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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Pinch me, I'm dreaming!

Rich and I get to go on a cruise to Cozumel, Mexico, leaving today! I still can't believe it. We haven't been on a cruise before, nor have I ever been to Mexico, but we've wanted to go for years! Cozumel is an island just off the coast of Cancun. We want to go to the mainland and see the ruins of Tulum and go snorkeling.

We're going on the Carnival Ecstacy leaving from right here in Galveston. We actually got the cruise for listening to a time share presentation. Yes, it really worked! I had to go through all the hoops. We ended up paying about $300 for taxes and stuff. I'm so excited. "Grandma Donaldson" flew here to play with the kids while we're gone. That's fun for the kids. John has school this Saturday as a makeup day.

I'll post pictures when we get back! See you in five days/four nights.

Family on my mind

We are all happy and comfortable. Here's John and Lila in their bunk bed, one of two pieces of furniture we saved. We'll never again take for granted a place of our own where we can stay for more than a few months at a time. These kids are getting to be so big and so smart! John is turning seven next month and Lila will be in Kindergarten next year.

This little guy is a rare specimen from a planet in the AB-76Y Galaxy. We named him Apollo and tried to make him feel at home.

This next specimen, sitting by John, is named Tristan, and he is from the planet called 2nd grade. I think he wants us to adopt him. He comes over to play almost every day and likes his picture taken.

I have more pictures, but I need to get another kind of cord. I think this picture is cute of little Lila. Picture caption, "Mom, am I so so pretty?" In preschool, she really sticks close to all the other little girls and the little boys seem invisible. She makes little cards for her friends and talks about them and what clothes they wear and who is the prettiest girl in class. She has her favorite outfits and wants her hair a certain way.

This picture is especially for Grandma and Grandpa Alexander who gave her the furniture and dolls for this house. The furniture can light up, talk, change views, etc. It's so cute.