Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Home Sweet Home! (Already?!?)

So we were gone for what seemed like forever!! (trust me 8 days is a long long time when you have a 3 year old with you, especially my 3 year old:)
Audrey & her cousins really liked Camp Carnival which was GREAT  because that gave us a little break every once in a while:)  They actually had dinner there 1 night...(2 for addison) I was 1 melt down away front jumping in the ocean:)
Ok... So not really:) & she really wasn't all that terrible,  it just sure seemed like it sometimes. Like when people were staring... Rude.

Anyway~ Off my soap box now lol! We all had a BLAST!! I won't show all my pics this post, but hopefully more in the very near future:)

We left Sat Jan 15th(last day of Nelson's paper route too! Yeah!! Way excited about that!)

Here's what happen's when you get  bored stiff from being in a car for 8 hours....

You take pictures of each other:)

Lovin me some Leapster 2! Great time occupier(I think maybe I made that word up?...:)
Actually as far as Miss Audrey is concerned, this is her DS. Whatever:)

Bet you can't guess what Nelson did on the way down......

Total shock I know!;) Rick (father inlaw) drove us down to Sour Lake. That is where Grandma Votaw lives. Love Grandma V!! It's about an hour or so from Galveston which is where our ship was heading out:) We stayed @ Grandma V's Sat night, then about 9 or so Sunday morning, OFF TO GALVESTON!

You can drive aroud Galveston on land, or you can drive your car onto the ferry & go on water:) Fun! We took the ferry b/c the girls wanted to feed the seagulls.

Jimmy, Addison & Natalie feeding the seagulls. Audrey was scared to death of the ferry... IT'S TOO LOUD!!!(her words) I'm thinkin there was something louder than that ON the ferry:) lol

Audrey spotted the ship from the ferry. DO NOT ask me how she did that! Addison(she's 8) looked & looked, couldn't find it & finally said, 'I'll just be surprised.':)  
The 1st close up of the ship:

Outside the terminal:

Jayne's gonna love me for this shot... Sorry Jayne! Check out Nelson's sweet little carry on:)

We went ahead of the rest of the group for awhile, which was no easy task b/c Audrey tought she had to be with her cousin's 24/7... Here Audrey got her first up look @ our ship:

She said something funny but I don't remember what it was.

When we all meet back up again, we went to eat. On the ship! Whoo Hoo! Best thing about the whole cruise...
Food was on the 9th deck, so you get some pretty cool views from up there.

They ate a lot of ice cream cones on this trip:)

Miss Natalie & her ice cream cone
 Oh FYI: The water in galveston. Not pretty. Period. No kidding.
The water in Grand Caymen: Beautiful. Hands down the prettiest water & beach you'll ever see:) Not Kidding:)

Saturday & Sunday were very long days... Nelson fell asleep almost as soon as his head hit the pillow in our cabin. I was laying in bed listening to audrey above me( in the fold down bunk) griping about not wanting to sleep in her own bed & feeling the ship rock when all the sudden she was quiet. Totally quiet. No sound @ all. Well we were on the 1st deck, so you could hear the engine a little more than the higher deck, but other thn that nothing. I thought, surely she didn't go to sleep that fast! After a few minutes of quiet, I got up & looked:

I guess the combination of the soft rumble of the engine & the slow rocking of the ship, put her to sleep:) I need something like this AT HOME!!

Monday January 17: 1st Sea Day

Sea days are generally pretty boring... Jayne & I took the girls to CC @ 10 then went to eat a late breakfast. We went to find a lounge chair after that:) We meet & talked to a lady from a texas UPC. She actually recognized Tip the 1st night.(imagine that, right?) Turns out we know her kids... small world.

Later about 12ish Nelson & Jimmy went & got the girls so we could all eat lunch. We took the girls for a swim a little later. It was a little chilly (at least to me) but they wanted to go:)

I wasn't the only one who thought it was cold:) Addison curled up on the chair beside me.

Being bossy

Enough for now, got suitcases to finish unpacking:) but here's a sneak peak of the rest of the week:

Jamaica~ Hey Mon! No Problem! (No kidding. That's their saying:)

Grand Caymen

Shops @ Cozumel

See ya mon! No problem:)



Thursday, January 13, 2011

One more thing:)....

I had a few things that I wanted to get done before we leave, & this was one of them. The Valentines Day outfit! I only have one right now because I'm going to put a little more focus on my spring & Easter line:) Got some new cute fabrics & ideas for that!

This sweet little dress is now available @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/sweetnsassyshoppe

Here are a few pics:

It's hard to tell b/c she has a tshirt on, but it's a halter dress...

Goes PERFECT with http://www.etsy.com/listing/64947046/sweet-valentine-3-felt-flowers-sweet-n

Until next time:)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I should be packing...

I really am trying to pack, but I keep getting distracted....

Sooo in the midst of doing this:

& packing a lot of these

remembering these important little things:)

& trying not to get totally distracted by thoughts of this:)...

And this

I noticed that when i was packing Audreys summer stuff that 'Oh my goodness!' some of them had no hairbows! Eeek! Sooooo....... I fixed that:)

Now she has NEW hairbows & I have something new to add to Sweet~n~Sassy Shoppe! ( I like how that works out:)

Here's what I came up with:

 For this cute dress:

& last, for one of my favorite dresses that I've ever made for Audrey...


These hair accessories are now available at http://www.etsy.com/shop/sweetnsassyshoppe

Don't forget about the giveaway going on at http://www.sixcherriesontop.com/

Win this  Valentine Day headband & a $20 credit for Sweet~n~Sassy Shoppe.
Click here to enter:

Until next time,


Monday, January 3, 2011

Six Cherries On Top

So I mentioned it on my last post about being featured on http://www.sixcherriesontop.com/ 's Sweet Stuff Sunday:) Welllll.... Today starts the giveaway! Visit them to be entered in a random drawing to win this

Sweet Valentine---3 felt flowers---Sweet-n-Sassy Shoppe
darling little headband & a $20 credit toward your purshase(s) at http://www.etsy.com/shop/sweetnsassyshoppe! Go there to find this & more for your little girl:)

How to Enter: Go to http://www.sixcherriesontop.com/ follow these steps:)
There are several chances for you to win. Please take the following steps to enter the giveaway and to increase your chances of winning. You must complete the mandatory entry first for all other entries to count.
Please be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry and leave a valid email address for her to contact you if you win.
mandatory entry (worth 1 entry each):
visit sweet-n-sassy shoppe on etsy and look around at all of the items available. Go back to six cherries on top and leave a comment on this post telling me about one item you love.

Visit http://www.sixcherriesontop.com/ to see about extra ways to enter:)

this giveaway will end at 11:59 pm (est) on january 24, 2011 and is open to u.s. residents only. a winner will be chosen at random via random.org and will be notified by email. you have 48 hrs. to respond or a new winner will be chosen.