We are finally home again after our 7 day cruise! There was quite a bit of time for slow stitching on the drive to the cruise port in Miami and while hanging out on the deck listening to an audio book and waiting for the kids to check in between activities. Having everything prepped made it all very easy to stitch at a leisurely pace. So these are my blue blocks so far. I think I'll group them into 4s, I'll still need to trim them down a bit before sewing them together, but they look pretty happy so far. I don't feel the need to make any grand sashing decisions yet, this one will go on all year. Head over to Kathy's Quilts to see what other slow stitching is going on during this day of rest.
So I can't leave without a few pictures from the cruise. Here are the girls taking a chair lift to the beach at Mahogany Bay on Isla Roatan, off of the coast of Honduras. It was only a 5 minute walk, but they liked the lift anyway.
They got their hair braided, which I guess is part of the plan on a Caribbean cruise. Ryan skipped that part of the fun.
They chose to snorkel with the stingrays in Grand Cayman. They were so tired on the boat trip back that everyone fell asleep except Anna. We also visited Belize and Cozumel. We did snorkeling at Chakanaab in Cozumel and went cave tubing in Belize. Thankfully there were also two days at sea for everyone to recover. Staying up late for the comedians and the evening shows put us all off of our normal early to rise routine. It feels great to be home again despite all the fun of vacation. Laundry is underway, everything else can wait a while. Tuesday is back to school for everyone. I have 289 e-mails to sort through, so please forgive me if I haven't responded back to your comments yet. I'll try to get through them today at some point.