Monday, October 24, 2011

Home from an amazing anniversary trip!

Besides food poisoning, strep throat, cracking half of my back tooth out and almost breaking my toe, I have to say this trip was one of the most amazing and special trips! Being sick was a downer, but I sure didn't let it get in the way of a wonderful weekend, a wonderful get a way, and a trip I'll never forget!!!!

I had so many peaceful, relaxing moments on this trip and it was totally stress free. Exactly what we needed. DH and I had some amazing talks and special moments. I love my husband through and through. Late last night we took a walk around the resort and wound up at this 1940's pool. (after the olive and wine festival we were the only people still checked in at the resort. We had it all to ourselves!!) So gorgeous. I felt like I was back in time, I could see so many stars in the sky, I could hear the owls, cricket chirps...and the rustles of the leaves in the trees. We laid down in the chaise lounges, wished upon the stars, and I then remembered God's grace. I remembered how blessed I am to be with my soul mate. I remembered that life is precious and God has given me a purpose. God's will, not mine. I was humbled and as we lay there on the chaise lounges next to the sparkling pool, holding each other's hands, with dimmed lights surrounding us, staring up at the stars we both let out a big sigh and DH said to me "we're going to have a family someday...and we're going to show our baby God's beautiful creations...I love you." I, then felt like everything would be okay. I'll never forget that moment.

I realize at times I forget and I get very sad, but that is just the course of nature. We see what we want so desperately surrounding us every day, every moment, and quickly forget that some day we may have that ourselves and not to give up hope.

I'm going to post a few pictures from our trip I hope you all enjoy them!

Arrived at our Resort!!!

Where we had our anniversary dinner!

The pond outside of our room...

Olive tree pathway where stage coaches used to drive to the resort!

1100 year old oak tree where the stage coaches used to drop off prisoners and chain them to await the judge to come tell them their fate. Many were hung on this tree :(

Old farm equipment in the gorgeous lavender fields...

How neat!

The first buildings at this resort. Ernest Hemingway was known to come sober up in those rooms. Also, Albert Einstein has stayed in those rooms!

We can never be serious!!!!!

A view of the Lavender Fields

Ready for our dinner! I'm so in love!

I'm so grateful we had the opportunity to escape for a few days and enjoy life, each other and fall even more madly in love. 
I'm grateful to be married to my best friend and the love of my life.


  1. The first sentence made me laugh, it sounds like something that would happen to me. I really really want to see your pictures, for some reason I can never see them they are just blue boxes. Your little getaway sounded like a magical time, you deserved it.

  2. Okay that last comment made me a liar b/c as soon as I posted it I could see all the pictures. That tree is a really pretty old tree that has a sad story. I love the picture of you and DH ready for dinner, ya guys are such a cute couple.


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