Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Fabulously festive floating foreign Forced Family Fun (onboard the Carnival Dream)!

Here is the whole group, all 13 of us sporting our FFF shirts:

FFF on the Dream

What started out as merely FFF (Forced Family Fun) in 1989 with GROANS from our kids because they did NOT want to go on a long camping trip with us, has progressed to adding many more Fs to the scenario over the years (although some of them were perhaps an unmentionable “F” or two during the teenager years).  Now that the kids are all adults, they seem to finally appreciate the trips just a tad more. 

Everyone enjoyed the fabulous cruise (how could they not?!)…especially the short folks.  They enjoyed the pool, water slides, Camp Carnival, 24/7 ice cream machine, etc.

Carnival is definitely the Fun Ship!  Just check out these smiles.  But vacations must end…and so it has.  Everyone is back in their respective homes, enjoying all the good memories we created last week.

And the door decoration grinch?  Who knows.  Our Ho ho doordoor first began losing a few letters…the “H” was the first to go; then it returned…and left again, along with its matching letter.  Next went the snowflakes.

Then everything got gone except for the belt buckle, which got ripped apart and rearranged.


Poor door.  At least the door grinch had a sense of humor.

The end.

So what is your favorite memory of Christmas 2011?


Jean said...

FFF, I love it... I used that phrase to my brother with his gift. I'll take FFF any day!

Have a great day!

Haley D. said...

We love FFF!!!! Thanks for a wonderful time and great memories!

ivana said...

Ciao Sandy!

I think that "F" is very often a great letter, add Food, Felicity, Fortuna...

Thanks for the positive effect of your stories!!!

Big hugs!

Sandee said...

How fun and what a lovely family you have. I biggified the photograph. Poor door indeed.

My best memory about Christmas? It was peaceful because my brother isn't allow to visit anymore. It was wonderful.

Have a terrific day. :)

Julia said...

Love the shirts! And those kids are growing sooooo fast. This one needs to be framed and hung on the wall for sure. :)

Linda said...

Looks like a lot of Family Fun - Forced or not! As kids we never appreciate those forced family vacations but I think that as we get older, we realize just how much fun they really were and how fortunate we were to have them. Besides, how can you not have Fun with a capital F on a cruise ship when you're a kid? 24/7 ice cream?? That's like being in Kid Heaven I should think!