Friday, December 31, 2010

12 Days of Christmas on the Splendida

This year we spent our Christmas holiday aboard the MSC Splendida for the 12 Days of Christmas cruise. We left for Genoa, Italy in the EARLY (2:30 am to be exact) morning hours on December 16th. The drive wasn't too bad until we ran into snow in Switzerland....we were worried this would happen since we have been getting a TON of snow!! Most importantly, we made it to the port in time for our first cruise as a family and we LOVED it!!
Our room (9055) shared with Jacque and Ian....
Colton, Lauren, and Sarah stayed in this room (9045) across the hall.
A bunk bed was pulled down from the ceiling each night so there were enough beds.
One of the pool decks....
Music played everywhere on the ship....
The kids loved the jeweled steps....
Stay tuned for our first port of call!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Smoothy mess = upgraded surprise

I've been wanting an upgraded camera for a while now, but just couldn't justify purchasing one since I had a perfectly good camera. I finally have a NEED for one thanks to Jacque! I had been taking pictures not too long ago. I sat my camera down in the kitchen while I was making a smoothy (mistake #1). I had just put all of the ingredients away (mistake #2 turning back on 4 yr old) when I hear the blender turn on.....yes, Jacque turned it on without the lid. There was a mess everywhere including all over my camera. I cleaned it up as much as I could and it worked ok for a little while, well until now. It is practically impossible to turn the camera on....grrr!

My husband bought me this last night.......

The Canon 60D!

I LOVE it even though it is more camera that I even know how to use right now! I preordered a book last night that will hopefully help me get the most use out of this camera.
THANK YOU are the best!