Full of Words Wednesday

This time last week, I was on this ship. The Norwegian Epic. Mr. Houseful and I took a 7 day Easter Caribbean cruise. Just the two of us. No worries, you’ll hear all about it next week! These are just some teaser photos.


First of all, I can’t believe that we look relaxed. I guess that’s what being able to eat and sleep, and pee in peace will do to you. Yes, in peace. This is a no holds barred blog, plus I have four children, so I think that my filter REALLY went when I had the twizzlers.

The thing that I loved most about this trip was marveling at the way that God created this earth, and the knowledge that he endowed man with in order to create large vessels that could defy so many things. Air, water, earth. It’s amazing. Nothing beat sitting and just staring at the open ocean, and the clouds drifting by.

If you haven’t cruised before (and yes it can be a little corny) I highly suggest it.

Stay tuned next week for my recap of the entire vacation! I’m so excited to talk about it!


    • Mrs. Houseful says:

      It most certainly is. I suggest as soon as you are comfortable leaving the newest bambino, go for one. They have three and four day ones where you can breathe for a bit. Then you’ll want to go back for a seven day like we did. LOL!

    • Mrs. Houseful says:


      We took our first one last year, so there is still time for you. We met SO many people who were on their 20th or 25th cruise. YIKES! And they still find time to travel around the world.

  1. Melissa says:

    Looks like you guys had a great time! This is the first year in a decade we haven’t been on a cruise. There is something about being at sea! We actually bring our daughter with us. She is old enough for kids’ activities and has a great time there. Glad you had fun!

    • Mrs. Houseful says:

      I think that we’ll be taking the collective houseful in about a year or two. When the cellist is old enough to stay in the room with the youngest in case we have a late show. I think that they will love it as well!

  2. Heather Novak says:

    Oh I look forward to hearing about it, have started hearing the mass benefits to taking a cruise…a week away from the kids in a tent even would be lovely. Peeing in peace? How did you do it with out pint sized helpers?

    • Mrs. Houseful says:

      Heather – it’s sad when peeing in peace can make it to the highlight reel of a vacation, but I’ll take it!

      You can even get cruises for pretty cheap per person. There’s a 7 day that we’re eyeing that only costs $299 pp and gratuities are $12 per day pp as well, but it still comes out a steal! You should check into one. You’ll love yourself for it. I promise!

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