Our first stop was the Bahamas. We went on a glass bottom boat in the morning, which was so fun because we were able to learn to identify all the fish for when we were snorkeling later!
The next night we got all fancy for our first formal night (but I am pretty sure I totally forgot to get any pictures of the second formal night. Oh well, at least I got these!)
His amazing grandparents.
Ernie and his cousin Nate
|They adore this picture and begged us to take one of the two of them|
|Ernie's youngest cousin dancing away..... she is so darling!|
|Ernie's mom, Aunt, and Grandparents|
|Ernie's cousins Tara and Ben and Nate and Mindi. We just love them!|
When we were on St. Thomas, we got to go zip lining through the jungle with Ernie's sister Karli and her husband Abi. It was one of the highlights of the trip for us. It was SO much fun!
|Heading up the mountain|
|Could this be a more picturesque setting?|
|Seriously, one of the most breathtaking scenes I have ever gotten to see. Just beautiful! And that Island in the very back is for sale. It is only $40 million. We are saving......|
|Ernie's little friend. Our guide was seriously terrified of this little friend climbing right next to us!|
We love St. Thomas. After our zip line adventure and went and found our favorite little Italian place that we ate at a few years ago. It is the most darling little place and we just love it.
|Isn't this street just adorable?|
|Ernie and Karli hanging out on the back of the ship.|
|Amanda and Amber- on Amanda's birthday!- playing rook one night.|
One night they sang to everyone that had birthdays in March at dinner.
Dinner was one of our favorite times. Everyone in the family is there and we get to sit with different people every night and catch up with them. Some we don't see a ton of other than the cruise every other year, so it really is a blast to talk to everyone.
We stayed up most nights until REALLY late hanging out with his cousins. (and eat melon and cottage cheese. Yes, I still miss the melon every night!) I didn't get a ton of pictures. But I did get some on the last night (Well, Mindi did and I stole them from her- thanks Mindi!)
Somehow, because I am the best Sis in Law ever :), I was talked into singing karaoke. They were darling. I was horrible!
I sure do love this guy.....
We had an amazing time. One to remember for sure. I am grateful that I got to come home to these little guys:
It made it not quite as depressing to not have Romeo to be at our beck and call and make my bed every day. They are one responsibility that I was grateful to have back. The rest.....Well they aren't SO bad, a cruise is just way more fun :).