Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Prayers today for sweet Julee and Preslee as they say goodbye to Matt. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Today's post was going to be my part two from the cruise, but it that is going to wait. 

I'm always amazed at how big the blog world is, but small at the same time. Blogging has become more and more popular over the last few years, and it seems like everyone is blogging about something. I started mine in 2008. The first blog I found was Kelly's and it was while her daughter Harper was fighting for her life. After that I started to follow Kelly. Through Kelly I found Julee. Back then she and her husband Matt were going through infertility. I followed her journey to Mama-hood and last November she had sweet Preslee. This past weekend Julee and Preslee lost Matt in a car accident. I am still in shock. Please please keep Julee, Preslee and their families in your prayers. 

*Tomorrow the blog world will be silent. So if you blog and haven't heard, please take the time you were going to post tomorrow and pray for these sweet girls. I can't imagine how hard tomorrow is going to be for them. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tweet Tweet

Way back in 2009 I joined the Twitter craze.....for about a month. Then I lost interest and abandoned the whole idea. Don't ask me why, but I re-activated my twitter account yesterday and I promise to do a better job this time. Generally, people who tweet really get into it. They tweet 20 + times per day. Basically whatever is on their mind at the time goes to twitter for the world to read. I'm not that hard core, but I will try to update it more than I do Facebook. So if you are interested in following me head on over to twitter. 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Bahamas part one

I'm back! I've been back since Thursday, but blogging wasn't anywhere near top of my to do list. I would love to say that this was a dream vacation and we had a blast. We didn't. Our ship (Carnival Fantasy) wasn't true to the online description. (But then what is right?) I'm extremely thankful that we were able to go on this vacation. I know that in this economy vacations are not an option for everyone. I read lots of reviews saying that the food was amazing. I can honestly say it wasn't. We had really great food both days in port, but the ship's food reminded us of hospital food. Also I was told there were so many things to do on board that we would never get bored......that wasn't the case. Thankfully we had great weather on both port days and were able to get off the ship and explore. Otherwise we may have found an airport! I'm not kidding! By day two we had explored the entire ship. Believe me people I am all about some relaxing, but you can only lay in a beach chair for so long before you go a little stir crazy! 

 This post is going to contain lots of pictures! These are from phone so not the best quality. I haven't started editing the ones on my camera yet. These are totally out of order, but here goes.............

 Drew was relaxing in the "Serenity" area. Serenity is on the very back of the ship. It's an area for guests 21 and older only! Heaven sent on this trip! I love kiddos, but the ship was covered with them! They completely took over the pool, putt putt course, get the picture. We spent the majority of our time in Serenity. This area had the BEST chairs and an attendant. Add in two hot tubs and it was HEAVEN!  
 This was a storm that we went through on the next to last night at sea. This lovely storm had 30 MPH winds. Thank God for motion sickness meds! I'm not sure I would have survived without it! 
 One of the ports we vistited was Freeport. On that day we spent the morning on a private beach and then walked to the town square for some local food. This was Drew's plate. We had Gyros and greek salads. DELISH!!! All the local food we ate was great! We also tried Conch fritters (picture below) and they were yummo! 
 Waiting on our shore excursion tour guide. While in both ports we did shore excursions that I booked through Carnival. I'm so glad I did. If we had ventured out alone with just a map we may not have made it back to the ship. 
 Rainbow after storm
 In Nassau we took a glass bottom submarine tour. The tour started with a guided boat tour to the submarine. Our tour guide was hilarious! He was a local with a strong accent. 
 Private beach day in Freeport
 Somewhere in the middle of the ocean..........

 Getting ready to watch the sunset
 Senor Frogs! 
Yum Yum Yum! 
 Sunset from Serenity 
 Ahhhhhh best part of the trip! 


 Conch Fritters 

All in all I'm thankful to have been able to go on this vacation. We had some really fun days in port and the ship experience wasn't all bad, but I would NOT recommend a Carnival cruise! 
More pictures to come!