Thanks for the update. Have been on pins and needles waiting to hear how it went. Sounds like you did the exactly right thing. She got to have those couple of days of excitement...and pack what she knew she needed. I must admit, I would never let my DH pack for me. Love him, but he thinks only about days in port and would never remember the evenings. So happy that this went well for you and that you both had a great time!
Congrats, you pulled it off perfectly!