Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Bahama Cruise

So we finally went on a cruise!  I think we were the last ones of all the people we know to go on one:) Jon had wanted to go for years but I get soooooo seasick/motion sickness  I was afraid to go on one.  BUT right before Jon went into surgery-and things were so tense- I promised if he'd be "a good boy" in surgery we'd go on a cruise  He was able to laugh and he was a good boy so within a month I'd booked us a cruise:) 

The first day I had a tiny bit of dizziness and slight nausea but after that i was fine.  I got THE patch that goes behind the ear and started using it days before we left.  

our window!

Our first stop was Nassau Bahama 

our ship

we didn't do any of the ship's trip- we took some advice and  got our own cab and it was half the price of  the ships tours and we got to go all over.  We are adventurous!  

We saw this sign and I just had to take a picture!!!

we visited the fort

Then we went to the Queen's steps 

I'm used to heat....but it was so hot I almost had a heat stroke!   Our taxi did not have good AC!  And August in the Bahamas is HOT!

we went in Atlantis 

 then we went by a beach


The next day we went to the private island and swam.  I didn't take my phone with us so we didn't get any pictures that day.but it was beautiful

 we watched a a show one night

We listened to a couple of bands- playing "our" old music

But we mainly relaxed and read books LOL 
The dinners at night were amazing and we did get a small table to ourselves.  I did not want to have to be with other people.  But to our chagrin- next to our table was the absolute worst children on board!!!!   Even the staff had to say something to the parents as the parents let them be rolling on the floor and just ignored their behavior!  It was awful and before anyone says that maybe there was something "wrong" with the children- there was not!  These kids ruled their parents and the parents didn't care!  We should have changed tables but we liked our waiter and we didn't want to end up at a large table.  But other than that- we had a great time!! 

We traveled on Royal Caribbean (4 days 3 nights) and was very pleased with it.  the staff were awesome!   Our boat was a smaller boat so there was only one pool and a little less entertainment but it fit us just fine.   

We want to take the kids on a cruise now!  It's such an easy type of vacation.  I'm glad I finally agreed to go on one.  It was just what we needed!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Healing Part II

Ok I'm so sorry it's taken me awhile to get back but my computer decided to get a real virus and had to go to the doctor (aka Steve's friends) for a cleaning.  Now it' like I have a new laptop!  Thanks Guys!!!

So I got some interesting emails-some amazing stories of God's grace -but no healings like I was looking for-no what I call "Jesus healings"  One lady did share her story of the birth of three children even though her husband had had a terrible accident as a child and has an almost zero sperm count.....other stories were more like our stories with our children where death had been averted and some things were better but not a complete healing.

I guess I'm still looking.  Call me Doubting Thomas but I want to be real.  In being real I do not feel that it lessens who God is....God is God.  But I do think it calls some teaching that may border on false doctrine out into the light.

I have no doubt at all that God can do anything but I also have no doubt that He chooses to limit Himself.  He doesn't go against His own scripture.  And I feel we Pentcostals have tried to make the scripture say something it doesn't.....

I still would love to hear from you guys....thanks to all who have shared.


We are enjoying our summer around here.  It's just been a great few months- of course I love having our oldest home with us.  His college is starting late this year because of some construction on campus and that just makes me happy!

I've posted some summer videos on my blog's FB page - My Real Life By Yvonne


Jon and I are going to be going on a cruise soon!  I'm sure I'll be posting some pictures of that:) We are excited!

Hope you have a good week!