I Was... Born in the USA!

and am I glad to be back! The cruise was amazing but there is NO place like home! I had such a great Christmas as I hope y'all did too. This is going to be a long post full of pics from Christmas and the cruise so hold on...
Before we left the husband, furbaby, and I did our own Christmas... Sorry I didn't take many pics.

The husband gave me this beautiful monogrammed necklace! LOVE IT!

Then we headed to another family's house for Christmas...

Then we headed to have Christmas with my brother since he couldn't go on the cruise with us!

Doesn't he look so cute in his little outfit!

He was so creative in my sister wrapping... a pizza box with ones taped to the inside. Ha! Too funny! And then we were off...

We won Bingo tickets... No winners though... Sad day!

Grand Turks...

Scuba diving... Let's just say i had my mask too tight and when I surfaced it looked like I had hickey on my eyes... Nice...

Goodbye Grand Turks...

Hello Puerto Rico...

Their version of the Dollar Store...

My favorite doughnut from DD, marble frosted that I found from a vendor on a side street... Sketch but yum...

Preparing for the canopy tour...

Goodbye Puerto Rico... a homeless man getting his dog to ask for money! Of course I fell for it! Yes... I washed my hands afterwards too!

My favorite, Tortola...

We took mopeds and toured the island with a local... The best way to "really" see the island.

Our guide...

** Pause**
*Great story alert* (Sorry mom)
As you can see here, I was on the back of my mom's moped and took a picture of my sister and step dad behind us.

Wait...why am I not on my mom's moped anymore...oh yeah...let me just tell you that the last corner we went around my mom didn't quite turn all the way and we wrecked. Yes, only us! I fell on her so I didn't get hurt that bad but she was banged up a bit... So I was riding with the guide since mom was not labeled "Unfit for a Passenger." Ha!

The Rum distillery that DHEC so would have shut down!

We bought some...

The BEST bar in town... supposedly... Heck no I didn't find out for myself...

Welcome to Half Moon Bay, Bahamas... Beautiful!

I had such an amazing time but I am so glad to be back with my family! I love this quote from my husband, "I thought it might be nice to have a little time apart but then I really did miss you. I never knew how much their was to do around the house." Glad to be home!


  1. Looks like a great time! =) After looking at all your pictures, I am now in need of a vacation!

  2. Great pictures...I am now lusting after a beach trip or cruise! haha! I am glad you had a great Christmas!

  3. What great pics! I go to Tortola a few times a year for work and I have actually had drinks at the Bomba Shack!! Glad you are home safe and sound!

  4. Wow, that looked like so much fun and I love the necklace. Glad you had a great time!

  5. I love all the pictures! I want to go somewhere tropical now, haha.

  6. What a great post! My favorite post I read this morning. Glad you had such a wonderful time.

  7. Glad you had such a great time on the cruise!!! Looks like you had a blast!

  8. Glad you're back too! It looks like you had an amazing time!!

  9. Looks like a great vacay..but I agree...there is no place like home. Cute that the hubs missed you so much...and admitted to how much you do around the house :)

  10. Oh wow, LOVE the pictures--how fun!! LOVELOVELOVE the necklace too--I want one! Hope your having a great week! xoxo

  11. That looked like an amazing trip!! The Bahamas looked beautiful. I love the moped story, too funny!

    We all know that our men could not live without us!! :)

  12. What a fun Christmas getaway!!! I am super jealous

  13. It looks like you had a wonderful time!!! Your pictures are beautiful!

  14. Wow what a GREAT time, but I can totally understand wanting to be back. :) PS.. love the necklace your hubs got ya! The man using his dog to ask for money-I totally woulda fell for it too. haha! Sorry you fell off the moped, but what a funny story to take with ya (since ya'll weren't injured thankfully!!) The locations all look fabulous and I hope you enjoyed the canopy tour! I LOVED it when I went on one! What a great getaway and fun memories! Glad you got to spend some time with fam and are now back to ring in the new year with your honey!! XOXO!

  15. What great pictures! Thank you for sharing them! I have never been on a cruise before although I want to go this next year sometime! The homeless man w/ the dog sign and you DID wash your hands after wards made me laugh! LoL...and your Mom wrecking?! Ahh, that sounds like my family! Seems like your had a blast but you're right there really is no place like home!

  16. looks like so much fun!!
    i just realized i looked through so many pictures! ha!
    how was the ship?! was the actual boat part fun?
    i went on a cruise a few years back and had the best time ever! super busy but so much fun!

    glad you had a great christmas sweets!

  17. Why didn't hubby get to go with you?? I love love love cruises!!

  18. I loved all of your pictures. It looks absolutely amazing and would have been perfect if your brother and husband had been there. Thanks for posting all of the pictures...it makes me realize how much I NEED a vacation. :)

    Happy New Year!

  19. whoa!!!!!!!! what an awesome trip!!! looks like so much fun!!!! glad to see you had such a great time! but yes, you are right...there's no place like home!!

  20. I now have vacay envy! Do you know where your hubs got that gorg necklace?

  21. Wow! It looks like you guys had a blast and packed a lot of stuff in a little amount of time. I'm glad everyone arrived home safely.

  22. Sigh! I love cruises. Your pics made me crave another one. Merry belated Christmas!

  23. Looks like you had a great time, but there is no place like home!

    p.s. I love the pizza box wrapping idea!