The Perfect Getaway

At the end of March, Paul and I headed to Destin, FL for a baby moon.  It’s not a necessity while you’re pregnant, but it was so incredibly worth it!  We were a little bummed because the forecast was predicted to be a little bit chilly, but man the weather was BEAUTIFUL during the day!  At night, you needed to be bundled up for sure!!

We got to Destin, and immediately just took in the view from our hotel room.  Destin is one of our favorite places, and it just made me happy looking off our balcony to this!

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Friday night, we got there around 6, so we changed and headed to dinner.  We ate at ACME and it was delicious!  Then we spent the evening walking around Baytown.  The whole time, we just kept talking about how awesome it will be when Aubrey gets older and we take trips to Destin, and she can play at all the fun little places they have for kids.

On Saturday, we headed to breakfast at “The Donut Hole”.  If you’ve never been, you need to go.  Right now!  Take me with you!  Everything is homemade, but the donuts are just melt in your mouth amazing.  I want to go back… it’s just a 7 hour drive for a donut!  Totally realistic!

Then we headed to the outlets, and did some damage in an about an hour.  So we left!  It was fun though!  We got great deals at the Nike Outlet, and then updated Paul’s Sperry’s to a nicer pair.  His were looking pretty pathetic.  Afterwards, we headed to the beach, and it ended up being a gorgeous day!  The weather said it was about 60 degrees, but in the sun it felt like 70.  It was beautiful, and we even got some drinks on the beach… Virgin Strawberry Daquiri for me.  I can pretend 🙂

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I was daring enough to sun the bump this weekend too…

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Saturday night, we headed to play put put golf, and we were pretty competitive.  I was winning, until Paul pulled ahead!  He ended up beating me by 7, but we both came in under par.  Quite the accomplishment for a put put golf course!

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After golf, we found a little local restaurant where we ate, and when we headed back to the hotel, Paul wanted to fish.  So we headed to the beach, and it was FREEZING!  I was shivering so bad, it was making my back hurt! So after about 10 minutes, I decided I was going back to the room.  Well as soon as I told him, he caught a fish!  He started reeling it in, and he could not have been more excited.  One of my favorite parts about Paul is his excitement.  When something makes him happy, you know it! He gets this HUGE smile, and he gets giddy like a little kid at Christmas.  Then he continues to talk about whatever it was that excited him for a day or two with such animation.  It’s adorable.  So imagine his excitement when he caught this sucker…

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Our weekend could not have been better.  It was one of those weekends that just reminds you of all the things that made you fall in love in the first place.   It was a perfect getaway from our busy life lately, and a perfect last weekend away before we are a family of 3!

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Two Years Ago Today…

Paul and I had our first date. It doesn’t take a mathematician to realize that Paul and I have not had the ideal “length” of a relationship before it is socially acceptable to get married these days.  When people find out how long we have been together their face says it all.  Most people think we are crazy, and I’m not denying that we aren’t, but I also wouldn’t change a thing.

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Our first date was so easy.  We talked about everything, and when we got up to leave neither of us was ready for the date to be over.  Unfortunately, since I’d just had knee surgery a week prior I wasn’t really able to do anything, so we said our goodbyes with huge smiles. I immediately called my sister to tell her about it. I explained how conversation was so easy, I felt so comfortable with him, and he seemed like such a great guy. I didn’t want to get ahead of myself, but for some reason I just felt that we would have some kind of future relationship. I had no idea what it would entail, but I knew there would be another date. There was… the next day, and then everyday after that.

Paul and I both have birthday’s in June, and with the help of my friend Malarie, they planned a trip for the four of us (Malarie, Eric – her then boyfriend, now husband, Paul and myself) to go to Destin for the weekend to celebrate my birthday. It was during this trip, only 19 days after our first date, that I knew I was completely in love with him. I wanted him to be the man I spent forever with. I didn’t tell him this then, but I knew it.

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It wasn’t just apparent to Paul and I though. Our families knew. I went shopping with my sister, and her exact words were, “David and I think you’re going to marry him.” This was about two weeks after our first date. My parents knew the first time they met him. After we got engaged, my dad let me in on a secret. After they met Paul, they knew they had to start saving up for a wedding in the future. Paul’s mom may have been my biggest fan from the start. She hadn’t even met me yet, and she was ready for Paul to propose (he must have really talked me up to her…).

Paul and I don’t celebrate our dating anniversary anymore (especially not with our first wedding anniversary coming up next month!), but I still love it.  Our little whirlwind relationship timed perfectly by God.  He answered both of our prayers on June 5, 2012, and 19 quick days later I knew I wanted this guy in my future.

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Wynsma Vacay 2014

Last weekend we drove out to Destin to meet my side of the family for a long weekend at the beach.  My poor mom spent MONTHS (really not exaggerating) trying to find a weekend that worked for everyone.  She finally succeeded and it resulted in a great weekend!

Our last family vacation was the summer of 2007…

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My sister is no longer blonde, my baby brother is not my “little” brother anymore, there are now two adorable munchkins running around along with two extra husbands and a girlfriend! Needless to say a family vacation was overdue! ImageMelissa and I noticed we don’t take pictures together anymore… we only take pictures of her kids.  So here is our (only) photo op from the weekend!

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 Reese was so content just hanging out!  Kennedy loved the waves, the pool, the helicopters, the fish, you name it she loved it! (please note the tail on her towel in the picture below… it cracks me up everytime!)

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 Paul caught quite a few of these Ladyfish, and I’m pretty sure it made his day (his last few fishing trips have been unsuccessful).

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Paul and Travis went out fishing the last night from shore, and I tagged along.  I was about to leave to go back to the condo when I heard Travis scream that he had something.  He then spent about 20 minutes reeling in a stingray, and I’m so glad I ran back to get a picture of it!  I really loved that my brother and husband had some time to hang out.  I feel like they haven’t really had a chance to get to know each other and create a relationship so I was glad they spent time together.

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The weekend consisted of laying at the pool, the beach, or in the condo.  We didn’t do much of anything but we were all together and it was absolutely perfect.  We all decided it needs to be something we do annually even if it is just for a long weekend.  So let the planning of next year begin!

**We did take group pictures of all of us together, but they are on Melissa’s and David’s camera – these will have to do:)**