Sometime last year, I was huge and pregnant and feeling sorry for myself when I realized that our tenth wedding anniversary was on the horizon. I wanted to do something bigger than a dinner out to celebrate and started thinking about a fun tri. The Gemmers had gotten married on Lopez Island just a few months before us and so they were celebrating their tenth anniversary as well. I emailed Deanna and proposed we take a joint family vacation--perhaps visiting Lopez Island--with our collective brood. She emailed back, mentioning "we" might have some more exciting options...like a trip to Belize! I'd been to Belize twice before, staying in Belize City while in nursing school and working at a local hospital and orphanage during spring break, and then returning to Caye Caulker with Joe on our honeymoon. Great climate, friendly people and cheap rum. What a great place to celebrate our anniversary.
|Deanna, relaxing in the hammock on the porch|