10.13.2010

Little piece of perfect.

Ben and I are home from our trip to Puerto Vallarta.  It is hard to be back in real life because our trip was AMAZING!  It was so wonderful to be able to go just the two of us.  I love the boys dearly, but this was a great way to rediscover ourselves as a couple.  Part of the unspoken agreement of our trip was that I would not bring my camera everywhere.  I did want some pictures of the trip, but most of the time, the camera stayed in the hotel room.  It was nice because I was able to enjoy each moment without trying to capture it for "memories sake", and Ben wasn't forced to take pictures of me eating each yummy thing we ate.  It worked out well.
I think this has been one of my favorite vacations I have taken with Ben.  We were both able to do exactly what we wanted to do.  One day Ben stayed in the room and played video games and napped.  I was able to read two books and spend all day by the pool -drinking fun, fruity drinks, getting a little sunburned.  I realize that this might not work for everyone, but it works for us.  We both were able to do what makes us relax and have a good vacation. 
The next day we did a zip line tour through the jungle!  Ben was a natural, and I had to receive a little extra instruction because I wanted to brake sooner than I was supposed to.  They had a photographer take pictures of the adventure, which made it even better.  It really was worth it, and we both had a fantastic time, although we did wake up the next day a little sore.
I am so grateful that we were able to go together.  Thanks again to my parents, my brother, sister, and all those who contributed to our adventure.


The airport on our way to Puerto Vallarta


 








 
The view from our hotel room.

 

Right before we checked out of the hotel.

16 comments:

Just US said...

How incredible for you 2 to just get away and spend some time together! There is never enough time in real life for that!

Anja said...

Looks like you had fun! I'm jealous, I could use a vacation like that!

Camille said...

I am so jealous! Sounds like an awesome vacation :)

Lisa said...

Oh, I want to go ziplining some day. It sounds like so much fun. And you too are adorable.

Bfiles said...

how wonderful! We were married in PV so I have a special place in my heart for it. Were you at the Marriott? In that last pic you look SO relaxed. I'm so glad you had a nice time.

Jen said...

Oh, that looks amazing! Glad you had a great time!

jasonandjodie said...

I'm glad you guys had a good time - what a wonderful thing to have a vacation with no kids! I love the hair, by the way.

Daniela Swider said...

It's awesome you were able to go on a nice little getaway without the kids. Looks like you had a ton of fun!

Liz said...

That is awesome for you guys! I am glad that you got to have some time just the two of you.

Sara said...

Emily, first of all, I am totally jealous. What a wonderful vacation for you. Napping and reading is my idea of a perfect vacation! Secondly, I need to know where you got that cute swim suit! Love the top and the halter.

The Teeples Times said...

What a fun, amazing vacation!! Vacations without kids are so underrated, right?? Isn't it nice to remember sometimes why you fell in love? I am so glad you got to get away - you deserved it!! The way you and Ben vacation sounds a lot like Tad and I. The zip lining looked so super fun!! I also loved your dinner party post. You DEFINITELY sound like an expert now!!! BTW, LOVE your hair!

Jill said...

So glad you were able to get away ... and had such an amazing vacation! I think that whatever people do on vacations is personal choice - love that you each did what you want and had a blast!

BTW - so dig your haircut. Sassy!

Jessica said...

Oh so fun!! I want to do that! I want to sit by the pool and drink fruity drinks and read books and take a nap and...well I'm not sure about the zip line, I'm chicken. But that sounds like such a fun trip, I'm so glad you got to do that.

Janalu said...

You know its a good vacation when you make a zip line harness look hot! Seems you had a really great time! Ps I share your camera obsession. I know what's its like to see a whole vacation through a lens:)

A Daring Adventure said...

LOVE all the pictures!! You are absolutely gorgeous, Dearie. Seriously.

LOVE the fruity drink pictures!

I can't believe you guys went zip lining! Not only are you gorgeous, you're adventurous! There's no way in heck I would go on one of those things. You are THE WOMAN.

I'm SO glad you guys got to do this together. Yes, many thanks to all the wonderful family members who made this happen!

Emily Horrocks said...

I was reading this Photography article that talked all about how sometimes you just need to leave the camera at home and stop thinking, "Oh, that would be such a good picture!!"

Sounds like you guys enjoyed a much-needed vacation! I'm so excited for ya!!

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