By nature I'm a planner. I used to love to plans things, make goals, stay on some kind of schedule. I still enjoy doing these things, but based on this past year it's hard not to think, "What's the use?" I know GOD created me with hopes and dreams, but He is also ultimately in control of my life. I'm learning to hold my plans loosely. ; )
Growing up our vacations were planned out to a "T," and I loved it this way. Faber, Mandy, and I always had fun wherever we went and whatever my parents planned, but goodness we were also going to learn something while we did it. ; ) My dad would even have us research our destination before we left (not in a rigid way)! It's hilarious now to think about. Some of the best vacations of my life. I loved every second.
Jason and I now travel by the seat of our pants, and I like it this way, too. Even before Reese was born, we planned to get away during the winter just us. So after the new year we booked a trip to St. Barts.
Z was well taken care of as always with his grandparents. He loves to "go" as much as Jason and I do. ; )
A few pics from our week...
Jason took this pic in his car the morning we left. Five degrees!
Bright eyed and bushy tailed. We woke up at 3 am to get to the airport. ; ) Crazy and worth it!
The yacht waiting to take us to the island
Just kidding! Here is our "ride." Oops. ; )
Sunset in St. Martin before our ferry ride to St. Barts
We made it! View from our "villa." Ahhhh...
Our first morning in Gustavia
Anse de Grand Frond (one of the many beaches)
It didn't take long for us to get used to the easy paced island life. We didn't care what time it was, turned out cell phones off, and had very little internet access. We missed Zach like crazy but knew he was having a wonderful time just like we were.
Eating dinner at The Hideaway (Chez Andy's)
Beautiful rainbow one morning
Very narrow roads. Jason loved the island driving, of course.
Our villa and tiny car
Eden Rock on St. John beach
The airport was right by St. John beach. Jason of course loved watching planes land and take off.
See the plane landing? Lower middle of this pic
Another addition of mine to Reese's name gallery
Jason wrote Reese's name in the sand and said, "Only here for a moment" as the water erased her name away. Just like her life. It was really sweet.
We were so so sad to leave. The days went by way too quickly.
Good bye, St. Barts!
This plane flew over us as we were driving to the ferry. Pretty close!
Thank you, LORD, for an amazing week to get away from the cold weather and everyday life. Jason and I loved every second together and coming home to see our Zach.
For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it testifies about the end and will not lie. Though it delays, wait for it, since it will certainly come and not be late.