Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Anniversary In Aruba

This month mark our 10 year anniversary, even saying that seems crazy that 10 years has passed since we said our I do's.  We have done so much in the past ten years but really where did the time go.  

The last time we were on a holiday together just the two of us with not kiddies was on our honeymoon, so I guess we were well overdue.  My fabulous mother in-law took a week off and came up to watch our boys.  I told here the fun really starts when the school bell rings and the after school activities start.  She was such a great sport, I know that sitting at football three nights a week for an hour and a half isn't fun but she did it and we certainly appreciate it.   


Aruba has some beautiful spots and the water and weather was fantastic, +40 everyday with a hint of breeze.


 We did a day tour to a little island where we literally sat on the beach and did nothing but relax for 7 hours.  We met two older couples who sat and told us all about their families and lives they had some great stories and made the day that much better. 


Those who follow me know that we love to go off roading but usually on the bikes so how could we pass up the chance to do it on holidays.  We rented ourselves a jeep and took the path less traveled.  My husband loved this as it reminded him of when he was a teenager.  Yes he even let me drive even after I may have flown it in the air just a little.  It was probably the funniest thing that happened on the trip, too bad we didn't have a video of me launching the jeep.


On our journey we came across this abandoned house that is literally a few feet from the ocean.  I can just see a family sitting outside telling stories and laughing here under the stars and listening to the water. 


Along our journey we stopped by to check out the natural pools, see it way down there tucked into the rocks, but in order to get there we had to go off roading in a place I would not suggest a car ever goes.  It was really one of the best days we had there, lots of fun. 


It really wasn't until we did this trip that I realized how important it is to have this time with just the two of us. Our lives really are focused on the kids, work, house and the hustle and bustle of life.  But to be able to just sit back and relax just the two of us was and incredible feeling to know that if you take all of that away our relationship is just as strong as it was years ago. 

3 comments:

lizy b said...

Happy Anniversary! What a lovely trip you and your sweetheart got to take together!

Ginger Walls said...

We went to Aruba on our Honeymoon but since it was a part of a cruise we didn't get to explore like y'all. Your photos are so pretty. The water is just beautiful. I love that house. The green windows are amazing!

Ginger Walls said...

Happy Anniversary too! : )