"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;

I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly."

John 10:10

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Marco Island

Mark and I had a great time in Marco Island.  The girls had a great time with Nana and Papa.  All in all, it was a fabulous week away.  After eating fancy meals (without cutting up anyone else's food), laying by the pool (and reading books that don't include curious monkeys), and loving time with my husband (without little girls to pull me away), I am ready to return to my insignificant but oh so significant life.  Not to make you jealous, but here is a quick picture recap, courtesy of Mark's Blackberry....

The view from our room.
Imagine our delight when we woke up the first morning to feel the warm air and see this beautiful sight.  
The sand was stunning.  It looked and felt like flour.

The first night everyone was there, we had a party on the beach. 
We rode on an airboat through the Everglades, and saw alligators hanging out in a river.
Swamps freak me out.  Holding this little alligator really freaked me out.  But, I knew I would score with my girls and nephews.  

The week ends with a fancy dinner and dance.  I really wish we had a bette picture of us, and my dress.  I found it on the clearance rack at Von Maur and loved it.  Hopefully I'll have a chance to wear it again.

Really, the entire week was fancy.  You feel like you're in a different world.  We were there as hosts for Allied.  Our job was to talk to the 350 agents and their guests that were rewarded the trip, and to help them have a good time.  That gets absolutely draining for this introvert.  But, we are thankful for our time away to be revived as husband and wife.  

When it comes right down to it?  Our favorite place to be is with these lovely ladies....


Alisa said...

Looooooooooove. love. love that dress! You look like such a beauty! I think I should think about going back to work for ITA.

Marissa said...

i know the pictures weren't intended to make me jealous, but they did! :)

looks like so much fun. and you look incredibly gorgeous!

peter marie said...

Looks like an amazing time!!
I love your fancy dress. I hope you get to wear it again sometime too!

Glad you had fun!

jibby said...

How cool! Glad you had a great time away with your hubby. You look great!

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