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  • One more thing

    about our cruise.  I’ve been meaning to blog this but I just keep forgetting.

    We had a great dinner staff as I mentioned on the travel blog but I have failed to mention our wine attendant Ronald.  He was super friendly and always moving from table to table telling jokes or teaching the kids magic tricks.  We got to know him pretty well since we normally ordered a bottle of wine with dinner.

    One night he noticed a wine cork sitting beside my plate.  He went to grab it then asked if I collected them.  I told him I did collect corks and had a huge vase at home full of them.  He asked if I would like more.  Of course as I am nodding my head yes, Matt is shaking his head no.  “She doesn’t need anymore corks.”  Ronald told me he would start working on a collection for me.  Needless to say I was super excited, though I really hoped he didn’t show up with a trash bag full. 🙂

    Our last night on the cruise Ronald came over and gave me a cute little box filled with corks.  Aww!  It was so sweet and cute and such a nice little gift.  {I’m sure he does it for everyone, but it did make me feel pretty special.}

    Now I just need to find a good place to put it.




  • I feel the earth move

    under my feet and man I wish it would stop!  Yessh!

    Matt and I arrived in Tampa around 5:30am yesterday morning.  I know this because the boat was SUPER loud as it docked.  Not that I slept much that night anyway.  I have no idea what was going on but I could not fall asleep then I proceeded to have to use the bathroom probably ever hour.  Joy.  Anyway the de-boarding (is that even a word?) process was pretty quick.  I think we were off the boat and in a cab by 8:30ish.

    A quick breakfast at Panera and then Jill and Steve dropped me and Matt off at the airport around 10am  Our flight wasn’t scheduled to leave until after 5pm but I found an earlier flight so we hopped in line and crossed our fingers we could get a seat.  There was a small price difference in the tickets and Matt asked what I wanted to do.  “Pay the lady! Give her whatever she wants!”  With that we had 2 tickets on the 1:25 direct flight in to RDU.  Ohhhh Kelly was a happy camper.  This flight arrived in Raleigh almost 2 hours before we would have boarded our original flight.

    We pulled in the driveway right at 4:00.  Hello house!  We opened the door and waited for Mr Julio to greet us. I think we may have been more excited to see him then he was to see us.

    After we got the car unloaded and settled in Matt mentioned the house was moving.  It was moving for me too.  My mom told me this might happen so we dealt with it and I took a few Dramamine before bed.  This morning I woke up and man oh man I was all over the place.  I grabbed 2 more Dramamine and laid down for a few minutes.  Then Matt got up.  He walked downstairs to turn the hot water heater back up (since I’d already taken a cold shower) and when he returned he asked for some meds.  HAHA!

    I think it’s funny he was fine on the boat but needed meds when we got home.  Anyway, as the day went on the “rocking” started to subside.  Now I still feel a little sway but not as bad.  Hopefully this will be gone by tomorrow morning.


    We will start posting the travel blogs today, hopefully with pics. 🙂

  • Cruising

    A few months ago Matt’s parents asked if we would like to go on a cruise in the Spring.  Of course we said yes and now we will be taking a family vacation to the Caribbean over my birthday!  Whoop whoop!  That is the one great thing about having a March birthday.  My birthday almost always landed during Spring Break.  🙂

    Today his mom booked our trip and we are going to Cozumel, Belize, Honduras, and Costa Maya.  I am really looking forward to Belize the most.  I think it looks like a beautiful place.  Not to mention neither Matt nor myself have ever been on a cruise so this will be a new experience for us.  I guess I can put in my vacation request at work soon too.  hehe.  My coworker is going to hate me. 😉

    YAY Cruise!