HONEYMOON

 

 

 

Hey everyone! Daniel and I are back from our amazing honeymoon and have been back to reality for a little while now. We were in Playa Del Carmen for seven days and it was exactly what we needed to wind down from the craziness of wedding planning. It was so wonderful just being with him in the sunshine and the salty gulf and not having an agenda each day. Our days consisted of hanging on the beach, having some lunch, hanging by the pool, having some dinner, repeat. There were no obligations to do things we didn’t want to do or talk to people we didn’t want to talk to. It was just him and I and living in the tropics.

The weather was pretty much perfect the entire time we were there. It rained a little bit here and there but nothing major. One morning it was raining quite a bit and that ended up being the day that we got our couple massage anyway! So amazing. Although we did a lot of just laying around we found ways to be active too. Daniel played a ton of beach volleyball with other people at the resort (I played too but a much more normal amount), I did water aerobics in the pool a few days which was super fun, he took a lesson on how to sail the catamaran and after that we could use it for free for an hour every day, we snorkeled a little off the beach, we played tennis one afternoon, swam a ton in the gulf and in the pools, and we even made it to the gym one day!

The service at Royal Hideaway Resort was out of this world and they truly made us feel like royalty. It was so much fun to actually say the phrase “my husband” to them and I still keep trying to find excuses to sneak that in. Each of the staff that we encountered was so pleasant and professional. We keep talking about a couple of our favorite staff that we miss and wish we could have brought home with us (we miss you Ángel!!).

It’s starting to sink in that he is actually mine forever and it makes me so happy. I truly feel like I hit the jackpot with Daniel and I know that our story can only be credited to the Lord and his handiwork. He gave me Daniel and made me his wife, the deepest desire of my heart. I am so thankful for my happy ending and there is still so much to look forward to with Daniel right next to me!

More to come on the big day and events going on in our lives. Stay tuned!

 

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THE LAST OF BANFF

Oh hey guys! I am here to do a final post about our trip to Banff! If you missed the first couple you can find them here and here.

The day after we went to Lake Louise we decided we should check out Yoho National Park since we are up here, why not? Especially since all the parks are free this year! We tried to do the Takkakaw Falls hike and after being lost for what felt like hours and hours we discovered that the road to the falls was actually blocked off due to an avalanche.

Lost in Yoho National Park
Our phone GPS could not be trusted so our manly men turned to the map.
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LAKE LOUISE, BANFF DAY 3

We successfully camped our first night in Banff National Park and woke up under the giant towering evergreens (seriously, not as many maple trees as Canada leads on). That morning we made breakfast over the fire and planned out our day. We decided that we would visit Lake Louise this day because we had heard such wonderful things and seen such awesome pictures and we wanted to see what all the fuss was about for ourselves. We packed up some things to take with us for the day and drove the half hour to the trail. We got there early enough that we could still park really close. We started walking across the parking lot and through some trees and BAM we were there! We were pretty caught off guard because we expected this beautiful gem to be off the beaten path a bit, but nope! The path is literally paved because it was so well beaten…

We were surrounded by foreign tourists with selfie-sticks and middle aged women taking pictures with their iPads. Our own personal hell. But Lake Louise still did not disappoint! Her beauty far outweighed the crowds.

Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
FINE, you caught us, we are the foreign tourists with the selfie-stick. Also, I think it’s important to note, Kelsey’s missing hand.
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