Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sun, champagne and the beach

Erik and I went on a Caribbean cruise last week with stops in the Bahamas, St. Thomas and St. Maarten.  This trip was a gift from Erik's mom so I'd like to start off by saying thank you Karen! 

Our trip had everything you could ever want in a tropical getaway; sun, white sandy beaches, gorgeous blue ocean, fruity drinks, good company and delicious food.  I feel so lucky to have been able to get away for nine blissful days.  It truly was a getaway; I turned off all technology and that was a great decision.  No emails, Facebook, Twitter or blogging.  It was refreshing! 

I brought my SLR camera but ended up not taking a ton of photos with it (and the ones I did take didn't turn out that great).  Apparently I was too busy deciding which champagne cocktail to order next and where to move my beach chair for maximum sun exposure.

Orient Beach in St. Maarten. 

The view from our balcony in the Bahamas.

We went to the Ardastra Zoo and Garden in the Bahamas.

The ship had a Champagne Lounge which became a favorite spot to hang out before dinner.

Blue skies. Blue sea.

Erik and I celebrated our anniversary on the cruise.  Love you honey!

And as I mentioned yesterday, Erik and I came back to a MN blizzard.  The snow was insane and we spent all day Sunday shoveling our driveway and digging our car out from under a mountain of snow.  You know what that's called? 


Happy Tuesday!


  1. Wow - I am SO jealous!!! Looks like an amazing time -and Happy Anniversary!!! (you two are adorable!)

  2. It looks like an amazing vacation. The pics looks great!


  3. Reality is right! Doesn't it suck sometimes??? So glad you made it to Orient Beach...it is the best. And how appropriate that they had a champagne lounge for you. I'm thrilled you had an amazing vacation.

  4. Wow fun vacation!

    Can you tell me where you got your gorgeous black dress?! Love it! :)


  5. These are all framers! It looks like you had a grand time. :)

  6. GORGEOUS. When we cruised we also disconnected, but it was more forced than a choice I readily made. I thought I would surely have anxiety attacks without being able to go online...but it's funny how quickly you're able to forget all that stuff when beaches, champagne, and plenty of husband-time are present. :) Glad you had a great trip and anniversary!

  7. Gorgeous pictures Jenna! Happy Anniversary dear! wish you both health, love, happiness, success and prosperity!

  8. Sooo jealous! What an amazing gift from your mother in law! -Therese

  9. Looks like it was an amazing time!!! I can't wait till jay and I take ours next year!!!


  10. I love the pics! Looks like you guys had a fabulous trip. And I would've been at the champagne bar the entire time too :)

  11. Thanks for taking my mind off of 4 foot snow drifts and below zero temperatures! The trip looks amazing!

  12. Gorgeous photos - Yes, reality sucks after a vacation like that!

  13. Amazing photos Jen! Thanks for posting!