Tuesday, September 2, 2008

We're Back!

We're back from our cruise and it was wonderful!

We had a great time eating, drinking, going to shows, going to dinner and sleeping through the night with no interruptions! We snorkeled, played bingo, laid in the sun, went down the big water slide, ate, made new friends, spent some time at the spa, did a little gambling, a lot of drinking, and even worked out together. Oh, and Dan won the genius contest, which should be no surprise to anyone who knows him. You'll have to ask him to show you his trophy.

I thought four days was the perfect amount of time on the boat. I don't know if I would have wanted to stay much longer than that. I even started to miss the kids. Although I wouldn't have wanted them on the cruise with us. Every time I saw a family with kids, I just thought to myself, "I'm glad I'm not doing that!" Although the kids were very excited to see us when we got home (and we were excited to see them too!), Ava quickly reminded us why we loved our vacation so much. She had a screaming tantrum at bedtime at Grandma's house and cried for about an hour of the seven-hour car ride home today. Vacation's over!

Practicing in case the ship went down!

Our cabin, complete with towel monkey

At the Captain's dinner

On the catamaran, the Elation is in the background

On the way back from Cabo, a little tipsy

New friends at our table for dinner

9 comments:

Kathy said...

Oh...I'm JEALOUS...
did you ask your mom if she'd watch Isaac for ME!?!?!

I'm SO glad that you guys were able to get away...what a way to tie up the last few crazy months!
NOW...you can relax and breathe...
your babies are great, you are tanned, well rested...what else is there!?!?!?

Our Family said...

I'm so glad you guys had such a great time. You deserved it. I hope to be you one day!

christa said...

GOOD FOR YOU!! you both look happy, relaxed, tan and healthy. I'm so glad tat you took some time to focus on yourselves and each other. I hope the next few months and beyond continue to bring you peace.

The Portas said...

You guys deserved this SO. MUCH. I am so happy to see carefree, happy, smiling pictures of you two. I'm proud of you for doing this. A lot of parents don't take the time they NEED away from the kids, but I believe it makes us better parents to have that husband-wife-only time once in a while.

I feel like I'm needing a cruise now! Maybe I'll go chat with my hubby. :) I hope you're getting settled ok after vacation.

Sending you lots of hugs! xoxoxo

Jennifer Herring said...

Looks like tons of fun!

Paige said...

glad youa re back and that you had so much fun!

Molly said...

Mmmmm.... that looks like way too much fun! Maybe we'll do something like that... in 4-5 years...
Amy

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you had a fun weekend of relaxation and Bingo together. I liked the pic of you and Dan (with sombrero). You really didn't need to tell us you were tipsy. I could tell just by looking at you. Good for you!

Jen

Vanessa said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! I have never been on a cruise but now I really want to.

Hope you guys are settling back in nicely.