Our honeymoon in pictures!
A few things first- we had a BLAST!
Quite frankly, even if our resort had ZERO activities planned for all of the couples on their resort, I would have been perfectly content with doing absolutely nothing on the beach in a swim suit.
The weather was perfect- 84 degrees, no bugs, slight breeze to elongate my body's tolerance of laying out, and two books to keep me occupied, and one hot hunny next to me the entire time.
SO, six days later, unlimited food, unlimited sun, and lots of time well-spent together later...
(my aunt said it best after telling her how much we ate and how i'll pay at the gym)
"Well, if you think you gained 10 pounds from all the food, you appear 10 pounds thinner with a tan- so, it cancels it out and YOU'RE GOOD!"
We did have one day where it sprinkled in the afternoon, I was okay with it because that means we get $100 off our next vacation with Cheapcaribbean, thanks to their guarantee!
Beau did fantastic with his very first aircraft experience. My ticket always had the window seat assigned to me, and he begged every flight to switch- I caved. ;)
Ok, on to pictures!
|the biggest gingerbread house ever? In the hotel lobby!|
|so excited to see CHRISTMAS in Jamaica. Honestly, I was some what bummed we'd be missing the week up to Christmas, cuz Christmas is my FAVORITE.|
|One little towel design/our room!|
|more Christmas goodness- lit up PALM TREES! :)|
|view from our breakfast table.|
|this is all I did. Layout. Read. Layout. Read. Repeat. (Go Hawks)|
|not to bad for a resort! Hit this up a few times in the early morning before breakfast and beach time! it was GREAT!|
|Downside of being on a honeymoon by yourself? LOTS of "self-photos".|
|pool-side buffet. amazing. billions of selections.|
|(not our instructor, obviously)|
When we got back I did a little bit of Nurse shark research, found this little Wikipedia tidbit: "It has been reported in some unprovoked attacks on humans but is not generally perceived as a threat." Comforting, huh? HAHA! Thank goodness this one was 'tired'?!?!? Here's a picture of one to give you an idea of how cool this was...
|Guess there's a reason you sign your life away prior to the diving lessons/actual dive. :P|
One of these boogers, Yellow Stingray
|OH MAN. how creative was God when he made this one!?!?!?!|
|We took a Catamaran cruise...INCREDIBLE!|
|On the cruise!|
|They stop in hour into the cruise, and let us swim and go off the slide on the boat, and we swam to these caves! Super neat!|
|Beau going off the slide. When you plunge into the water, you can literally see the person 'x' amount of feet below the surface- it was soooo clear!|
|Fruit carving at dinner- watermelon!|
|Blurry snapshot of one of the four tables of deserts.|
|I loved their breads. and this little heart attack chocolate cake, and the fresh caught snapper fish for dinner!|
|Poinsettias + Christiansens in Jamaica = Christmas card?|
|this can stay small. it makes me feel better.|
|PAPAYA! My little piece of Malawi also in Jamaica. FRESH. Is. the. BEST.|
|Beau- LIVED for the food while there. Especially the deserts. This was his second plate of deserts.|
|The awesome pool. Which, was actually COLDER than the ocean- so it wasn't my preference. Beau caught me snoozing though :(|
|Mmmm, mmmm, mmmmmmmmm!|
|Pool & swim-up bar....where I always got one of these.....|
|Virgin style Strawberry Daiquiri. (all of their adult drinks were sickly strong. I took one sip of one- and I stuck to these puppies instead.)|
|Ice-sculpting demo for that evening's dinner.|
|and during the day, leave one of these :)|
|beau, NO LIE had 15+ of these ice cream cones while we were there. it was rare to NOT see one of these in his hands.|
|My hubby's favorite spot because you "can lay out in an inch of water and still tolerate the sun without being too hot!"|
|(he's probably booking a new vacation right now....because of the every day scene of this!)|
|and, on our way home over Dallas....his window-seat shot of the city and their Christmas lights were visible too!|
The perks to all of this, was that it was an all-inclusive and so all of those extra fun activities that we did were faaaaaREE! :) Kinda. We paid for it one way or another I guess.
We'd totally do it again, and wouldn't have changed a thing...
However, I can't imagine doing so when that $ can go towards our adoption account. ; )
So we just might have to savor these pictures...
Thank you Jesus for allowing us to see another part of the world that is held in Your hands. I'm in awe of Your creation and praise you for how you've blessed Beau and I.
Thank you Father.