Hi friends!  I've missed you all!  Greg and I have been on vacation for over a week, and today is the first day back to my regular routine.  Months ago, when we were deciding what we wanted to do for our time off, the only thing that we could come up with was that we both really wanted to relax.  So, we took a cruise!  This was my first time taking a cruise, and I didn't really know what to expect.  Sooo happy we made this decision!  Relaxing was our #1 priority, and relaxing is what we did!  Ahh, it was wonderful! We got on the ship Monday, and off Friday morning.  In between we made our way to Catalina Island, Ensenada, and were at sea a bunch, too.  While we did take photos, we definitely didn't take as many as we normally do while on vacation.  I think that's because we were so in the moment of just being.  Very glad we had this time, both for our relationship, but also for us individually.

Today is going to be mostly photos, and tomorrow will be back to my regular posts.  I spent a good part of Saturday meal prepping for this week, and as a result, I have some yummy recipes for you!

Before our cruise, we made our way down south and stopped at The Getty Center.  We wandered around the viewing rooms, strolled through the gardens, and had a picnic on the grass.  It was the perfect start to our vacation!

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photo 4We got on the ship Monday afternoon, dropped our things off in the room, and went to the top to have a celebratory cocktail.  It was Monday, so you'll see some football being viewed, too.  :)

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photo 4 (2)Starting Tuesday, and each morning after, we woke up early and walked around the ship.  We walked a LOT on this vacation. After we took a walk, we would go play basketball.  It was so fun to play together, and we both realized how much we missed playing!  Tuesday was also the day we were in Catalina.  It was a perfect day!

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Wednesday we were at sea the entire day, and Thursday we were in Ensenada.

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The picture above pretty much sums up my favorite part about the trip.  I love the sun and the ocean, and if I have something fun to drink in my hand, then I am one happy camper cruiser.  Thanks for letting me share our fun little vacation. We had a great time, and can't wait to do it again!

xo.  Jen