Saturday, September 22, 2012

Cruise Vaca 2012

We got back last night from our cruise and we had an AMAZING time! Sunday was an all-day travel day, and we didn't end up getting in to Fort Lauderdale and to our hotel  until about 1:30 a.m. Woke up Monday morning and hopped a ride to the Port of Miami, where the boarded the Majesty of the Seas with Royal Caribbean. I have been on several cruises, but this was Russ' first time, so he was a little overwhelmed with it all at first, but he adjusted quickly and really enjoyed it. A quick rundown of the week...

Day One: Miami, Florida

Our room. Definitely nice having an accessible room- lots of space!

Dinner: Russ
  • Onion Tart
  • Mediterranean Quesadilla
  • Chocolate Cherry Cake
  •  Caesar Salad
  • Mexican Tortilla Soup
  • Prime Rib
  • Peach & Blackberry Cobbler
Day Two: Nassau, Bahamas 

Majesty of the Seas

Atlantis Resort

Amazing glass sculpture in Atlantis

Atlantis Marina with some pretty amazing private yachts

Dinner: Russ
  • French Onion Soup
  • Caesar Salad
  • New York Strip
  • Key Lime Pie
  • French Onion Soup
  • Spinach Dip
  • New York Strip
  • Chocolate Mousse Brownie

Day Three: Coco Cay

View from the top deck

On the tender boat headed to the island

Private boat headed out on an excursion

Coco Cay

Laying out on the beach

BBQ on the beach

Straw Market

My chariot for the day- beach wheelchair!

Tender boat

Headed back to the ship

Yes, we went and played bingo. With lots of older people. For a free cruise. And no, we didn't win...
Dinner: Russ
  • Oxtail Broth Soup
  • Caesar Salad
  • Beef Filet
  • Strawberry cheesecake
  • Oxtail Broth Soup
  • Caesar Salad
  • Beef Filet
  • Chocolate Souffle

Thursday: Key West, Florida

Cultural Arts Museum

Creation Museum- awesome birds!

Private island/homes by Key West

Tried to get a picture of the gorgeous colors in the ocean- not a great shot though!

City Square in Key West
Dinner: Russ
  • Garlic Soup
  • Caprese Salad
  • Italian Sausage Rigatoni
  • Tiramisu
  • Minestrone Soup
  • Caprese Salad
  • Chicken Marsala
  • Warm Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream
Elephant towel buddy

Formal night
 Friday: Back to Miami

I highly recommend cruising with Royal Caribbean- they take great care of you and are very wheelchair friendly. We had a great time, but we were also glad to get home to our baby girl! Next cruise we will probably try Alaska, as the heat and humidity were rough, but who knows! Fun times ahead!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Playing Catch-Up

After my month-long blogging hiatus, which was a super busy but fun time, I am finally back! We had a great visit with family, a wedding, and a birthday!

My Mom, Sister, and Sister's roommate came out to visit from Indy and NYC. Mom and Hay have been to Wyoming before, but this was a new experience for Suzy. She had a list of things she wanted to try before heading back to the big city, so we attempted to accommodate her! Here are some of the fun things we were able to do:

Went to the Cody Night Rodeo

Ate buffalo at Rib & Chop (you can never be too careful with amazing leftovers...)

Drove up to Grandpa & Grandma Lundvall's cabin to spend the night and go...


Kayaking in the BB Reservoir

Visited Yellowstone National Park

Shooting with  Russ
 Needless to say, we had a blast! Here are a few more pics from the trip...

Rodeo fun!

Swimming with Aunt Hay-Hay

Russ' cousin, Karis, got married in August as well. I had the honor of being her wedding coordinator, and so I was able to be involved in so many fun things during the weekend. The hay couch and pillows worked really well for the pictures (go to for better pictures with the couch!)

Karis and her sisters after the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding. Not great lighting, but you get the idea...

Addison turned TWO on September 1. Still in denial that my little baby girl is a toddler. We threw her a "You Are My Sunshine" party and had a ball...

Birthday lunch with Dadda and Momma at Dairy Queen

Followed by some time at the park

Birthday favors- chocolate of course!

Birthday girl in her birthday dress being silly

Can't go wrong with burgers and hotdogs

Amazing cake by Whitney @

The girl loves chocolate!

Rocking her new basketball shoes from Aunt Hay-Hay!

We finished up Labor Day weekend with a visit to Casper to see some friends. We met them at a big playground area, and Addison had too much fun...

Enjoying the "fort" at the playground

Russ and I leave on Sunday for a long-awaited, much anticipated cruise, so I will hopefully have some great pictures to share once we return!