February 2, 2012

Paradise in January

January is a big month for birthdays in my family. My dad, my mom, and I all have birthdays in January. This year my dad turned 80 and he decided to take his family on a cruise to celebrate. There turned out to be 21 of us in total. The boys were very excited for a cruise and I was just excited for some warm sunshine in January. Thanks to my dad for splurging for this vacation.

The birthday boy

A camera shootout with my brother and sister

We hiked around on Catalina Island

I loved the cool art and art deco lights at what is now the movie theater

Boy #1 was our navigator when we rented a golf cart to drive around the island

Beautiful plants

My sister-in-law gave me a Birthday Girl tiara and decorated my cabin door, Thanks!

The kids table, the boys sure love their cousins

The boys posing for the cheesy photographs, this guy loved to say "you who"

Boy #1 with a huge Ensenada hat, my other sister came to La Bufadora with us and is off to the side

La Bufadora, a blowhole that was not blowing much that day

The shops you have to walk through to get to La Bufadora, we did have fun bargaining for a few things including the sweatshirt that boy#2 is wearing

My mom celebrating her birthday