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Sunday, May 22, 2011

First Comes...

LOVE...



Then comes MARRIAGE...



Then Comes a BABY in the baby carriage...






Little Boy Phillips: Expected Arrival September 25th

Pictures of the self to come in the near future...It took me long enough to post that we were expecting...

Cruise

For Christmas my boss gave my husband and I a cruise... He told us that is was a late wedding present and two Christmas presents... We were very happy. We decided to port out of Miami and head to Key West and Cozumel. This was my 4th cruise and my husbands 2nd... The Christmas before last we went as a family on a short 2 night cruise to the Bahamas on Royal Caribbean and I had cruised on Norwegian and Carnival. This time around we decided on Celebrity and let me tell you what, it was AWESOME. The embark and disembark were so smooth and the service was WONDERFUL... My husband has told me that he does not want to travel any other cruise lines now that he has done this one... Maybe someday we will hit up the Disney Cruise but for now this was great. The first pictures are of the first day, leaving from my parents home, mom wanted to get a picture before we left. We had to drive to Miami and it was not that bad but we took my husbands car, that has no air and it was kinda miserable but we were excited o get down there. We wanted to get there in plenty of time to get on and we were so surprised at how fast we got through the security and onto the ship, the royal Caribbean took twice as long and we were very happy this time around. We got to our room and were met by our stateroom attendant who introduced himself, we could not stop smiling the whole entire cruise because his name was Shetty but in his accent he pronounced it as Shitty, sorry for anyone reading this but it was hilarious. He was absolutely wonderful and evertime we walked out of our room he would just be there to tell us what way to go... It was fun the first little while to just explore the ship... My husband was in heaven because the ship has Sports Center, something that we do not have in our home right now. He could have been content just being in the room relaxing... I guess you could sum up our trip in 3 L words...

Some Lazing, Some Loving and Some Laughter!


Our first stop and probably my favorite was Key West. Our second cruise as a family was here to Key West and it was fun... We decided to rent some bikes and just do some riding and exploring. We hit the southern most part of the continental US and made sure to stop and get some key lime pie, my FAVORITE... Overall we had a nice day. We only went out for a few hours and got back on the ship before most of the other people got back. My husband wanted to sleep, so I went up to the top deck and layed out and read. I brought the second Hunger Games book with me and just relaxed and ready. I ended up getting pretty sunburned which was so stupid but now it is a nice tan and I like it...



Our Second Stop was Cozumel, Mexico and we had an ok time. It was my husbands birthday and I wish it would have gone a little but more smooth... We decided to buy an excursion to the Mayan Ruins and had to take an hour boat/ferry ride to another island. The ride was unforgettable, we were sitting on the front row and the first 10 minutes were fine, but then it got so bumpy and crazy, I had to shut the window and close my eyes. I opened them a few minutes later to a missing husband. He spent the next 45 minutes in the bathroom puking. There were people throwing up all around and I about died with the sound and smell... By the time we got there I was so happy to be on land... my husband was wasted and lucky the next hour bus ride was air conditioned and he was able to sleep a little. We got to the ruins and had 10 minutes before the pouring rain hit. Lucky out guide had offered umbrellas to us, we almost did not take one but at the last minute did. They pass them out for those that want to keep in the shade for the sun but we used it to keep ourselves dry. There were many many people who did not have any protection and were huddled under trees and anywhere else there was shelter... Needless to say we paid alot of money and it really was not great... We then got on the bus for another 30 minute ride to a beach where at least there was a Mexican buffet meal waiting for us. We really were not starving and we knew we still had another hour ride on the ferry again but it was not that bad. We got to hang out on the beach for an hour and that was nice... The view was amazing and just nice to actually be in Mexico. The ferry ride home was better, I had to kinda coach my husband, we sat in the middle this time around and he closed his eyes the whole time. We were running late and they had to hold the boat for us but we made it. So Happy Birthday to Sam, I bet you will always remember this birthday...

The third was a day at sea and we had a nice time. It was actually Easter Sunday. We spent the day relaxing and eating.. Below are the pictures of the dining we had while cruising. We had booked a table for two but when we got there the first night, they seated us at a huge table for 10, that already had an older couple sitting there. They were drunk and very talkative and it was not exactly what we wanted. I asked my husband to go check on why they had changed our reservation. They ended up having some other people complain and they had given up our seats. We were lucky to get it back and the next three nights we were able to have our own table, with the best best waiter and assistant waiter... They made a special chocolae cake for my husbands birthday and they spelled his name Samuelle... It was so cute... The food was great, I really enjoyed the soups and most nights I had a pasta dish that was awesome. I also loved the breakfast... Most morning I would get a plate heaping full of fruit... They had the best tasting fruit and I wish I could have that every morning... it was super YUMMY!!!



Thank You Jose for such a wonderful wedding and christmas present. We also counted this as our 2nd Wedding aniversity becayse it is coming up next month... Posted by Picasa

Feb Harts Visit and Ashlee's Birthday Fun

What a fun time we had when the Harts came to visit back in March... The pictures here are from Ashlee's birthday in January but then the others are from the fun time we had celebrating her birthday in March...


We decided we wanted to go to Wicked but had a hard time finding good tickets within our price range. My mother ended up going to the box office one afternoon and getting 4 tickets but not all in the same area... We got there and ended up being able to sit by eachother and it was super awesome. I LOVE LOVE THIS SHOW...

We also had a fun time out on the lake a few days... I got to take the kiddos around on the tube for HOURS... it was such a blast...



Such a fun group of kids and families...


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