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Friday, October 24, 2008

FLOATING FUN.....


WHEW....this big baby had so much going on, all the time, and I only got a FEW pictures of it all..... too busy doing the fun stuff, like eating ice cream, catching a few rays of that glorious sun, watching the sea gulls and other birds...listening to the live music...


OF COURSE....being out by the pool, hot tub, bar, grill and everything else wonderful seemed to be what most liked the best.....LEDO DECK it was called....and talk about a fun, busy place with TONS of people everywhere... little deeds is playing around with a little life preserver here...isn't she so cute !!!
Live music going on constantly and it was GREAT !!
No chance of getting bored in the middle of all this activity..... i mean...just think about it...
right smack dab in the middle of the most beautiful water in the whole world...
THE CARIBBEAN
SO AWESOME...i never, for a minute, thought i would ever see that beautiful, BLUE water....
A HUGH water slide right there on deck...I was so impressed!! Doesn't take a whole bunch to impress me but, here we are on this HUMONGOUS ship, out in the middle of the beautiful CARIBBEAN and here's a dang water slide.....just blew my mind !
The girls had a ball sliding down it...
Now....they have all kinds of CONTESTS on the deck...this one being THE HAIRY MAN CONTEST and our son, DAVID, just had to get in on all the fun...with all of us cheering him on..we were all so excited to be there, that we wanted to join in on everything we could possibly join. And...we did !!

Alas...he wasn't quite HAIRY enuf to win......but, boy, he did put on a show for everyone! Fun fun fun


Bean bag toss was going on all the time in one area....Deeds loved playing with her dad...
I was too busy eating ICE CREAM to play with her. There's ice cream machines all over this deck, vanilla, chocolate, strawberry as well as FROZEN YOGART, which is what I had.

You can eat MORE if it's YOGART, right??
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be sure to remember your self-exam each month.....

we love you too much for you not to do it !

love, bj

35 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

What a great vacation! How did your whole family happen to go all at once? Was this something you planned for a long time? Did any of you feel any sea sickness? We have taken a vacation or two with family memebers but nothing like this. We have a cousin we are very close to and we were just dreaming a few weeks ago about going on a trip to England, Ireland and Scotland all together. That would be my dream vacation! *sigh* someday....

Stacey said...

Good Morning BJ. It's fun to look at those pics. It's 38 here this morning - winter's coming!

Marcela said...

Hi BJ
Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures with us.
I would love to go to that water slide..

Hugs
Marcela

Twice as Nice said...

How fun. Everyone came to have a good time and let their hair down a bit (no pun intended LOL) and that is what makes for wonderful memories. A worry free, stress free, enjoying my family great time. You can't beat it. Good for you.

Beverly said...

Cruise ships are definitely huge. It is hard to even imagine just how huge they are.

It looks like you are having so much fun. I laughed about the Hairy Man contest.

Frozen yogurt - yum!

Smilingsal said...

Those pictures show a great time. Ice cream, huh? That does it! I'm goin' cruising!

Chris said...

Oh girlfriend, this had to be a cruise of a lifetime for you. Many memories, thank you for sharing them with us.

Hugs,
Chris

Fran said...

Oh yes, yogurt is a free food.....and I can justify any food as free food depending on my mood and appetite!

Thank you for sharing your vacation with us! We have been trying to plan a cruise for all our family. Hard to do so far with people working and in school. I am the only one able to go anytime, any place! I am ready!

Fran

Picket said...

What a fantastic time you had BJ...I loved the Hairy Man Thing!!! lol lol I would have peed my pants from laughing!!!! lol Those boats were huge girl...I couldn't imagine being on something like that! I know it will be something your family will remember for a lifetime! Have a great Friday girl!

Shelia said...

Morning BJ!! Oh, how fun. I can just hear the music "Who Let the Dogs Out?" whoop whoop!! I'm loving your pics.

Oh, I'm like you, I hate sugar in my cornbread. If you put sugar in it I think you've got a muffin. Now that ain't right, is it? lol
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Brenda said...

Wow so many people. Looks like so much fun,but lately all those people make me nervous. I was the type that used to be right in the middle of it all. I must be getting old.

squawmama said...

BJ... I am so glad your back and sharing all these pictures with us... they are awesome... I tell you I love cruisin' it is a complete package of fun and a little taste of different ports... LOVE IT!!!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

salmagundi said...

I might even get on a boat for ice cream!! Looks like you all had so much fun. Sally

Neabear said...

Fun pictures on a fun cruise! Glad you all had such a wonderful time. I love your new header picture. I never know what I am going to see there each time I visit you. Question....how do you get the interesting border on those pictures? All I know how to do is change the picture.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

BJ I am so happy you all got to go on this cruise. It had to be fabulous and what memories!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Bo said...

Hi Bj...I'm wondering if we were separated at birth..which would be wonderful 'cuz I always wanted a sister and you'd be a great one. Yes I do live in Ft. Worth and yes I did do my template yesterday and LOST EVERYTHING!!! I was up til 5AM trying to redo all my gadgets...
Can you tell me how to change templates without losing everything including my mind? My email addy is on my profile page or you may still have it...Haha, you go right ahead & post whatever, whenever...I don't have anything in the works at the moment...I do need to answer a tag thingy though. Love ya, ;-) Bo

Sandi McBride said...

BJ, you would crack a rib if you just heard Mac talking about how this isn't like any ship he was ever on (and reminded me that he had been on plenty of them)...I want a cruise!!!
hugs
Sandi

...... Kristina ...... said...

Hi Sweet BJ,
Fabulous pictures...the ships look huge i would have been scared i think.
Family time together is the best!
Love and hugs Kristina xxx

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

That looks like so much fun! A trip of a life time.
xo
Penny
p.s. love love love the rooster cabinet!!

beddow said...

Wow! It sure is awesome. I would love to go on a cruise some day. My hubby is scared to death of water though so that could be a problem. I am not kidding, years ago when my husband was baptized our Pastor had to reassure him about the water, even told him he was a certified life guard!

Betty

beddow said...

Oh I posted some of my progress on my kitchen floor including the old linoleum I uncovered on the message board, take a look when you can.

Betty

Sweetie said...

There is no vacation that can be better than a cruise - and to think that you have family with you! Also, it's great meeting so many nice people. I just looked at the post with your dishes - and I am on sooooo envious. I love beautiful dishes and yours are wonderful.
Hugs,
Sweetie

PEA said...

I would have been standing next to you at the ice cream machine! hehe Goodness gracious, you don't realize the size of those ships until you see people beside it...that IS huge!! Amazing all the fun things they have on board...I was quite impressed with the water slide, how awesome!! Loved seeing all the pictures, fun, fun fun!!! xoxo

Linda's Blue Gate said...

That must have been the most fun ever...... I guess it is a good thing he didn't win the hairy contest????
LOL
how funny I bet the kids all love that...
Hey girl did you get my email? I sent you chandy pictures...
HUgs
Linda

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
I amhaving a giveaway. Hope you'll stop by.
Hugs, Rhondi

laurie said...

Well, you know you're having fun when a cute young guy like that enters the "hairy man" contest and struts his stuff making memories for the whole family to treasure. Loved it. laurie

nikkicrumpet said...

You're making me want to go on a cruise!!! ICE CREAM...and laying in the sun. How good does that sound!!!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I didn't realize how incredibly HUGE those ships are until I saw your first picture! Wow! Looks like such a good time was had by all. Now I want to go on a cruise! lol

Kady

jeanne said...

BJ, your wonderful photos and description of all the fun you had really is making me want to go on a cruise NOW! They really know how to entertain you on a cruise. I love every minute of it. I have not seen a water slide on a cruise before. More fun in the sun. I am so glad you had so much fun making memories.

Hugs...Jeanne

Ruthie said...

I'm glad you had such a wonderful time. It looks fabulous.

SMiles.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

That looks like so much fun . I would have eaten myself to death ! LOL.

Grandma Faith said...

Your cruise pictures are great. I couldn't resist the water slide. I just went right on down like one of the kids. It was a hoot! I'm so glad you had a good time. I am excited about our cruise in December to the Bahamas. Love ya, Faith

KatCollects said...

Your cruise looks like so much fun. We were luckly enough to get to go on a Mexican Riviera cruise for 9 days a couple years ago, it was amazing! I would do it a again in a heartbeat. I am glad you and your family had such a fun vacation.
Kathy

Nancy said...

BJ, I am so glad you all had a great vacation! Those cruises are amazing! nancy

Susie said...

Your cruise pictures are such fun! I think cruising offers the best of everything for a vacation. You can be as relaxed or as active as you want!
hugs!