PJ and I just had our five year anniversary. At this point, I suppose I should say something contemplative and sentimental like, "I never thought we'd make it here" or "I can't believe it's really been five years," but that's stupid. When we got married, I knew we would make it here, and I know we will make it "until death do us part." Love and commitment are choices we make (or don't make) as partners. There are days when we don't like each other or when things are just hard, but I know deep in my heart that PJ and I will both make the decision to love each other and stay committed to each other EVERY SINGLE DAY. So, what's five years? For us, it was a really good excuse to take a short vacation to the beach without the baby.
PJ does an amazing job of finding good deals. He spends an inordinate amount of time researching and comparing prices until he finds what he believes is the highest value for the lowest price. I think he outdid himself this time. Not only did he score a super low rate for a luxury, oceanfront condo, but we got upgraded to a three-bedroom when we checked in. I couldn't believe how totally awesome this condo was. I felt like someone was going to knock on the door and politely tell us that we were in the wrong place. We *almost* called some friends to come join us in the extra bedrooms...almost. :-)
the view from the balcony
the living room/kitchen
As much as I love my girl, it was really, really nice to spend some time with my husband and by myself. I think PJ and I needed to remember what we are like when we are not chasing Cara around the house. I decided that he is still a fun, sarcastic, smart, and really attractive guy. I hope he decided something similar about me! :-)
While we laid on the beach and by the pool, Baby Cara got totally spoiled by three of her grandmamas and her great aunt Lisa. She's one lucky girl. She also got to play with her cousin Evelyn, who has CHARGE syndrome. Miss Evelyn may be tiny, but she is sassy and refused to allow her younger cousin to steal her toys. I witnessed one of these epic battles, and it was hilarious to watch Evelyn stand her ground and hang on to her toy.
Cara and Evelyn playing next to each other