Can't have a cruise without delightful towel animals!
Going on a cruise was a last minute decision. We heard about it a month before the ship was to set sail. It was a good decision for several reasons. 1) It was a work-cruise (bit of a contradiction, but we had meetings each day). 2) We were going without the kids. 3) We were going without the kids.
I quickly called my mom to see if she would be willing to watch my little monsters. (Oh yes, monsters they were for her. Sorry, Mom!) Luckily, she agreed and bought a plane ticket to come.
We said goodbye to the kids and drove to Los Angeles two Sundays ago. We got stuck in nasty traffic. It took 3 1/2 hours to travel a distance that normally takes 1 hour. Luckily, we didn't have any tantrum throwers in the backseat. Although, Husband and I both came fairly close multiple times. We met up with a dear friend for dinner and spent the evening catching up with him.
On Monday, we met up with a very sweet friend for lunch. We danced together in college, and she moved away several years ago. It was wonderful to see her. After lunch, we went to the port and boarded the ship.
We had good food, wonderful company, and the best time just the two of us. We relaxed, socialized, and sang many hours of karaoke with some great singers. Our favorite being a really drunk lady in a tumuu - Husband's creation for tube top muumuu.
After the cruise ended Friday morning, we got back in the car and drove to Arizona. Husband's brother was blessing his baby Sunday, and almost the whole family was going to be there. Quite a feat with 6 siblings and 5 spouses. Husband's parents had picked up our kids and drove them to Arizona so we could meet up there. It was fun to meet our new nephew. We had a fabulous weekend spending time with family and visiting friends, mixed with some work time.
It's nice to be home again. Just the four of us. Planning out our next several months. Enjoying our time together.