Disney Cruise/10 year Anniversary

WARNING:be prepared for a long post 🙂

In case we are not friends on Facebook or one of the few people I talk to on the phone.

Last month we spent 7 nights on a Disney Cruise!

IMG_5240Tommy surprised Annabelle a few days before our trip with a chevron suit case that she had her eye on at Target. She knew we were going somewhere-but did not know where!

 

I only have wonderful things to say about our trip & if I had to use one word to describe it – AMAZING!

 

When we got the the cruise terminal, Captain Mickey & Cruise ship Minnie were waiting on us

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IMG_4103Olaf was also there in a grass skirt

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We have all been on several cruises but hands down this was the nicest ship, waitstaff, host, etc. we have ever encountered. The whole staff was super friendly & always helpful.

Here is our wait staff-Annabelle asked at least once a week what we think they are doing. They were a lot of fun & one night asked if they could borrow one of Annabelle’s bows

DSC_0075_2Every night for dinner we rotated between 3 different restaurants: Royal Court, Enchanted Garden & Animator’s Palate. Our wait staff followed us to each restaurant & some days with saw them at breakfast & lunch too.

Day 1: We left Port Canaveral, explored our boat, went to the Sail Away Party, saw the kids area (it was huge & so much fun-even for us grown up) had a family dance party and played shuffle board.

PicMonkey Collagedclday1Day 2: At Sea We decorated our door (did you know Disney cruisers decorated doors?! thanks to Pinterest, I did & we were prepared!) We also hung our Fish Extender (more on that later). Played min golf, swam in the Mickey pool, went to a character dance party, meet lots of characters, saw the Aladdin show(it did not disappoint-& was a wonderful show), dinner-it was formal night (and I did not get a family picture of us. I am really bad at that)

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Day 3: At Sea. We had lots of pool time  & went to a character dance party, saw Wishes (another awesome Disney show) and visited with a few characters

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Anytime Annabelle found a port hole window she had to sit & have her picture made

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Day 4: St Maarten- we did a tour under 2 flags. St Maarten is owned partly by the French & Dutch. We learned a lot about it’s history & even visited a true venetian carousel & ate some of the best ice cream I have ever tasted. I got Dulce de leche, Annabelle got strawberry & Tommy got Carousel. Annabelle tried a bite of mine & then decided she no longer like the strawberry- I ended up giving her mine 😦 and eating her strawberry. After our tour we got back on the boat, ate lunch & then Annabelle & I took a nap. Tommy got back off the boat to explore & ride jet ski’s.

PicMonkey Collagedclday4We really needed our rest that day because it was PIRATE night! Pirate night was a blast. Parents, kids, characters & crew all dressed as pirates & it was so neat to see the whole boat participate-some a little more piratey than others but all in the spirit.

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There was a pirate show on deck before dinner & after dinner by the pool deck Capt Jack Sparrow had a show-after his show they shot fireworks off the boat!

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This is my favorite family picture from the whole trip:

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These are the funniest pictures of the night. Tommy was still exploring St Maarten when Annabelle & I went out to meet the character in the costumes so we all got ready separately. Tommy & I never take mirror selfies but this night we did & when I looked at the pictures later that night I really LOLed (we had 4 different cameras)

PicMonkey CollagepirateselfiesI really need to work on my pirate scowl!

Day 5 : St Thomas- We fell in love with St Thomas! It was georgous & we did not want to leave. I (actually I think WE) have wondered if we could find jobs there & relocate 🙂 We walked off the boat & walked to the sky buckets & rode them to the top of Paradise Point. We stayed on top of Paradise Point for a long time & enjoyed the beauty. We also watched a bird show (birds on roller skates, playing basketball & a bird that could ride a bike on a tight rope) it was impressive. We meet the owners of the restaurant on top of Paradise Point. They were from Alabama & move there full time a few years ago.

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Annabelle tried a virgin pina colada. She liked it!

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After dinner we meet Aladdin, Jasmine, Gennie & Pinocchio!

PicMonkey Collageday52Day 6: At Sea & our 10 year Anniversary!- we spent most of the day by the pool, found some port holes so we could take me pictures, acting silly & met Tinkerbell. I am so incredibly blessed to have a wonderful family & an amazing husband who takes care of us & spoils us & still likes to act silly. I love you Tommy more than I can ever express in words or actions to show you. I am so happy that by a chance blind date we met & fell in love. Looking forward to see what the next 50+ years have in store for us.

PicMonkey Collageday6Day 7: Castaway Cay- We woke up bright & early because Tommy & I did the Castaway Cay 5k. We saw on a few blogs before we left that Disney offered a Run Disney 5K in the Bahamas & immediately we were in! They had a special activity for the kids whose parents were participating in the 5K. Annabelle had a blast & was covered in sand when we picked her up!

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We spent the rest of the day on the beach & water slide. Tommy & Annabelle went snorkeling. I was hoping they would make it back in time for me to go to-but it was time to get back on the boat. I will do it next time!

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We had an AMAZING time! I hope we can start saving and planning another one soon. Disney does a wonderful job with cruising and we really enjoyed everything about our trip. Until next time Disney Fantasy-See ya real soon!

 

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Flying

Ok with a title like this one you were probabaly thinking that I was gonna post some pictues of us flying or airplanes, or mabye even kites or birds. Well, sorry to dissappoint you but this post is about how time flies!

Isn’t it amazing how time flies?! I have just come to the realization that I have spent 1/3 of my life with the most amazing man ever!  Today Tommy & I are celebrating our 7 year wedding anniversary. (Yesterday marked 10 years of the date he offically asked me to be his girlfriend.) I remember that day like it was yesterday. A late night boat ride on the lake (Clark’s Hill). He is quite the romantic.

In our 7 years of happiness we have lived in 3 different houses, in different cities all over the state. We have learned a lot about each other, grown alot as a family & we enjoy being snug as a bug in a rug, &  happy as a pig in mud.

I love you honey and I am looking foward to spending forever with you!