Sunday, June 6, 2010

"Aruba, Jamaica, Ooh I Wanna Take Ya..."

Hey friends! Ahhh, we are back from the beautiful Caribbean, and boy, did we have a blast! We visited the Princess Cay (private island for Princess Cruiseline in the Bahamas), St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and Grand Turk. Let me break down the activities for you:

><> Bahamas <>< Lay out, eat, swim,
putz around, etc., etc.

><> St. Maarten <>< Kayak with Kristin while Travis checked out the shops around the port with Grandmother E., Grandfather E., and Erik and chilled out on the ship.

><> St. Thomas <>< Travis and I snorkeled together and went to the chocolate shop downtown. :D Yum!

><> Grand Turk <>< Horseback riding on the beach and in the ocean with Kristin while Travis toured the island with the rest of the family.

Phew! How exhaustingly fun! Clearly, we had a great time. In case you were wondering, Travis didn't go on some of the excursions because we could only get two tickets. Since it was Kristin's cruise, she definitely went on the excursions, but she could only choose one other person to go with her- that was me! :) We are just epic sisters like that; girls gotta stick together. Despite Travis and my separation for some of the time, we had a great time individually and together!

Overall, it was a fantastic cruise with the Engebretsens Sr. and Engebretsens Sr. Sr.! Although it was sad to leave, I am now tanned and ready for Tennessee with my Johns parents! Let's see how long my tan lasts in the Tennessee mountains; I am going to attempt to at least lay out on occasion. We'll see how that goes. ;)



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  2. Hey there, thanks for following. I accept your invite! I was looking through some of the topics of discussion in your blog, and your posts seem right down my alley. I am excited to read your thoughts on some of the touchy topics in the Christian community. Thanks again. :)

  3. did I tell you that my neighbor has a tanning bed?? LOL

  4. Ha ha I was wondering how Travis was dealing with all that separation :) Glad you had fun! TN still has a sun, you know?! Not as hot as ours but its still there. :)

  5. I really enjoyed reading the posts on your blog. I would like to invite you to come over to my blog and check it out. God bless, Lloyd

  6. @Mom No way am I going to spend time in a tanning bed (which increases your chance of skin cancer by 75%) when I can lie out and enjoy the lovely Tennessee weather! Haha! That is the nice thing about TN: I can get a tan and not be dying from a heat stroke! :D
    @covnitkepr1 Thanks! I am glad you have enjoyed my blog. I will definitely check your blog out. Thank you for following. It is so nice to network with other Christians and read about their views.
    @Jen Haha! He survived; plus, since we didn't have cell service, he couldn't call me every 30 minutes wondering when I was coming back! LOL!!! He is such a sweetheart- I am glad I am "miss-able" I suppose! :) TN has the sun, too?!?! Why didn't I hear about this!?!? Hehe! ;) True, it definitely isn't as hot there, and I am grateful for that! So... any more thought about the cabin couple's retreat? :D
    @Lloyd Hi there! Thank you! I will definitely visit your blog. I read some of the information on your profile, and I thought it was very interesting that you married your high school sweetheart because I, too, am married to MY high school sweetheart!! We have been married for about 5 months now. :) I just thought it was neat that God had blessed you in the same way: finding the love of your life at such a young age. By the way, how did you find my blog? I am just wondering because in the past 24 hours I have had 3 more people (including yourself) follow my blog and invite me to theirs! Is there some kind of search you did because I would love to know how to find other blogs about similar interests and beliefs. Please let me know! :)

  7. Somehow I managed to stay alive those few hours we were apart.

    Are you going to go into any more detail on the trip?

    The snorkeling was the coolest thing since we were floating just above a shipwreck and had incredible visibility!

  8. Ha ha! Awww! I am SO glad! :D I still haven't decided if I want to go into more detail. I may just go day by day or talk about the highlights... we will see... :)

  9. Brittany, I just happened to come across your blog. Very nice site. I can identify with your excitement about the cruise. My husband and I went to the SW Caribbean on Royal Caribbean 2 years ago. Just awesome. Just wanted to say hello and let you know I stopped by. God bless.

  10. Hey there! Thanks for stopping by! My husband and I used Royal Caribbean for our honeymoon, and it was just splendid! I am sure you two enjoyed your time. I would DEFINITELY use Royal again. Princess was very nice, too- and less pricey. Once again, thanks for checking the blog out! God bless you, too! :)