Thursday, August 1, 2013



We had the ultimate honor (alongside 9 other instagrammers) to be asked by Carnival Cruise Lines to go on a cruise aboard their ship the Carnival Breeze and document the journey through a collective photo journal called a "moment tacker." So basically I got to go on a cruise and take pictures of our experience... UMMM YES PLEASE!

This was our first cruise ever and was such a great experience. It was filled with new friends, laughter, and lots of sun and sand. We were so honored to have been asked and so grateful for the kind gift this was to our family. It was a beautiful time with our two older boys - full of many special memories amongst some of the most beautiful places we have ever gone. We enjoyed being on the ship and spent so much time at the water park! Off the ship we definitely spent our time on beaches and in the ocean. It was the first time the boys had been to the ocean! I didn't have much time for using my dslr since I was busy capturing moments on my iphone to contribute to their "moment tracker" (you can follow the compilation of photos here) but I am glad that I had a chance to capture some genuine photos of our time.

We met so many wonderful people. I couldn't believe how fast the time went. Our stops were St Thomas, Antigua, Tortola, and Nassau. We can't wait for the day that we get back to the British Virgin Islands - they were stunning! I will share some more about our trip and what it was like being away from baby for 9 days - but here is a snapshot of the photos I contributed to the moment tracker! Thanks Carnival for asking us to come along we had an amazing time! Now that is one heck of a business trip! xo


april said...

I am soooo glad you got to do this and experience it with your boys. you definitely DESERVE it and I LOVEd following your experience on board. And can I just say-how COOL are the hot pink cushions!!!

Gina @ Oaxacaborn said...

Wow, I love seeing this through your eyes. So gorgeous!

ruffledsnob said...

Gina! You're so sweet, thank you! I loved all of the colorful buildings and the way things were beautiful yet somewhat unkept. It felt so real and alive compared to our tailored cookie-cutter neighborhoods!

ruffledsnob said...

April, thank you! You're such a supportive and encouraging friend! Thanks for always cheering us on - your friendship means so much to me!!