This is our story....of love, life, and adoption

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Did you want pictures?

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First off I must explain the lesion on my face in some of the pictures. I haven't gotten a cold sore in 8 years..so what do you think pops up on our first night. Jokes on me. Not only was I so bloated that we almost had to cut off my ring, I got a HUGE herpetic lesion on my face. And I don't get a little fever blister on my lip, I get a volcano running down my face...seriously. Try feeling sexy for your hubby when you're bloated and you have this lesion on your face. I just sat in the mirror thinking to myself..."you have got to be kidding!!!" I kept shoving my face at Jon asking "can you see it"
"no honey, it's barely noticeable"
He lied, I know, but that's love.

Destin is absolutely beautiful. The water is crystal clear blue green. They describe the beach as "sugar sanded" and they aren't lying. The sand is white as can be and feels like a handful of sugar. We will definitely go back with our little one...when he gets here.

Our days consisted of swimming in the pool, hanging on the beach, eating of course, swimming in the pool, nap from 3-5, snorkeling on the beach, the pool again...you get the picture.

We rented jet skis which seemed like a great idea. We forgot how much fun they were and were asking ourselves why we don't have ours anymore. We had a blast jumping the jet skis. In my mind I was a jet ski champ...and Jon too. We took control like we owned the ocean...
We paid for it later. My back is killing me and Jon's shoulder reminded him that it hasn't been a year since the accident. But we were fierce!!

We got out on the go cart track. Yes this was a first for me. Again Jon was floored that I hadn't done this before. Jon raced past me as I cautiously eased the go cart out. Little kids were racing by me as I maneuvered the little machine. I did get the hang of it and raced around like the champion that I am. But I came in last. I felt like such a looser. But the next time, I'll take him!!

We did some snorkeling. The water is soooooo clear. You can see like 15 feet down. Now I don't really have a fear of the ocean. We're both pretty strong swimmers and I really don't fear that a shark is going to just swim up to me and say hi. BUT when the water is that clear you see everything..ignorance is bliss I say. I CANNOT hang with the jelly fish. I just can't. Jon was way out and I was following, but then I saw one. So I would swim the other way, then I would be minding my own business and then BAM, right in front of me....you get the picture. So finally I just took off the mask and swam in ignorance.

The dolphins were right off shore several times which I love. If it weren't for the jellyfish I would've been right out there with Flipper and his friends.

We had a blast and for a moment we were just a couple on vacation celebrating 6 years of marriage. We weren't an infertile couple, we weren't perspective adoptive parents, we weren't waiting for anything, and we definitely weren't a couple that have been on a waiting list for 18 months. We just were......It was awesome!!

18 comments:

island girl said...

awwww....totally love all these photos! so glad you guys had such a great vacation!!

after taiwan, can we go back to hawaii!?!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures and sounds like a great vacation. Glad you had a good time, despite the blister and bloating. Fingers crossed for a referral soon.

Jan

Sarah said...

Yay! Sounds like you had a ***well deserved*** good time! Great pics!

Jeter Mama said...

Great pics!!!
sounds like you had a great time.
my kind of vaca - eat, swim, sleep, repeat!

redmaryjanes said...

I love your pictures! It looks like a gorgeous vacations spot. I have only dolphins in the ocean once and it was big thrill for me.

Doris & Dan said...

Sounds fab!

Keep smilin!

Kelly said...

Sounds like a great vacation and a well deserved one!

Kelly said...

Sounds like a great vacation and a well deserved one!

Abby's Mom said...

Glad you had a wonderful time! Happy 18 months less to wait too :)

i-Con said...

You've got to be kidding me! You look absolutely beautiful and the trip sounds fantastic!

Lucia, Adam, Noah and Camille said...

So glad you guys had a great time...you really deserved it! We love Destin, too. Lets get together soon...we don't have any travel plans in the near future and it has been way too long since we saw you guys!

Chairman Mom said...

What are you talking about? You look LOVELY in the pix! What a great vacation, Ann! Glad you had fun!

Annie said...

I'm glad it was so great! Love the pics. The beach is gorgeous!

shelley said...

I have problems with herpetic lesions as well. That sucks that it has to show up on vaca. I was so praying that one didn't show up when we were in China...not sure they would've let me bring her home. The same wish goes for Taiwan. Great pics...very jealous here.

I promise to carry a backpack on my walks in case I get to Taiwan...you are first on my list.

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

You looked so relaxed. SO glad that you went. Vaca's should be mandatory.
Congrats on 18 months.

malou said...

Wow, what an awesome vacation! you guys looked totally relaxed! Glad that you had a great one and welcome back!

syn70 said...

You are goreous! Congratulations on your anniversary!

Tracey said...

Thanks for sharing the pics...you guys look like you had an awesome time. And I just love how you talk up your dh.