A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. --Forest E. Witcraft

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


We are having a fabulous vacation.  I so miss my other three kiddos, but I know they are all doing fine.  It has been a busy and yet relaxing trip.  Individual time for May and Buddy has truly been a blessing.  Buddy's behavior has improved drastically, and he even tried lots of new foods on the cruise.  I'm so proud of him!

Here we are departing from Vancouver on the Volendam.  The kids were having fun watching us leave the port with Grandpa.

Here is an example of some of the spoiling we received on the cruise...

How nice it is to be pampered!

These towel animals were really cute each night.

The food was so yummy!  It was wonderful to order anything you want - no prices, no limits.  We ate in the dining room, the buffet, and even had room service for breakfast a couple of times.  I could get used to this but know it will be a LONG time before I might enjoy this again!

This Extravaganza was the bakery displaying 60 hours of preparation of decadent chocolate, breads, and other treats.  It was fabulous!

The kids enjoyed the on-board activities for their age groups.  After resisting going the initial night, they were begging to return to the tweens group (8-12) and the teens (13-17).  There were seven in each age group on board the ship, but not all came to these activities.  Buddy ended up with a new friend, a boy who is the same age that lives near Sweets.  How amazing is that?  They spent hours on the last day at sea swimming together in the pool on the ship!

We are now done with the cruise and back in Vancouver for some sightseeing.  We are really enjoying ourselves, but I'm glad we will be home soon!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, looks like so much fun! Glad you guys are getting some fun r&r time.