Friday, April 19, 2013

Happy Beautiful Spring Morning!

I know it's been a few days since I've posted and I have lots to update you on.  Now that we are home from our vacation it's back to housekeeping, paper crafting, sewing, reading and gardening.  It's interesting how the seasons tend to change as well as the amount of time you spend doing certain hobbies.  Right now it seems I'm trying to keep up on everything.  I guess a 10 day vacation does that to your best laid plans.  One thing I can't stand is a messy house, so the first thing I did was cleaned all day yesterday.  Both floors top to bottom, even washed a few walls that needed it.  2 days before vacation I lost my engagement ring. So I was hoping that cleaning would turn it up. It didn't:( It was getting loose, but I thought my knuckles would keep it on.  I cried and cried, then came to terms with it being gone.  Like my wonderful husband said, it was an expensive lesson.  Our wedding bands are both off being re sized as we speak.  And he bought me a new engagement ring the day we got back from vacation. 

Just after getting my iPhone we were out to dinner and while waiting I snapped a few photos of our rings, I'm so glad I did.  It's so much easier doing a police report if you have a photo of the item.  It's not the best pic, but at this point it's all I've got.  And I still hold out hope that my ring will turn up. 

I'll share the new ring once it's sized and I get my band back. 

Now on to vacation.  We went on a Carnival Cruise to Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and Grand Turk. The weather was perfect, the boat was spotless, and the balcony room was wonderful!  The only thing missing was Ashlyn, this is the first vacation Ed and I went on without her. 
Ed and I at our first formal dinner. 

Mom and Dad at Dinner.
My Mom and Dad in Puerto Rico
All of the beaches are public in Puerto Rico, so are beautiful! 

Then we went to my favorite, St. Thomas.  It's a tropical rain forest, and it did rain, but it was short bursts and it was warm enough it didn't bother you as you were in the water already. 

Our ship from the view at the top of St. Thomas. 
And our final stop was Grand Turk. We swam, walked on the beach and brought a conch shell home. 

If you haven't gone to the Islands, put it on your bucket list, you won't be disappointed! 

That's all for today. I'm off to work on my garden now:) 
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by. 


  1. Oh Joyce! So sorry about your ring! I hope it turns up somewhere! What a gift that you had recently taken a photo!

    TFS these fun cruise photos! Gorgeous!!!

  2. Hey Joyce... it's me, Sassy!

    Beautiful photos of your trip and of you and your dh. Mom and Dad are cute, too.

    So sorry to hear about your engagement ring but look forward to seeing your new after the resizing.

  3. Such a fun post. I'm glad you had a great vacation. You all seem so happy and relaxed. I sure do hope your ring turns up soon...

  4. Extremely jealous about the cruise, Joyce! Looks heavenly!
    And I am sorry about the ring loss! :( Never know... it may show up. My mom lost her wedding band a few years back and it showed up in the basement near the washer and dryer about a month after, and she had looked hi and low for it there previously. :)

  5. So sorry about your wedding ring, but glad hubby went and got you a new one right away :) Beautiful pics, looks like a fantastic vacation!


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