So here are the bare bones: I got this crazy idea to surprise Aaron with a vacation for Vday. I e-mailed Shawna, who is married to Andrew, who is one of Aaron's really good friends from his BYU days and who we haven't seen in almost five years. She suggested a cruise and it was a brilliant suggestion and a week later we were on a boat. It was awesome. The best part of the whole trip was their lovely company.
|Outside Grauman's right before heading down to Long Beach|
|Andrew and Shawna at our muster station|
|Just a little lost|
|We found a beautiful furniture shop and spent a long while wandering around and dreaming of being rich enough to be able to ship any of it back to the US (it was quite affordable without the shipping part).|
|Aaron owned a butterfly knife for a few blissful hours before it was confiscated by ship security.|
|I'm not pregnant. Just sitting really unattractively.|
|Why yes, that IS my old ugly diaper bag.|
|The best part of sailing Carnival|
|This was the highlight for me.|
|I miss them|
|The most exciting part of the drive home to our children who were not in the least bit happy to see us|
When customs asked what we bought and I responded, "A Christmas ornament," they gave me a weird look. I guess that's not what the average cruise passenger brings back from Mexico.