Thursday, January 10, 2013

cruisin' in december

the beginning of december was spent on the FUN ship with a FUN family!

the whole heady crew packed up their bags and headed for charleston to board the carnival fantasy for a week long cruise to exchange the cold weather for sunshine, sand,  and a tan :)

getting settled in our home for the week!
 at our muster station waiting patiently for the emergency practice to be OVER!
what a beautiful view of the arthur ravenel bridge.  not used to seeing it from this direction.  so pretty.
 the sun setting over fort sumter was so gorgeous as we were leaving port!
 the southern patriot!
gair and i as we are pulling out of port and heading towards warmer weather :) that is fort sumter behind us! 
tay and curt at dinner the first night!

after leaving charleston we had 2 fun days at sea ahead of us before arriving at our first port of call.  on the first day we headed up to the pool to see if we could get some sun and it was still quite chilly because we hadn't made it very far from the states yet.  on the ship they have all kinds of fun little game shows and activities going on all the time.  we were sitting right beside the big stage and they were about to start the "hairy chest competition" of course i looked at gair and he immediately says, "absolutely not" but if you know his mom, she wasn't about to let this go! thank goodness...because i wanted him to do it so bad, but since his mom was the one pressuring telling him to do it, i didn't get yelled at in trouble :)  lets be honest it didn't help the situation that he is laying out with his shirt off and the carnival staff is hollering at him to come up on stage to compete! ha!

there were 3 parts to this competition:
1. strip tease dance taking their shirts off (picture before shirt was off)
2. booty shaking competition
3. swinging through the air like tarzan and then hollering like tarzan
(please check out the competition...santa clause on the far left)
....and the winner was.....Santa Clause (with no chest hair)
i was bummed.  but all that booty shakin' paid off because he got a gold medal anyways!
 after the "hairy chest competition" we played a little bit of ping pong before going down to get ready for the captains dinner!
i played some too. and i'm actually really good not bad. surprisingly!
gair and i at dinner the night of the captains dinner.
here is a picture of the stern of the boat from where we were laying out one afternoon
this picture is looking towards the bow of the boat and the swimming pool :)
i had to post this picture because first of all curt's face c.r.a.c.k.s. me up and second of all check out that sky. . . .we had just avoided a bad storm and you can see how dark the sky is.
tay and curt showin' off the mixologist winning drink that was on the menu every day after tay one the competition :)
"skip n' shake"
aren't they one good lookin' couple :)

precious little elliot eating her banana split after dinner :)
such a beautiful family :)
gair and i at dinner! this is one of my new favorite pictures! how handsome is he :)
i just thought this picture was funny! we were walking down the hall back to our room probably to make a drink and then go watch karaoke...where we actually sang attempted to sing!  we sang picture by kid rock and sheryl crow. . . .and r o c k e d it!!!

anywho . . . . check back in a few days and see more from our december cruise and where our FUN ship docked when we woke up the next morning :)

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