Blake's sister and her family came in the night before and stayed at our house. We hadn't seen them since February and we were able to give the kids their souvenirs from Disney World. Kynleigh is collecting snow globes so we got her one with Disney princesses and we got Austin a Viking helmet from Norway in Epcot. Luckily they loved them!
|Blake wearing the hat while playing with the kids on the drive to the boat. He is an awesome uncle!|
|Seriously, how perfect!!!|
|Blake got a room with a window. It was so nice to see the ocean both in the daytime and at night.|
We all met up for dinner and then watched the welcoming show that gave a preview of activities and shows that are available on the boat while we were there. We walked around and explored a little that night. We found our embarkation photos for $11 each! Yuck! I might have been tempted to get it but it wasn't the best picture of us.
Friday was a full day at sea. We woke up pretty early and met up with everyone for breakfast. Blake and I got some chairs around 10 and stayed there until 1sh. Sigh, so nice. I listened to a book and Blake read a book he has really gotten into, Game of Thrones. (If you want to know what books I am reading and how I rate them, become my friend on goodreads.com! I should probably dedicate another post to that website. Going on my blog to do list!) The rest of the afternoon involved a nap, shower, and getting ready for dinner.
|At the back of the boat. (Nail polish is OPI Swimsuit...Nailed It!)|
|Blake reading in our room before dinner.|
|Austin and I on the Duran's balcony|
|It was windy. Notice my hair :)|
|Putting ointment on Austin's gum.|
|Austin's gum :(|
|So sweet when he smiles :)|
|With momma making a nice face :)|
|Blake and I at dinner.|
|Kynleigh and Aunt Connie! I love this girl so much!|
|Uncle Blake and Kynleigh|
|Austin made this face before I could stop him.|
Once the karaoke became over 18 only, we left. There was a band playing in the hallway so we danced for a bit.
|Austin's serious face.|
After we swam with the dolphins, we had lunch and then went walking and shopping around downtown Cozumel.
|Wearing his Daddy's glasses|
|Austin just had to show his gums!|
|Only one letter away from my mom's name :)|
|Yes, there was a pit-bull on top of the marquee. So random|
|Austin got this spiderman wresting mask. Too cute.|
|Kynleigh got her hair braided|
|My Abuelito's name!|
Blake and I were lame and got tired so we decided to go ahead and head back to the boat while Brooke and Steve continued shopping. Kynleigh and Austin decided to come with us.
|2 of my favorite boys!|
|We were on the smaller boat|
|The walkway to the boats|
|It was my turn to carry Austin|
That night, we did more karaoke and this time I joined in on the fun. I sang "Clumsy" which was Blake's ringer for my phone for awhile. That song always makes me think of him. Unfortunately, it isn't the easiest song to sing and I butchered it (but isn't that what you are supposed to do when you karaoke?!) which is why you won't be seeing the video. Speaking of, I should probably go delete that.... They were filming for the ship's DVD and my song made it on there. The next day a clip was showing on the cruise channel on the TV .
|I'm on TV!|
I also did a duet with Kynleigh singing "Single Ladies". We had so much fun and Kynleigh was SO good! She knew the song better than I did and I became her backup dancer on the parts I didn't know.
|Blake and Austin playing the "try and pull my hands apart" game|
That night we had an elephant. :)
The next day was our last full day and we were at sea on our way back to Galveston. There was a towel folding class that Blake took with Kynleigh and Austin.
|I love the look on Austin's face :)|
There were a newlywed game that I really wanted to participate in but we had been married too long/not long enough. They wanted newlynewly weds (1 week or 2), 15sh years, and the couple that had been married the longest in the room. It was still fun to watch and Blake and I answered the questions at our seat. While we were playing, Blake decided to teach Austin a fun game called "prevent Aunt Connie from talking".
For the rest of the day, we sat around the pool and just enjoyed ourselves.
|Austin all wrapped after a deep in the pool|
|Front of the boat|
|I love my niece and nephew SO much!|
We docked early Monday morning and we were lucky enough to get off the boat at a decent time because I had a professional development at 12:30. We get to car, and sure enough, it has a flat tire. We (aka Blake, Steve, and Randy) put on the spare tire and we were still making decent time. Then on the road, either the spare was flat or another tire was flat, I forget. So we stopped by a dealership and that took an hour, so I missed my class. Oh well.
|In the car while they were changing the tire|
|Seriously, how perfect this hat is!|
|Waiting in the dealership|
We had a BLAST! and we can't wait for our trip next summer :)