Thursday, October 30, 2008

Petempich, Mexico

Almost one week ago we returned from our 5 year anniversary get-away to Petempich, Mexico. We had a wonderful, relaxing time! The best part was spending 7 uninterrupted days with Daniel and no responsibilities. It was pretty nice. Here is quick "tour" of our trip:
First, a pit stop in Miami to drop off Eva & Joey's kids and to fill up on delicious cheese-filled heavenly pastries before flying across the gulf.

Arriving at the hotel and beholding it's wonderfulness.

This is the view from our room... It was amazing! I love being able to see the pool and the ocean at the same time.

It didn't take us long to put on our suits and jump in!

Unfortunately - this was one of the few times we were able to enjoy the pool... it rained everyday!!
Here are a few more shots of us at the pool later that week.

We really took advantage of the "all inclusive" and ate our hearts out!! We loved deciding where we were going to eat each night and the last night we ate our favorite items from every restaurant. Room service was fabulous, too!

Here is our wild life encounter. Too bad he lost a leg!

The "hot tub" was luke warm (not that I could really enjoy it anyway) so Eva and I made our own hot tub!

Our "romantic" room accomodations!

We spent a day in Cancun - shopping, walking and eating authentic Mexican food. We hitched a ride with some locals and enjoyed the bus transportation as well. Daniel and Joey did a good job making sure we didn't pay too much. Unfortunately I did get ripped off with a picture frame I bought... huh Eva??

We took a walk along the expansive, beautiful sandy beach... oh wait! Seaweed/trash infested beach.

All in all - it was wonderful. I was able to do my most favorite things.... sleep, read, eat, be with Daniel and game it up!!! We are lucky to have friends like the Sniders!! I can't wait for our next destination for surely this has become a lasting tradition! Maybe Spain??

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Five Years

Saturday we celebrated our 5 year anniversary! We spent the evening in and brought home Outback take-out. We toasted to some sparkling grape juice and started our countdown to the real celebration which will take place in Mexico in a week. It's amazing how fast 5 years fly by! I can't wait to see what the next 5 years brings!

Here is a little shout-out to Daniel. He is currently sporting a full beard and considers himself an "outdoorsman." He is hunting in Virginia as I type and before he left he said to me "I don't do triathalons, I don't play video or computer games, I'm an outdoorsman. I hope you're okay with that." And I am!!

If you would have told me 5 years ago that in 5 years I'd have a deers head and a boars head hanging in my house I would have laughed at you. Well... I guess the jokes on me.

When I use the camera I can always tell when Daniel has had it because there are pictures of random wildlife... hogs and wild turkeys!

So here is to my outdoorsman husband... Thanks for 5 wonderful years. I love you for all that you are!!

PS - here is a quick pic of the 17 week tummy!