Friday, April 29, 2016

Spring Break 2016 --Mexico and Other Stuff

We spent two days in Mexico. First was Costa Maya and then up to Cozumel. The
ship had a channel on the tv that was always showing you where the ship was
 and how fast it was moving, etc....
Costa Maya greeted us with sunny skies and beautiful water.  We all took a quick
ride to a little boat and we headed out to go snorkeling.
It was the first time snorkeling for both of the girls and it went pretty well. I was with Rebecca and
she did great. It's a lot to keep track of and you can't just stand up and take a break. There were a
bazillion little jellyfish in the water that got us, but we did see a lot of fish. I called it quits and we swam back to the boat to wait for the others.
Praise the Lord that Mexico loves Diet Coke as much as I do!
Our ship- The Vision of the Seas.
We moved onto Cozumel and we spent the day at the beach and snorkeling.
The last time we went on a cruise to Mexico, we went to this exact same place!
First we snorkeled and then the girls and I walked over to a lagoon area.
They swam and played for hours and I watched and ate guacamole ;)
We also did a little shopping and walked around the market area.
Some other pictures from the ship...................
Cutest vacuums !
All the ladies.
Daddy's Girls
Most nights after dinner, we all went to the theater for the nightly show.
Raphael played in a ping pong tournament.
They also had belly flop contests, bingo, karaoke, dance parties.
On the last night the crew had a parade and there was a flag for every
country represented on the ship.
Our last night.
We woke up and we were in Tampa!!
It was a great trip and we had a lot of fun, but it's always good to be home.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Spring Break 2016

For spring break this year, we drove to Tampa FL and took a cruise on Royal
Caribbean. We spent a day at sea, then Honduras, Belize, Mexico for two day
and then a day at sea and we woke up back in Tampa!
I took about a million pictures, but won't post them all :)
Our first full day at sea, we walked all over the ship ( not a boat!) and tried out many of the activities.
On the ship for breakfast and lunch, most people eat from the buffet. Then for dinner,
you are assigned a table in the main dining room. It is a bit more formal, so we dressed up a little.
We sat with a family also from Georgia.
We spent the day in Honduras at the beach! It was wonderful and we loved it.
The girls loved this floating slide/jumpy thing.
All of us. We had a great day in Honduras. Next stop was Belize
We started with a trip to the ancient Mayan ruins. It was very interesting
to learn about. We had a chance to climb to the top of one of the
buildings they built.... many,many steps!
We made it to the top!
We stopped for lunch and then we all boarded a little boat and went on a
river tour to look at scenery and the jungle animals.
We saw lots of different animals, but the best was a dolphin that swam
right along with the boat.
I saw some amazing sunrises and sunsets while at sea.
It is crazy to look out and see nothing but water.
I will post about Mexico soon!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Last week we celebrated my Dad's 70th birthday!

We met for dinner at Ted's Montana Grill and had a wonderful time all
together.  It was a nice night out to recognize my Dad's big day.

Thankful that my parents are in Georgia and we can celebrate events
like this all together.
Happy Birthday Dad! Praying for many more!!

Monday, April 4, 2016

An Afternoon with Fancy Nancy

Way back in February, I was looking through a parenting magazine that has lots of articles and suggestions about events and activities in Atlanta. I saw an advertisement for a play about Fancy Nancy and I knew the girls would love it.  We are big fans of Nancy at our house, so I bought the tickets. 
My Mom joined us for the afternoon and we drove into Atlanta and went to Mellow
Mushroom for lunch. They have some good pizza and it is one of our favorites.
We were a little early for the play, so we walked around and went to check out a Jewish temple that
was nearby.  It was a beautiful building and the details were amazing. I would love to go back
and see the inside sometime.
We had never been to the Synchronicity Theatre before and I wasn't sure how big it was or how many
people would attend, so I bought reserved tickets.  We ended up sitting in the front row and the stage was just a few feet away from us.
The show was super cute and Rebecca loved it. Afterwards, we were able to meet and greet with
the actors. The line was long for Nancy, so we met Bree.
Rebecca went home with a tiara, thanks to Nana!
Fun afternoon in the ATL.