February 22, 2010

Cruise












EG and I just got home from a awesome 4 day cruise to Cozumel. We had so much fun and some great mother/daughter time. EG learned about adolescence and all the coming changes and it was quite an experience for both of us! All in all we had a blast and ate waayyyyyy too much food!
We started off the trip with EG reading a letter I wrote to her. Then for the next 4 hours as we drove we listened to James Dobson's Preparing For Adolescence. This book and/or audio series is really a must for parents whose children are about to enter adolescence, I highly recommend it! Then we spent time the rest of the trip enjoying ourselves and talking about what "we" learned.
(Notice EG's cute swim skirt? My mom and I made them..we had matching ones!! :) )
I do realize now does not seem the ideal time financially for us to take this trip, but we kind of got pushed into it a little early b/c when Jax comes home I will not be leaving him for quite some time. This is how we have done each of our children's "growing up" trips. They get to pick the location and we spend a long weekend together.

11 comments:

Amber said...

I can't believe you've already posted! That was fast!!! I can't wait to hear all about your trip..I love Cozumel. =)

Aaron and Erica said...

This is a great idea Tina...I'm going to have to remember this when we get to that stage. I'm glad you and EG were able to spend some sweet time together before your new one comes home.

Hugs to you...

Erica

Kim said...

What a great idea! I think I will do the same with Sophie- maybe just a weekend at the beach before we meet Miss Cai. I'm glad you had such a nice time and glad you're home- I need my partner in crime! Love, Kim

Melody said...

Welcome back! I missed you guys. Glad you had a good time....I can't wait to hear all about it!

Sammy said...

Aww! What an awesome Mom you are Tina! I will definitely have to keep this in mind for someday far far far in the future when I have kids.lol...wish ya'll could come to No Limits!! ;( I am so excited that Jax will soon be an edition to the Pierce household, bring your whole family to California sometime so I can meet the rest of the clan :) Love and miss you and EG tell her Sammy says hi!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful time you two must have had, and what a great way to spend time with EG anout the changes she will begin to experience! No interruptions and a chance to bond in such a memorable way. You are a GREAT mom!

Sis Tyus

James Wilder said...

Great idea, Tina! Love it.

Chris and Stephanie said...

Tina what an excellent idea. Do you mind sharing how old your daughter is? I just wondering at what age you feel it's the right time. Thanks for giving me a great idea! Stephanie

Elizabeth said...

hi mama the name of my new blog is 4 siblings 1 me i hope u like it!<3look at it side ways. E.G.

Michelle O said...

You are a fantastic mom!! I know she will always be thankful for the trip.

Janet said...

Tina- you continue to amaze me! What a great idea, Lord knows we moms don't need interuptions from other kids, when it comes time to talk about all that "grown up" stuff.
Play soon?!?! Janet