We have been looking forward to this vacation for a couple of years, and it finally arrived! All of Scott's family went on a cruise to celebrate Len and Kit's 50th wedding anniversary. It was SO fun to be with everybody and to go to such beautiful places. All of our crazy boys on the balcony:
There were lots of Dreamworks characters to meet:
The carousel was a favorite!!
We went to a show most nights - some were really great and others were...slightly odd. But it was so fun seeing them together!
These two were stuck together the whole cruise. They are such good friends!
I loved spending time with the oldest nieces: Rebecca, Anna, and Olivia. They are awesome!
Our first stop was at the Bahamas - we decided to go on an excursion to a lagoon that day. The food was amazing (plantains, rice, beans, chicken...need I say more?) and the water was gorgeous. It was the first time for our boys snorkeling and they loved it!
Our next stop was in St. Thomas. The transportation was horrendous and we couldn't get a cab to take us to the place we actually wanted to go, so we came to Coki point instead. It was pretty busy, but had some of the best snorkeling I have ever seen. The water was crystal clear and around the rocks (off the busy beach) there were TONS of fish. It was amazing!
Even though we didn't really ever get goo boogie board waves, the kids still loved riding on the boards!
We spent a night in FL before boarding the cruise ship - Scott and I were both slightly disturbed by the color of the water:
After all that standing in line, Brooke was trashed:
Rhys checking out the view. He actually ended up seeing a Doctor on the ship because he had a horrible reaction to an insect bite on his foot. The swelling and blistering was insane!!
A few more pics of our night in FL before boarding:
On the ship, we seriously would hit the carousel daily. This little boat play area was right there, too, so lots to do!