Sunday, January 4, 2009

Our Honeymoon

I can say with complete honesty and sincerity that I have never had a more wonderful week in my entire life.
Bliss, I tell you!
I was in a beautiful place with my most favorite person in the world and we were married and ALONE!!!

We went to Jamaica and stayed at the all inclusive Sandals resort. Everywhere you looked there was something beautiful to enjoy. The food and service were amazing. Every meal was a dining experience.

This is a picture of the island that is part of the resort. The beautiful building you see is their Thai restaurant. A special boat takes you over at night and you get to enjoy an amazing meal with synchronized service. More on that later...

Picturesque. This is Jamaica, mon. We bought some lovely bracelets and a shark tooth necklace for B. He asked us to bring him one back and we just prayed that we'd be able to find one and we did!

Paul has a great eye for photography. This was right outside our room.

It thrills me to husband. If you only knew how wonderful he is...

This is the boat that takes you across to the private island restaurant.

Paul enjoying some beautifully presented Thai food.

The restaurant has no walls. It is just a pavilion of sorts, but lovely.

Exploring the island after dinner.

Our resort from the front, actually taken from our balcony.

Beach bums

We got to take a shuttle over to the other Sandals resort and have dinner one night. We went to an open air Italian restaurant.

This was the view from our table. No windows! The beautiful beach is just to the right of this. It didn't turn out in the pictures though.


One day we were strolling down the beach and we noticed these beautiful little shells. We thought, what great souvenirs! So we started collecting them and once we had a nice little handful I noticed something. The handful of shells were moving. Much to my surprise, these shells were homes to tiny little crabs! So sorry little crabs!

We did end up finding quite a few vacant shells and have a very nice collection!

Constant entertainment for us!

Paul and I went sailing on this boat. Fun times!

Thanksgiving Day there was a special celebration. The night started with a parade, led by a Jamaican marching band. This was not an ordinary band as you can imagine. It was Jamaican style, mon!

All the guests fell in behind the band as they passed by. Here we are in the parade. The band led us all to the beach where they had a glorious buffet set up, complete with crab, roasted pig, lobster on the grill, etc. Yum!

On the beach enjoying the music, view and food.

The next day it was time to go home. Sad, so sad to leave!!!!
It was a trip we will never forget!!


Mike and Jess Richey said...

You look absolutely and completely happy! YAY!! God is SO good!

Gabrielle said...

I love that you started a new blog. It is a new life! I'm so thankful that we got to meet Paul! If only we could have spent more time with you two...but someday, right? We have to! Anyway, I'm so happy for you, and will eagerly read this blog!

Tricia said...

Looks like you had so much fun! I'm SO happy for you and Paul :o)

Donna said...

Somehow I stumbled upon your old blog, read most of it, and then came to your new blog. What a beautiful story of resillence and God's love for us. Thank you for sharing it.