June 29, 2015

Cruise Memories 2015

Last week was a dream. My people and I...plus one Danish boyfriend...spent the week together on the most beautiful cruise ship sailing through some of the most amazing places on earth. There was fun and food and sun and sunscreen. There were naps and milkshakes and late nights and comedy clubs. There was nightly turn down service and walks on the deck and fabulous dinners and movies by the pool. And we were together. For seven glorious days and nights, we were together. Here are waaaay too many pictures to show you more. : )

My girl and I...a quick selfie before we boarded!

And a little lady who was so happy to find a surprise waiting for her on her bed. : )

This was the view...

from wherever you looked.

Perhaps my favorite photo of my Peyton ever. : )

There were stops at beautiful islands with crystal clear water...

And days spent on the ship...

(There's an ocean outside my window!)

There was dancing at dinner...

and really fun times too...

There was this adorable cabana right on the beach...which was later stocked with fresh fruit and veggies and chips with fresh salsa...and it was a few steps away from...

this. : )

Nights on the ship were spent like this...

or at The Comedy Club where we waited for the show to start by taking selfies...

and by drinking these. : )

We ate ice cream BEFORE dinner...

and watched movies by the pool.

We enjoyed breakfast with The Cat In The Hat...

and she ate Green Eggs and Ham, of course!

We made amazing friends...

and came home with memories in our hearts that will last a lifetime.

Family vacations are moments in time where life stands still, and we savor each and every moment.


  1. Awesome!!! Thank you for sharing. Welcome home. Blessings

  2. What a wonderful trip for all. I have been on one of those too, and nothing can ever take away the memories. Loved your pictures as they told 'part' of the story. I am sure you have more to share and I look forward to seeing them. Welcome home!

  3. Awe!! I knew you'd enjoy it! Welcome home. Now bask in all those memories!!

  4. I was so looking forward to this post. I couldn't wait to read all about it. I am so glad you had a great time.
    Welcome back. We missed you here in blogland.

  5. What a wonderful holiday. Such an idyllic way to spend time together and make memories that you can feed on for months. Beautiful family.

  6. What a fabulous holiday!!!! You certainly have made many wonderful memories that will stay for a very long time!! How great is that!!! So glad you enjoyed it! xx

  7. What an amazing trip!! I can just imagine the photo album you will have of all these amazing photos that you can look back on as the years go by and remember such a wonderful time as a family. I did not want the post/photos to end! And the very last photo I think is the sweetest♥
    Thank you for sharing this!! I am wishing I could take a cruise, now ;)


  8. What an awesome vacation!! We'll never do a cruise, Tom is too tall for the smaller beds...he's 6ft 6...

    Loved all the pictures and memories and that you shared them with us!!

  9. Oh what a picture perfect trip!! I felt a bit like I got to join you for a minute through all of your fun photos! Those are the kind of precious magic moments you bottle up and put them in your pocket and can pull them out later when your soul needs a little refill.

    Glad you're back safe and sound, but mostly happy you went on such a lovely journey and enjoyed such quality family time. xoxo

  10. What a great vacation!!! I love that crystal clear water and The Cat in the Hat breakfast looks like so much fun. My girls would love that! I'm so glad you guys had a great experience, family vacations are always the best because we remember them forever!!

  11. Beautiful photos of more wonderful family memories. Good for you and your family! Welcome back home!

  12. How lovely!
    I enjoyed each and every photo!
    The green eggs and ham!? Adorable!

  13. Wow! Fabulous! I've been waiting to here about -- sounds pretty amazing and magical! Definitely one for the memory books! :)

  14. Oh Billie Jo... this is perfect. I could pour over these for hours! I can feel the fun.. I can!!! I am so happy for you, all of you; that you have those memories tucked away... forever. What a happy time. What a perfect trip you all planned. Loved it all!

  15. What fun!!!! You will never get me on a cruise, I'm terrified of getting sick. But it looked amazing!!! So happy for you and your family! Congrats to Madison on her graduation!!!! So many homeschool graduations this year!!! Time does fly. Have a wonderful 4th of July my friend!!!!

  16. Love all these photos!! Looks like an amazing trip and The Cat in the Hat?! How awesome is that? I love Dr. Seuss :-) I bet there are so many new, wonderful memories. I've been sick with pneumonia so behind on catching up with everyone. Looks like your summer is off to a great start. :-) Have a wonderful day :-)


  17. Billie Jo, your cruise looks absolutely thrilling! I've never been on a cruise before (I'm not too fond of deep water) but you make it a bit tempting! The kids look like they are having a blast! Thank you for sharing your vacation with us!


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Billie Jo