Monday, January 11, 2010

The Moneyhoon



Finally I am sitting down to write about our happily ever after! The house is almost completely set up and we are back in our groove at both school and work. Sean is extracting more and more teeth by the day, and I am holding up to my New Year's resolution by not complaining about work. (I found that if I take a hot shower when I get home from work, it relaxes me and I don't unload about my job that I love to hate). Sean has been working hard in his new calling as Young Men's President, and I just had my first opportunity to serve in my new calling as the Sunbeam teacher. I love teaching little three year olds! It reminds me of when I lived in Boston and spent all day everyday, looking after and answering all of the three year old, that I nannied, Teddy's, questions. I just loved him!

Anyways, back to the moneyhoon. We flew from Salt Lake to Georgia, where we spent the night in the lovely Ramada near the Atlanta airport. We were up by 5:30 to catch our flight to Cancun. When we arrived, we rented a car and drove to our AMAZING resort. The suite was like a condo. We had a large bathroom and bedroom, dining room, living room and kitchen. We also had a balcony with a jacuzzi bathtub on it looking out at the beach. Aside from sitting in a loooooonnnnngggg timeshare presentation, we played volleyball on the beach with other resortees, built sand castles, went into the nearby town and bought groceries for meals throughout the week, toured Tulum (ancient Mayan ruins), walked the beach several nights, went shopping in the little village near the resort, and had Thanksgiving dinner at the resort's restaurant with all the other caucasions. The dinner was great! They tried to make Thanksgiving foods for us just like the U.S.. Tried is the operative word, it definitely tasted like a Latin Thanksgiving meal, and was very yummy!

Swimsuits were constantly on, salt water was up our noses, sand was in every crevice, make up was never on, and love was in the air (awwww).




Ancient Mayan ruins
/> I loved these convenience stores. We called them the hug kiss kiss hug.

10 comments:

Juliann said...

WE LOVE TULUM! That was the most BEAUTIFUL place I've ever been.

Carly and Todd said...

I have been dying for an update. Looks like you guys had a great time!!! That resort looks like the same one we stayed in--was it the Barcelo Resort by some small chance?? Long shot. Keep the upates coming!! Love ya.

SNSsoup said...

BEAUTIFUL! You were def. glowing, no need for makeup at all! Hey, I was just barely thinking of you; no joke, just like 20 minutes ago while I finished my cleaning around the house. I'm not sure how it was you came to mind; maybe it's because I've been worrying abt who I should go to now that you're not around to do my hair. I went to Remediez in the mall in November and I hated the cut and color job the girl gave me. That's the 4TH thime I've been there, each time with a different gal and every time I hate the outcome. Anyhow, that's besides the point. I feel absolutely TERRIBLE I not only missed your wedding shower, (I'm really not sure why either), but I also missed your WEDDING!!! It was Spencer's birthday that same evening so we were up in Salt Lake all afternoon/evening. I tried to send you a text message that day to wish you the best on your special day, but then a day later I realized I sent it to the wrong Rachel in my phonebook and NOT you, oops! Anyhow, I saw some of wedding pics, they were gorgeous (I LOVED LOVED LOVED your dress). Wish I could have been there. I'm happy to hear you're finally beginning to get things settled in your new home; I imagine the holidays were EXTRA busy being newlyweds. Could you text or send me on facebook your mailing address??? I need it to send your wedding gift. Thanks. Congrats again! -Stephanie

Bryan and Jamie said...

awwww. So cute! Looks like a ton of fun! I am glad you are back in the Pitt! I have missed yoU! Hope you are having a good week and we will have to get together soon...

Brittany said...

sounds wonderful! now i want to go!

Robie and Chelsea said...

So fun!!! We went there in August. It was SO hot, but I bet when you went it was a lot cooler. Nice! Tulum is beautiful! You guys look like you had a ton of fun! Congrats!

Di said...

I'm so happy for you and I've been wondering what you've been up too. I hope you are loving being married. It's so much fun. And I think it gets better and better.

Lanie Ree said...

Aw, sounds like a great honeymoon!

Phillips Family said...

Hey, never got a chance to say congratulations on the marriage. Hope the honeymoon was fantastic and things are going well.

Ashby's said...

You are a beautiful couple and Dave and I are SO happy for you guys and can tell you are so happy too!! What an awesome honeymoon!