Monday, May 25, 2009

Bon Voyage!!!

My mom is my hero! Last month Jer and I went on a 7 day Caribbean cruise. We flew out my mom to watch the boys and we had a wonderful vacation being Jeremy and Kristin; husband and wife not Mommy and Daddy for a week!
Thanks Mom, you have no idea how much we appreciated it :)

We traveled with Jeremy's brother Jade and his wife Ashton - they were great cruising companions. The weather was perfect, the ship was crazy crazy (in a good way) and I couldn't have been happier. It helped that I couldn't call home from the boat, so I was able to let go and quit stressing about how exhausted my mom was going to be and if everything was going ok!

Our port stops were Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and St. Martin. The Caribbean is truly beautiful, I was suggest you go if you have the chance. My favorite was St. Thomas - we did some pretty incredible snorkeling which Jer just loved. This local guy gave us these dog biscuits to feed to the fish and Jer was all over that, I on the other hand didn't know how I felt about fish hitting into my body and mistaking my fingers for food! Once I relaxed it was really fun and quite surreal to be surrounded by that many fish. Jer would booby trap me by diving below me and releasing bits of biscuits that would float up around me. I was not a big fan of the random attacks of fish but it was pretty funny.

The boat was nuts! It is incredible that something that large can float, it is like a moving city on water. My favorite part of the ship was the adventure deck; rock climbing, sports court, mini golf, and most of all the flow rider. This was a big part of the entertainment for the 4 of us. Jer and Jade loved this thing and Ashton and I were quite fond also. It is a wave simulator that you can surf or boogie board on. Ever since we got back Jer's business wheels have been turning on how to get a flow rider and make a business out of it - big dreamer, it is like a million dollar machine! Super fun and the staff on the sports deck were super cool, we became pretty good friends with them all.

But most of all I LOVED spending time with Jeremy. I forgot how fun he is and that we actually are a good match. Life is so busy sometimes and we get wrapped up in the craziness and putting our kids first, that it is nice to take some time focusing on each other. Every couple needs to get away even if it is for the weekend, I think it is a must!

Here are some pics from the week:
Our Boat: The Freedom of the Sea

Puerto Rico
Jade and Ashton took this shot without us knowing. I love it! Thanks guys!
Flow Rider
Jade and Jeremy trying to suicide each other on boogie boards

Ashton and I feeling like we were kids again. It was great

St. Thomas

Ashton and I studying our cruise compass! She is way more organized than I am, it was great because she always knew where to go or what was going on.

The cruise had an "Amazing Race" competition and the four of us entered as a team. We took home the gold, are you proud?

Rock climbing was awesome, I think I could really grow to love it!
Shuffle board. It was so so windy! I get barely play because I was so occupied with keeping my skirt down and my hair out of my mouth.
One rejuvenated happy couple excited to go home and see their boys!
Max loved Grandma Zoo (Sue). She would play this Xbox Lego Game with him (which she had no clue how to do) and for that she will always hold a special place in Max's heart!
The boys had a great time. Grandma spoiled them rotten with fun activities and endless attention. They ran my Mom ragged and I am sure she was just as happy to see us as they were.


thomfam5 said...

Kristin you are so cute. It looks like you had a blast. I am jealous! When you get back though, the relaxing time you had always feels like a lifetime ago! I think you should try scuba diving, all of the fish and coral are amazing!

mle said...

What a fun trip, and such a cute couple you guys are-I am glad Jeremy found you Kris-lets play soon.

Lindsey said...

What an awesome trip. Sometimes it's nice to have a little romantic getaway without the kids. I think it makes you love your kids even more when you get back. Jake and I need one of these getaways!

annie said...

WOW! Looks like you had an amazing time! It is so great to just have time together without kids sometimes. The pictures are fun. You're a hot little surfer momma on that flow rider. Oh and I'm not surprised you won the amazing race contest. You guys are awesome. Hands down though is your mom playing xbox. She scored some serious grandma points with that one. Love that photo. Miss you! Annie

chiara said...

All I have to says is....JEALOUS!!

Jensen Family :) said...

So fun to see all of your pictures! Looked like a blast! We remember all the fun you guys showed us when we vacationed to Hawaii! Give our love to my sweet cousin Jeremy! Your Boys are adorable!

Marianne Thelin said...

How fun to see your pictures! You guys look like you had a great time, makes me happy!

Emma Crowther said...

That looks like a lot of fun. So how many bathing suits do you own? I loved the kissing pic (priceless).

Jerai Moulton said...

I'm so glad that you guys got to get away and that you had a great time! I am looking forward to getting away with Phil, unfortunately, it won't be for like a year. It was SO much fun to see you guys a couple of weeks ago! We miss you and look forward to see you again in August for HONEYMAN!

Jason and Tricia Loder said...

Kris, What a great blog post! I had so much fun reading it and looking at your pictures. What a great time you had. Looks like it was one fun activity after another. So cool! I just hope J and I can come next time:) We would LOVE to join you guys. I love the kissing picture, just priceless. You and Jer look so happy and what a wonderful mother you have to help out with the boys like that. Good job Sue! Love you Kris, and thanks for sharing your fun trip with us. Miss you, Tricia

Cooper Family said...

Jealous? Oh yes! What great pictures! I hope that one of you and Jeremy kissing will be blown up and put up on a wall in your house! Looks like you had a great time!

grandmasue said...

Grandma Zoo had a great time with the boys. I did learn that it is best to go to bed the same time as they did so I would have enough energy the next day. Kristin, I am glad you and Jer had such a great time! You both deserve it! I miss playing Indiana Jones with Max!