Sunday, August 31, 2008

Disney Cruise!

Hold on tight, here come the cruise details blow...by...blow.

We flew into L.A. and received the royal treatment the moment we stepped off the plane. By the time we got to the baggage claim, our luggage was waiting for us...MINUS ONE BAG. Nathan's bag, of course.

The happy Disney people gave stickers to the boys while we waited. It made it all better. I was a little nervous that the bag wouldn't be getting to us before the ship departed but luck was on our side and it shortly arrived to our room.While we were waiting to get on the ship, we met up with Mickey. When Nathan and I walked up for him to meet the famous mouse for the first time, Nathan reached over and honked Mickey's nose.Apparently I thought it was pretty funny. Luckily Mickey did too.We perused the area around the ship and checked it all out.Then the boys danced and danced to the festive band and we anxiously awaited getting on the ship.Dad making his grand entrance! They would announce your family's name and then cheer and welcome you on board.One of the first things we got to do (after stuffing ourselves at the buffet) is try on our stylish life jackets and participate in a drill. The baby suits cracked me up!

Nathan and I waiting out the drill.

Grandpa and Josh comfy in the theater chairs.

Auntie Lizzy and Jake wearing their neon orange attire.

We ate at Lumiere's restaurant the first night. Good 'ol table nine. The servers rotate with you from restaurant to restaurant the entire time of the cruise so they knew what you liked and how you liked it. I really enjoyed being waited on hand and foot. (Sigh) I sure miss that.The rooms were larger than I thought they would be. There was a bed and couch and at night they would turn the couch into bunk beds and Nathan had a crib (not pictured). The boys loved their bunks!Our room was adjoining with my parents' and a couple of nights Jake and Josh slept in there. They LOVE grandma and grandpa and it was often hard to get the boys away from them! More of the cruise at a later time...to be continued!

8 comments:

100 Percent Cottam said...

oooooh, so jealous! i've heard disney cruises are amazing. can't wait to hear all the details!

J&J Jensen Family said...

Welcome back to Sparks, if it is much of a welcome compared to the royal treatment you just had. I'm glad you had fun.

hoLLy said...

how awesome!!!! i'm jealous too! i have never once even been on a cruise. maybe someday. . .

Danielle said...

I am so Jealous!! Looks like so much fun!

Duke, Kathryn, & Seamus said...

I'm glad you guys has a great time!! Did you go to Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta too?? That's where I went on a Princess cruise. Except I didn't have as much fun in Cabo as you guys did!! It looks liks Disney Cruises are the way to go!! I can't wait to see more pics. And you have inspired me to update my blog today!!

Duke, Kathryn, & Seamus said...

Please have Willie talk to Duke about how you DIDN'T get ambushed by pirates and robbed blind and then had your ship sunk and drowned. Those are his reasons for not going on a cruise. Oh yeah, let him know you didn't get hit by a rogue wave either. :-) I'm not joking about this either.....I really do want to go on a cruise with him one day....

Nat Lud said...

Wow! Looks like a great time. You might have to e-mail me prices so i can talk Jeremy into going on one. I hear it's a great trip for families. Lovin' the pics.

Katie said...

I'm loving the pictures and stories from your cruise. What a way to get home and dive right in to the blogging. Check your e-mail I'm going to send you my pictures of your cruise ship from my cruise ship (i'm like 99% sure it's yours).