Saturday, September 26, 2009

5 Year Anniversary Trip

Our anniversary was back in June, but we decided to wait and take a big trip after all the summer traveling calmed down. A BIG thank you to family members who helped all of this come together. Some helped out by gifting us with a time-share they have, and others helped to watch the boys while we were gone. We realized once we were in Florida that this was the longest trip Zach and I have ever taken with just the two of us! We stayed 5 nights at an AWESOME hotel right on the beach in Hollywood, FL. Most of the time I spent laying out by the pools/on the beach while reading books. It was soooo nice to sleep in, roll out of bed, put a swimsuit on, and sit in a lounge chair all-day-long.


This is a picture of our resort. Our room was waaayyy up there on the 24th floor. BEAUTIFUL views of the ocean and of North Miami.


This was my favorite spot at the resort. It was near the pools, but high enough to get a great view of the ocean and feel the ocean breeze. One day I literally spent 8 hours in this same chair. It was dreamy.

We did have one 'fun day' where we drove inland and went on an Everglades Air-Boat tour. So much fun! My favorite part was just driving fast through the everglades, but it was also cool to have a pretty close encounter with a mama gator protecting her nest!



This guy was crazy. He would do all kinds of tricks (stupid ones) with the gators. He was missing part of one finger, and had a fresh gash on his arm along with scars all over his legs. Eek!


We had a GREAT vacation! We definitely miss the ocean breeze and beautiful views, but we are back home where we belong (with west Texas winds and Big Country views!). We missed the boys WAY more than they missed us. Thanks to all of our families for their help!


8 comments:

Matthew and Sarah said...

Looks like ya'll had a great time. Gorgeous pics! So glad ya'll got to take this trip

Kate said...

Looks like a beautiful resort! So glad y'all got to take a trip with just the two of you. What a relaxing vacation!

Melanie said...

what a great vacation! glad you were able to get away. the views of the beach are so pretty!

JENNY said...

Sorry...didn't realize I was signed in as my sister! :)

Summer said...

Beautiful beach and resort. Looks like an amazing trip. But I'm glad you're home. . . we miss you when you're away!

Greenland said...

So jealous of all your beach pics and lounging! Looks like a dream vacation! Happy 5 years:)

Jeff and Amy McKissick said...

glad you got a chance todo this. how wonderful!

Shannon Burton said...

Ahhh...I feel relaxed just reading about your trip! Good for you guys for getting away. Loved seeing you this weekend!