Turks & Caicos 2012 ~ Austin’s Relaxed Photographer

Want a sneak peek into our vacation?

JT and I just got back from the most amazing vacation we’ve ever taken. It was neck-and-neck with our honeymoon (which was spent in Maui and Lanai). The only thing I wanted to do on our vacation was *really* relax. I wanted to sleep in and listen to the sound of the ocean and read a few books and eat fresh lobster caught right at the resort. I wanted romantic dinners where I got to have uninterrupted conversation … you know, where I could form complete thoughts and actually finish them! (For the past few years, I was pretty convinced that I’d lost my mind since I could never finish a thought)!

Anywho … everything was simply perfect and oh so lovely. The water was crystal clear. We walked out to our waist and could still see our toes perfectly. The sand was soft and much like powdered sugar. The resort was small and peaceful. The staff did everything they could and more for us (even bringing JT gluten free bread each night).

I’d call our vacation a true second honeymoon and I’m so very thankful that JT’s parents came in and watched our lovely children for the past six days so we could take a trip together. We are so very lucky to have them! We do a lot of vacations each year — but each of them is with family or friends. The last time we did a trip without our kiddos was 2007 … but the last time we took a trip just the two of us (where we didn’t go to see family or go on a trip with friends) was in 2001. What I’m trying to say, is that I am so grateful that I got to spend time with JUST my husband. It almost feels selfish to write that … especially now that we have two very wonderful children. Do you ever feel like that? It seems so hard to put ourselves and our relationships with our significant others first!

JT’s wish for our trip –other than relaxation — was that my camera stay at home.  So, I took iPhone photographs and Instagrammed a few times per day.   And it was just enough for both of us.  I captured the essence of our trip.  And he got to see my face (because it wasn’t behind the camera).

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