January 27, 2013

Birthday Bahamas Cruise

Aaron turned 39 on January 15th!

We have started a annual tradition (2012, 2011) of celebrating Aaron's birthday with a vacation!
This year, we decided to go to the Bahamas!!  It was awesome!  
We flew out Friday, January 18th & boarded the 
cruise ship the next day.
Our room
Sitting on our balcony. 

By Sunday January 20th we were enjoying the sunshine on an island called 
Sandy beaches, crystal clear water, and blue skies.
Aaron insisted we rent a Clam shell on the beach to avoid getting TOO much sun.  
As you can see... I pulled my lounge chair OUT of the clam shell while Aaron snorkeled as to soak up as much sun as possible.  Then when Aaron returned I pushed my chair back under the clam shell to cool off... ;)  I was glad to have the shade.  It was worth the $25 bucks. 
While snorkeling, Aaron tried out his new birthday gift - a Go Pro camera. 

We enjoyed two RELAXING days at sea (& one formal night).

Tuesday afternoon, January 22nd, we got off the ship to take a city tour of 
  I loved the colorful homes and the dutch accent/language.
 We visited the Sea Aquarium and a museum where they make the Curacao liqueur


Wednesday January 23rd, we arrived bright and early in 
Aaron quickly got off the ship to go scuba diving.  
They took him on 2 different dives.  
He loves to be at the bottom of the sea. 

Once he was done scuba diving, we did some souvenir shopping and headed back to the ship.

We enjoyed two more days at sea - filled with sunshine & sunblock.  
We dined on lobster & shrimp.  

Indulged in creme brulee and cheesecake.  
And ending each night with popcorn - wrapped in a blanket - watching a nightly 

It was heavenly!!
Thank you to Josh, Megan, Ben, & Colin 
for keeping our kids happy & entertained while we were away.   
We are so grateful for family! 

Happy Birthday Aaron Chris!
I enjoyed every minute of our vacation 
 - but actually I enjoy every minute I'm with you. 
I love you.

1 comment:

Alyssa said...

Gorgeous couple. So glad you are still sneaking away together whenever possible. So much fun. I think we've been on that ship, too. Love a movie under the stars. I remember Princess Cays, too. So beautiful. Glad you are home safe and sound. Happy Belated Birthday to Aaron.