Friday, July 31, 2009

I'm doing the DOC dance!

I just got my cruise documents via email. While I'm as excited as all get out, I loved the old documents you got in the mail. It made it better somehow...but I'm still very happy!

28 days until we fly to Miami and 28 days of lots to do at work, home, and everything. But now we have our docs and I'm psyched!!!

Happy dancing and happy sailing,

Thursday, July 30, 2009

29 Days!

Well, we're in the 20's countdown now. Wow, i'ts really getting closer! Now i'm down to, "what jewelry am I going to wear" and "I need a pair of white shorts" blah blah trivial stuff.

I just watched the sea trials for Oasis of the Seas. It's so cool. You can watch it here:

Happy Sailing,

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. We are really almost there. Today is a monumental day on my countdown. I just wish my headache would go away and I wasn't at work...but other than that I am so HAPPY!!!

We have 105 people signed up for our meet & mingle. I'm amazed, that's a record for me. And since I started the whole thing I kind of feel like the hostess.

Sooo excited. Bring it on Royal Caribbean. I am ready!

Happy Sailing,

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

31 days...One month and we're in Miami!

Wow, one month from today we'll be in one of my favorite cities - Miami. We'll be staying at the posh and new Epic Hotel (got a great deal) and getting ready for the cruise. We have two flights to get there and I just pray to God they go ok. They've changed our flights twice so I hope they don't do it again!

Liberty of the Seas you are one hot mama and I can't wait to see you from the Hotel!!

Happy Sailing,

Monday, July 27, 2009

32 Days...Liberty of the Seas you're becoming real!

Yep, we have 32 days. 31 until we reach Miami. (God willing!) Our meet & mingle is now over 100 people strong.

I'm working on t-shirts for my hubby and son and I. Should be cute. Also was going to make nametags but since RCCL gives them out at our M&M...what's the point?

We really need this vacation. All of us NEED it. It can't come soon enough!

Happy sailing,

Friday, July 24, 2009

35 Days to go and's going by fast now!

We booked this cruise back in January so the time has really seemed to go by slow...until now. It's flying by! Could be because it's my busy time at work, or that it's summer, but I'm realizing I have to get some things done!

My son has grown out of almost all his clothes, so I'm slowly gathering some shorts and shirts. His suit still fits (Thank God!) but that's about it.

We have someone to come and help with the horses while we're gone which puts us at ease. I'll sure miss my Luna Balloona though when we're gone.

I have two dresses out getting shortened (damn shortness) and so that's cool. Now I just need a pair of silver heels and a pair of white anyone?

Our exchange student called today from Poland. Gosh we miss him. But I'm thrilled for his family, they really missed him.

Well, that's it for now,

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

38 days on the good side, our exchange student leaves tomorrow on the bad side.

We've made the under 40 days list, woohoo! RCCL here we come. Liberty of the Seas is going to be so wonderful, and at the perfect time for me with lots of work stress.
On a sad note, Matt is leaving us and going back to Poland. He has really become a member of the family and I'm going to miss him SO much.

Such is life.

Happy sailing,

Thursday, July 16, 2009

43 days!

I decided to go back to and look at shore trips. We've decided to kind of take it easy on this trip and not book ourselves up. Truthfully, there are some really cool adventures you can book. No dolphin experience though which is a bummer. My son really wanted to try that.

However, the great thing about not booking shore trips is having the ship almost to yourself. I don't have to be in a hurry to get on the tender or to get off the boat. We can have a leisurely breakfast and just chill. LOVE this part of cruising. I love everything about cruising but what I don't like is being scheduled too much.

43 days...can't get here soon enough!!

Happy Sailing,


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Samantha Brown

44 days...

Oh I'm loving how quick the countdown is going. Summer is my busy time at work and so I'm not paying as much attention.

Jake and I watched our travel channel show of Great Cruises - Freedom of the Seas. (our sister ship) I recorded it with our dvr. Our dvr also records anything with cruises or cruising in the title so I love seeing what was recorded. Plus I absolutely adore Samantha Brown. She's so fun and she has my dream job!

RCCL we are just so excited!!!

Happy Sailing,

Monday, July 13, 2009

46 Days and it can't get here soon enough...

Oh I need to get out of HERE! It's Monday in every sense of the word. Northwest Airlines has changed my flights twice and they keep getting closer and closer to the point where I'll be running to try and catch the plane. GRRRR!

Oh 46 days, please go fast. I need my Royal Caribbean FIX!


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Miami - the perfect pre-cruise destination

In 50 days I'll be in Miami. It makes the craziness of work, the endless paperwork getting ready for our county Fair and hot summer nights nothing in comparison to the feeling I'll have when I get off the plane at Miami International.
Our pre-cruise hotel is the new Epic hotel. It's part of the Kimpton line and it looks FAB! I really can't wait. It's very chic and boutiquey. (not a word I know but I can use it if I want!) We booked a water view and I really hope we can see a glimpse of the cruise ships in port. Hope, Hope! Their customer service is so flawless it should have a fancier name....Personal Attach? perhaps? Can't WAIT!

Of course, the cr?me de la cr?me would be stepping on the beautiful Liberty of the Seas itself. I really do want to kiss the floor when I step off the gangway onto the ship. Don't know if my hubby would like that though.

Ah dreaming makes me so happy and takes the dreary bookkeeping down a notch.

Happy Cruising,

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Passport in hand, Online documents done!

We have 52 days until our cruise on Liberty of the Seas and our online documents at Royal Caribbean are now complete! I am getting so excited! Our meet & mingle roster boasts 77 people so far! That's huge!!

Oh the countdown is one and now that our son's passport and passcard are in my hands, I'm feeling so much BETTER!

Now it's time to save money for onboard expenses....ebay here I come. A great way to get rid of junk laying around the house and make money!!

Happy sailing,


Thursday, July 2, 2009

The times they are a changin'

My sons passport has been mailed. Thank God! I've been getting nothing but the run around from the passport agency but now it's official. Of course I'll feel better once it's in my hands!

I've started thinking about what the wear each day and I do still have to get one dress shortened. The guys have tried on their suits and all is good there, although I will buy my son one new dress shirt.

What's all this got to do with a cruise? LOTS! Especially if you're a cruise geek like me. I calm down a lot once I'm on the ship, but I like to plan everything before we sail.

We're winging it this year with shore trips. Decided we didn't want to spend upwards of $500 and up for organized shore trips and just plan on checking out the ports and relaxing. Can't wait.

I still have to lose about 20 lbs before we sail and now it's less than 2 months so that means I have to hit the gym. Starting TONITE! Wish we luck and happy sailing,