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hello all! how i’ve missed you. work/life/reality? not so much.

the real reality will take place tomorrow morning when i step on the scale. i’m pretty much expecting a gain….i mean, i just got back from five days of chocolate melting cake (pretty much the best thing ever) and pina coladas (second best thing).


again, this is an exception, not the norm, so i’m more than ready to get back to work in the gym and on the weight loss front. stay tuned.

the trip was amazing. key west was sultry and fun; cozumel was hot (HOT HOT) and beautiful. and the ship? well. as a first-time cruiser, it was everything i expected a funship to be.

i did everything i wanted to (swim, tan, sun, relax, dance, explore, laugh) and many things i didn’t imagine i’d do (karaoke – twice).

it was a great time with my best friend – and a great way to celebrate my 30th birthday early.

because i don’t want to spend my last day of vacation recapping the entire thing, here’s a brief recap of my extended labor day weekend in pictures.

**wordpress always gives me fits on my macbook pro, so please excuse the weird spacing/html issues.**

departing miami.

making friends with the locals in key west.

we bought these and wore them on debarkation.

key west.

 paradise beach in cozumel.

besties in cozumel.

docked in cozumel.

our ship, carnival destiny. the reviews were off: destiny was amazing.

we made friends with michael, the photographer. pretty sure the photo events were the best part of the cruise. we had WAY too much fun with them.

this has to be the start of some great tv show.

i have so many more photos (and video) but you’ll have to friend me on facebook to see them all. 

hope everyone had a great labor day weekend — hard to believe it’s time for fall. i suppose now that i’ve gotten a good dose of tropical bliss, i’m ready for hoodie weather, football and skinny pumpkin spice lattes.

happy tuesday friends!