Top Ten Tuesday: We're going on a CRUISE!

My Sweetie is turning 40! FORTY! Wahooo!

For his 30th birthday, I took him to Chicago for a long weekend. Of course, that was before the Princess came along. It was a lovely, romantic weekend walking through the city, holding hands, taking pictures of awesome architecture (him not me) and eating good food (both of us). It was a great weekend. Wonder where all those pictures are?

However, now he’s going to be FORTY! FORTY! SO, this decade, it needed to be bigger!

I’m not sure how much I’ve mentioned it, but My Sweetie is a DISNEY FREAK! We go to Disney World EVERY year. However, he’s never been on a Disney Cruise or been to Disneyland. So, where to take him? One of those of course. And, this time, the Princess would have to come with – of course.

So, I emailed with his boss and asked that he get the week of his birthday off. (No problem, because he has an AWESOME boss.) I went to the bookstore and got him a book on Disneyland and started doing some research. Then, this weekend, he and the Princess were online and discovered that the cruises in September had some REALLY good prices. They were full of “Oh, wouldn’t it be fun if.” and “I would want to do that.” and  I HAD to tell him his surprise.


Now, I have to get on the ball and need to:

1. Figure out where to get passport pictures.

2. Find the Princess’s certified birth certificate.

3. Find my old passport. I had one FOREVER ago.

4. Fill out forms online – you can do that now. Whew!

5. Take all the passport stuff to the actual passport office.

7. Save more money. (This would be key.)

8. Determine what special stuff we want to do on the cruise.

9. Keep on my Losing It! game so I look good in a new swim suit.

10. Get an awesome birthday card and a big bow – I’m going to put it on the window in our room.

And, I’m sure so many more things. These are just what I need to do NOW!

Got any Disney cruise advice? I’d love to hear it. Anything else I need to do?

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10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: We're going on a CRUISE!

  1. We’re going on an Alaskan cruise in May. You can get your passport pictures made at Walgreens and get them the same day. Print out the passport forms on line, and take them, your pictures, and your ID (including your birth certificate) to your local post office. They will file everything there, and you won’t need to go to an offical passport office. Be prepared to spend $100 per person on fees.

    Have fun on your cruise!

  2. Just went through the whole passport thing for the family. Let me know if you need any pointers! Like don’t make an appointment at the Forsyth Post Office!

  3. Awesome! You guys will have such a blast. And I’m so jealous. I grew up going to Disney every few years but hubs and I have never been. I’d give anything to go on a cruise too. Enjoy! And i’m sure you’ll fantastic in your swim suit :o)

    • We got the official paper in the mail today. The Princess said “I can’t believe we’re actually going!” while jumping up and down. She’s so excited.

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