Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

We spent new years in Sacramento. Luke loved spending time with Grandma and Grandpa -- both in the rocking chair (above) and on Grandpa's lap watching football (below).

Friday, December 26, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Christmas eve was spent caroling with a big group of friends in San Jose with beverage cart in tow...
Christmas morning...
Since we were still recovering from the cruise and associated travels, we had a wonderful relaxing Christmas at home. Luke had a great time emptying his stocking and opening his gifts.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Caribbean Cruise 2008 Day 7: Miami

Outta the way, I'm late for work!...
Just kidding, haha...After a week at sea, we took the afternoon to enjoy South Beach. We watched the kite surfers, took more pictures of Luke, and walked and walked and walked to find a good place to eat lunch. That night our hotel forgot to get a crib for us... again; so Luke slept with us and we got a free room. We flew out the next morning and Luke got to look at more airplanes...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Caribbean Cruise 2008 Day 6: Day at Sea

On day 6, Caleb, Andrew, and I took on the undefeated cruise worker team in a no-holds-barred soccer match. Caleb put us up 3-0 in the first few minutes so they put in their subs and beat us. We'll have to try harder next time. We got in a little miniature golf too... Nick won.
Then we just relaxed the rest of the day. Mostly in the various hot tubs around the ship.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Caribbean Cruise 2008 Day 5: Labadee, Haiti

Royal Caribbean's private peninsula in Haiti was surprisingly awesome. 5 or 6 pristine beaches with plenty of chairs, hammocks, and shade for everyone, free food, swimming areas, the longest zip line in the world, and drinks delivered. Here's a map.
Back on the ship it was another dress up night. Check out Luke's cheesy grin:

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Caribbean Cruise 2008 Day 4: Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Philipsburg, St. Maarten! Luke loved exploring the beach and we enjoyed relaxing with a couple ice buckets full of Coronas.
Luke spent a good amount of time running around the ship with Grandpa, especially deck 4...

Check out the slideshow for more pictures from St. Maarten.

Natalie and Lori singing on stage at in the ship's Irish Pub...

Monday, December 08, 2008

Caribbean Cruise 2008 Day 3: Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico! Some of us made the 20 minute walk to the fort. It was beautiful at sunset.
Natalie did well on the flowrider, she got up to her knees pretty quick and only fell when she tried the 360.
We met up with our friends Liz and Jesse who live in Puerto Rico; they showed us how the locals live and we had a great dinner with them before getting back on the ship.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Caribbean Cruise 2008 Day 2: Day at Sea

The ship has an awesome baby pool area for Luke to play in. I tested out the Flowrider wave thing and won a medal in the sexy legs competition for the 4th straight time -- it helped this time that Natalie was a judge. Then we all got dressed up for 'formal night' dinner...

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Caribbean Cruise 2008: Day 1

Heading out of Miami on Royal Caribbean's "Liberty of the Seas" with 21 members of our family. Luke did great on the plane rides and is enjoying exploring this huge ship so far.