruise with your beautiful family! We love cruising so much, now other vacations don't stand up to luxury and fun of cruising... a person can get spoiled... having to come home and making up beds and most importantly, who's going to put my napkin on my lap?..
I know you made a ton of wonderful memories. Thanks for coming by and meeting my Kristin... I see, I'm not the only one with a beautiful daughter... that hot number in the red dress is gorgeous!
Miss ya, hon

Southern Lady said...

Welcome home, BJ ...

It was fun seeing and hearing all about your cruise of a lifetime.

You looked so elegant in your evening clothes and it looks like a good time was had by all.

We missed you while you were gone, but knew you were loving every minute of it. Thank you for sharing it with us.