as many of you know i surprised ryan with a trip to celebrate his birth and to celebrate 13 years of marriage.
ryan, like many men works so hard to provide a wonderful lifestyle for our family, he allows me to stay at home with our children and encourages me to follow my dreams with photography. to be able to give this gift to him meant more to me than anything. i am proud to say that i did it all by myself…i worked hard, i saved, i planned, i surprised.
i knew i wanted to travel out of the states and experience something new together. i ended up choosing punta cana in the dominican republic. it absolutely did not disappoint. from arriving to our hotel by helicopter and being greeted with champagne, they catered to our every need. they were by far the most genuine, nice, caring, wonderfully happy people we had ever met. the trip was not only relaxing and romantic, but extremely humbeling.
here is a little look at our week….via iphone/instagram
we took a red eye flight out of seattle to ny then flew 3 hours to the dr.
we were tired, and ryan was dreading the hour shuttle ride to our hotel….then i surprised him with a helicopter ride.
he was grinning the entire time.
our hotel from the helicopter. 52 rooms total, we counted 6 different couples/families total while we were there. it was awesome.
our fridge was stocked daily with, beer, pop and water along with our snack bar. my favorite were these, platanos.
coffee and fresh pastries were delivered daily to our room at 6:30am.
i mentioned that is was ryan’s bday the day we arrived…they had a plate of fresh fruit and a bottle of wine waiting for us.
our toughest decision everyday was whether we were going to the beach or pool…
the only time we left the resort was to go zip lining. i conquered my fear of heights and did a total of 10 lines.
by far one of the best days of my life.
it was about a 45 minute drive to the zip lining place…this is what we saw on our drive…
high school sweethearts maybe? :)
children would chase our bus..wanting to give us flowers so we would in return give them money.
you would see horses randomly around the streets, not tied up.
never will i ever take my life for granted.
probably my favorite picture of our trip (even though it is blurry)…my hubby looks hot and i am completely content.
we ordered surf and turf one night and the lobster was so big we couldn’t eat the steak.
we ended up ordering the lobster again on our last night. best thing we both had ever tasted.
the only time we got dressed was to go to dinner, plus we ordered in a couple of the nights…i think i wore 3 things out of my suitcase, other than my swimming suits.
i only took a handful of pictures with my canon…not sure why i brought it, my phone did a fine job.
it is safe to say i love my husband more today than i did yesterday and i cannot wait for the next surprise!
this trip was more than either one of us could have imagined.
people keep asking me, would we go back? the answer is YES, we absolutely would, but there is so much world out there to see and we can’t wait to see it.
so…until next time, punta cana.
flying home…we couldn’t wait to snuggle with these three.
there isn’t a day that goes by that i don’t think how lucky ryan and i are to have our parents here to watch over our babies. we both are at complete ease when they are with them and know they could not be in better hands.
thank you, gigi, papa and grandma…you are true blessings in our life.