I Got Luxed Up
After the fabulous wedding of Kellie and Colin, I was told by Captain America that I needed to get my passport and bikini and get ready to leave. Together with my awesome best gal pal, Precious, Captain America planned a brief runaway trip for us that was sorely needed (zip it, Saun). While working with the FabSquad, I got a text message that said, “Trip paid for. 24 through 29”. While eating dinner, I was telling Abby and Streater that I had absolutely NO idea where my passport was. I remembered using it to vote in the GA primary since I still hold an out of state license….then I remembered putting it somewhere that I felt like it wasn’t such a good idea to put it, but more accessible than the safe.
As the night went on, I got another text message from Captain America who said that he was there early to pick me up. He was such a sweetheart! He helped my superstar florist Heidi and her staff load their trucks, met my soul mentor, Scarlett, and helped the FabSquad load up some of the random things into the truck. I asked, casually if he had seen my passport and he said no. And then mentioned that we were leaving the NEXT day, not the Monday after. My heart fell into my swollen feet, because I thought I would have a chance to look for it all day Sunday.
So after I crawled in the house at 1 a.m. on Saturday night, feet feeling like they were thisclose to exploding, I tore my house to shreds looking for my passport. I went into our closet sat on the floor and PRAYED a very long and detailed prayer. Got up and looked in my husband’s valet, at random, and there it was. God is so good.
After counting and packing linens (truly, a family effort), I packed my suitcase, kissed my kids goodbye and got set off for a very very very very overdue vacation. Instead of leaving for the airport, I was treated to a day of shopping, mani and pedi, and dinner. It wasn’t until the manicure that it hit me…”We’re not leaving today…” He was sweet enough to give me a day off before traveling.
Finally, I found out at the airport that we were going to Jamaica….once we got to Jamaica, I found out were going to Couples Negril. This was our third trip to Jamaica, a country I absolutely adore and love. I love the people of Jamaica because they pull no punches and are some of the most sincere and lovable people you could come across. We didn’t get in until late Monday night, and had to leave at 4 o’clock Saturday morning from Jamaica, with an 8 hour layover in Miami, but every single microsecond was cherished and enjoyed. I fell in love all over again with my husband, and am so grateful that God put him in my life if for no other reason than to just speak his name or look into his eyes.
I spent a lot of my mornings waking up early (by habit) and sitting on the balcony looking at the gorgeous views, listening to music, or doing logic puzzles (I’m a geek!). It was my first time to this side of the island and it was beautiful. I also snuck some shots of Captain America while he was sleeping…
Wanted to get a shot of his ring and hand
Enjoying dinner at the Palms…the had the best amuse bouche!
Green Tea Creme Brulee– I am in love with all things green tea and all things creme brulee; however, this monstrosity should be illegal. 😯 Just yuck. Beautiful presentation though– it was set in a hollowed coconut shell.
Being silly with the camera:
Back to the Aura for dancing…
Or not so much…more like lounging.
Look! It’s my logo!
My hot hot pink shoes!
We had some great times until it was time to leave! Here we are in the Admiral Club at Miami’s airport during our layover….
I cannot WAIT to go again!!!
SO MUCH thanks to my awesome staff who held the fort down while I was away!
So…back to work!