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October 21st, 2014
Top & Skirt: Forever 21
Flats: H&M

Hello! I’m currently working on a blog post for you guys! I hope everyone is doing well! :) 

⚓ All abroad The Freedom of The Seas! ⚓ Day 6 

Day 6 9/19/14: Our final destination was Cozumel, Mexico. I’ve only been to Mexico once and that was about 4 or 5 years ago, so it was nice being  back. We didn’t have any specific plans for day 6, so again we went with the flow. My family and I went to a famous Mexico restaurant called Senior Frog and let me tell you it was pretty interesting. Afterwards, we found ourselves a taxi and off to the beach we go! This beach that we went to was GORGEOUS! It had a pool right next to the ocean! Of course knowing me I swam in the pool… We pretty much spent the entire day swimming, relaxing, and taking pictures. I kind of wish I got to spend more time in Cozumel because I just love being in Mexico. I think Mexico is just one of those places that you can never really be bored of. Being in Cozumel was definitely bitter-sweet because it was our last destination and part of me was ready to go home and part of me didn’t want this vacation to end. But anyways, my family and I spent a lot of time taking pictures so here they are! 

Pictures from day 5
Mexico has one of THE best shopping outlets!
I am a tree huger! How cute is this picture? 
Arriving in Cozumel. 
My sister & I. 
My mom and I. 

My family and I spent day 7 at sea. We stayed at the pool all day and I’m not gonna lie, I absolutely miss being on the cruise. Every single place that I’ve visited was amazing and beautiful! I want to thank Royal Caribbean for giving me and my family one heck of a vacation and providing us with excellent customer service. I am so thankful for my mom and my step-dad for putting all of this together. 

Thank you so much for everyone who kept up with my traveling adventure. I hope you guys are all doing well and I will talk to you guys all very soon!

Take care,
Laura. 

⚓ All abroad The Freedom of The Seas! ⚓ Day 5

Day 5 9/18/14: On day 5, we visited Georgetown located in the Cayman Islands. The Cayman Islands is much like Hawaii. We didn’t do much besides go snorkeling, which was so much fun! My mom and my sister stayed back as usual, while my step-dad and I explored the sea for hours! That was all we did on day 5, the Cayman Islands didn’t have a lot to do besides shopping haha. 

Pictures from day 5
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On the cruise ship.
imageDinner w/ the fam. 

I didn’t take very many pictures while I was at the Cayman Islands because I didn’t think there was much to photograph there. I promise there will be more pictures on day 6. 

Next destination: Cozumel, Mexico. 

⚓ All abroad The Freedom of The Seas! ⚓ Day 4

Hi friends! 
Sorry it took so long get this up, I will try to get all of my vacation post up this weekend :) 

Day 4 9/17/14: On day 4, we stopped at Falmouth, Jamaica. Out of the 4 countries we visited, Jamaica was hands-down my favorite. When we first got off the boat, we immediately entered a tourist shopping area. My family and I didn’t have a plan for that day so we went with the flow. We walked around the shopping area for a while until we came across this women who we called “mama.” She was  to gathering a group of people to bring up to the waterfall in Jamaica. We didn’t have anything to do, so we decided to go. Our ride to the falls was incredible because we got to explore Jamaica and learned about its history. As we arrived at the falls, we were separated into two groups: people who wanted to climb the falls and people who don’t. Since I didn’t have water shoes, I couldn’t go. I really wanted to climb the falls. I didn’t know we were going to the falls so I wore a dress because originally I was going to spend the day in Jamaica taking my senior pictures. Jamaica is such a beautiful place and the people are absolutely amazing! Mama was probably the best tour guide because throughout the day she stayed with my mom, my sister, and I while my stepdad climbed the falls. I had a great time in Jamaica and I would love to come back! 

Pictures from day 4
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Tourist attraction. 
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Next destination: Georgetown, Grand Cayman Islands



⚓ All abroad The Freedom of The Seas! ⚓ Day 3 

Day 3 9/16/14: On day 3, my family and I were woken up by the welcoming committee in Haiti. It was so nice of them to come and greet us to their country. My step-dad and I started our day with zipining! My sister and my mom was scared of heights, so therefore they didn’t go. Now, I’ve never been ziplining before so I didn’t know what to expect, but I was excited! We first went through orientation, so we learned how to ride the zipline and how to land. We rode on a mini zipline before actually going on the real thing. The bus ride up to the zipline was  was crazy because it was so bumpy and the road was so small! Riding down the zipline was amazing! The view was perfect. It wasn’t scary at all and it lasted probably 30 seconds? I mean how cool is it to say you went ziplining in Haiti? After ziplining we went swimming at the beach and tbh I hate swimming in beach water just because I can’t stand the saltiness, but throughout this trip I learned to really love it. The rest of the day was spent eating and swimming. Oh yeah! While in Haiti, I saw two stray dogs and that seriously broke my heart. I love animals so much and it was sad seeing those two dogs just wondering around, but while we were eating lunch almost everybody gave the dogs food! We stayed in Haiti for probably 3-4 hours because it was just too hot for us to stay any longer. 

Pictures from day 3
imageWelcoming committee. 
imageOur giant cruise ship! 

Waiting to go ziplining! Ziplining! 

To view more pictures from my cruise, check out my flickr!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/91558460@N07/sets/72157648040178126/

Next destination: Falmouth, Jamaica. 

Thank you so much for reading! 

Take Care, 
Laura

⚓ All abroad The Freedom of The Seas! ⚓ Day 1 & 2

On September 14th, my family and I left Colorado and boarded Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of The Seas. Not gonna lie, at first I didn’t want to go because I knew missing 2 weeks worth of school isn’t a good idea. But! I’m SOO glad I went because I had one of the best time of my life! I got to travel to four different countries and see the world through a different lens! Just being on the cruise alone was amazing! Without my parents none of this would have been possible, and I personally want to thank my step-dad for setting this trip up for us! 

Day 1 & 2 9/14/14-9/15/14: My family and I spent day 1&2 at sea. We spent the first couple of days checking out the massive cruise trip, while trying to figure out where everything is. This cruise trip had over 13 floors with over 2000 passengers! Since there was so many restaurants on the cruise trip we spent the first couple of days checking it out. Did I mention food and drinks were free? Oh yeah! On day 2, my family and I spent the entire day at the pool! I personally didn’t really like the pool just because it was so crowded all the time, but I enjoyed being there. The pools are set up so that the stage was be in the middle. I remember on the 2nd day we had a contest called “world’s sexist man” where the crew members picked 10-12 men to compete in a competition to win the title of “world’s sexist man” lol. That night my family and I went to a fancy restaurant where everybody had to be dressed up. That was the only time we went to a different restaurant because we spent 98% of the time at a buffet :) 

Here are pictures from day 1 & 2: 

Anyways, that was all for my day 1 & 2! I hope you guys enjoyed this post and day 3 & 4 is coming real soon! :) 

All of my vacation pictures are live on my flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/91558460@N07/sets/72157648040178126/



Let’s Catch up!

Hello friends, how are you doing?!
Let me just say I know I haven’t blogged in almost a month, and I apologize. I just got back from my two week vacation, I went on a cruise to Haiti, Jamaica, Grand Cayman Island, and Mexico then I spent three days in Florida visiting family. It’s safe to say this was a MUCH needed trip! I am currently working on a blog post describing my experience, so be on a lookout for that. I have also been taking a bunch of people’s senior pictures, so far I’ve taken at least 12 people! If you would like to see all of my senior pictures the link to my flickr is on my page! :) I also been catching up on school because as you can imagine missing two weeks of school isn’t easy! As of now, I am all caught up, but it took me a while! 

I’m so happy it’s finally October! It’s hands down my favorite month! I promise I will the monthly favorites up this weekend! 

I know this was a short update, but I wanted to update you guys real quickly! I hope everybody is doing well and I will talk to you guys real soon! 

Take Care,
Laura

September 7th, 2014 // Senior Buddy Photoshoot

Hello friends, happy Sunday!
My friends and I spent our Saturday taking our senior buddy picture! Our day started at 9:00am when my friends Tiffany and Helen came over to get ready with me. We went shopping at Forever 21 on Friday to choose our outfits, our theme was maroon, black, and cream. I can’t believe how well our outfits matched together - it was perfect! After getting ready, we all hoped in my car and drove to our photoshoot (which was at a park). I was the driver and I had four people in my car; my sister (who was the photographer and my friends: Tiffany, Helen, and Alexis. We followed the GPS to some weird sketchy place and spent about 30 minutes wondering around trying to find this park! It turns out we were at the wrong place! So we had to reroute and continue driving then after 5 minutes we finally found it! We were so happy, the park was absolutely beautiful and what made it even more special was that there was a mini shopping center located by it with restaurants and stores! We spent an hour taking our senior buddy pictures and I absolutely loved all of the pictures! They turned out perfect! Here are some of them! Side Note: All of my pictures from yesterday is on Flickr if you guys would like to see more :) imageimageWe also took this opportunity to take more senior pictures!After a long day of non-stop picture taking, we were pretty hungry, so we decided to stop for lunch at this amazing Thai restaurant. The food was so delicious! After lunch we drove back to my house, Alexis had to leave for work, but Helen and Tiffany stayed over at my house to chill for a while. Helen left around 5 then it was just me and Tiffany. Tiffany and I went on this beautiful hike for an hour or so then we got back to my house for some pizza and Black Ops! Overall, I had a very fun and busy day! I’m so glad my photoshoot went very well and that my friends loved their pictures! Anyways, thank you so much for reading everyone! I hope you guys are all doing well!

Take Care,
Laura. 

Here’s my summer in a nutshell! I can’t believe its over. This summer went by so fast wow. Overall, I had a great summer! I’m ready to take on my senior year! Goodbye Summer 2014! :) 

Goodbye August and Hello September!
Can you guys believe it? Summer is officially over…I’m so sorry for the lack of blogs this month, I promise I will try to blog a lot more in September! But, August was a good month for me and I am so excited to share with you guys my August recap, so lets go! 

Favorite moments/events in August: 
- Union Station w/ Tiffany, Helen, Alexis, and Mikhal + Getting caught by the police on the RTD. 
- Bear’s 2nd birthday. 
- Making over 31 saves. 
- Photoshoot with Tiffany + Alexis. 
- Taste of Colorado (I will talk about this in a separate post). 
- Hanging out with my photo buddy; Elizabeth and Austin. 
- Random photoshoot w/ Helen & Tiffany. 
- Cheesecake Factory w/ my family.
My worst moments/events in Aug:
- Saying goodbye to my coworkers at Water World (I will make a separate blog post about this). 
Favorite song(s)/artist(s).
- Chandelier by Sia. 
- Baliando by Enrique Iglesias. 
- Save Rock n’ roll by Fall Out Boy.
Favorite App(s):
- Pumpup (I love this app so much, it is so motivating!).
Favorite TV Show(s):
-Finding Carter 
-Big Brother
Future goals for September: 
- Get in shape!
- Don’t procrastinate!

That is all for August! I am so excited for September because on September 14th, I’m leaving for my 2 week vacation! I’m going on a cruise for a week then Florida! I CANNOT wait! 

Upcoming post(s):
- School update. 
- Water World recap. 
- A collage of my summer. 

Thank you so much for reading! I hope everyone is having a good day or night! 

Take Care, 
Laura

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