Happy 11th anni!

Warren and I were so lucky to get away to celebrate our 11th anniversary this past weekend.  Wendy and Lach watched the girls for us so we could celebrate sans kids.   It was lovely.  We went to Matanivusi Resort.   This is essentially a surfer's eco/boutique resort but it caters to everyone, surfers and non-surfers alike.   There are 12 bures there directly on the water.   There are two yoga classes daily (in a beautiful studio looking over the ocean and rain-forest) and endless water activities, all included.   The first day we got there, we had a yummy lunch overlooking the ocean then went snorkeling.  We got in the boat for what I thought would be a short ride, but the guys took Warren and I out for at least 20 minutes to the COOLEST reef.  It is one of the most gorgeous ones I've seen here... such bright colors!  At first I was nervous because we were basically in the middle of the ocean, but once I got in the water I was amazed at the beauty and the fear dissipated a little.    We snorkeled for almost an hour seeing the coolest fish and we saw a sea turtle!  It was awesome!   We came back to a warm hot tub and a cold beer followed by a nice dinner with great company.  Everyone there was so nice!   We talked to the yoga instructor for a long time about her future plans.  She is a Texan, college graduate,...just trying to figure out what to do with her life.   We discussed Peace Corps and by the end of the weekend she had already finished her application.   Pretty cool.

On Saturday, our actual anniversary, we slept in, ate a filling breakfast, went to yoga class, got a massage in our room with the sound of the ocean in the background, went snorkeling again (even further out in the ocean), took naps, read, and enjoyed a glass of wine watching the sunset.  What a perfect day.  The night was nice too.  They set up a private candlelight dinner for us on the veranda of our room since it was our anniversary.  It was so romantic! I felt like I was on the bachelor or something.  

Sunday included kayaking, reading, and just lazing around until we had to go back to the children.   I feel so lucky to have had the weekend with my best friend and partner.  I am SOOOO grateful to have Warren in my life and am thankful for the opportunity to get away and just enjoy life together...just the two of us.   I really couldn't have asked for a better weekend.  It was truly perfect.  

I am also thankful to our friends who watched the girls!  The girls didn't even want to come home when we went to get them!  They had the best time, which also allowed us to have the best time.  

lazy reading by the pool

view from our room

path to yoga studio

the coolest tree

our room from standing at the beach

candlelight dinner

Thanks Dennis for sending us the bottle of champagne to celebrate!

had to get one pic of us together!


  1. Sounds like a perfect weekend to celebrate love!

    1. Yes! I wish you had time to go there before you leave us!


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