Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Past...

Another amazing Christmas season has come and gone.
It's hard to believe that time can travel so fast.
We had a great one.
All of our family came over on Christmas Day
for a bountiful brunch.
The Arrival - Tony

The Arrival - Cody

The Arrival - Brady

The Feast

Everyone partaking

Mrs. Claus and her two elves!

Opening presents!
The Girls - Lauren, Kaitlyn and Anna
Connor showing Grandma his 'RWH' ring...
(Return With Honor)

Grandpa and Livie

                                               What a great day we had.
Merry Christmas!
Until next year....

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Got Sun?

Could there be a more wonderful way to spend your 35th wedding anniversary
than taking a caribbean cruise? No.
The only thing that could've been a little better was more sun.
We sailed out of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Sunday.
One of the reasons we decided on this particular cruise was the
stop it made on Monday at Key West.  We have never been there.
Well, the horrible storm that was hitting the southeast
just rolled on down and Monday morning Key West closed
it's port due to high winds.  And boy were they high!
The ship scrambled to provide an acceptable unexpected day at
'rough' sea.  It did OK, but our stateroom was the
preferred spot for the day.
Cozumel, Mexico was plan B for Tuesday.  The sun did shine but it
 was cold and windy.  We made the best of it by eating lunch at
a great little Mexican restaurant.
Christmas, Cozumel style
Rick on our balcony. Notice the color of the water. Gorgeous!
Wednesday was Grand Cayman.  We had reserved a tour online to go
to Stingray City, but the ship could not stop at the regular port, due
to high winds we had to stop on the other side of the island.
We had no way of reaching our tour company so we
just tendered in after lunch and sat on the beach.
Relaxing on deck.  This area was called 'Serenity'.  Love it!
On the beach at Grand Cayman.
Collecting coral on the beach at Grand Cayman.
Thursday was Jamaica.  Rain.
Need I say more?
Friday was a much deserved beautiful sunny perfect day at sea.
A much deserved day of sunshine.
Saturday was our long trip home.  Long airport delays due to bad weather.

When someone tells you to 'have a nice day', you must remember
to 'MAKE it a nice day'.  That's what we did
 and very happy memories were made.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It's That Time Again!

We purchased a new Christmas tree this year.
Our old one was way too fat.
So, we purchased a 'thinner' tree. And it is just right.
Just like life...thin, thin, thin!
With Christmas time in full swing I'm starting to feel the spirit.
This is a wonderful time of the year.

Rick and I are celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary this month.
And boy are we celebrating in style!
A Caribbean cruise...yes, eat your hearts out!
We are looking forward to celebrating Christmas with our family.
Our tradition is a great big Christmas brunch.
What's yours?