I don’t know what happened to me since my last post on January 11th either folks!
Oh wait–yeah I do. The hubs was super sweet and booked us on a fun get away for our 14th wedding anniversary. Thanks to mom and dad who stayed put with the kiddos and dogs we jetted off to Cali and had a blast staying at the Queen Mary
The next morning we boarded the Carnival Imagination and jetted off for a 4 day Baja Mexico cruise. We really had a blast and would do this same itinerary again and again.
Catalina Island we rented a golf cart and putzed around- then made it back to the ship just before a downpour of rain- perfect nap time!
In Ensenada we chilled out on the deck of the ship and then wander into town for a a fabulous 90 minute couples massage- then we had some of the very best tacos we have ever had and did some shopping.
We made some great friends on our table at dinner and we all got a group shot to remember everyone by:
The last day was a sea day and we took advantage of the relaxation
After we disembarked we headed to Hollywood to be tourists for a bit (don;t even need to do that again- pretty lame) then we flew home
With a year of blessings under our belt we really were not totally sure if we would have a “big vacation” this year- With our New House and new budget we really wanted to be sure that we were being good stewards of the monetary compensation that has been graced upon us thanks to Jason’s really hard work with Spectrum Group. While he has blown it out of the water in the leap of faith to going to full time real estate last year, we utterly credit our multitudes of blessings to being obedient with our tithes. We haven’t fully jumped on board with Financial Peace teachings but we did commit to not buying things unless we can pay cash- that included a vacation. So when I started to get the Disney bug over the summer (that was easily being egged on by good friends that hinted to also going to Disney) we took a hard look at if we could put a Disney line in the budget and make a trip over fall break.
In all of our dozens of trips to Disneyland we had yet to ever go in the fall when it was Halloween time.
One thing about the boys and Halloween is that they “don’t do scary”- which for this momma that grew up loving everything about Halloween- the gorier the better- has always been bitter sweet. So I figured Halloween Disney style would be just the right compromise.
We worked hard and stashed enough to take a 5 day get away to California over the boys fall break and even add a bonus special treat of attending the 2013 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party. Mom and Dad Geroux were able to join us for several of the days and we also got to spend most of our time with our good friends the Parkers.
This trip I also splurged for my souvenir and purchased the Disney photo pass+ (I will do that EVERY trip from now on)- we got copies of every ride we rode and of every professional photog that anyone in our party stopped at
Some highlights from the Trip for Tyler:
Highlights from this trip for Connor:
Highlights for me and Jas
Until we meet again Mickey…
Daddy and Momma have a lot of work to do to get us back on one of your boats again!!
Last fall my friend Destiny and I both bought a deal chicken certificate for a 2 night stay at a resort up in Pinetop. The expiration was coming up so we we put it on the calendar and packed the families up and headed out to hopefully find some snow to play in.