Dear Cruise {The Finale},

Oh cruise-how do I count thee ways?
I did a good job yesterday of getting the list started but there is still much more to thank you for.
Lets get on with them shall we?

Thank you for your 20+ dining venues which allowed me to eat mac & cheese {as an appetizer}
buffets for breakfast, lunch at noon followed by another lunch at 3, afternoon ice cream, 4 course dinners, pizza at 1 am, and of course-drinks any time I wanted them.
Everything was delicious-
Oh, except that one stuff my husband forced down my throat--I could go without that.

Thank you for the incredible entertainment your ship gave us.
Between people diving 52 ft into what has to be the world's tiniest pool-
seeing a Broadway production of Chicago-
Watch Olympic figure skaters do triple axles {I act like I have a clue} on a moving ship-
Laughing so hard I could have thrown up to your comedians-
Marvel at the strength that real people actually posses-
and best of all-
witnessing grown adult men take their pants off on stage just to win a competition
{Which may have included me whipping my bra off and throwing it on stage to help our team out-Unfortunately I have no picture.}

Thank you for allowing me to dance The Cupid Shuffle not just once, but TWICE aboard.
I am pretty confident that both times I shouted "THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE"
which had to be absolutely true.

Thank you for the endless rounds of BINGO.
Actually, I don't thank you.
Give me a winning card and I may be a little bit more appreciative sucker.
Hope you enjoyed our $100+ donations.

Thank you for reminding me before I set sail that your alcohol prices can be a little over the top.
This provided me a way to show off my "class" and sneak in a box of wine on the ship.

Friends, meet my favorite sippy cup ever.

Thank you for the new friends we met-newlyweds, gays, straights, and crazies.
I loved getting to know every single one of them.
New friends are like the pieces of chocolate in chocolate chip cookies-only not as messy.
Just nice little surprises :)

But most of all--thank you for the time you allowed with just my husband.
Me and him.
For 8 days straight.
Sure, we had our moments of silence
{because how much can you really discuss between two people that have only ate & slept all day}
And maybe moments of irritation
{So I might've spilled three $9 drinks...three consecutive days in a row..Loosen up ;)}
But we had moments of greatness-love-laughter-and moments that I will remember forever.
There is nothing that I adore more than seeing-living-enjoying life together.
You were perfect.

Refreshed-Peeling-And 10 pounds Heavier.

PS. I almost forgot-thank you for allowing me to act mature at all times.
I'm so good at it.



  1. It looks like you had an amazing time! You look so pretty in all the pictures :)

  2. you are so cute, I think you would be so much fun to be friends with. Glad you had a great time. Get that cupid shuffle girl!

  3. Oh my gosh, amazing pics! Can I come next time?
    Although I'm afraid I'd be hurling a lot. Sorry, that's gross. But it's a valid fear. ; ) Thanks for sharing the pics, the ship looks unreal!

  4. I love this post!!!! You are too cute and it looks like y'all had such a great time!!!! I am so very jealous (and isn't it a little nice when you have absolutely nothing to talk about ... Like all must be right in the world :)!!

    New follower!!!! Xoxo, Stephanie @ Blonde Highlights

  5. Very nice! it looks like you had a fabulous time!! xx

    - missshesaid.blogspot.com <3

    p.s sorry I disappeared for a bit. College got in the way of my blogging, but I've just made a new post so check it out! :)

  6. So, you have posted lots of pictures of your husband before, but he is looking particularly cute in these pictures from the cruise...glad you guys had a great time! I'm feeling kind of inspired to consider going on a cruise again with my boyfriend (who has never been).

  7. Adorable!! I'm considering a cruise for my Husband and I next year, it looks like you had a blast! I just love reading your posts, your quirky sense of humor makes each post fun to read!

  8. looks like fun! you and your hubs are too cute!! I am glad you had a fun and relaxing time girl!

  9. what an AMAZING vacation! I don't remember our cruise being soo much fun like this one, although it WAS fun! :)
    PS-You and your hubs are simply ADORABLE!

  10. I have been terrified to take a cruise ever since I saw Titanic in 1998. :o) But after seeing these pictures, I just texted my husband and told him I was ready! He's thrilled!!

    Looks like ya'll had a fabulous time!!! You are so silly! I love that last picture!!

    xoxo, Sarah Kate

  11. Well you obviously had the time of your life! That's awesome. It was fun to hear about it! I've never been on a cruise before.

  12. What a fantastic looking trip! Glad you guys had fun!! And I love that you snuck wine on...I would have done the sammme thing.

  13. This is my first time visiting your blog and I just about died laughing at the wine in the sippie cup! I think you are my long lost sister! I am known for putting wine in a travel coffee mug while standing in line for Black Friday shopping (gotta make it interesting right!) and I have what I call my adult sippie cup for football games. I don't even know you but I LOVE you! Can't wait to read more!

    Jody Lynn@MyEverchanginglifebyjodylynn


I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)