Wednesday, August 26, 2009

2 more days! Liberty of the Seas here we come!!

YESSSSS! Today is my last day of work! I can remember when my coundown was about 8 months and some odd days, and now we're down to 2!!

I've gotten my hair cut, getting my nails done today, getting Jake new clothes (and thanks MOM for taking him on a shopping trip!!) and got the suitcases down last night.

Tomorrow I'm off work, so I can do all the last minute things I need to do including PACKING! I hate packing but I will have to do it tonight or tomorrow. I just received our air reminder to log in tomorrow and print off our boarding passes.

I tried to get an upgrade with RCCL since this is Jake's first cruise and I want it to be perfect for him, but that was a no go. I received a very polite brush off letter. Bummer. The thing is, there are suites still available onboard, even a Jr. Suite would be great for cabin size with the 3 of us. Oh well. Apparently the word is out that NCL does a better job of upgrading and since we've had one (as new clients to NCL) I guess that's true!! However, I still love RCCL ships more than any other.

I have to pack, must pack but before I do it's nice to take a minute and just breathe and think about the open ocean. Ahhhh..I love cruising!

PS: HUGE thanks to Rich for taking on the responsibility of the farm and staying at our house while we're gone. YAY!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Liberty - here we come

Shortly we'll be cruising on our gorgeous ship. We have a wonderful guy staying at our home and maintaining the farm. I feel better having someone there 24/7. Not to mention everyone else on the farm will be there.

We are in the single digits and wow, I'm getting so excited!!! Can't wait to see you Miss Liberty!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

2 weeks!!

Two weeks today we'll be bleary-eyed as we fly from Pellston at 6:30am on our way to Miami. I can't wait to go to Bayside, walk around and eat at Bubba Gump or Hard Rock. ( Unless we eat at our hotel, The Epic.)

Then two weeks from tomorrow we'll be boarding Liberty of the Seas. Can't wait!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

17 days!

OH MY GOSH. I'm freaking out. 17 days until our cruise and I have nothing done. So much to do and not much time to accomplish it since I'm at the Cheboygan County Fair all week. ugh.
Today Jake is at the Fair and he's having a BLAST. I'm sure he's riding all the rides as I type.

17 days til blissful cruising. Can't wait!

Friday, August 7, 2009

3 weeks!!!

We're down to 3 weeks and now I'm actually starting to panic about getting things done! I can't do a thing until the 16th of August since we have the ^%$#! fair. Sorry - long day.
Oh that cruise is going to be THAT much sweeter. I cannot wait. I have to make some things for the meet & mingle, but other than that I can't WAIT.

I'll miss my babies at home, our cats and horses of course. Not enough to stay home though!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

23 Days...and counting

Our meet & mingle is now at 111 people! I'm so amazed at how many will be on our cruise. I'm very excited about it as there are a lot of teens so Jake will have plenty of new friends to hang out with!

Because the fair is imminent, it will make at least 10 days fly by quickly. That's a good thing because I'm so excited!

Happy Sailing!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Fees for checked luggage...grrr.

We have our flights coming up for our cruise and it just makes me mad to pay to check our bags. I mean, isn't that part of our flight fee? Raise the flights then but don't charge me to check my bags.

Chris Elliott says: Airlines earned $566 million from checked baggage fees in the first quarter, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. That?s more than four times as much as it collected for the same period a year before.

Isn't that ridiculous??? And the money comes from us - hard working people trying to pay our bills. Trying to afford vacations...I am so ticked at this.

What do y'all think?

Monday, August 3, 2009

25 Days!

Twenty five days until our cruise. I'm looking forward to it like you can't believe. This is our busy, busy time of year. The Fair takes up 90% of our time the 3 weeks preceding it and all of our time once we're at the fair.

However, 2 weeks post fair I'll be on the ship, and that makes me able to put up with all the rest. Jake is getting so psyched and already has two emails of teens his age so he can get to know them. I am extremely excited for HIM. He has no idea how much fun he's going to have and I want this to be extra-special for him. Mike and I will have fun no matter what.

25 days...go by quickly!!