Thursday, June 4, 2009

Snick in the Sand

We have finally resumed normal life.
Wait, I should probably throw out that huge pile of boxes in our living room.
And maybe try returning some of the gifts that seem to have come from...Guam.
Or I could even try writing some Thank  you's.

But I'm going to blog instead. According to Dad, blog is a verb and verbs are what I do. So here it goes.

Following the best wedding of my life Nick and I were able to enjoy the best honeymoon of our life! I keep telling Nick that next time we get married we will have to do something crazy. He says that I already am crazy and one crazy wedding was enough for him. As long as he proposes in the "Skyroom" next time, I'll be one satisfied woman. Darc, won't you be jealous? 

So following the exhausting festivities Nick drugged me (I have a hard time not getting sick/falling asleep on airplanes) with something between Nyquil, a muscle relaxant, and probably Vycodin. I couldn't feel my limbs, but I didn't notice because I was too busy drooling all over Nick's shoulder. Once again, my husband is a very patient man. Everyone in front of us was clapping about our wonderful marriage, or so I'm told. Nick was forced to tell them all about "my perfect wedding" while I left cheek marks on the window.

Our flight arrived at five in the morning in Ft. Lauderdale and we tried to sleep some more in the airport. After a brief battle with hypothermia, we decided to check in to Carnival and get on our cruise ship! It was very exciting (once my drugs wore off).

The whole trip was just amazing. It was hot, sandy, and all-inclusive! Nick ate our body weight combined in strawberry soft serve and I kept the french fry man in business. We are a cruise ship's dream. We ate non-stop all the time and Nick enjoyed free room service at least twice a day. 11 PM = Triple chocolate cake and three cartons of milk. 

Since it was my first cruise, Nick decided to show me the ropes. Naturally, we started with the Casino. The rule was we could each spend $20 dollars. Unfortunately, Nick gambled all his money away at the Blackjack table within an hour. But not me! I chose to play Roulette, which for those of you who don't know, is the game for people who ask too many questions. I kept asking how to play and the man sitting next to me says, "put your chips on the table and wait. If it lands on your number you win, if not - you loose." Thankfully, it was simple enough for a rookie like me and I walked away with $68! Everyone thought I was crazy for walking away from such a hot table, but I decided I wanted to leave as the big dog. We also enjoyed a fun night of karaoke where Nick serenaded a group of senior ladies who seemed way too attracted to my new husband. I vetoed the situation and we left the karaoke bar too soon for Nick's taste. 

The cruise had three stops, Key West, Grand Cayman, and Jamaica. We swam with stingrays, SHARKS, yes I said sharks, and climbed a waterfall. It was the most fun vacation that Nick and I have ever had! The best part was coming back to our room and finding cute little animals made out of towels. We would try to guess what the animals would be, but our little maids always out-smarted us. I kept telling Nick that he couldn't use the towels because they were just too cute. He would then emphasize beheading all the elephants, monkeys, and swans right in my face. Our children will probably be violent. As long as they aren't animals lovers, that's okay with me.


Julie and Andy said...

It looks like you guys had a lot of fun. You will have to come back to Florida and visit me and Andy and maybe we should all do a cruise together!

McKay and Stacy Allen said...

We haven't been on a cruise yet, but after your blog I am sold! How fun. I was cracking up through the whole thing.

Darrell said...

The towel sculptures alone make a cruise worth going. Well, actually the food is what really interest me.