I have a good Excuse…..

for not being blogging…I really do.


Aside from being knee deep in some professional recipe deveolpment. I’ve been unplugged from the world for 8 days. No phone, no internet, no email..NOTHING. It was dreamy!!

We were galavanting about the Caribbean(Bahamas, St.Thomas and St.Marteen) on the largest cruise ship in the world, The Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas


There is nothing better then creating memories with family and friends in the crystal clear waters!


Just look at how HUGE the ship is in comparison to an average cruise ship!!! It was MASSIVE



Here is the view on our first morning of the Bahamas..


The kids enjoying their breakfast on our balcony!


You know you are not in the United States anymore when you can walk right up to s shark pond with no ropes, no glass, no barrier at all! Wonder how many drunk people have been pushed in there?


We hung out at the Atlantis Resort for a bit. We were going to go swimming in their pool, however they wanted $120 PER PERSON just to swim. Ummmm- no thank you. The Ocean is free.


Back on the boat my 8 year old took to the rock climbing wall. Better him than me.


Oh and the boat had 24 hour frozen yogurt. The kids were in heaven!!


Big ol nasty iguanas were everywhere in St.Thomas.


We went snorkeling over a shipwreck by way of a 55′ catamaran named “Castaway Girl”.


Why is water so mezmorizing?




So I hope you forgive me for my absence. I will be back to life after reading my 500+ emails. Oh, and the laundry!

All photos were taken by my iPhone! Cell phone pictures sure have come a LONG way!

Oh and BTW, the winner of the the Eagle Brand Giveaway is…


Congrats to Kristen of The Cluttered CupcakeĀ  (Love the name)

Please contact me within 72 business hours to collect your prize!!!


  1. 1

    What a wonderful trip! I’ve been thinking Atlantis would be fun for the kids (maybe in a year or two… long flight with a 20 month old). Happy to hear from you!

  2. 2

    Wow, beautiful pictures! Glad you had fun and welco0me back.

  3. 3

    Um, your vacation looks WAY more relaxing than my Disney World trip. I’m copying you for next time. šŸ™‚

    I’m so glad you had fun and your pics are gooooorgeous!

  4. 4

    OMG….so jealous!!!! Next time bring a bigger suitcase (like trunk) so I can stowaway! Did you go to the Straw Market? Wasn’t all the aquarium stuff at Atlantis awesome? When I went we stayed at some all inclusive place down the street and we trolled over to Atlantis at night….no idea it was that costly to be in the pool. Seriously? Robbery I tell ya. Awesome pix girlie….glad you had fun.

  5. 5

    looks like you guys had a blast!! we’ll be cruising this sunday for the first time…can’t wait!!

  6. 7

    What a wonderful vacation for your family! My husband and I have been thinking of going on a cruise and your pics just added fuel to that flame. šŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

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    We’re going back to Atlantis in May on a cruise ship, so excited. Isn’t St. Thomas wonderful too? Did you get a Mountaintop Banana Daiquiri while you were there? A-ma-zing! Welcome back to reality! ;P

  8. 9

    I went on Oasis of the Sea (Allure’s sister ship) for our honeymoon and loooooved it. Just seeing pics of your ship makes me want to go again. We couldn’t get over how huge it was either!

  9. 10

    what a FUN trip! i’m glad you had such a wonderful time.

  10. 11

    Fun for you to go tripping on a cruise! I can’t believe those are cell phone pictures. My cell phone is ancient–about 6-7 year old flip phone. I think it’s time to upgrade!

  11. 12

    Beautiful and dreamy. I love the pictures! I am glad you had a wonderful vacation with your beautiful family, congratulations.

  12. 13

    So jealous!! Our cruise isn’t for another month! I am counting down the minutes šŸ™‚

  13. 14

    Found you when I found the green christmas tree decorating craft with ice cream cones. brilliant and will be used for our holiday party! Thanks! Love your iPhone pics…tres impressed!

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    I can’t believe those are iPhone photos! I have a slightly older iPhone, and now I want to upgrade! I would’ve believed those were from a fancy DSLR!