Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Rio Secreto

It happened. I pulled out the old lap top and stuck in the CD they gave us with our one photo from Cozumel, Mexico. It was an all day excursion in the secret river underneath the earth. The caverns were beautiful and full of see through water. It was pitch black in there and only about 8 of us in a group. We all had flashlights on our helmets, but still dark. Swimming in the unknown and in close caverns unknown to us was a little frightening, but amazing experience. I had to buy one of the photos to remember our time. We wore wetsuits, helmets, and life jackets. It was an extreme adventure and one for the books. We couldn't bring anything with us, so this was the picture we bought that I loved the most. You can see the stalagtites and stalagmites all around us.

What a fun trip and still reminiscing about it. My friend is going on one in October and Craig and I were thinking we needed to go with them. HA I wish!!

Guess what?? I took pictures yesterday. It's been beautiful outside and we got out with our friends during the day at the park. Then ALL took a nap.. then went to our first Soccer practice! Micah and Samuel loved and listened to the coach well!! I was so proud of him.

 They were hungry after all that exercise!

Hope you all are having a fabulous week. I knew this week was going to be wonderful. Both my kids have been sleeping in and taking naps like champs. I'm confused on what to do with myself sometimes. It's just not something I'm used too, but I'll get used to it...I PROMISE!!

Love ya

Monday, April 9, 2018

Good Morning

It's 7:44 a.m. and both my kids are still sleeping. This is a miracle folks. I have tried so hard to get them back on a schedule since getting back. Guess what Micah said to me yesterday, "I love Grandmere because she gave me lots of candy!" So you can imagine how this week went. He thought I was his grandparents and he could have whatever he wanted and didn't have to listen and obey. Also he took a nap pretty much everyday this past week because he was so exhausted. Noelle is even starting to take two naps again. Last week was really tough because both kids were super clingy and were just not themselves and to put the icing on the cake Craig was so sick. He was in his room Mon-Thurs. I was baring getting any sleep and I knew that the trip was worth it and just kept dreaming of those days and nights. However... It's slowly getting better. They seem to be adjusting back to me and my rules. Micah is doing amazing taking naps and noellle is too! I decided to put her in the sleep sack for nap times and she has done much better. It must be a security thing for her. She loves her sleep sack!! So I bought a new one because she is getting so big. She is growing up too fast.

This weekend was a good time to be a family again and try to be normal. It dropped down to 30 degrees on Saturday so made us all take is slow and stay inside. Micah has been a little off and not himself. I keep thinking it's going to be the hardest year. I'm calling him a fournager already. Looks like I will be praying much more and calling out to Jesus during the day. Last week he pretty much didn't want to go anywhere or do anything. It was like he just wanted to be home and I can appreciate that after a busy week, but I had things on our schedule. One day he almost stayed home while I went to my MOMS group (bc Craig was home) but at the last minute he said he wanted to go. We are still trying to understand him and get through to him---but I'm telling you, he's defiant, and very moody just like a teen.

This is very sad...but I took absolutely NO pictures of my kids this last week. I think they were all videos on snap, and instagram. So I have nothing to show. Maybe it's good so I can forget this week and move on to this next one. Today is starting out MUCH better!!! It's going to be a fabulous week with my sleeping beauties!!

I took a few videos from the trip and I thought I would share with you all. Still dreaming of our next cruise...We already told each other we are ready again. lol

Don't get me wrong, I am so grateful for my time away and the kids just needed a week to get back on track. With any trip this will happen, even trips I take with them! IT's all worth it!!

Love you guys

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Washy Washy. Cruise 2018

Weehoo. We made it!! We took a 7 day cruise to the Caribbean and it was amazing. Cruising was good for us. We are always ready to go and do something and there was ALWAYS something to do. Whether it was Bingo(I know sounds old), Deal or No Deal, The Newly Wed game, to shows including singing/dancing/ aerial dance show/ Comedy/ Magic. Something different every night and always seats available. We met a few couples and even got to know one couple pretty well and exchanged info so maybe we can meet up again one day. We had such an amazing adventure together and never took one minute for granted. 
And so it begins...

Sunday ...

 Steak house on our first night


 Roulette's the game

Tuesday, first day of excursion in Cozumel, Mexico and the amazing secret river. I only have one photo of the cavern but it's on a disc so I have to somehow get it online still. 

 Back on the boat

Wednesday- Costa Maya, Mexico ATV riding through the beach/jungle and private beach. Also shopping in a little fishing village with our new friends Amy and Brent.

 Another amazing dinner Just the TWO of us!

Thursday- Roatan, Honduras. Swimming with Dolphins and Snorkeling!

 Yes- it was amazing coconut water!!

Photos taken:

Setting up for the white hot party!!

Friday- You Better Belize it


Last day at sea we both got a massage!!

 Food was amazing!!
 my hot date@!!

 Saying goodbye Sunday morning with a heart shadow on the boat!
 Here's our room

BAAAHAH Just kidding. This is the room for the high class. We had very small room, but it was perfect for us. It was cool to see how big the rooms DO get though.. and look at that balcony!!

So here's an explanation of the title of the blog. I'm sure you've all hear on the news every now and then of people on cruise ships getting sick and it spreading quickly. So every time you came to the buffet dining room or at the theater they had sanitizer spray and would always say, "Washy Washy" you would hold out your hand and they would spray it on you. It was kind of gross at first, but if it keeps us healthy I'll do it! So most of the workers on the boat were from other countries and MANY were Asian. So you can imagine in your best Asian voice the sound of, "washy, washy" became very funny to us. We even brought it home with us and now Micah always has to washy, washy his hands!! 

Got home do our little kiddos and family time for a day. So happy my kids were in good hands. I never doubted they had as much fun as we did!

 Last selfie before they left. (Micah not pictured)

So tonight I had a funny little quote from Micah. He is still in the habit of not saying his "S" on words. Tonight after his shower he asked me if he could go pick out his (s)Nack. I told him if he says snack with an S he can go get one. So he said, "Can I go pick out my nack with an S?" Wow. I started bursting out laughing so hard and thought it was the cutest thing. Afterward I told him what I meant and it took him a little while to understand I meant to make the s sound before saying nack. Oh boy I'm going to miss these days!!

Love you all