I have to admit I kind of feel bad for my family. After years of blogging I have a pretty specific idea in my mind on what I want my photos to look like. They all kind of roll their eyes when I ask them to take a picture because they know I'll rarely be satisfied. Oops. I just have this weird dislike for touristy looking photos haha. I kind of just accepted the fact on this vacation that my photos were going to be touristy... because I was in fact a tourist. Apparently that's a difficult concept for me to wrap my head around.

We went on the Allure of the Seas which stopped in Nassau Bahamas, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. I didn't take as many photos as I normally would but hopefully these give you an idea of what I was up to during my week off!


This is rare. Everyone agreed to be in a photo

St. Thomas

Johnny Rockets for breakfast

Dreamworks themed everything.

St. Maarten

Daddy/Daughter bonding

We were the creepy family that showed up to the Madagascar children's breakfast without any children. Whatever, breakfast was chocolate covered everything and it was amazing.

I think it takes me a little longer than the average person to get settled back into real life after a vacation. At the rate I'm going I think it might take me until a week before my next vacay to get back into the swing of things. But don't worry... I'm all caught up on my pvr'd tv shows. In case you were concerned.


  1. hope you are enjoying yourself! about the picture, i know exactly how you feel! :P
    Tina @ www.tinacious.me

  2. Looks like fun! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself :)

  3. Absolutely love the pics!

  4. Looks like you had tons of fun! I'm exactly the same btw when it comes to photos! I can't wait to go away in August! so close yet so far!



  5. haha your family is so cute! Looks like so much fun! And I am picky about photos too, so I understand!
    <3 Kastles

  6. Aw, you look gorgeous!! And these photos, wow, what a seriously stunning place!! And I'm with you... I'm so picky when other people take my photos. Haha, glad to hear I'm not the only one! ;)

  7. wow, looks like a ton of fun!!! I am the same way after a vacation ... I just never want to come back to reality!!

  8. i'm envious! i've always wanted to go to Bahamas :D


  9. Puss in Boots and Kung Fu Panda. ZOMG.

  10. lovely pictures! I really love your green dress paired with the orange necklace! gorgeous my dear

  11. The photos are just perfectly fine, silly, it looks like you had a great time, and that's what a vacation should be all about. I think being in a picture with Alex the Lion was worth attending the Madagascar themed breakfast!
    I love how you always dress so colour and patternful!


  12. wow great pictures!
    kisses from prague

  13. I've never been on a cruise.... looks like you had a great time. I'm so envious of the chocolate breakfast!


  14. Such cute pictures, Melissa! Looks like you had a great time!

    xo, alison*elle

  15. What a fun time. I really want to take a cruise some day. You have such a beautiful family.
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  16. The water looks SO PRETTY. Glad you had fun!


  17. so fun to see photos from your trip!!
    Excited to see you soon
    xo Cara

  18. Wow Very Eye catching picture. Thanks for sharing.Relay your life is so joyful.
    Petter Joe

  19. Um, that Madagascar breakfast sounds amazing and yes I was worried about you catching up on your TV shows! ;) That's how I spend my days after a holiday...
    This all looks so fun, your family is cute and from what I can see all your outfits looked gorgeous!

  20. so basically, I went on this EXACT SAME CRUISE to the exact same places, and we have like the exact same pictures. Crazy!!! You can see mine here http://www.amommasdesiresandpacifiers.com/search/label/caribbean%20cruise

  21. It looks like a wonderful trip!Thanks for sharing these amazing photos!

  22. looks like it was beautiful!

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