February 23, 2008


These are some of the ornaments I got for Christmas from Kenny's Aunt Lisa. It is called quilling and it is paper that she curls and makes them into objects. These along with other ornaments I get from her for Christmas every year. It is my absolute favorite thing to open! I love homemade ornaments and especially the ones she "quills"!

February 7, 2008


Well it sure is good to be home and I am sure Kenny will agree :) I left for the Caribbean on the 12th of January. We arrived in NY and left on the 13th at 7 p.m. We sailed right past Lady Liberty on the Queen Mary 2 with the QE2 and Queen Victoria right behind us. There was a firework spectacle at Ellis Island and it was just beautiful! It was the only time in history because they are retiring the QE2! We arrived at our first island Wednesday morning. Our stops included Tortola, St. Lucia, St. Thomas, St. Kitts, and Barbados. I had a blast at all of our ports. I did a hike in the rain forest, rode ATV's, rode a jet ski, did a zip line, and a bus tour of one of the islands. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous! The weather was warm and a little on the humid side because of the rain forests. I had a very relaxing time on the ship too. I was at the spa several times and had 3 massages all in 10 days! I really felt like a queen! I had all the food I could eat and I sure did take advantage of it! :) We got back to NY on Wednesday and stayed 2 blocks from Time Square! It was so neat to see the hustle and bustle of NY! We went to the Empire State Building and saw the sky line where the Twin Towers used to stand! On friday night we went to see Wicked and it was really great! It is kinda like what happened before the house fell on the Wicked Witch of the West. It all was a great experience but would have been better if Kenny could have come. I really started to miss him and I know it was hard on him to be responsible for EVERYTHING at home! I am now on my wind down and in a few months will be looking forward to Ireland in July!