honeymoon update

Hi everyone! We’ve got some news…

Though we have room in our wedding budget, Aaron and I have decided not to spend our honeymoon in Spain as planned. We were presented with an amazing opportunity a few weeks ago – Aaron’s uncle Alan offered to let us stay at his INCREDIBLE beach-front condo in Pompano Beach, Florida for free! We will have the place all to ourselves. What a blessing! We decided after a few weeks of thinking/praying about it that saving the money we could have spent on Spain would be wise, especially as we face the cost of moving out to Arizona and getting furniture for our new apartment.

Though we were a little bummed at first, we are so excited to go down to Florida and so blessed to be able to do it for free. We have spent two Spring breaks down there already and love it – it’s one of our favorite places. Actually, Florida is the state where I first told Aaron I loved him! 😉 (I know, I know, ew. Sorry.) Here are a few pictures of the incredible condo we’ll be staying at.

The view right inside the front door. MTV cribs!

The view right inside the front door. MTV cribs!

i LOVE how open it is. And that couch. that COUCH!

i LOVE how open it is. And that couch. that COUCH!

it's called "The Cristelle."

it's called "The Cristelle."

dining area...i wish i had a good shot of the kitchen. it's amazing!

dining area...i wish i had a good shot of the kitchen. it's amazing!

our beach access

our beach access

This will also be a special trip for us because it will be the first time we fly down!! That drive gets lonnnnggg….right Aar?! 😉 (he always yells at me for sleeping on the way…what else does he expect me to do?!)

In a funny way, I was remembering the other day one of the conversations Aar and I had a few years ago; right when we were first talking about getting married. I was in Colorado and we had this e-mail/facebook conversation about our honeymoon and we decided we wanted to go to Key West. I had completely forgotten about that conversation until a few days ago…and here we are, going to south Florida! Yes, we are planning a trip to Key West, too. After all, it’s not a far trip from Pompano! (I SO want to see Ernest Hemingway’s house! Amazing!)

We’re also planning on getting a real ritzy hotel room one night in Miami Beach, for kicks! Awesome. I’m going to wear a semi-formal dress just to check in. Like they do on the T-V.

We feel really blessed to have this opportunity, and don’t worry, we will make it to Mallorca one day. I still vow to speak Spanish at some point on this trip though…shouldn’t be too hard in Miami Beach, eh? (does anyone else automatically hear “welcome to miami BIENVENIDO A MIAMI” everytime i mention Miami?)

Anyway, regarding our honeymoon registry online (www.honeymoonwishes.com) we haven’t decided quite what to do with it yet, but if you have donated already, don’t worry, your money isn’t lost. We will get it figured out and keep you all updated.

38 more days, friends! Wow! Ok, one more picture to leave you with, just in case you weren’t jealous enough. 😉

one of the MANY views from the wrap-around porch...doesn't this photo just make you EXHALE?

one of the MANY views from the wrap-around porch...doesn't this photo just make you EXHALE?

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