Tuesday, February 16, 2010

This Time Last Year

Last year at this time I was enjoying tropical breezes, blue skies, and the most gorgeous water I have ever seen.

My hubby comes from a blended family. He had 2 sister and 1 brother. His dad married a lady with 2 girls and 2 boy and they had a boy and a girl. So then there were 10. Last February they decided that as many of them as possible would go on a cruise. And we did! Four brothers and three of the sisters plus spouses and some of our nieces and nephews.

This is L to R my husband's little brother and wife from CA, myself and my hubby taking a small boat into Jamaica.

From L to R, my husband's brother, his sister, another brother sticking his head into the picture, my hubby, and his CA brother. All the brothers and sister live in Kansas City except the
one brother from CA. Guess I should mention my hubby is the eldest sibling.

We had so much fun on formal nights. From L to R, me, SIL, fiance of hubby's little sister, they are getting married in August, and another SIL all prettied up for dinner.

It's been a wonderful day ashore and we have to go back to the ship where another delightful dinner awaits us.

Gee what am I doing here gazing out the window at dirty snow banks and a thermometer that says 28 degrees.

Well at least I have my memories.


Marydon Ford said...

What a lovely gathering ... don't you wish you were on that boat, right now?

Hugs, Marydon

Mimi said...

I love to cruise!!!
And you look fabulous!!!! The trip looked like such fun for everyone!!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Cool Header picture. ,-)

And yes, memories rock!

Chatty Crone said...

Hey girl - the good thing is - the good weather is coming! And you are thinking about it!

I love to see pictures of the people I blog too - that way you know - have a picture in your mind if you will.

Very beautiful and happy looking woman! And you all have such a nice big family. That is so cool.


Debra from Bungalow said...

I wish I could sail away from all this snow and frigid weather! A cruise would be lovely.

It was nice to get the whole family together, great pictures!

Princess Laura Lis said...

What a lovely journey! And you look so happy, fabulous! What a beautiful photos.
Laura Lis

daylily777 said...

Hi Stella,
That looked like a wonderful, fun time !Nice to remember fun in the sun on a winter's day.Great Pics !
Blessings & Hugs,

Chatty Crone said...

I think you're right - it depends on how together I am - when it comes to saving and throwing things away. Sandie

All My Yesterdays said...

Hey Stella...thanks for such a *warm* post today! I think we're getting another storm here tonight so now I can come here and look at all this warmth! Great pictures and fun family!

take care..


donna said...

Luv the combination of the snowy header photo and the sunny, warm cruise photos.

Stella, you are quite a glamour girl. Seriously.

Thanks for sharing your sunshine memories.


Granny Annie said...

Oh that looks wonderful. My brother's family did the same thing and they ended up creating an annual event. I wish I could motivate all our kids and grand kids to do something like this with us.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a great trip! And a wonderful memory to pull out of the bank especially during weather like you're having right now.