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Thursday, December 31, 2015
New Years Eve
I hope you enjoy safe and happy celebrations with family and friends.
All the best for 2016!
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Yes, I'm still having birthdays...
This lovely treat arrived at our table earlier this month after a lovely birthday dinner at Giovanni's Table aboard Freedom of the Seas with our friends Libby and Bob.
Thanks to all my dear family and friends for the good wishes and lovely gifts.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Windjammer Christmas Display - Freedom of the Seas
It's hard to capture the large Christmas display at the entrance to the Windjammer, but the image above captures the feeling of the layout. It's big and beautiful.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Alex the Lion in the Christmas Spirit
Even Alex the Lion is in the Christmas mood with his Santa Hat.
I grabbed this snapshot while passing Alex in a photo session with friends. It's not the best quality image, but I'm glad I got it.
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Christmas Elf Points the Way...
This life size elf points the way to good food aboard Freedom of the Seas.
His expression makes him appear he has some mischief up his sleeve!
Saturday, December 26, 2015
The day after Christmas at Sea.
The blue heavens reflected in the blue sea.
I hope you are enjoying the warmth of family and friends.
Friday, December 25, 2015
Christmas Tree Aboard Freedom of the Seas
I hope you and yours are enjoying the blessings of family and friends today as we celebrate the Birth of Christ.
We are celebrating aboard Freedom of the Seas. The really big tree pictured is more than three stories tall.
All the very best for a lovely day with those you love,
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Merry Christmas from Freedom of the Seas
Merry Christmas, dear family and friends, from Freedom of the Seas.
This beautiful display is outside the Windjammer Restaurant on board Freedom.
All the very best for a wonderful Christmas with those you love,
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Traffic Light - Artwork Aboard Freedom of the Seas
Traffic lights on board a cruise ship? Yes, these traffic lights are part of the artwork on board Freedom of the Seas.
As the lights on the Royal Promenade change to simulate day and night, these lights displayed high in the center of the ship take on different appearances. I took this image while standing on Deck 10 looking down in the Royal Promenade.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Dining Room Entrance - Freedom of the Seas
Cruise ships are known for fabulous foods and that is so very true aboard Freedom of the Seas.
Freedom serves this fabulous food in gorgeous surroundings. Above is an image of one of the three formal dining rooms on board.
All the best,
Monday, December 21, 2015
Rainbow on I-95
This gorgeous rainbow arched over I-95 as we drove to Freedom of the Seas early on a Sunday morning. That had to be a good sign that our time on board will be fantastic - as always. ;)
My posts are a little out of order and delayed by a few days since I format and add posts as I can while traveling. While out here on the high seas I don't have enough band width to load the blogs I love to follow until we are in a US port. So, I'm still checking in with all of your blogs, I just can't do it on as timely basis while we are at sea. I love reading about you, your families, what you are doing, making, baking, photographing....
All the best,
Sunday, December 20, 2015
God Mother - Freedom of the Seas
It is tradition for ships to have God Mothers.
Freedom's God Mother was selected by Royal Caribbean after the public submitted names of women who have performed public service. Mrs. Calder is a foster mother who has cared for many, many children so was an excellent choice.
All the best,
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Transition from Ohio to the High Seas
We have been in transition from Ohio to Florida to go to sea once again.
As I have been able to work on images, get them formatted, then write the blog posts my time line has been a bit out of order.
So, this is the official image that we have gone South to Florida. In the image above are the Proctor & Gamble twin towers in downtown Cincinnati. I took the image on an early Thanksgiving morning as we passed by on nearly-deserted roads.
I hope your holidays are wonderful with those you love and wherever you travel.
All the best,
Friday, December 18, 2015
Gift baskets took over our home!
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Flashback to Thanksgiving
Since we travel so much for My Honey's work, we have our holidays with family when we can. Today's images are of our Thanksgiving celebration which happened a few days before Thanksgiving. I'm finally able to work through the pictures I took that day.
Above you see Catherine prepping the turkey for the grill. She had plenty of helpers looking on.
All the best,
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Boleros - Freedom of the Seas
This is the dance floor beside gorgeous glass flower artwork in Boleros, the place to find Latin music on board Freedom of the Seas.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Stairways in Paradise - Freedom of the Seas
Even the stairways on board Freedom of the Seas are part of the artwork on board.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Casino Royale - Freedom of the Seas
Of course, Freedom of the Seas has an excellent casino on board.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Schooner Bar - Freedom of the Seas
It's fun to wander around the ship while we are in port and most of the guests are ashore.
This is the Schooner Bar, closed at the moment I walked through, but an area of much activity at other times. It's a meeting place as well as a place for trivia, group meetings, and entertainment.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Hanukkah Menorah - Freedom of the Seas
It is such fun to be aboard a cruise ship to celebrate holidays!
Above you see a Hanukkah banner. Menorah lights are lit nightly during Hanukkah.
Friday, December 11, 2015
Just Doing Nothing
With so much to do on a cruise ship, sometimes what you really want to do is nothing. ;)
Thursday, December 10, 2015
The Gingerbread Village Grows! Freedom of the Seas
Here are a few more images of the Gingerbread Village on board Freedom of the Seas.
All the best,
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Needlework and Wood Update - December, 2015
It's that time again for another Needlework and Wood Update. This is a picture story of the items we have made since last month's update. Some of the items are for ourselves to use, some for gifts, and some are in our on-line Etsy shop. Be sure to scroll all the way down to see the gorgeous new wood items that My Honey has created.
Above is a soft wool blend original design sweater. I've had this one in mind for a long time. I have now designed and made two of them, one in a child size and this one in an adult size. Both are available in the shop. Now to make one in MY size for ME! ;)
So, that's what's new this month. Thanks so much to those of you who offer us such encouragement and share images and information about what you are making, too. And, without question, thank you so much to those who shop in our little on line shop:
All the very best for wonderful holidays!
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