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Cruise 2012

Monday, May 07, 2012

Well, I guess I will do a quick vacation update blog. To anyone wondering, it is true that its easy to gain weight on a cruise, I gained 7.2 lbs. I did however not watch anything I ate or drank, I was truly on vacation from everything. We traveled with friends of ours who have twin girls who are 8. My girls are 9 and 6. They have been best friends for probably 6 years (the older ones obviously).

So, we left on Friday, and got into Miami at just after 11pm. Got to the hotel, for a quick sleep, woke up and were on our way.



Here are the 4 girls at the first dinner (this is the first cruise we have made it to all the fancy dinners. This particular night you didn't have to dress up because not everyone has their luggage yet).


Our first stop was our most favorite island ever, Half Moon Cay, which is Carnivals private island. Unfortunately it was 74 degrees and rain. We were one of the few to get off the ship, but were determined to swim there. We froze, it was worth it.


Here is one of the main reasons for my weight gain. Should have taken a picture of the actual burger but this will have to do. They were designed by Guy Fieri and they were delicious!


Next up.... Snorkeling in St. Thomas. This was a beautiful day. First pic is a turtle underwater

Next is Megan driving the boat (this was an awesome excursion that my kids absolutely love. The crew was the best EVER).

The boat was the Virgin Breeze (Formerly the Bimini Breeze).
Here is the group of 8 of us.

Our ship in St Thomas


Me and each of my girls prior to one of the dinners.



The hubby and I


Grand Turk


My favorite towel animal of all time


The kids and their favorite place..........the hot tub (although it was more of a warm tub)

Overall a great trip (even with the rain). Never know how traveling with friends will go, but this one was successful. Fun was had by all. Everyone got along, even all 4 kids. Remarkable.

Now, whens the next cruise...............
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BARBIE176 5/21/2012 6:38PM

    I finally remembered to come and read this blog. What beautiful pictures and memories! So awesome that everyone got along. What amazing memories you are making for your girls. You look AWESOME! emoticon emoticon

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SPHAPPYHIKER 5/11/2012 6:15PM

    Welcome back! Sorry just getting to this. Looks like you had a wonderful time. I have always wanted to go on a cruise. maybe that can be my goal for getting to goal weight. Now that would be something to work towards. Although I would have to save up the money also. Mmmmm maybe an anniversary gift to us.

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STARINTHENIGHT 5/9/2012 10:22AM

    SOooo jealous! It looks like you had a blast! your kids are adorable and you look so gorgeous in the pictures, you look so tan and thin! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself on vacation, what fun is a cruise while you're beating yourself up about the delicious food? That defeats the purpose so I'm glad you let it go and lived in the moment!
In response to your goodie, i have about 5 weeks left of school and am taking the summer off too :) I will get to walk graduation with my friends next month but will have to go back in the fall to finish up a few classes.
I'm glad you're back and that all is well! Hugs!
Ashley

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CATHYGETSFIT 5/9/2012 1:01AM

    Glad you and the family are back safe and sound! It looks like all of you had a great time! Love the pics of your trip. I wouldn't worry too much about the weight gain. I know you'll lose it again.

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SIOBHANKNITS 5/8/2012 5:56PM

    What beautiful families and what a blessing to be able to go together on this cruise and have such a fantastic time. I'm so glad you got a needed break. I hope it gave you some bit of restoration from all your hard work these past months. Welcome back!
~Ann
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IZZYBEBOP 5/8/2012 11:51AM

    Welcome back! I bet you wish you could take one of those animal towels home. Sounds as if all had a great time. The quick weight gain should come off quickly.

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AMYBELLES 5/7/2012 9:17PM

    Welome back, Nicole! I'm with you about enjoying yourself all the way on a cruise. You'll lose the weight again in no time!!! BTW, you look great - I don't see a seven pound gain! The pictures are beautiful-thanks so much for sharing them! I have never been on a cruise before, but hope one day to do one -it's on my bucket list!

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DITZYCHICK 5/7/2012 7:20PM

    WELCOME HOME!!! I so enjoyed snooping through your cruise pictures-everyone is wearing a big smile and seems to be having a great time!!! It's so great that your family makes a point to take these vacations because your girls will grow so fast, but they'll remember these times forever. Girl....YOU LOOK FANTASTIC!!! So tan and fit...check out the definition in those arms!!! Your vacation weight gain will balance back out soon. It's great to hear that you had such a nice time!!!

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FITGRL124 5/7/2012 2:03PM

    Excellent! You guys look like you had an amazing vacation! Don't worry about the gain - you were on vacation and deserved to have a break! You'll be back at pre vacation weight in no time!

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