|1st Official Vacation as Husband & Wife...Honeymoon...St Lucia 2007|
|Mackinaw Island, Fall 2007|
|1st Anniversary trip to NYC, May 2008|
|Destin, May 2009|
|Upper Michigan & Niagara Falls-Canada Side...Fall 2009|
|Riviera Maya, May 2010|
5. Find childcare. So this is maybe where it gets a little bit sticky for some of you. Hubby & I both have parents that live within 30 minutes of our house and they love Elyse practically more than we do. I realize that not everyone has this luxury, but I'm pretty positive that everyone has someone who you would trust to watch your precious babies for a night or two or seven. For those of you with long-distance relatives, maybe you can work it to drop your kiddos off and make it a vacation near that locale or maybe you can catch a flight from the same city where your potential babysitters live. Last I checked practically NO grandparent is going to turn down the opportunity to keep your kiddo for awhile.
|Upper Michigan, Sept 2010|
|Breckenridge, December 2010|
8. Relax, or don't if you'd rather. Most of our vacations are go, go, go...but this time we decided to just chill. Hubby didn't take his golf clubs, I didn't schedule a massage, we just enjoyed each other. The beach and ocean breeze certainly helped this...but do whatever makes you happy. If you want to go crazy with activities then do that...but don't feel bad about just enjoying the silence. It was nice to hear the ocean waves that weren't made from a sound machine sitting next to Elyse's bed.
|Maui, May 2011--8 Weeks Pregnant!|
|Chicago, May 2012|
|Dominican Republic, May 2013|
We started planning several months ago, set a tentative budget, and looked at a few timeframes. We considered several destinations, but I am a hardcore beach person at heart...and I'm happy to announce that I've come close to converting Hubby to one as well. So the beach it was...Maybe for you it's the mountains, or a big city...wherever it is...just GO!