Monday, November 24, 2008

Cruisin' the Riviera!

Nate and I were so lucky to be able to take a whole week off and enjoy family and sunshine sans kiddies for a whole week. It was all I hoped it would be.... relaxing, eating, reading, swimming, hot tubbing, shopping, bonding, laughing, beautiful views, card playing, fun, sun bathing, and a whole lot of sleeping.

I am the lucky girl that happens to have the best in-laws in the entire world! I love all of them, and am so grateful that we are close to them. Of course my family is super awesome as well, but we'll save that for another post! :)

I won't get into the play by play of the cruise, but we stopped at Cabo, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta, they were all beautiful and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. Here are some pictures...
Landing in L.A... we were so excited!

When I imagined my goals for the cruise, this is pretty much what I pictured. Perfect!

Nate's brother Duffy and his wife Tessa did the rock climbing wall. Duffy started before Tessa, and she still almost beat him. It was like a 2 second difference.

On the being tendered to the shore on Cabo.

Nate and his older Bro Andy on Cabo

Andy's wife Kacey and their kids Ashlyn and Drew jetskiing. They let me and Nate use some of their time. I am a fan of speed! Oh yeah, and Nate and I went parasailing their too. Fun!

We also came across this gem... I thought you would all enjoy that! ;)

The shrimp factory in Mazatlan

Notice the Wal-Mart totally obstructing the beautiful view of Puerto Vallarta from the boat?! Of course we went there... it was a real treat for me and Nate as we don't have one here. Which is good.

Andy, Erin (Bart's wife, who by the way is 8 months pregnant and she made it on the boat! The cut off is 24 weeks! :) Nate's bro Bart, me and Nate, riding the bus in P.V.

My cute MIL Heidi, sportin' a mini pink sombrero

Formal night


Our waiter Ramil from the Philipines, and assistant waiter Arnaldo from Chile. Ramil was going to be leaving in 2 weeks, so I think he was a little burnt out, but Arnaldo was super awesome! Oh, and don't mind my chubby arms. That's Duffy and Tessa with me.

Thanks so much to my cousin Robyn who was brave enough to watch two 2 year olds, who did not always get along. She said they did well, which makes me feel so much better. Asher was SO happy to see us, which made me so happy. Sayer was confused at first, but then seemed to get it. I think it took Asher all of last week to get back to normal. He was Mr. Grouchy pants last week, but today he woke up after 7, and was so happy all morning. Hopefully last week was just his adjustment from being left for a week, and not his new 2 year old attitude. He already has one of those! ;) We were ready to come home, and missed our little guys so much. It's great to go away so that you can miss your kids and remember how much you love them!


Trent & Emily Davies said...

Oh man I am jealous!! How fun though to get to go on a cruise just the two of you and relax and enjoy the time together! Its true though...the longer you are away from your kids the more you miss them and want to be home. Then you get home and you wish you could go back to being alone!

The Olsen's said...

I loved seeing the pictures and hearing about your cruise!! Sounds like you guys had a blast! I bet the food was so yummy too! Glad you guys had a great time and a break from the kiddies! :)

Bill & Lisa Busath said...

Morgs, the girls and I especially enjoyed the picture of the "gem" that you included in the pics lineup. Oh, those foreign men and their Speedo-type suits. What are they thinking? Looks like you guys had a blast. I love cruises!

Julia said...

SO FUN!!!! glad you guys had a good time.

DaNae said...

I love no kids vacays. It looks like you had a fabulous time! I think I could use another cruise right about now!

Josh and Michelle said...

Bailey was looking at the pics with me and when she saw the due she was like EEEEWWWW, hes wearing ... that! sounds like a stellar time. So nice that you like all your ILs so much.

The Young's said...

I am so jealous! That looks like a blast. Man, especially with the snow moving in I would love to be by the beach!

Michal Thompson said...

I'm jealous, that's it.

Kadi said...

So much fun! A week without kids...let alone the cruise. I hope all is well in NYC! I can't believe you're so far away. I have awesome in-laws makes life so nice.

A Little Sass said...

Just like everyone else ... I am SO jealous! What a fun trip and a fun family. I love when a trip is "everything you hoped it would be"! I am glad you had such a great time.

Mel and Nate said...

That is so awesome you two were able to get away! I am sooooo jealous! We miss you guys and I love seeing what you are up to! The boys are so cute and growing so fast!