Last December I was talking to my husband about how great it would be for just the two of us to get away someplace warm someday. We’ve never vacationed someplace warm together as our Honeymoon was an Alaskan Cruise. I was just talking about someday, when the kid(s) are older and we can leave them with Nana for awhile.
Well, that amazing man took matter into his own hands. He booked a cruise for the two of us for my birthday, which is sometime this month. I had no idea at all about the trip. When he booked it we didn’t know my mom was going to be living with us. We thought she was still going to be living in MA. I got suspicious because they were talking a lot when I was out of the room and would stop when I came in. So The Man told me that we were going to spend my birthday in New York City. The Man lived there in his early twenties and I’ve often said that I’d love to visit with him so he could show me more of it. Munchkin was going to stay with my Mom in MA so we could have some us time.
Sometime in June he finally spilled the beans about what we were really going to be doing. We’re leaving from NYC and heading to Port Canaveral, FL. From there we’re going to Nassau, Bahamas, where he has already booked a snorkeling excursion for us. After that we head to Freeport, Bahamas before heading back to NYC. To say I’m excited is an understatement. It’s has seemed a little unreal that it would be happening. It’s getting more and more real and is vey real at this moment, as this is a scheduled post. As you read this I’m on my way to NYC or am already enjoying the ship.
I was shocked when he told me. I was also very excited. I mean, he had booked and paid for it without me knowing. I was not expecting two cruises in one year! I’ve really been looking forward to some alone time with the husband. It’s been 17 months since we’ve had more than a few hours alone together. It will be nice to reconnect as a couple. On our last cruise we LOVED the spa hydrothermal room and he booked us a spa room, which allow us 24/7 access to it. I think we’ll be spending a lot of time in there. In one of the ports we’re planning on going parasailing as well and I’m looking forward to that too. It’s so fun!
I’ve been nervous to leave Munchkin with Nana. I know that she’s going to be fine but 9 days is a long time to be away from her. The longest I’ve been away from her was in September for the Alaskan Cruise. I think it’s more that we’ll be hard to reach if there is an emergency. I’m going to miss Munchkin so much but I know she’ll be fine with Nana. I am looking forward to alone time with The Man. And the warm sun and sand. And beautiful blue water. We’ll be back in time for Christmas. The next two weeks are going to be full of fun and family time.
The only problem now is what am I going to look forward to after this? I think it might be time to start planning a trip to Disneyland!