Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Here are a couple videos from the Move It parade and the character breakfast on the ship.

Allure of the Seas

After the boys were in a good friend's wedding in Boca Raton, we hopped on a ship and started a much needed warm weather vacation.

The ship was beautiful and huge. Colin's favorite things to do were the carosel, the play area with the slide, and meeting all of the characters from Dreamworks movies (Madagascar, Shrek, & How to Train Your Dragon). We enjoyed eating at Johnny Rockets a couple times, the Mexican restuarant onboard, and even a date night for Andrew and I at the Italian resturant. We spent time at the pool, on the boardwalk (where the carosel is), played mini golf, and even got to watch a water show in the Aqua Theatre (this was amazing...high diving and trapeze stunts...all while the boat was in motion). We enjoyed a parade down the Promanade that featured some of the characters on the ship.

The last day at sea we had breakfast with some of the Dreamworks Characters. We got visits from Alex the Lion, Gloria, and King Julian while we ate our character themed breakfast. Colin loved it!!

Our first stop was Nassau. I stayed on the ship while the boys went with Granny & Papa to Atlantis. I enjoyed my book and a Starbucks until we met up later that day and enjoyed the boat together.

Next stop was St. Thomas. This was my first visit here. We had an excursion booked for Megan's Bay Beach. Colin is a beach kid for sure! While the taxi ride to and from the beach was crazy and a little scary, it was a great beach.

Last stop was St. Martin. I've been here before and love it. The water is amazing and I actually get in. We shopped for a bit where Andrew scored a new pair of running shoes at a great price. Then we spent the rest of the day at the beach with a couple lounge chairs, beach toys, and an umbrella.

We had the most amazing stateroom attendant ever. Her name was Adina and she was so good with Colin. One day she even surprised him with some new crayons and paper, since she noticed in our stateroom he had art stuff and liked to color. She truely was the best stateroom attendant we have ever had. This was also our first balcony room. We over looked Central Park instead of water.

At the end of the trip, we booked a cruise for just Andrew and I for Spring 2013. It was a great deal and I can't wait to go! It goes to three places I have never been before.

There is so much to tell, but so little time to type. So I will just add a million photos from a trip. =)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Weekly Meal Plan

I'm not cooking this week! Right now I am getting ready to set sail on the Allure of the Seas!

I am looking forward to a break from cooking and trying out some new dishes.

And using the jogging track to work off some of those calories!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Weekly Meal Plan

  • Eggs and hashbrowns
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Granola Bars
  • Bacon
  • Leftovers
  • PB&Js
  • Pepperoni, cheese & crackers
  • Mac n Cheese
  • Burritos
  • Pizza and salad
  • Chicken Pesto Pasta
  • Turkey Meatballs with spaghetti and homemade sauce
  • Crockpot BBQ Pork with baked beans and corn
  • Quinoa cakes on soft rolls with tomato and lettuce and a side of veggies
  • Travel for a wedding - restaurant and wedding reception

Monday, February 6, 2012

Eclair Cake

This dessert is super easy and my favorite. It has a frosting recipe that goes with it but it never turns out right for me. So now I just buy a can of chocolate frosting. It makes it even easier.

2 small boxes of French Vanilla Instant pudding
8 oz container of Cool Whip, thawed
1 box of graham crackers
1 container of chocolate frosting
3 cups cold milk

Mix both packages of pudding with the milk and stir until completely dissolved. Using a wire whisk, add in the Cool Whip.

In a 9 x 13 pan, layer the following ingredients:
  • Graham crackers
  • Pudding
  • Graham crackers
  • Pudding
  • Graham crackers
Spread the chocolate frosting on top. Allow to sit in the refrigerator over night or at least a few hours before serving.

Make sure to share. =)

Weekly Meal Plan

  • Croissant Egg Casserole (pinterest recipe)
  • Oatmeal
  • Cereal
  • Eggs
  • Smoothie
  • Leftovers
  • PB&J
  • Pepperoni, Cheese & Crackers
  • Mac n Cheese
Super Bowl Menu
  • Chili Frito Pies (Pioneer Woman recipe. So good. Will post soon.)
  • Quinoa Cakes on rolls with lettuce and tomato
  • Pulled pork with buns
  • Chips and Salsa
  • Mexican Layer Dip
  • Spinach Dip
  • Veggie tray
  • Spicy Stuffed Peppers
  • Cookies
  • Eclair Cake
  • Valentine Chex Mix
(I only made a few of those. Most were brought by other people.)