Monday, October 20, 2008

If we sold our house, we could cruise once a month and just live in a shelter the other 3 weeks

So, we celebrated our 15th anniversary this year and were hoping to be able to go on a cruise. With the economy the way it is, we weren't sure if we were going to be able to make it before the end of the year. Mid-September I googled "last minute cruises" and found some great deals. We decided to try to go in October when my mom would be here to watch the kids.
We've done two cruises by ourselves and really wanted to go with somebody this time. First, we tried to convince the Passey's to go with us. They had just moved and we were desperately missing them already. They gave us every excuse in the book and we gave them every solution in the book but, try as we might, we couldn't get them to come (It was pretty much a re-run of just before they moved. Maybe we should just take the hint ;)). So then we tried the Eaves'. They celebrated their 15th this year also and were dying to come, but it was just too last minute and they already had commitments. I even put it on my stinking Myspace and Facebook. Lots of interest but no bites. Again, too last minute.
So... when you can't find any friends to go with you on vacation what do you do? Take your kids! I know, I know, it sounds like a punch line to some joke, but we had an absolute ball!

We decided to go the week of October break so they wouldn't miss much school. They had to get some work done early because it was the end of the quarter but they didn't complain. Our port was in Orlando, Florida so we stayed the night before the cruise and the night after in a hotel near the beach.

So many people we talked to really want to go on a cruise. We're thinking of planning one with a big group of friends for next summer or Spring Break of 2010. Let us know if you want to be included and we'll start gathering input on time and place!!


Kara said...

We absolutely love cruising! We tried to get people to go with us about 3 years ago...and no one as even interested...we did not even get invited by you...should we take this personally???Maybe no one likes us...

Cheryl said...

I am so SERIOUSLY JEALOUS!!! The girls and I have been talking for YEARS about going on a cruise. I would like to make it happen before they start leaving for college (which is coming up too soon). We even have friends going this coming year for spring break but didn't find out about it until a month or so ago and the prices had jumped too high. And, of course, now that the girls are older it is "too boring" to go on vacation with just the three of us, so they are always wanting to take friends along. Please, please, please let me know if you are getting a group together...we would definitely be interested.

..and it would be fun to make Ben wonder....(you'll have to ask Katie and Brandon about that!!)

Krista said...

I'm so glad you had a good time. I am super sad we weren't able to come with you. Things are going to get better now that we both have jobs. I bet you had some fantastic Dairy Queen in that dress. love ya miss ya

The Hansen Family said...

Hahahahaaha!! As a matter of fact, I did. :)

Kathryn said...

Wow - make us all jealous! We are going next time. I know we're the new kids on the block, but I promise we'll only be mildly annoying OK?