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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

WOW !!!

YIPPEE.....our stateroom had a WINDOW.... a HUGH window...this was so cool as we could see all the other ships going by, the fabulous supply of birds, the changing colors of the water....just awesome, i tell ya!


since i tend to get a little ancy in tight places, this window was so much appreciated by me....little deeds liked it, too !!



this was really a pretty room...i was so impressed and didn't expect it to be so large and colorful.
see that cute little towel animal on the bed.....they greeted us every evening with one of these cute creatures.... our beds were turned back each night and CHOCOLATE left on our pillows....oh, and the beds could be pushed TOGETHER to make a queen sized bed.....this being the other end of the room...plenty of closets and shelves, a sofa that also made into another bed, a safe, bar, tv....really, really nice, ladies!!


a cute little elephant was waiting for us one night....

uh....your guess is as good as mine on what this one might be...ANYWAY...
it was so cute !


then, one night, mr. seal came a'visitin'

uh....a crab, maybe ??
an octopus ??




the CUTEST little hanging monkey....

didn't the crew do a great job on these !!?

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My something PINK for OCTOBER, BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH is this beautiful sunrise on our cruise....it was so awesome and it made me feel so close to

OUR HEAVENLY FATHER.............

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please get your mammogram this year and please remind all the women in your life to get theirs, too!

love and kisses to all, bj
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41 comments:

Stacey said...

You are just beaming in the pictures.:) Who thinks of the towel designs I wonder? Amazing!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh what adorable towel creatures! It is all the special little touches that make things special isn't it? I love the wonderful photo of you and your family that is in your new header, you all look so happy together:>)

Marcela said...

Hello BJ
WOW!!!!!!
It is amazing!
I love the room and the animal towels..They are really creative people!!!.
What a wonderful picture of you and your family on your banner. It is perfect for a magazine.
Blessings
Marcela

Chris said...

You were treated like royalty weren't you. The photo as your header is a prized keeper for sure. You have a beautiful family.

Hugs,
Chris

Becky said...

I LOVE the family photo! You all look gorgeous! I'm gonna guess that's dumbo the elephant. The crew is always fantastic aren't they.

Virginia said...

Hello BJ,
I’m really enjoying all the pictures.Every thing looks amazing.
What a wonderful family picture,
every body looks so preyty and handsome.I'm glad you all had such a magnificent time.
See you tomorrow, I'm off to work.
Have a happy day, Virginia

Beverly said...

I always love the towel critters. I think my favorite is the monkey - so fun!

It is so nice to come here and find your smiling face each morning.

Bo said...

Hi Bj...What a fun post from you today and that family photo is priceless...it is so hard to get pictures of multiple people all looking good at the same time, but the photographer did it! Aren't those little towel animals the cutest...it's hard to want to undo them to use..Hugs, ;-) Bo

Smilingsal said...

What a gorgeous family photo.

Your room is amazing. I've heard about those towel, but I've never seen them. Thank you for sharing.

squawmama said...

Love the new picture in the header... your a beautiful family... and the towel art is so fun to look at. I agree with you about the window in the rooms... It's a must have for me too... and the sunsets... they are the best on a ship aren't they..Glad your back safely...

Love & Hugs
Donna

Adrienne said...

Oh, now I really do want to pack my bags and head for a cruise ship! I love those towel critters. They're so cute. I wonder how long it takes someone to do those? Hmmm...I don't think I'll be doing those for my family that is coming tomorrow.
~Adrienne~

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

Hi Sweet BJ,
OOOh your room is gorgeous and the little towel animals are fun.....i bet you thought you where in heaven when you found choccie on your pillow hehe.
Love the sun set,looks like a great time was had.
Love Kristina XxX

Alice said...

what a good portrait of the family. a good reminder of the trip. love,al

FarmHouse Style said...

BJ, what a glorious opportunity... to sail away, surrounded by the people you love the most!

Your pictures reflect your sheer JOY!

Glad you had such a wonderful time!

Rhonda

Shelia said...

Morning, BJ!! Again, what a beautiful family you have! You're just the prettiest one!!
Love your stateroom and those towel animals! I know you're going to do this in your bathroom every day, aren't you?
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Wendy said...

Your header is great, you have a very beautiful family!!! I am so glad you and your family had such a wonderful time together!!! Have a wonderful day Bj!!!~Wendy

Debbie from NJ said...

Hello Sweet BJ!!! So glad you are home safe and sound! The picture on your header is beautiful! You look fabulous dahling! Those towels are adorable. What a cute touch. I definately have to look into one of these cruises. Fabulous view.

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Looks like you had a great time! You have a beautiful family.

Risa said...

I just love your McCain Palin stuff!! I'm so nervous for Nov. 4th. I don't know what we're going to do if he doesn't get elected! I'm scared.

Mary said...

So glad you all had fun!!! It sounds like the trip of a lifetime. And those towel critters are too cute! Glad to see you back in blogland. :)
xoxo,
Mary

nikkicrumpet said...

Wow the rooms are way nicer than I would have expected...I was always afraid of getting claustrophobic on a cruise. The whole towel thing is cracking me up...how do you even discover you can do that...and who makes up these animals lol ... sure am glad you had such a marvelous time!

bj said...

TO DEBBIE from NEW JERSEY...thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such sweet words.
I keep watching for an announcement from you that you have started a blog....be sure to let me know when you get it up and running!!
love, bj

Anita said...

LOVE the picture in your header!! Your stateroom was amazing... I've seen those little towel animals on TV before, Travel Channel... lol

Grandma Faith said...

Welcome home, I'm so glad you had a good time. Love, Faith

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful picture in your header! You have a beautiful family BJ! I think the one mystery towel is a pig....
Love ya!
Penny

jeanne said...

Bj, I can't imagine where the card went. The only thing I can think of is my dh was in charge of the mail for a few weeks. That can be dangerous. LOL He is so careless about sorting the mail I do everything in my power to keep him away from it. Thank you for the sweet thought my friend. I do not have to see a card to appreciate your well wishes which I know came from your heart.

Your stateroom is lovely. We too had a window and for me that is very important. I understand how you feel. I am so glad your cruise was wonderful. How could it miss with all your family there. smile.

Hugs and love...Jeanne

Brenda said...

girl that is a nice room. I have always been afraid so I never would go on a cruise. I may could make it on this one hehe.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Wow.... who would have ever thought of towel critters..... how cute is that,,,, so glad you got the royal treatment...
HUgs
Linda

salmagundi said...

I loved the hanging monkey. I bet you had the most glorious time; you all look so happy. Sally

Grandma Faith said...

Hi there BJ. The Apron Queen hasn't put the list up yet for this week. I was just getting a little ahead of myself. Surely it won't be much longer. I'm glad you're going to join in cause it will be fun to see your vintage stuff. I also have a post for my daughter's birthday tomorrow, so I'm blogging like crazy today! Love, Faith

Neabear said...

Awesome room! And the animal towels are adorable! So cute the crew would do that everyday. Makes the trip more special somehow.

Picket said...

BJ...I love that pic of your family!!!! Those little towel things were so cute and the room looked great ..I never would have thought they would be that big...what some memories you will have!!! Take care girl and have a great week!

Meggie said...

Oh BJ! What wonderful pics of your fabulous trip! And to be able to share it with your family....life doesn't get much better than that! The towel creatures are adorable and your room is awesome. Can't wait to hear more details.

Charli and me said...

Your vacation sounds like so much fun. The towel critters are just adorable. Love the family photo too.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Ohhh it looks like you had so much fun on your cruise !! I just love cruises but I agree with the window thing ~ they are a nice thing :O)
I love the family photo ~ it is awesome !
xoxo,
Lori

ksarra said...

BJ, just look at you!!! You are in your glory in those pictures, surrounded by all your precious loved ones. I am so happy you came to visit my blog. Can you believe how many people who started out on rms have started blogs? It is amazing. All the best to you, friend.

beddow said...

Oh how awesome! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cruise with us.

Betty

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

So glad all of you are back safe and sound. Looks like you had a great time too, you lucky girl you !

tardevil said...

That is adorable. We didn't get that on our cruise!!! :O) I think they look like: 1) ant eater
(ardvark sp?) 2) elephant 3) seal
4) lobster 5) monkey. Just guessing. Things that make you go hmmmmm.

Anonymous said...

Hello BJ,

I'm so happy you enjoyed your cruise. Did you ever see the DVDs I have on how to make towel origami? They're GREAT. Here is where you can get them www.FoldingMagic.com
They are less than $30 for 2 DVDs.

They even have a Republican elephant. I would have never guessed you were a Republican! :) LOL!

Enjoy!
J

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Wow, that is a great room! I would love those towels too. Where do they come up with ideas for that? Too cute!

Kady