Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Our Anniversary in Paradise

On the last day that we were in the Maldives, we celebrated our 12th anniversary.
It was an absolutely amazing day that started with this at our breakfast:

We didn't dive on this day since we are believers in the 24 hour, no diving before flying policy.  So, instead, after our delicious breakfast we headed out in a kayak.

We came to this little stretch of sand that the resort put this hammock on.  Could you resist?  We couldn't!!
So, we thought we would lounge around for a little.  Then we kayaked to this other little island and snorkeled.  Yes, I admit it.... if we can't dive, we at least try to snorkel to see anything else we possibly can in the water :)

While we were arriving to this island, we caught sight of a large school of small sardines.  Then, to our surprise and delight, a baby Black tip shark swimming amongst them...having a tasty meal, we assumed!  We were not bale to get a picture since they swim so quickly and move away even quicker when something approaches it.  We were quite excited though!

After we returned to the island we went for our "before flying 30+ hours" massage.  Again, it was wonderful!  Even though I already posted this picture, I figured to complete this whole day in the post, why not post it again!

The rest of the day we spent lounging around by the pool, taking fotos, relishing in our last day in this Paradise.  Then....

 I had a surprise dinner planned for my husband!
There were many options, and I chose to have a private dinner on the beach.  
They led us through this candle lit walkway to this spectacular tent to watch the sunset and celebrate together, alone!

It was so romantic!  The Thai

food was quite delicious and so much of it!  Sorry that some of the food pictures are blurry, but I was a little preoccupied to worry.  At least I took them :)

We had beautiful flowers and candles on the table.  They dug out holes in the sand to light up

 the tent.  They even had a cake for us...  after the delicious Thai fruit, coconut, sticky rice and condensed milk desert!  We decided to have them bring it to the room.

And to both of our surprises.....
this is what we walked in to find:

We were both so surprised.... this is all rose petals and towels like two birds.  think that is it?  We did, until:

It was really a special, memorable evening.  


lmerie said...

oh that is great!! I love the sand dug out for the candles. Hmmmm, wonder if I could do that for hubby next beach trip? Bet it would not be the same on the gulf of mexico as it would be in the maldives!! haha

Jodi said...

Now that is what I call paradise. How lucky!! How romantic!

Happy Belated Anniversary. We will be celebrating 12 in October.

Brenda said...

Wow! What a wonderful way to celebrate your anniversary. And how nice that you and your husband enjoy doing so many things together!

Gabriela said...

Geesh! Your post are making me so jealous I'm about to stop coming by! Just kidding. But seriously, what a trip! Guapo wants to come over sometime and see all your pictures (I've been telling him about the awesome sea life).

Scriber's Web said...

Wow. This looks like a wonderful day. So happy that you had a good time. Love the photos!

mythopolis said...

Awesome! Congratulations! I know its not easy, but somebody's got to do it! Best wishes into the future. d : )

GutsyWriter said...

I think there is nothing more beautiful than turquoise water with beautiful fish. I so want to return to living 6 months out of the year in the Caribbean. If I could move from island to island I would write books and travel that way.
I'm so happy you shared this with us. I loved it.

Beverlydru said...

Oh. My. Gosh. I'm thinking about linking to your post. This is so spectacular that everyone should see it. Like something out of a magazine! I'm amazed at the beauty and romance. Truly fabulous.

Carol said...

Ballerina Girl...Your photos and descriptions make it so easy to 'feel' the beauty there. Thank you so much for posting all of this. Who cares about any blurry pics! I wish you many many more romantic years together! xoxox

Calandria said...

Oh, how beautiful! I bet you'll remember this anniversary for a long time.

Coffee Slut said...

Beautiful photos ...thanks so much for sharing!
Happy Anniversary!

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FancyHorse said...

Happy belated anniversary! We made forty last summer.

What a wonderful, romantic resort vacation! I loved reading about it and seeing the pictures. They thought of every detail, didn't they?

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marina said...

wow!! now that one nice vaction love the hammock wish I could be on one right now on that island instead of cold winds.

Happy anniversary.marina

ann said...

WOW! So beautiful and romantic! I am jealous. Your life is such an adventure, snorkelling/diving/kayaking FUN!!! What a lovely evening on the beach, too, with that dinner.