Saturday, May 17, 2008

Cruisin' and then some









Okay, so check it out! (That's Idol talk for this is good!) My Russell earned a trip at work….a Caribbean Cruise….a what you ask? Oh yes, a Caribbean Cruise. We were totally stoked (teen boy lingo) to realize that someone else would be paying for our 30th anniversary trip (which isn’t actually until November, but hey, who’s counting??, Oh, yeah, we are!). Anyways, life is crazy for the Sheryl Holmes… Son’s wedding March 22nd, get back to work, then go to Colorado for my Jackson’s birthday, and spend a week with my girl and her hubby, oh, and my baby J!, Come home and work for 3 days, then get on a plane for Miami…tired yet? well it gets better…Cruise to Jamaica for a swim in the Caribbean,
lunch at a resort,
then hike up a 935 ft. waterfall - yes Sheryl really did the hike, after much consideration, and splashed around in the waters there.
Then cruise to Grand Cayman while enjoying a most delicious Sushi bar nightly,
(Russell thought he had died and gone to heaven) as we had the late seating for dinner, we could totally do both!

In Grand Cayman, Russell gave the wave pool a try, and came out the conquerer of the group.
They even amped up the wave to the fastest & tallest wave whenever Russell’s turn came up. I guess they could tell a seasoned pro when they saw one!

One glorious thing about the cruise was relaxing and sleeping in. Something that neither of us get to do past 7 am on a Saturday once in a while. We felt rested for a few day, then back to reality. Then cruise back to Miami for a day of flying to Salt Lake City for our Brendon’s graduation. Great times for sure, they were perfect hosts. We feel a bit overwhelmed by our blessings of weddings in the Lord’s temples, an opportunity to go on this lovely cruise and celebrate with our kids their accomplishments in life. Now for the intense weeks of preparation for our Cody to get to the MTC June 11th. Oh yeah, and Skyler’s High School graduation on June 12th! We are blessed.

15 comments:

Stacie A said...

WOW! Looks like fun times! And paid for...that is awesome.

Joy said...

It looks like you two went crazy on the cruise. Especially posting a skinny dipping picture of you two. J/K

Barbra said...

You are blessed!!! I am loving all of my little ones but it is exciting to think of the future and having them go on missions and college and getting married in the Temple.
Great Parents = Great Kids!!
The cruise looks like it was so fun!!! Have a great day!!!

Lauri said...

I want a job like yours...How do you get to take so much time off???? You've had (and are still having) quite a few months! Good for you, you deserve it.

Kim (Davis) Loudon said...

WAIT A SECOND!??!?!?! WHEN DID THIS ALL HAPPEN???? You forgot to mention that you flew in to bring me dinner at some point in all the mix!\"/ You are amazing, woman. I did not see you today at church. I even remembered to bring all the dishes. May I deliver them to you this week? Don't forget how much I love you! The cruise looked AWESOME!

Christensen Family said...

What a great trip, couldn't have happened to a better couple!! and family!!

I have a confession to make....

I try to make breakfast as much as I can and everytime I crack an egg I remember the countless fathers and sons or whatever Campout where Russell would crack eggs with one hand (and never get any shells) Seeing him with the sushi reminded me of that :)...I've been practicing my egg crackin skills...but don't know if I'll ever get it mastered.

Good to see you haven't lost the surfing skills either. :)

Take care!!

Blake & Holli

SHIRLEY'S said...

SO SO fun! SO SO jealous! I want to go on a cruise so badly. Oh and then you will have Jackson for a week. Whatta ya say?

sharon kaye said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time. You deserve it. We enjoyed your husband's talk in our ward on Sunday.

Kim (Davis) Loudon said...

Thank you for making my day, AGAIN! You are sooooooooooo awesome. Seriously, best lasagna I have EVER had. Add that to the list of recipes I need to get from you. My lasagna recipe doesn't hold a candle to that one. THANK YOU! I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU!

Aaron and Caroline Haring said...

What an amazing trip! You do have an insane amount of things going on in your family this year, but at least they're all good things! So glad you got to relax with all the craziness going on.

jeanine said...

Oh my goodness! How fun is that? I'm super jealous!

Em said...

Wow What a cruise! I love being the cruise ship! I went on one back in September.

Pedersens said...

What a fun vacation!! Sounds like you have been busy! It looks so beautiful there and so relaxing.

Patrick & Katie said...

how awesome is that?! congrats on your 30th anniversary. looks like you had a blast!

Katie said...

Your life is INSANE!!! How do you cram it all in and not go crazy? That cruise looks divine! And having it paid for...even better. Silly me, I thought when your kids get older life would slow down a bit. Guess not. Good luck with June.