It’s been a week since we returned home from our cruise vacation. I already shared pictures on Instagram, but here’s a brief recap.
We sailed from Miami for seven nights on Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas. We stopped in Roatan, Honduras; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel, Mexico; and at Cococay, which is Royal Caribbean’s private island in the Bahamas.
This was our “family vacation/oldest daughter’s graduation/milestone birthday for my husband and me this year” trip. Lots of firsts ~ I ziplined (the others had done it before), we interacted with dolphins at Dolphinaris in Cozumel, the rest of the family tried paddleboarding, and we all rode jet skis.
We didn’t pay for the Internet package onboard, so we were unplugged all week. It was great!
Now for some helpful posts I found recently!
Going to need Beth’s advice in a few months! She shares How to Tell Your Daughter Goodbye at College.
I love the story Dave shares in Generous People Make Me Smile.
Sarah asks Who Else Wants to Break Up with Comparison?
Jennifer lists 20 Books to Capture the Imagination of the Boys in Your Life.
Julie has a practical list of 62 Things to Declutter That You’ll Never Miss.
It’s been back to real life here this past week. I even made our hotel reservations for the weekend we drop our daughter off at college in August (sadness!!)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Your vacation sounds amazing! Will you take another one, do you think, when your younger daughter graduates?
I enjoyed Dave Ramsey’s post and the one about decluttering. But honestly, I like my CDs and DVDs, and I even use my phone book. I guess I’m old-school. 🙂
I read an interesting book last week that you might be interested in: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. It’s about a book woman in Depression-era Kentucky who is part of a clan of blue people. Yes, really blue! It’s an inherited disease. The book has a lot of hard things in it, but it’s an interesting look at life for the dirt poor people who lived in the Kentucky mountains.
Yes, we’ll take another trip of some sort when our younger daughter graduates, but I don’t know that it will be a cruise. Not that we wouldn’t love to go on another one, but I imagine she’ll want to do something different.
I actually threw away an old cassette tape I found in a box yesterday, but I still have plenty of CDs and DVDs, too.
Thanks for telling me about that book; I’ll have to look it up!
LOOOOVE hearing about your amazing vacay!!! Lot of people from around here go to Roatan – praying one day we can, too! 🙂
“How to Tell Your Daughter Goodbye at College: 50 Steps to Take” made me laugh. That will be me!
“62 Things to Declutter That You Won’t Miss at All” – I need this when we pack & move!
I hope you get to go to Roatan one day, too! My decluttering this summer is mostly centered around our older daughter as she gets ready to go to college. Of course, her younger sister seems to want most of what she’s getting rid of!! 🙂