getting ready for a getaway

In just 10 more days, Ryan and I are headed off to the Mexican Riviera!
I've mentioned before that I'm extremely lucky to work as a writer for the cruise industry,
and I've never been more thankful for that job than now.
On Sunday, March 23rd, we'll be boarding this bad boy for a little 7-night adventure.

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We are so ready for this getaway.
Although, I have to say that I find it pretty hilarious that we live about 5 miles from the Mexico border,
yet we have to drive 6 hours to get to California to cruise to Mexico.
Ponder that one for a few moments.
The longer you think about it, the more ridiculous it sounds.

In other news, I applied for my name change on my passport at the beginning of March (expedited),
and it's still processing.
Right now, my passport isn't on hand, my driver's license doesn't match my military ID or social security card,
and though Norwegian says I can use my birth certificate to prove my citizenship,
the name on that doesn't match my married name, which we're booked under.
My head hurts from thinking about it...and being on hold every. single. time.

Fingers crossed that my new passport arrives on time?!


  1. Oh boy! So awesome you get to go on the cruise. Hope everything gets worked out with your passport.

  2. It will all work out in time. You guys deserve a getaway even though it does seem strange to drive 6 hours to Cali to get to a place you're only 5 miles from! Lol.

  3. Oh gosh, I'd be a nervous wreck about the name change stuff. My passport still has my maiden name... enjoy your getaway, can't wait to see pictures!

  4. This sound amazing...and so deserved! Fingers (and toes) crossed for the passport! xx.

  5. Ugh the name change shenanigans... I hope you have a blast on a much deserved vacation :)

  6. hahah... that's ridiculous that you have to drive 6 hours even though it's already so close! hahaha

  7. bah that sounds stressful, hope you get the name change figured out soon!

  8. that sounds kinda dumb. Like really stupid. You get what you pay for I guess when you go on a cruise? or am I wrong? hope you have fun none the least.

  9. Ahh! Fingers crossed for changes soon! I know the feeling! I was on pins and needles until mine came back before I fly to Korea! But it's all going to work out fine and you're going to have an AMAZING time!!! :)

  10. I have my fingers crossed for your passport coming in time! You are going to have such an awesome time, I am so excited for you!

  11. Ugh!! I hope everything comes together on time, friend! Hope you and the hubs have fun!!! :)

  12. Oh man, how exciting!!! But I have heard of international trips getting really complicated when you don't have a passport in your married name--I hope that passport comes in soon! They always seem slow, we just got Angel's, non-expedited, it took more than 5 weeks.

  13. That's so exciting! I hope y'all have a great time.