Sunday, September 16, 2007
Escape Your Life Cruise 2007!!!
But for my mother (and a few other curious readers) here are some of the highlights of my week...
The FOOD!!! endless. delicious. endless. I weighed myself and I only gained 4 lbs so that's not to bad really considering I ate like 5 meals a day! And the midnight chocolate buffet...glory!
The destinations!!! CoCoCay for a day. Hammocks, walking out in the water so far that the shore is tiny and still only being up to your waist. (okay my short friends weren't out quite as far as I was but still...) CoCoLoCo's in the sun... lounging and napping and flipping over so you're even.
Nasau was nice too. I actually didn't go into town with the other gals, I was in need of some alone time so I spent the day by the pool, in the pool, near the pool. After they came back and recharged we headed back out and went to the Atlantis hotel. Amazing. The aquarium was just lovely and being able to walk around outside and look down into the aquarium as well was kinda sweet. The sting rays came up to say hi and wave.
Dressing up!!! I don't have a lot of opportunities to really glam out for the night so doing it every night for a week was kinda fun. I left a trail of glitter throughout the ship...
My Girls!!! I talk to H&K at least once...sometimes 10 times a week so just being with them was a blast. And A who I only see at holiday's was fun to spend a lazy week with too!
The Water! I seriously love salt water. It keeps ya floatin with little effort, feels great and is good for your skin. Add the beach sand and it's the best kind of pedicure if you ask me! Plus it's lovely. Being at sea with water as far as the eye can see is something I enjoy.
The Entertainment! The Men's Sexy Legs contest is burned into my minds eye...not sure it's a good thing...but I did laugh a lot. A good belly flop two feet in front of me has given me a new appreciation for pain. I'm pretty sure you could put a block of ice in front of me and it would never look like a starfish no matter how hard I tried. And the newlyweds game show...oh my word. some people deserve eachother!
The Food!!! okay. I know I already said this one but seriously. YUM!
So there ya go...I will add pics later on probably. I need to weed through them and find a couple good ones...I took way to many of course.
Want to know something funny? After eating for a week straight I am now going on a prayer and fasting retreat for three days starting tomorrow morning...I don't think my body will be able to handle it...from 5 meals a day to nothing...yeah...I think I may have to sneak up a few power bars or something ;-) don't tell God! lol...kidding!!!!! calm down people!
And I am fairly certain that not carrying my phone around for a week while I was out to sea may have been the reason I left it behind...I am usually checking and double checking that it's in my back pocket but not so much after not checking for a week straight. (insert dramatic sigh...) come on fed ex! I probably won't get it before I leave for this retreat...guess it will help me save on minutes. (blasted bright side! I find you every time!)
So Much to Love
I love people. I love bright eyes. I love my sons, Judah & Lucas. I love laughing. I love my ringtone. I love love. I love Jesus. I love tattoos. I love milk. I love creative expression. I love smiles. I love Philippians. I love bridges. I love my house and haven. I love a rainy night. I love doing nothing. I love almonds and banana chips. I love music. I love cowboy hats. I love Anna Maria Island. I love (diet) dr.pepper. I love a good story. I love wildflowers. I love to fly. I love rod iron. I love babies. I love going to the movies. I love midnight. I love allegra. I love sunsets. I love long kisses. I love the color red. I love starshollow. I love community. I love doing life with friends. I love witty banter. I love jessilynn.com. I love my family. I love pretty things. I love cruisin' with my girls. I love remembering when. I love authentic individuals. I love hot tamales. I love when kids giggle. I love Lance. I love bonfires. I love finding people I thought I'd lost. I love yard sales. I love tacobell. I love seeing people do good. I love violins and steel guitar. I love driving to the airport. I love seeing people around me succeed at their dreams. I love being included. I love flipflops. I love blogging. I love long talks. I love dreaming.