Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Heaven on Earth!

Have you ever been whisked away to a little piece of paradise where you felt as though nothing in the world could harm you or cause you grief? I love these moments, because they, even with their faults, give me a tiny glimpse about how sweet eternity in Paradise with my Lord is going to be. AHHH, I can't even fathom it. So peaceful. So serene. So breathtaking, yet full of life.

To me, the ocean is one of the most spiritual places on the earth. The vastness and strength of it just boast of our Masterful Creator. Brian and I had the wonderful privilege of visiting the Caribbean for our honeymoon. And, it was a place that I'll never forget. If you ever have the chance to experience its beauty, don't pass it up.

My thoughtful husband planned our honeymoon. I told him that the wedding was my show, but the honeymoon was all up to him. He researched and planned, and created the most wonderful adventure for us. We spent a week at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.
It was landscaped with lush palms and tranquil fountains and tropical flowers.

Here's my cute boy on the beach. Isn' he dreamy? :)

Now, here's a humbling picture. Me with no makeup - Ay! Yay! Yay!

The sapphire waters and sugary beaches - BEAUTIFUL!

The seaside pool - our favorite hangout.

Throughout this week, Brian and I were treated like royalty. We received service to the max which allowed us to just lay around and drink in the life of leisure. This was just what I needed following our wedding. Oh, I can't wait for another trip to paradise!


Crystal said...

Wow! What a beautiful place to have a honeymoon! It really does sound like heaven on Earth. My hubby and I were both still in college when we got married, we never had a "real" honeymoon. But when he gets that "high paying job" we're going to take enough vacations that it will make up for it...AND we'll have a laundry room :-)

Meg said...

That place looks awesome! I'm so jealous that you went there! I haven't had a honeymoon yet but one day when we tie the knot maybe this will be on our list!

Megan said...

Very Very VERY nice!! I will be experiencing The Ritz Carlton @ West Palm Beach in a couple months!! Can't WAIT! (&& you're one of those women who do NOT need makeup..LUCKY you!)

Unknown said...

what a great post! i LOVE the pictures! we love the ritz carlton in chicago, so i can only imagine how good it is in the grand caymans! so glad to hear taht you had a wonderful honeymoon. my husband planned ours too, and took us to the sandals resort in montego bay, jamaica! i'm totally ready for another honeymoon :)

Dani said...

I love the ocean to. My husband doesnt like it dont know why but he doesnt. That looks like lots of relaxing time. I need some of that right now.

Expat No. 3699 said...

My husband and I got married and honeymooned in Jamaica thirteen years ago. It was wonderful. Seeing your pictures makes me yearn for another trip like that.

My Three Girls (The A girls) said...

That new hubby of your did a great job with the honeymoon.

Looks so nice and relaxing. I wish I could pick up and go right now.

PS you look great with no make up.

Anonymous said...

OMG this is one of our favorite hotels..we've been twice there...it's perfect isn't it!

Bee said...

I went to Playa del Carmen in Mexico for my honeymoon. My husband planned our trip too, and I agree that the Caribbean is a great place to go when in need of being comforted.

Glennis said...

Oh, you just had the best time, didn't you guys? What a great trip.

Michele said...

OMG, it's a beautiful place!!! Sounds like your hubby did a fine job putting the trip together. And by the way, you look great without make-up!!!


Amy said...

Oh these pictures are beautiful...and I want off of this bed rest now! I need sunshine, preferably of the Caribbean kind.:)

What a way to start a marriage!
Such a blessing.:)

Daydreaming of sunshiny beaches here in Crazyville,