Thursday, December 27, 2012

The BEST Christmas present ever!!

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas!!
I know you're just dying to hear about mine, so here ya go! :)

Christmas Eve my honey and I went to this really cool retreat/camp center, and just walked around, and explored, and just had time alone together.


These are covered wagons, with 8 beds inside. Ahh, to be a kid again!

These Teepee's also sleep 8.

Then on Christmas my boy's Mother had them in the morning, and we got them around 11. We had a great Christmas with them!
They LOVE their Daddy!
Christmas evening we went to my honey's Dad's house.
Heading out on Christmas Night!
I got some nice things, including a $50 Kohl's giftcard. (Yay, I can buy some more running clothes!!) My MIL got me some perfume, which I returned for a running hat and gloves. :)

 And now, for the BEST present ever!!
My Christmas present from my honey is a CRUISE TO THE BAHAMAS!!




Can't wait to use this room!! (Sick, I know)
We'll be going on the Carnival Fascination in February, for 4 nights and 5 days.
I have NEVER been so excited about anything!! This will be the first time either of us has ever been on a cruise, so it'll be even more special.
So, my goal is to keep on running, begin my 3 week juice fast today, and wear a bikini for the first time in my life on our cruise!!

Have you ever been on a cruise? Any advice for me?
What was your favorite gift this Christmas?

The winner for my Tropical Traditions Giveaway is David L. I have sent you an email!

42 comments:

  1. Awesome!! I've never been on a cruise. My favorite gift was a Pandora bracelet and beads from my hubby! He picked the beads out himself.

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    1. What a sweet present, especially since he picked out the beads himself!

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  2. Ohh sounds so much funnnnn... have great holidays and tell us more about the cruise once ur back!

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  3. That's so awesome! I dream of going on a cruise someday......someday. :) What a sweet gift from your husband! So thoughtful!

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  4. Wow, that is an awesome present!!! I've never been on a cruise but it looks like so much fun :)

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    1. Yes, it is!! I've always wanted to go on one!

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  5. Aww! The cruise is going to be SO awesome! I have never been on one but have a lot of friends who have and love them :)

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  6. I have never been on a cruise. How fabulous. Good job honey!

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  7. How fun!!! You guys will have a blast! Good luck on your juice fast!

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  8. Sweet!!!! I have never cruised, but I have friends who swear they will never vacation any other way.

    We got a good tv, finally...so that was a gift to all of us from us. Since I only watch biggest loser and big bang theory...I think I got the short end on this one. But the old crappy tv will be hooked up infront of the treadmill with a dvd player for me so that's a good thing! Maybe I'll break my 40 minute dreadmill world record?!

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    1. Nice, Jess! That's funny, Biggest Loser is pretty much the only thing I watch too (well, besides the news)! I can't wait until it starts again! I hear ya about the dreadmill...ugh.

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  9. Ooh, your cruise sounds like so much fun! Have a great time!

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  10. Super jealous right now! I've only been on one cruise and it was fun. Don't get sucked into the food buffet trap. Eat in the "fancy" restaurants for sure. Have fun!

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    1. Oh, that's good to know! What's wrong with the buffet though? Is it just not as good?

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  11. Now that is a great Christmas present! Major husband points right there.:)

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  12. I have never been on a cruise and never will. I am terrified of the water!! But YAY you!!!

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  13. Lucky you! Never been on a cruise so no advice expect to rock your bikini!!!

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  14. wow!! That is so exciting!! I've never been on a cruise and have always wanted to go. Can't wait to hear about it!! ;-)

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  15. So exciting! Can't wait to hear all about your cruise. I've never been on one. Well, not a real one anyway. Good luck with your juice fast.

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  16. Aloha,
    Love your zest for life and am so inspired by your journey-- thank you for sharing both of those.
    I've made it my silly little goal to stop by and follow/ say "hey" to every mom on our bloggy mom hop this month. It's so sweet to be on this journey with you.

    If you're up for a bit of a ride I'd love, love, love for you to join me at Local Sugar Hawaii where we're riding the wave of life together, one adventure at a time. And this weekend we're ringing in the new year together at An Aloha Affair. You can link up all of your creative work and share it with other sweet souls looking to make meaningful connections. Stop by anytime, you're always welcome.

    Happy New Years to You and Yours.
    xo,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

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    1. Thank you, Nicole! I'll be right over! xoxo

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  17. You are so stinkin' gorgeous and I'm SUPER excited about your cruise - YAY!

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  18. You're goin to have a blast!!!

    Since this is your first cruise and you may very well get a little nauseated the first night - go to walmart and get SeaBands. They are near the dramamine. You can wear them during the day or night and it's all done by pressure points. Best little invention ever although slightly dorky looking. But better that than seasick! If you plan to drink any alcohol- dramamine is a no-no.

    The buffet food is mediocre. It's not gourmet and some things are left to be desired, but it's good for breakfast/lunch. The chicken tenders are always good! Definitely do dinner in the dining rooms and one night at the nice restaurant on board.

    Are you guys planning on booking any excursions?

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    1. Ok, I will get some seabands- just in case!
      Good to know about the food too! Yes, we've booked 2 excursions, one in Nassau and one in Freeport. One of them is to a private island, and the other one is taking a tour of gardens and waterfalls- they both got great reviews.

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  19. Oh my gosh, what a great Christmas present! You guys will have a wonderful time on the cruise.

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  20. You 'fessed up to exchanging a gift from your MIL!?!? I am in complete awe of you. :)

    We went on a cruise for our honeymoon and didn't get seasick at all. The ship is so huge it barely moves. Once you get your balance (you do sometimes teeter a little) you forget you're even on a boat! Have a BLAST! I DESPERATELY want to go an another one with my honey.

    Rock your bikini!

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    1. Well, she doesn't know I exchanged it! Lol!
      That's good to hear that you didn't get seasick, hopefully we won't either! You should go on another one! I have a feeling we're going to have more cruises in our future. Thanks, girl!!

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