Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Our Christmas Gift to each other!

Jeff and I had an amazing time on our cruise! We have several more pictures but our computer broke so I will have to post more later. Plus, we have to blog about the stalking adventure on our cruise. Pretty funny and entertaining! Last stop Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
We didn't get off the boat in this town either. We were exhausted from sleeping all day/night and overeating. We didn't have the energy to go on shore.

We spent several afternoons playing hand and foot in the game lounge. We were always surrounded by older couples (in their 80's) playing bridge. We fit right in!
PS. I hate always losing to Jeff. Can he ever lose any game he plays?


Hmmmm, what to eat. We slept until noon so our appetites were a little out of control. Everything looked good to us. So, being that we were on a cruise and everything was paid for, we got some of EVERYTHING. Hamburger, fries, soup, cake, chicken fingers, chicken wings, rolls, and of course frozen yogurt.
Note to self: I'm still carrying around cruise weight, UGH!




Fourth Stop: Ixtapa, Mexico


Mazatlan, Mexico


Second Stop: Mazatlan, Mexico

We got off the boat and then got right back on after being swarmed with taxi drivers wanting to take us into the city. We got an uneasy feeling about the crowd so we headed back to the boat and didn't see much of this city.

Another fruit carving table. Notice the festive fruit for Christmas.


First stop: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico


We love frozen yogurt!

Not sure if I want to admit how many we ate the whole time on the cruise.

We averaged about three huge cones a day! Mmmmmm... We were on the boat for 10 days, 30 cones! No wonder I have a muffin top to get rid of!!!
Festive "Welcome Aboard" carved fruit...


First formal night...

Our room... We had a balcony, loved it!

Last March Jeff and I decided to book a 10-day cruise to Mexico for each other for our Christmas. We had such a great time! My mom once again came to the rescue and stayed at our house with our kids while we went. Mom-I hope you know how much this meant to Jeff and I.

WE LOVE GRANDMA BOWEN!!!!!

We haven't been on a real vacation that wasn't work related since we went to Hawaii before we had Owen. What a treat! We made lots of memories and decided once again that we love cruising. We would live on a cruise boat if we could and travel the world.

Owen is a climber! Not so much a good sleeper anymore...

Two nights before Jeff and I left on our cruise, Owen decided to climb out of his crib. Does everyone go through this? He went from a solid 13 hour sleeper to a sporadic 2-3, 5 or 6 hours at a time! We converted his bed to a toddler bed and he still is not sleeping through the night. We have to sit by his bed and talk to him for about 1-2 hours until he decides to close his little eyes and go to sleep. Then he ends up in our bed in the middle of the night. There goes our perfect sleeping child! This is what I get for being so proud to have such good sleeping children. We are going to order him a big mattress so we can convert his bed to a full size in hopes that he will love it and stay there all night. We are under the assumption that he falls out of his toddler bed in the middle of the night and then crawls into our bed for comfort. To be continued....