Thursday, May 31, 2012

cruise day 1 + 2

Once we were on the ship and all settled into our room we went and explored the 14 decks. Our ship was seriously so awesome! We found a spot on the ship that became our favorite place to relax and take naps, located the soft serve ice cream, and got our tan on all before we even left the dock!! But once we left we joined in the traditional celebration of leaving the port (basically its a big party on the top deck). Dave was so excited that we saw a Navy SEALS submarine, he made me take pictures!

Those tubes on top are deployment capsules that shoot out mini subs. Pretty cool right?

Once we were out at sea we sat back and watched the horizon disappear.

We ate ice cream every day!
My Titanic moment. Ha!! 
 1st formal night. My poor fried hubby!

We were having the best time just cruising the ocean having a great time with each other! We let loose and just laughed, danced, and drank lots of yummy beverages (virgin of course). Wanna know where our first stop was? Then you'll have to come back tomorrow :) 
Isn't the suspense killing you?!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

our caribbean cruise

One month ago we drove from Texas to North Dakota.. 23. Freaking. Hour. Drive. It was the longest most boring day of my life. Once we got there we slept, for an entire week. haha we were so tired! Dave's little brother left for Johannesburg, South Africa to serve a two year LDS mission from the smallest air port I've ever seen.

Once he was in the air our big family went for breakfast at the most amazing little diner ever. I'm kicking myself in the butt for not taking a picture of their pancakes but they were enormous!! I'm talking bigger than a normal size dinner plate!! Massive! But SO good! Anyways, once we were home Dave and I went and got pedicures and I got my nails done by Dave's very talented sister. It was the funniest thing to watch Dave suffer through a pedicure (the man's got crazy ticklish feet).


The next morning at 3:30 AM we drove to the air port and flew to Orlando, FL. It was my first time being to Florida so I was pretty excited! And it was mine and Dave's first time flying together.

Once we made it to Orlando we went to our hotel and freshened up. We then wandered around Orlando and came across the yummiest Italian Restaurant! Buca Di Beppo.

Luckily for me it was in the mall so we just had to go shopping!! All we bought were some sunglasses for each of us ha! The next morning we woke up and boarded the bus to take us to our cruise liner! 

We finally made it and everything went so smoothly getting on the ship. The first thing we did was head to the buffet. We were starving! Our ship was MASSIVE! We chose Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas and we're so glad we did! It towered over all the other ships in the port!

The Disney Magic ship was right next to ours and it was so cool looking! If we ever take Kyson on a cruise we're so doing a Disney one!
This was the best week of our lives, there was so much to do and so much involved and I'm so excited to share it! I took a TON of pictures, so watch out! :)