12.5.12

Disney Cruise

So it's been a WHILE since my last post. But I'm not giving up. You see, our desktop computer crashed and we had to back it up and I finally got a new computer. But, all of our photos are on an external hard-drive that I still haven't quite figured out yet. Basically, I didn't want to post out of order. So, here are some Disney Cruise photos that my Father-in-law took. Once I can get my photos, I'll add those in too....but this will be a good start! My in-laws celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary last year, and what they wanted more than any big party was to take us all on a Disney Cruise. It was our first time 'cruising'. This particular cruise went from LA down to Mexico and back. There was a lot to do, it was really fun stopping off and exploring different towns, but the last day at sea was a rough one (Derek and I both got sea sick....ugh...). But it was a lot of great memories and the kids had a BLAST! Seriously, Jack still talks about it. He even refers to a cruise as a place where people live (like an apartment, a house, etc...).
There were tons of activities for families on board the ship. We had daily dance parties, pool time, kid slide, arcade room, sports deck, workout room, shuffle board, live 'Disney' shows, character greetings and of course the food.
**Jack LOVED meeting Captain Jack. Definitely one of the highlights!
Our first stop was in Puerto Vallarta. We hopped in a cab and headed straight for the beach. Pretty much everyone, except for myself, had been there. We walked through 'old town', walked through the market and over to a beachfront restaurant and had a canopy/lounge area to hang out at and eat delicious Mexican food. The kids were in heaven digging in the sand and swimming in the ocean. I loved it too because we rented jet skis and I was PARASAILING! I was a little sketched out trying it in Mexico, but it was awesome....and I survived!
**"Curtain's Up..." -from Modern Family ....was Jack's quote of the week
The next day we went to Cabo San Lucus. After some back and forth, we got a ride in a glass bottom boat (The boys loved looking down into the ocean and seeing the fish!) over to a beautiful beach to hang out, snorkel and cliff jump. We didn't have much time there....I could've stayed forever!
We had a lot of fun and were so thankful to Bill and Nina for making this trip happen!