Sunday, November 15, 2009

home again, home again

My wonderful grandfather took almost all of his married grandchildren, along with many of his wife's married grandkids, on a cruise to Progreso and Cozumel last week. We had a great time. It was so good to see so many of my cousins, some that I haven't seen for several years. It was really cool to meet my step-grandma's grandkids too, and become acquainted with them. It was definitely a wide range of interesting people. (My brother won the ship's drink-mixing contest, one of my cousins was second place in the hairy chest contest. Just a couple of examples.)

We got home last night and I'm still waiting for my land legs to come back; my world is still rocking back and forth.

The second night on the boat, my baby girl got a fever, and then a bad runny nose. We went to see the ship physician, just in case, and she was diagnosed with "just a cold." So we spent a lot of time holding her and helping her get to sleep. She's still sniffly so she and I are skipping out on church today.

I'm still overwhelmed by everything about the trip but a couple of highlights: chocolate melting cake (I had it 3 times plus ate some of my husband's the first night), the blue water at Cozumel, my first time eating at Hard Rock Cafe (and I got a really cool t-shirt there), having fun hanging out with my brothers and sisters (and their spouses). I am totally bummed that one of my brothers and his wife weren't able to make it.

Here's all the sewing I did on the ship:

So now I have 3, almost 4 hexagons completed. I decided these needed to end up as a small project, and I'm thinking about making a quilted heating pad cover with them.


Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Sounds fun! Aren't cruises the BEST!

Audrie said...

How lovely of your grandfather! Sounds like you guys had fun :)

Unknown said...

I had no idea you were going with your family! How special :) Love your hex's too!

Jan said...

Welcome home! I'm glad you had such a wonderful time and that L just "had a cold" and nothing more serious.

Rita @ Mochi Studios said...

Welcome back! What a wonderful trip with your family and sounds like you had an amazing time! I've never been on a cruise! Great that you got some hex sewing time too!