Just CRUISIN’ Along.

October 11, 2012

My poor Facebook friends are probably so sick of hearing about this. Well, guess what? You get a whole post on it now too. 🙂

Friday I got the most amazing email from my Babble editor. It started off about a Disney cruise and for a moment I thought about marking it as unread and coming back later on. It sounded like some kind of campaign or post they wanted written and we were in the middle of errands.

Then I realized it was actually to me, which was odd because most of those are to all the writers as a whole. So I started to read and my head blew off.

Honest to goodness. Headless in Target.

Basically the email asked if I would be interested in taking a Disney cruise in 2 weeks on the new port out of Galveston with Disney Magic.

I think we can all assume what I responded.

Sam couldn’t go (too soon) so it was just Bella and I that would be traveling.

On Monday I received the confirmation about it all, complete with words that every writer dreams of hearing. “Media Pass” “On board amenities” “Off shore pass” “Twitter hashtag” <— lol at that one

Also the hashtag is #DCLTexas just in case…

All I could think about was, “This is not happening to me.”

Oh my friends, it most certainly is. Next Friday, Bella and I will leave to go on a 7 night cruise thanks to Babble and Disney to the Western Caribbean where we will get to interact with dolphins and baby sea turtles in the Caymans, walk the villages of Cozumel, and lay on the beaches of Grand Maya. Then I’ll come back and write about it all on Babble complete with pics.


Don’t think that because of what’s happened the past year to us I’m not pondering, “What if this ends up like the Titanic because I’m on it…” O_o But honestly, I’m just SO thrilled to do this, to get away for a while, to relax, to make memories with Bella that don’t include me being sick or sad. I can’t wait to spend some mother/daughter time with her as we go the pools, visit Mickey and Minnie, or just relax in our room.

I’m going on a cruise. Because I write. HOLY.FREAKING.AMAZING.


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  • Sarah

    October 17, 2012 at 11:56 am

    How exciting! I was hoping we could do that when I saw they were launching a Galveston port but we moved away from Houston…boo!

    I hope you and Bella have a GREAT time!!

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  • Karen

    October 13, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    We went on a Disney cruise out of CA last month with our almost 2 year old and had an amazing time! You will LOVE it! Email me if you have any cruising Disney w/ a toddler questions 🙂 enjoy!

  • Stacy

    October 13, 2012 at 10:52 am

    How exciting! Have a wonderful time and just think positive thoughts, haha.

  • Tracy @ The UnCoordinated Mommy

    October 12, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Yeah!!! So happy for you!!! 🙂 Hope you have an amazing time!!!

  • Hannah

    October 12, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    That is so awesome! Have fun and enjoy the one-on-one time with Bella!

  • Lacey

    October 12, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    I’m totally jealous, can you sneak me in your bag? Pretty please!

    On the other hand, HOW EXCITING for you!!! Your sweet girl is going to be over the moon!

  • Carrie

    October 12, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Wheeee! Such fun ahead! And I’m also hoping it doesn’t end up like the Titanic!

  • Julie

    October 12, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I’m so glad you have this opportunity! What a blessed relief to the stress and emotional roller coaster you’ve been on. I’m so glad for you. Have a great time!

  • MommaBird

    October 11, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Truly enjoy this and soak in every moment and relax. This will be such a special trip for you and Bella to go on together and share as mommy & daughter!

  • Jenny

    October 11, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    This is just so so so awesome! What an amazing opportunity for you and Bella… I can’t wait to see pics of Bella all wide-eyed and giddy at the awesomeness of it all 😉

  • Suz

    October 11, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Woohoo! Best news! Yall have a blast & I can’t wait to read all about it.

  • Chantal

    October 11, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Soooo exciting! Jealous!

  • Linda

    October 11, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    My mom, daughter and I went on the Disney Dream last year. Disney does a cruise right. It was a blast and they take really good care of you. Happy Sailing

  • Tina

    October 11, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    So excited for you!! You deserve it!

  • Lenette

    October 11, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    What an awesome opportunity!!!

  • Gretchen

    October 11, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Rock it girls!!! Oh how fun!!!

  • molly

    October 11, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Totally awesome. I’m jealous! I’ve heard Disney cruises are amazing. Go girl! Also, I’m glad there is a new port. We could drive this in one (long) day and not have to pay for four plane tickets!

  • Nicole

    October 11, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! I am so happy and excited for you! Enjoy every second 🙂

  • ChristieH

    October 11, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    This is fantastic! So happy for you! I just got back from a 7 day cruise to the Western Caribbean and it is AMAZING! I had the best time ever and I know you will too. What a nice little break from reality!

  • Noelle

    October 11, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    How fun!! Cozumel is an awesome place. We almost moved there a few years ago but ended up taking the job in Manhatten instead. Looking forward to hearing all about it 🙂

  • Stefanie

    October 11, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Wow – what a great opportunity for you and Bella! Too bad Sam can’t go too, but what a fun mommy & me time! 🙂

  • Lyz

    October 11, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Yay! Have so much fun! I hope you enjoy your lovely lady-selves.

  • Tamara

    October 11, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    You deserve it! Try and relax have fun and enjoy watching Bella experiencing all these new experiences.

  • Angela (@MommyMomentMom)

    October 11, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    WOW! That sounds like SO much fun.
    Enjoy your time away 🙂

  • Katy Morgan

    October 11, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    This is fantastic! Congrats and have a WONDERFUL time with your little girl!!!

  • Ashley

    October 11, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    How awesome!!!!! You definitely deserve it!!! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  • Misty @ The Family Math

    October 11, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I’m happy you get to go and spend this time with Bella! Hope you have fun!

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