Wednesday, February 18, 2009

CRUSIN'!

Last week Kelly and I went with 8 of our favorite people (most of his family) on the cruise that has been in the works for over 3 years!! Really, we started planning Christmas '05 for our "feelin' fine in 2009" cruise...and FINALLY it happened! It was the first time cruising for all of us, and despite a little rough waters making for queasy stomachs...we had a FABULOUS time!

Our ship sailed from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas- SO Beautiful!!! The first picture in the post was taken in front of the famous arch in the Sea of Cortez, and here Kelly and Birch are going to try snorkeling! The beaches were gorgeous and the water was amazing...I felt like we could be in a movie! especially considering how handsome Kelly is, I mean he has MOVIE STAR written all over him!!

Blayre and I also tried snorkeling...even as I post this picture I am still wondering why in the world I'm putting a swim suit shot on the internet....

Kelly and Birch also did a little cliff diving...I took these shots with the long lens (like my camera lingo?) from FAR away! so you can imagine my delight that you can even tell what's happening here! not to mention that Kelly was so proud of me (mostly that I captured an awesome shot of HIM)

I only wish we could see their expressions in this picture...I think even these two brave boys were a little nervous!! Like the matching shorts? I found those swimsuits on sale for $1.25!!! So I bought one for each of Kelly's brothers and he had them embroidered to say "Feeling fine in 2009" with a cruise ship...don't worry, the girls got T-shirts with the same logo.

Okay, here come the mushy 'engagement photos,' as Julia called them! But just to our credit, the beach is named 'Lover's Beach' so we HAD to be lovie...right?

This one is in front of a cave on the beach- so piraty!! I just know there must be treasure in there somewhere!!

So every night we had the same waiters...a married couple from Indonesia. They were adorable!! Kelly and I both felt that the food was super good for the first couple days, and then everything started to kind of taste the same. But dinner was still fun- we always had a dinner topic, really deep subject matter i.e. "If your spouse was an animal, what would they be?" We laughed a lot and REALLY enjoyed the company!

The next stop was Ensenada...the weather wasn't quite as warm here, so the boys thought it'd be fun to rent ATVs. I think it was a dream come true for Kelly and his brothers. They built jumps and rode in the dunes and on the beach for (what seemed like) hours!

Kelly flying off a jump!

Birch used his awesome Spanish to find us a great authentic (and cheap!) restaurant. We had men come sing to us and LOTS of yummy food!

I was so fun to get away for a few days! THANK YOU mom for watching the kids! I was surprised how much I missed them! I had to make myself think about other things so I wouldn't miss them too much! But it was SO nice to be with Kelly and get to focus a little on us. I always tell my married couples in therapy "There is NOTHING more important you can do than work on your marriage!" A little get-away is a great way to give marriage some time and attention!! (how's that for a little preachin' from the counselor?)
Kelly really is a budding photographer, so if you want to see even MORE pics (more of the scenery mostly), click this link!

11 comments:

Mary said...

Seems like a blast. I totally want to do this 3 week Mediterranian cruise but I'm thinking it might be better to do when the kids are closer to their teen years.

Ditto Family said...

What a great recap! I'm sure grateful for your camera that captured so many fun memories!

The Ditto clan said...

it's so fun to hear everyone's recap. We had such a great time!

Campbell Family said...

So Beautiful! I'm so glad you had fun feelin' fine in 09'! And you look great in your swim suit! :)

Amanda said...

I love that your family does fun things together. Not only that you do fun things together but that you have to name the the trip something really cool and make t-shirts and shorts and everything!! I love it! Someday I will get my brothers to do something fun!!!

Amanda said...

p.s. AMAZING photos on the link!!!

Jake said...

Great pics and amazing cliff diving! Regarding the scuba diving where were the oxygen tanks?

Alexis said...

So much fun. I hope to go on a cruise with Josh once we finally leave this place if he ever gets into school. They are so fun and worth it. I'm glad that you and Kelly were able to go, kid free, on an amazing, unforgetable date.

amy said...

wow i am sooo jealous! it looks like so much fun!

jaime said...

I'm so glad you had a great time! It looks so beautiful and fun too!!

Amberli said...

oh this looks so heavenly! and whatever - you look fab in the swimsuit shot, don't you fret about posting it!