Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Captains BIG 5...0..All the way to.......


I booked the trip for "just the 2 of us" almost a year ago for the Captains big 50. 6 doggone days in PARADISE!

It was to be a big surprise.

I got a "secret" credit card and began paying it off.

When one of the 7 littles ventured to get the mail...

And DROPPED the "secret credit card bill" IN THE BUSHES.

Next thing you know,

The Captain is coming inside asking
"Hey, Who's going to Mexico?"


We flew The Captains neice in to take care of the kids. She's a DOLL! Before we left, we celebrated with cake, ice cream and the 7 youngest.

We stayed at an ADULTS ONLY, ALL INCLUSIVE resort in Playa Mujeres Mexico.
(because I wanted to eat like a pig AND not see any kids, I knew if I did, I may have a breakdown)
They decorated our room for His b-day.

We also celebrated our anniversary while we were there hence the kissing swans..

When we arrived we got our hands washed with cool lavendar hand towels and a small dash of CHAM PAG KNEE!

We enjoyed getting all duded up for fancy dinners each night

Waking up to this view each morning and stuffing ourselves at the breakfast buffet..

Meeting new friends..

ALL the room service you could EAT..

Holding, hands
and my favorite....


The Beautiful, serene beaches..

Laying on floaties in the MANY pools..

But mostly just so thankful for the time to re-connect with each other, and ACUTALLY be able to LISTEN to each other when we talked and focus on the love we share. 
We talked alot about the kids (of course) and how God has truly blessed AND SURPRISED us with 8 children!
We never thought when we married this would/could EVER HAPPEN! WOWZERS!
We talked about HOW FAST the time goes when one is content and happy...Our marriage has FLOWN!!

Happy Belated 5..0 to the MAN OF MY DREAMS!
Still looking HOT at 50!
Can't wait to see what the next 50 bring..

It's ok to leave your kids, we survived and so did they...
Even if you don't go all the way to Mexico..MAKE TIME FOR YOUR MARRIAGE!!
I want our kids to see our love for one another, to see that we take time out FOR US, to love each other..

One of the first things Aw-Bell said as we got home was..

The END :)



THE Stephanie said...

So sweet! What a fun time!

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

AWWWW....one of the most important things you can do for your children is show them your love for each other!!!!!! SOO TRUE!!!!!!!!! Looks like you all had a great time!!!! Would love to do this in the future :) We have left our kids to go get another child though- he he he.....someday we will!!!

Jen: Proud Mom of 7 Adopted Miracle Blessings said...

Great post- glad you had fun!!!

Ashley said...

Looks like a great trip! You are so right- we need to make time for reconnecting in our marriages!

Cheryl said...

We soooo need to do something like this!! We don't really have anyone to watch the kids though....might have to work on finding someone that could...LOL :o) Looks like you two had an awesome time! I love Aw-Bells comment...too cute! :o)

Christina said...

Wow, what a trip! Glad you had such a great time - with just the two of you.

Shanniel Shakespeare said...

That's the way it should be!!!! I too wish you 50 more years of love and togetherness!!!

Jamie said...

Hubs and I are taking a "surprise" quick trip to Paris in about 10 days, and while I know I will be worrying a LOT about my super dependent little 2 year old, my MARRIAGE deserves this little vacation!
Good job getting away!

MyLinda said...

What fun!! I'm going to steal your idea and start planning the same for my hubby's 50th, my 40th and our 19th anniversary in 2 yrs. (they're all within 3 wks of each other!).