My days to sailing countdown was over 300 when it started for Alaska. Now it's down to
39. The wait was so slow that we went on another cruise in October and
then a 2 week trip to California since we booked it lol. Cali was very
unexpected, for the 1st time in the 15 years my husband has worked for
the same company they sent him out of town and I jumped on the
opportunity to tag along. That was in February. Now I have so much going on for the next 4
weeks that time is flying and I am almost overwhelmed by it all.
Saturday is my aunt & uncles 50th wedding anniversary, followed by a
night at Busch Garden's compliments of my husband's employer. Sunday I
am spending the day in Orlando with my brother and his wife and 2 kids
at their resort. I will likely spend some more time there during the
week since they will be there all week and it's only about 1 hour away.
I get 2 weeks to clean my house, get organized and prepare everything
for an extraordinary visit. You see when I was 19 years old and my son
was only 6 months old I was raped and wound up pregnant. I gave the baby up
for adoption, so in 3 weeks I will be meeting my 16 year old daughter
for the first time. Both of my brothers are flying into town so she can
meet them too, and my mom is planning a dinner at her house. Big huge
deal. Then I will have a whopping 4 days after that to get packed and
fly out to Seattle. There we will spend a few days and I will be meeting
my stepdaughter for the 1st time as well as her husband and 2 children.
My husband hasn't seen HIS daughter in 17 years. By some miracle we are
getting to see both of our daughters 1 week apart. Then we go on our
7-Day Alaskan cruise. We have been wanting to do this cruise ever since
our first cruise on our honeymoon back in 2002. Oh and to make the
cruise even more spectacular we were able to go from an interior to a
balcony, our 1st balcony!, and still have some OBC due to price drops. I
<3 Early Saver!
Needless to say I am pretty much a basket
case. I still can't believe how much we have done this past few months
and will do in the next month. It's just amazing.
Thanks for reading. I'm about to burst from all the excitement and my friends and family are probably about sick of me lol. At least you guys can hopefully appreciate the excitement and if not, well at least I had a chance to release some of the pent up energy in my typing!
- 2002-July *Fantasy* 4-Day Bahamas ~Honeymoon woohoo!
- 2011-October *Inspiration* 5-Day Western Caribbean ~Halloween
- 2012-October *Paradise* 5-Day Western Caribbean ~Halloween
- 2013-May *Miracle* 7-Day Alaskan ~Dream come true
- 2013-October *Legend* 8-Day Exotic W. Caribbean ~Halloween