So, the honeymoon has come and gone and we have successfully celebrated three weeks of marital bliss! I figure if we just make sure we’re going strong each week, we’ll be good to go for years to come!
Josiah’s grandma Kiki (whose name is Carrolynn) blessed us with an incredible honeymoon to the Mexican Riviera! We jumped aboard Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas for a seven day cruise (neither of us had ever been on one before!) and were absolutely awe-stricken. In fact, the cruise director made fun of the ‘first-timers’ that night because they’re the ones with their jaws wide open as they slowly walk through the ship attempting to take everything is. It still baffles my mind as to how we remained floating, so I’m going to choose not to dwell on that too much.
We had an incredible week of (mostly) sun, (lots of) sleep, and (beautiful) sightseeing! I’ll give you some highlights (rather than recounting each of my daily journal entries):
• Driving dune buggies through the desert and on the beach in Cabo San Lucas (we went airborne twice)
• Horseback riding on the beach in Mazatlan (Josiah’s still upset by how s…l…o…w his horse moved)
• Zip-lining through the jungle in Puerto Vallarta – absolutely awesome!
• Securing 3rd place on the ship’s 3-on-3 basketball tournament (proven by our medals we wore proudly around our necks)
• Fun little towel creatures greeting us at night (swans, monkey, rabbit, and snake)
• A Honeymooners Welcome (including sign on the door, free champagne and cake for the other 40 couples on their honeymoon as well)
• One night we made it up past midnight and danced the night away at the club onboard with the other four couples from our dinner table (all around the same age and three other newlywed couples)
• Awesome meals and unlimited food…resulting in gluttony!
• A ship with an ice skating rink, a mall, a basketball court, a miniature golfing area, a rock climbing wall, and a casino to name a few things…
• Unlimited entertainment, an awesome cruise companion, and great memories to last us a lifetime…
Now that the wedding is complete (it was absolutely PERFECT) and the honeymoon is over (highly recommended for EVERYONE), it’s time to put our time and effort into making this marriage one that reflects Christ and the Church. We have had a fun time getting to know each other, learning how to better communicate, discovering little idiosyncrasies, and building a home together. Let the fun begin!