Monday, August 25, 2008

"Haven't you always wanted a monkey?"

Well, it's back to reality!

Pete and I got back last week from our amazing honeymoon in Punta Cana! The time went so slowly for once, and we got relax and spend some much-needed quality time together, since in the real world, was are usually like two ships passing in the night! I sometimes worry that our only fertility problems will be making time to actually HAVE sex!

Um. But anyway...

We stayed at the beautiful Dreams Resort and loved it from the second we walked in and someone put a glass of champagne in our hands!! The staff there really spoiled us, and everyone there was so sweet and fun and friendly! We spent ALOT of time just relaxing, either by the huge freeform pool or more often, by the beautiful Dominican beach! The water was so warm and clear, and the waves were gentle. Dodging coral was kind of a new experience for us, but we managed somehow and really enjoyed the beach! Plus, there was always someone to bring you a frosty beverage if you needed one! My drink of choice was the Sammy Sosa, kind of a cross between a pina colada and a daiquiri. It was soooo yummy and I enjoyed many, even though I am not much of a drinker in real life!! I did manage to fulfill my dream of floating on a raft while sipping a drink! It is kind of funny how something so simple can really just feel so luxurious and make you feel so spoiled! And the pool itself was so pretty and relaxing! There were alot of families at the resort, particularly from England, so it was fun hearing all of the little kids that sounded like Harry Potter!

We did get one rainy day, which actually turned out to be a ton of fun! The resort always had some sort of activity going on! I tried my hand at towel folding, which was a lot of fun but clearly something I might need some more work on! I tried to make a baby, which was supposed to look like this:


However, my baby was clearly afflicted with low-tone and perhaps a touch of Downs Syndrome or maybe FAS:


Oh well! Thankfully, we got a fun folded towel every morning, so we didn't need to rely on my poor towel folding skills for entertainment!

We mostly laid around the resort and relaxed, but we did go on one excursion- parasailing! I had always wanted to try it and I figured what better time then when we could float over those beautiful Dominican waters! We met a fun family from NY who were on the boat with us and kept us laughing and entertained during the carsickness-inducing, bumpy ride to the site! And it was so much fun! It wasn't as fast as I thought it would be- it felt like were were floating! And you could look down over the water and see every piece of coral and floating fronds of seaweed! The sky was gorgeous and looking out over the land was amazing! Someone on the boat was nice enough to take some pictures for us, so now we can see what we looked like from the perspective of everyone on the boat!

One of my favorite moments was getting to meet Brenda the monkey!

How cute is she???

Another fun moment was our romantic dinner on the beach, another thing I had always dreamed about doing! We were even serenaded by a little band! It was one of the most perfect moments of my life! The food was so yummy and even more then that, it was one of those things I got to share with Pete that I will never forget. It was kind of one of those stereotypically cheesy things that honeymooners do, but being with Pete made it really special. I know, I know. Cue the "AWWWWWW!"

It really was the honeymoon of my dreams! I got to relax a bit, to spend time with Pete and have nothing to do but be in love, and have alot of fun and try things I had never tried before. We spent alot of nights on the beach, just talking about the people we love and our hopes for the future and what we are praying for. It was time that we needed so badly and I am so thankful we got to have it!

2 comments:

Shelly said...

i'm so glad that you had a wonderful time--looks awesome-o! and your down syndrome towel baby was the funniest thing i have ever seen...oh man, HA!

Ree said...

Glad you guys had such a great time!! I hear it is amazing there11