Thursday, November 14, 2013

Countdown to Jamaica

It's officially one month until our romantic trip to Jamaica!  Me and the fiance had talked about taking a winter trip this past spring, BEFORE we were engaged.  After he popped the question, I was still on board to taking a little R&R from work/weddingplanning/winter/life.  Some people think we are nuts for taking a trip right in the middle of our year engagement and only 6 months from our wedding, but let me give you and idea of why it should be a good idea to take a vacation in this scenario:

  1. Because it's a trip to Jamaica!
  2. A break from wedding planning.  It'll be impossible to plan in another  country with no contact with our vendors, so this is a great way to catch a break!
  3. A break from work.  We both work full time and we both work hard.  Last vacation we had together alone was 1.5 years ago, though we've taken time to visit with my family and vacation with his.  We need this for 'us'.
  4. A break from cold weather.  We are active, outdoorsy people.  We like to hike, run, be outside.  Winter gives us both seasonal depression.  So this is a great way to make it through the winter.
  5.  Time alone with my fiance.  Wedding planning is time consuming and isn't necessarily just including me and the fiance- constant talking with vendors, hearing everyone's constant opinions, etc.  Also, he's in school so he spends a lot of time working on school work.  He'll be done with work for the semester so this will be a great opportunity for a break for him.
Some downers about our trip:
  1. I love the Christmas season.  We will be away from all the seasonal excitement for over a week.
  2. I'm losing precious days to Christmas shop!
  3. Missing Christmas Parties.
  4. Guaranteed sunburn(for me-not him)
Needless to say, the positives still outweigh any negatives.  It's not like we will be missing Christmas! I'm planning on decorating the weekend after Thanksgiving. It's our engagement-moon. Holla!

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