Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sweet Sixteen!

In celebration of my 16th birthday on the fourth of October, my family and I went on a Caribbean cruise. It was such a blessed trip and one that I will never forget… Great memories were made, indeed!

Our first stop was Key West, Florida. We didn’t plan any excursions at this port, although we did visit the beautiful Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

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As we entered the large conservatory, we saw hundreds of gorgeous butterflies fluttering around, all from various places of the world!

DSC_1039 Jessa was very eager to hold one of the delicate beauties…

DSC_1045 … And I was as well!

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DSC_1068 Discovering my dear mother’s hand :)

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This little fellow was in another section of the conservatory… He and his friend wore the most vibrant colors!

O Lord, how manifold are Your works!
In wisdom You have made them all.
The earth is full of your possessions-
This great and wide sea,
In which are innumerable teeming things,
Living things both great and small.”
~ Psalm 104:24-25~

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After Key West, we visited the Grand Cayman Islands, and then went on to Ocho Rios, Jamaica the following day. The above photograph was captured in Jamaica. I must say that Ocho Rios is incredibly beautiful! Looking out my window the morning we arrived, I saw lush hilltops and blue water… My jaw dropped, to say the least! :)

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This photo was taken on our way back home. God’s creation is so magnificent, isn’t it? He never ceases to amaze me!

I am so thankful we had the opportunity to go on this cruise. It was certainly a very special and memorable “sweet sixteen!”

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!”
~2 Corinthians 9:15~

17 comments:

Rachel said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! :) Those pictures are beautiful!
God is SO awesome and amazing!

Blessings and love,
Rachel

*Lizzie* said...

Oh how fun!! Happy birthday by the way!!! I'm glad you guys had fun ;)

Desiree said...

Happy Sweet 16!! Looks like a great day:)

Ruby Jean said...

I wanted to stop in and wish you a VERY happy and Blessed belated Birthday... It sounds as though the Lord did Bless you abundantly on your special day... You captured the Majesty of the Lord quite Beautifully...

Blessings
Angelina

Jean Marie said...

the photos are GORGEOUS. oh my word, you make me really want to go on a cruise, even more!!! :) I love the water pictures.....stunning.

So glad you are all back home safely, and Happy Birthday! :)

~Miss Raquel said...

Happy birthday, dear!!!

Lovely photos :)

Rebecca said...

Happy Birthday, Jenna!! My 16th birthday is October 10, so we are VERY close in age:)

GORGEOUS pictures!

In Christ,
Rebecca

Rachel Beth said...

A very happy belated birthday, dear Jenna! What a lovely birthday trip you had - wonderful pictures too!

God bless you.
Love in Christ,
Jessica & Rachel

Kels said...

Happy Birthday Jenna!! Your photos are amazing. I'm so glad you had a great birthday. :)

big hugs, xxx~Kelsey

Emma (aka The Big Sis) said...

Happy Birthday Jenna! Looked like fun!

Hannah Grace said...

Happy [late] birthday! :) What a wonderful opportunity!! I'm glad you had a good time.

Rachel said...

Happy Belated Birthday! May God richly bless you!

Gorgeous pictures, by the way!!!

Quinn said...

Happy Birthday Jenna!! What a wonderful time you must have had and how absolutely stunning your photography captured the sights you saw!!

MaKenna Morgan said...

Sounds like a great time! I didn't realize we are so close in age... I turned 16 on the 8th! Crazy!

I can't wait to see ya'll again! MaKenna

Allison said...

Happy Birthday Jenna! What a beautiful, memorable birthday. Hope you have a blessed "sweet sixteenth" year!

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday Jenna! {Though I was able to give you a "pre" birthday greeting! Your photos are so lovely, and God's handiwork is truly displayed in His amazing creation!

In Christ,
~Shannon~

Michele said...

Happy Birthday Jenna!! It sounds as if you and your family had such a delightful time celebrating your birthday. Glad you are all home safely.
Blessings,
Mrs. Hope