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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Cruise Collages Part 1...

Well, as I said in my earlier post, my Aunt Debbie came down to visit with us and to watch JJ so that Jared and I could get away for 3 nights and was a belated 5th year anniversary celebration and both of our birthday gifts to each other, a getaway before Susie comes, and a "splurge" we can hopefully do again at some level (for our 10 year anniversary??). Needless to say, it was such an incredible gift and one that we purposed to not take for granted during all of you who have kids know, it is so much more "special" and cherished to have that time alone together, even though you miss the little ones very much.

Here we are at the "set sail" (I think that's what you call it). The weather was alot like these pictures during the cruise, but we did see a little sun and nothing could really dampen our spirits:)
We left from Port Canaveral just 40-45 minutes from our house! This is one huge reason why a cruise is a relatively inexpensive option for us.

Our first "port of call" (all of the cruise terms that I became familiar with will be in quotes:) was Nassau, Bahamas. This collage is a tribute to the bright, happy colors all around the city. All of the city buildings were pink (lighter than in the picture) and I like that alot as pink is (one of) my favorite colors.

The pictures of me with the roses are in the very quaint courtyard of the historic church pictured in the bottom left above. The one of the white buildings where (I think) you can see our ship, is behind the scottish kirk (love that name). Unfortunately, as we were walking along the kirk property a native called out and literally asked us, "Do you want some weed?" Wow. I hadn't been to an island unless it was a part of a missions' trip, so to have so little time and see the need in things like this and the children running around, made us a little sad that we couldn't stay longer to "minister". (don't worry, we knew we were supposed to be "away and relaxing", but that really was on our hearts)
So, literally, it was a great time to stop and "smell the roses."

Here we are in an area called the "Queen's Staircase". It was really beautiful. I thought it was funny how in the top right photo you see me with my belly and it says on the plaque next to me "See for Yourself". So, for the many of you who have not seen me "fragrant" (as my mom used to say) you go! SEE FOR YOURSELF!!
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1 comment:

TarynFlagg said...

I'm so happy to see that the two of you were able to get away! We're actually going to Nassau in December. We had our honeymoon there and we're going to return with some friends - WITHOUT Abby and Emily! We originally were going to bring them to another resort with us, but then we realized that they just aren't old enough to get the full benefit yet.

It looks like you had a great time! I can't wait to see pictures of Susie! We hope that you will all visit MA someday. We know that in a few years we'll go to Disney but we hope we don't have to wait that long!