Monday, June 29, 2009

Cannes, France

Our first stop was here in beautiful Cannes, France. (click pictures to view larger)
We took these lovely tenders into the port and were greeted with a red carpet to walk once we arrived.
Here are mom and dad on the ship before heading into the city.
We spent the day just walking around the town seeing the sights, we were excited to see where they hold the film festival each summer.
The harbor was filled with boats large and small, really a beautiful place.
We passed by this old hotel that was so neat to see.
Here we have our video guys Dad and Brett.
We found this cute street with shops that headed down to the beach.

Here is our wonderful ship the Brilliance of the Seas.
This carousel was right by the beach and had all different types of cars and animals on it.
Here is where the film festival is held every year. Around the outside of the building are celebrity hand prints.

We stopped and had crepes at a little stand on our way back to the ship. They were very yummy!

Cute little gazebo by where we ate lunch.
The view is of a fort on top of the hill.

After a very long walk and something to eat we headed back to the ship and did some swimming. It was a great first day.

More to come soon!

Get Ready for a Ton of Pictures!

So here is the beginning of our Europe trip! Get ready to be overloaded with photos this week!
We landed in Barcelona, Spain and headed right to the ship. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to walk around the city at all so there are only a few pictures from this wonderful place.
I went to the top of the ship after we ate some lunch to take these pictures of the city. These are looking towards the old part of town.
In this photo above you can see the church La Segrada Familia.
An old fort that was on the hill near the ship.
And here are the people we traveled with, our friends and we are planning out our trips for the next two weeks!
We were all very tired so we went to take naps before dinner and then had an early night to get rested up for Cannes, France.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Trip Update #2

We spent two wonderful days in Venice, Italy. It might be one of my new favorite places!

Then we went to Croatia. We spent a rainy day walking the walls of the old city and got completly soaked!

Today we were in Corfu, an island of Greece, where we did a lot of shopping and walking around. We ate some great food too!

We are now on our way back to Barcelona, two days at sea to get there then we are heading home : (

Having a wonderful time, we have made a lot of fun new friends that we are going to miss!!

More pictures than you ever wanted to see next week when we get home!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Trip Update

We are having a wonderful time so far on the Europe cruise!

We got to Barcelona on Monday and met our Friends the Smiths at the airport then headed to the ship. We were very tired.

The first day we spent in Cannes, France walking around, we saw where they have the film festival and the beach.

The second day we spent in Pisa and Florence. We climbed to the top of the leaning tower of Pisa and toured around Florence.

Third day we spent near Rome, we went to the Lake and then went to a winery tour, beautiful.

Today we toured the Amalfi coast near Naples and went to Pompeii to see the ruins.

Tonight we are going to see the Stromboli Volcano.

Tomorrow we have a day at sea which we are spending at the pool and then on Sunday we are in Venice!

More to ocme soon!

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Starting today we are heading to Europe for two weeks! I will try to post a blog while we are away with a picture maybe, we will have to wait and see!

Lots of pictures to share when I get back!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Finished a project finally!

Finally, after what seemed like forever I finished a knitting project! These socks were fun to make and I am still in love with the color yellow right now. Perfect for all of the gray days we have been having here.
And they have this great cable detail up the sides, which was a lot of fun to do!
Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

These toes are ready for travel!

For Mom's birthday today we got our nails done. Don't they look cute.
We are all ready to travel now!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New Camera!

I got a new camera yesterday and I am in love! I got a Canon SX200 IS and it is great so far. I needed a new one for Europe next week. My old camera decided a few months ago that it was tired of taking pictures, it wanted to grow up to be a video camera only. I was able to get it to take pictures eventually but last weekend it decided to have nothing to do with photos, so I got the new one. Then of course the old one has now decided to take pictures again!

Anyway, with going to Europe next week I wanted something with a better zoom than my old camera and boy did I get it. See this picture of the playground across the street was taken at full zoom!
And here is the same park with no zoom, so cool right!
This camera also has a Sunset setting on it!!! One of my favorite things to take pictures of are sunsets so it is like this camera was made for me! Well now it's off to do some cleaning and preparing for my trip, more great pictures soon!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Spring Playlist

So at the end of each season for almost a year now my friend Shannon and I have been making each other a CD of music that we have been listening to. Here is mine:

  1. Never the Same by Gavin DeGraw 
  2. Before the Worst by The Script
  3. Funny the Way it is by Dave Matthews Band 
  4. Know Your Enemy by Green Day
  5. Shimmer and Shine by Ben Harper
  6. Panic Switch by Silversun Pickups 
  7. Magnificent by U2 
  8. The Man Who Can’t Be Moved by The Script 
  9. Rain King by Counting Crows
  10. Clean & Sober by Anya Marina
  11. Brace Yourself by Howie Day
  12. 1901 by Phoenix 
  13. Still by Glenn Tilbrook 
  14. Little Pieces by Gomez 
  15. The Great Defector by BellX
  16. Lately by The Helio Sequence 
  17. Fix You by Coldplay
  18. Candy by Paolo Nutini