I am back home from da CRUISE and am staring at my monitor trying to find my “muse”. I mean, there is SOOO much to write and show and tell and describe.. where would I even begin?
I think I am gonna start with a recap of events and then show a little pictorial. Unfortunately, I didn’t carry my camera at all times and I feel like i missed out on a lot of good shots :(.. if you don’t see your picture in my collection, please don’t be offended because each and every sistah who attended this event will be in my heart FOREVER… I am so emotional and was SOOO emotional throughout the cruise.. I revelled (sp?) in the closeness I felt throughout, the spirit that was CONTAGIOUS and the kindness of everyone… I give a BIG MWAH to everyone who attended this cruise and supported Gina Nichole and I and I want to thank NICKY for outdoing herself in class.. Nickabella is a SUPERSTAR and I love her very much 🙂 thank you Nicky for all your hard workand patience :). I also wanted to thank our SUPERSTAR hubbies for helping us so much.. without them, I don’t think we would have made it (ok, well maybe but don’t tell them)
Ok.. so I blogged about Gina’s conference room/bedroom where we worked like crazy stuffing, unstuffing piling, lugging etc.. we really got to know each other so well those three days and really bonded.. David (Nichole’s hubs) I think felt a littttle outnumbered, however but he always had a smile on his face! Ryan and Joe (Nicky’s hub) and Tom (Gina’s hubs) and Gina’s kids Alicia and Rina arrived on Saturday and packed up the UHAUL…
that UHAUL was PACKED and ready to go.. Ryan jumped in the UHAUL and Joe was "supervising" lol
Here are Nichole and Her kids Owen holding his toys from the Space Center and Hanna and her gorgeous smile! Ethan I think was hiding somewhere 🙂 Every once in a while I would hear a little whisper saying "hi Miss Emily"! Nothing like southern charm.. Me?? Miss Emily??? that's the nicest thing I have ever been called 🙂
when I was stressed out, I would go and visit my new "friend" in the lobby..LOL Top picture. Bottoms picture is sexy LITTLE G (gina) and Alicia and Rina..
Do you see those little chicklets about? Alicia and Rina K… They are the most BEEYOTIFUL, LOVABLE, FUNKYABLE and DEELLLISH kids I have ever met in my life.. I love them SOOOO very much 🙂
So once we hit the ship and tipped the guys that load the ship very heftily, we were promised that our boxes would be placed carefully and QUICKLY into the conference rooms on the ship… about 6 hours later, we peered outside of our balcony and saw our boxes UNTOUCHED and still placed where they were that morning.. I felt like asking for my tip back but figured Gina and Nichole would kill me ..LOL
So our first night was a BLAST! We got to meet everyone and present them with their goodie bags.. which were OUTSTANDING if I do say so myself 🙂 and there was mingling and meeting and greeting… we presented them with the fateful ball chain necklace that they would have to fill with beads by the end of the week… no how did they earn the beads you ask? YOU DON”T WANNA KNOW!! There was trading, there was begging, there was screaming (whomever screamed the loudest got a bead..LOL) and there was trivia questions needing to be answered.. oh.. and then there was flirting with ryan.. LOL.. whomever flirted with him would get beads.. well we had a MAJOR participant who we all came to love and adore.. We all called her “Ryan’s Girlfriend”
here she is alllllll the way to the right.. we wanted to constantly hug her she was so cute!!
meet Ryans girlfriend 🙂
before I move too quickly, I must talk about our EXCURSION.. the second we arrived on the ship Ryan had to book excursions. Well I told him I would join him Dune Buggying in Ocho Rios (Jamaica).. Sistahs, I just wanted to make him happy.. the thought of dune buggying made me NUTS..LOL.. take a looky at one HAPPY SISTAH
cute and shiny before we went DRIVING
This bella felt like a BIG LOSAH on that dunebuggy..LOL
notice the MUD
check out my RIGHT arm... needless to say I got a pretty necklace after this trip 🙂 lol. I actually had to walk into the ship looking like this
ryan got to clean himself up.. I was too chicken.. is this not the MOST liberating picture ever? This is all you need to do to make your hubby happy.. GO DUNEBUGGYING
I still have memories of the GLOBS of mud hitting my arm and my legs and my mouth and my hands.. and I mean GLOBS.. every time another GLOB would hit me, Ryan would kill himself laughing and drive right into another puddle… Needless to say, ryan booked me for a jungle ATV ride in Cozumel, I sent Joe (Nicky’s husband).. LOL
Classes went without a hitch.. we all had so much fun with eachother
Does it not look like everyone was having a BLAST?????
Dinners were fun too.. I decided that tonight I would wait in my kitchen at 6:00 pm and see if Maurice (our waiter in the dining room) shows up. I am thinking “not so much”..LOL
here are a coupla groups who sat near me at suppppah time
Here are the calgary sistahs... LOOOOVED you guys and had the best time!!!! and Rhonda, enjoy your QUICKUTZ REVOLUTION! LOLOL
our Toronto Contigency.. Stephanie, Gilles, Irene and Michelle. Thank you for your support guys!!.
Formal night.. bought a stretchy dress on the streets of grand Cayman.. NOTE TO SELF.. Try to wear pants instead 🙂
All in all a great time was had by all.. I will probably add more anecdotes as the week progresses. I am SURE i forgot lots of stuff but will post as soon as I remembah!
and guess what?????/ TOMOOOORRRRROOOWWWWW is a BIG day.. A BIG SURPRISE… A HUGE surprise cuz I missed you all so much!
Mwah to da sistahs who dunebuggy and wear dresses but NOT at the same time