Saturday, December 4, 2010

Jamaica 2010

Matthew and I were so blessed to be able to take a 5 night trip to Jamaica in November. Now this is a place that I have always wanted to go. I had hoped we would go for our honeymoon but we ended up in Maui instead, not that I am complaining. So I said that maybe we would go for our 10 year anniversary, Matthew said our 25th. We had been saving change for 10 years and said that we would use it for Jamaica some day. Well that some day came! We have had a trying year and especially over the last 6 months or so with Matthew's dad passing away and me having health problems over the summer. We were both in need of some rest and recuperation with one another to regroup. So we did it, which is really something we never do! We have never left our girls for more than 2 days and never, ever been this far from them. The girls stayed with my parents and were spoiled like crazy going mini golfing, Chuck E. Cheese (2x), shopping sprees, movies and eating pizza 5x in one week. They didn't even miss us but that is ok because we enjoyed ourselves so much we didn't really miss them too much either! We went to an all inclusive resort in Montego Bay and everything was just beautiful. I highly recommend an all inclusive place. It was so nice to not have to worry about money and to get whatever you wanted on the menu or even order room service. I have never been to a more beautiful place. The weather was just perfect and the beach was amazing with warm aqua blue water and white sand. We mostly just spent time at the beach but we also went kayaking, snorkeling and sailing. Mostly we just relaxed and enjoyed being with one another with no children to interrupt. What a blessing it was and we are so thankful we had the opportunity to go!
Matthew enjoying the warm water
A coconut and a little lounging

Check out those muscles folks, rowing out to sea on the kayak

My handsome hubby and me ready for a dinner date

Out at sea looking back towards our resort from the kayak

Out on a point looking at our resort

The view

Enjoying a yummy mango drink, the beach and a book-it didn't get any better than this!

A musical called Reggae Love put on by some of the workers at the resort

Another delicious dessert

A frosty beer for Matthew

The resort pool that changed colors-view from our balcony

Yumminess in a glass

Sand shoes as Matthew calls them

A little pina coladas and some sand

Loving the beach, just beautiful!

Matthew's favorite part about Jamaica-the jerk chicken. Here he is with his favorite buddy.

Matthew enjoying a fishing book and a Jamaican beer

Guava cheescake, yummy!

The happy couple at dinner

A swing at the bar

Our bedroom

A glorious sunset at Montego Bay

The cool towers at the resort that change colors

The happy couple at sunset

Poolside dining

The happy couple

I love this place!


Monica said...

COR & MATT!!!! These are amazing, I am so happy that you guys got some R&R! What a beautiful couple and family!!! Happy Christmas you guys! Blessings to you all!!!

-Monica, Ehren, Paige, & 2 kitties! xoxoxoxox

Sue Mac said...

Corrie, I love these pictures! Makes me feel like I was there. Your resort looks beautiful and restful and you both look so happy. So glad for you that you took this trip! Hope to see you soon!
With love, Aunt Sue