Tuesday, January 10, 2012

What a week

While I was looking at my calendar in the early part of December, I noticed something strange...I had a week with nothing on it for the boys, what???? no purple for Andrew, no Green for Trevor, no Blue for Austin, no Pink for Ava, no Red for Tyler, and no Black for Tom or I....what did my brain just see but yet an open week where we had NOTHING to do....that week happended to fall from Dec 26-Jan 2...

I started looking on line and calling a travel agent and lo and behold a plan started coming into place.  A beautiful plan, now only if the kids would like it.

I asked all the boys if instead of doing presents we would take a family vacation, a cruise!  They all said ABSOLUTELY, except Austin wanted these $26.00 headphones!  So plans were made and I have to tell you, it was so nice not doing ANY presents for the kids....ok Ava got a few Barbies, smiles abound on Christmas day just watching Ava opening her Barbies that the boys gave her.

Royal Caribbean, Mariner of the Seas

Ava looking out the window during breakfast

our first stop
Cozumel Mexico
We went to the Ibeorstar and we
swam, snorkeled, kayaked
and Ava loved the fruity drinks 

feeding the fish hot dogs in Cozumel

our first Formal Night dinner

our next stop was
Grand Cayman
We booked a private tour (I did it ahead of time from home)
to go to Sting Ray City
Snorkel the reefs
Starfish Pointe
It was great, AWESOME,
God created a world
that is so beautiful and unique

our next stop was Jamaica
Ava turned 3 this day.
to celebrate we went Zip Lining

can you see her smile,
She LOVED it!
fast daddy, go fast 

Avas 3rd Birthday photo
she was working the camera

then we had New Years Eve/Day

the next 2 days, we layed by the pool, ate, read, ate, swam, ate...you get the picture.

It was a great family trip, one the boys will remember, and I hope Ava will also!


Anonymous said...


looks a ton like ava!

Eric and Kathryn said...

What a great way to spend the holiday! Love the family photos!

Michelle said...

Happy 3rd Birthday sweet Ava Grace!!! It's been awesome following your journey home and with your family!!! Many blessings!!!

LUV2SHOP_KC said...

That's awesome that you guys could take a long family vacation together. What wonderful memories!

Amy...who wanted 4. said...