Monday, August 25, 2008

Cruisin!!!

Well, we got back from our week aboard the Carnival Conquest last night. It was rough coming home to everyday life and the lack of all you can eat ice cream cones 24/7, but it is nice to be in our own bed and have Maddux in his own crib! We had so much fun with the whole family and all the kids! Vacationing is definitely a different experience with a baby....so many different aspects we hadn't thought of. Sleeping, eating, going to shows at night (or actually NOT going to shows at night), being stopped every five minutes so someone could talk to Maddux, waking the neighbors in the middle of the night when Maddux woke up crying (sorry Amb and Tye!!!) :) But then...there were all of the AMAZING things. The aforementioned never ending supply of soft serve twist cones just an elevator ride away, free sushi bar, salmon available for dinner almost every night, snorkeling in crystal clear water, swimming with Stingrays, wandering Cozumel on foot in the rain, playing with Brooklyn and Boston, being with the family, laying by the pool, yes...I could go on and on!
I didn't realize how horrible the lighting is in most of my pictures! Bummer! Also, I have very few pictures of Drew, Maddux and me together but hopefully some of my family took some and will send them my way! Here are some...
My dad and his girls...


Mom and the girls...
Grandma and Bop Bop and their Grandkids...

Sisters...
Our last night at dinner...

Maddux tanning his bod...

Daddy and Maddux swimming in the salt water pool...


That's Cozumel in the background (my hair is out of control from the wind as we were leaving the port)...


Senor Frog himself....

This was in Cozumel after walking in the rain. We are drenched...


Maddux in the window looking out at the Grand Cayman Islands. He was so sad to leave those stingrays :)

BIG stingrays. We had NO idea they were this big!!!



Daddy and Maddux on the boat after snorkeling in Grand Cayman...


Amber, Tyler, Brooklyn and Boston out snorkeling...

This crazy Jamaican guy stopped us and asked to take a picture with me and maddux when we were getting back on the ship. We didn't realize he would then ask for a tip for being in our picture!


The beach in Jamaica...

Jamaica again...the water is so clear and so blue!

My dad...ready to snorkel! :)

Drew and Maddux in our room, Maddux took many naps like this on the cruise! Drew loved it!

This is on a tour we took of Jamaica before going to the beach...

Maddux and Mommy at dinner...
The big water slide on the ship...

The family (minus the Carlsons) touring Cozumel by foot. (We were looking for cheap shops, but only found a disgusting place that smelled like rotten meat...we didn't end up shopping) :)

Bop Bop feeding Maddux an ice cream cone. It's dripping all over him...

10 comments:

Lauren said...

Looks like so much fun. I am jealous. I love how much you and your sisters look alike. We're glad you are back.

Marisa and Rob Rasmussen said...

How fun!!! Looks like you guys had a Blast!!! Welcome to the world where you can't hardly go out anymore with a baby!!! We gave up a long time ago going out with Amirra, it was too much for us and it was hard. We have fun at home and we hardly go on vacations now. But we would not trade it for the world! Your pictures turn out so good. When rob grauates that is one thing he wants to do is go on a Cruisin! :) Thanks for the comment on my blog! You should look at the last post I did and then you can see where Amirra gets her cuteness from!! Just Kidding :) Have a great week and we will talk to you later!

Sorry one more thing, my husband just found out that your husband and him are Hometeaching partners and it was so funny he could not figure out who he was so I had to show him your blog and then he said oya I have met him before. :) it was funny

Tiffany Garfield said...

It looks like you guys had so much fun! I can't believe your standing in the middle of all those stingrays! I'm just a wuss! Love the pic of your Dad and his girls--so cute. I'm glad you had a great vacation and enjoyed the endless soft serve...I would've been in heaven!

Brandis said...

I'm SOOOOO glad you're back! Running was AWFUL without you. Actually, knowing that you were lounging around on a cruise ship & eating an endless supply of delicious food while I was out running was AWFUL! :) I'm glad you had a good trip! I LOVE that pic of Maddux looking out the window, so cute!!

ambercarlson said...

Oh I miss the little shrieker already! Cute pics! I just realized as I was posting my pictures that I don't have any Ingram pics from the entire trip...Bummer!

Hope that you are adjusting back to your routine, I still didn't sleep a wink last night cause I was in some trance thinking about whether we were all Hutu's or Tutsi's! Damn book! Miss you! A

theniufamily said...

I love it all. Those sting rays are huge! And you are looking hot in your swimsuit!!! It looks like it was so much fun!

Ryan & Keri said...

What a fun cruise! I'm glad your family had so much fun. The weather and the ocean looks beautiful!

Steve and Steph said...

I am so glad you are back! It looks like you guys had a lot of fun and I am jealous of your tan. I love the picture of maddux looking out the window--so sweet.

Crystal said...

Looks like so much fun! How fun to go on a trip with your whole family! I am so jealous!

Tyler and Shelley said...

Uh, Hello! I want YOUR hair! I'm so jealous, sigh, i'd love a cruise!