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Going On My First Cruise

I have eight days until my husband and I go on our first cruise. Yes, you read that right, Eight Days!  I am beyond excited!!

I have watched a lot of  YouTube videos about tips, tricks, tours, outfit of the day (OOTD), pros and cons of excursions into the ports.  Needless to say I have gone to every store recommended lol.  OMG I am so ready.  I plan on blogging, vlogging, Instagram, and doing an OOTD.  I want to remember everything and help another new cruiser.

My worries are that I wont have enough packed, one of us will get sick, I’ll lose my passport… and oh my gosh y’all, I have a passport! I never thought I would have one! It made this trip all the more real.  Ok, so I also worry about weight gain.  I have worked so hard at kickboxing and the gym to look decent in my bathing suits.  Note that I said decent, not great.  Great will be next cruise ha ha.  Heck, I even got a spray tan :O

Well now that is all said let me show you what I have bought.  I may blog a lot!!  Y’all have a beautiful day!

Dollar Tree Cruise Haul
Dollar Tree Cruise Haul: Candy, Mesh Laundry Bag, 8 shower caps for packing shoes, glow fingers & sticks for sail away party, small first aid kit, suction cup hooks for the bathroom to hang wet clothes/bathing suits, strong clips to hold down towels (I decorated with those cute daisy’s), Glade air freshener, and anti-diarrheal medicine because we are going to Mexico lol (click images to make bigger)
Bath & Body Works Hand Sanitizer
Bath & Body Works Hand Sanitizer.  Totally cruise and beach appropriate scents.  Yes!

Hello world!

You read that right, Hello world!  The generic first posting of a WordPress Blog.  This is what appears when you start a new blog.  You might say “MO, this is not a new blog though, you’ve had yours for years!”  Yes I know, however I accidentally deleted a few things from my files that made the entire thing not work.  Not even with a restore.

At first I felt sad and frustrated, then I thought about my content and what did I really lose, nothing.  I now get a chance to start fresh.  That can be my silver lining.  I am glad to still be here, to have a presence on the web and get a reader every now and again.

Thank you all for still being here, for being new and just being you.  I hope I can entertain you.  First let me introduce myself to you, again.

I was born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley of California.  My family always lived out in the country and I went to the same schools with the same kids from pre-school to graduation.  That is where I met my husband I used to refer to as Maverick, now I would say he was more Stan Smith & Ron Swanson.  Stan Swanson ha ha!  I met him at the dreamy age of 15.

For the past 23 years together we have been on many adventures with our three daughters, the U.S. Army and various pets that survived along the way.  We are settled now in Central Texas after a bit of Fort Hood life and we are happy as can be to live in the Lone Star State.  Our life is quiet, rural and blessed.  We have a wonderful family of friends here, a great community, and our parents are nearby to help when life gets to be too much.

My wish is to keep up with this blog, to get to know you and share ups, downs and learn something new.  I am always learning!

Thank y’all for stopping by,

Mama G’