|13 Years Ago.|
13 years. It seems like it should feel like a long time, but it seems like just a moment ago we got married. I've loved every twisty turn, every crazy idea, every sweet moment we've ever shared.
We've spent our wedding anniversary in lots of fun places - San Diego (5th year), Cleveland (8th year), Los Angeles (11th year) Baghdad/Ohio (separate, last year, not so fun), and now Cairo. Usually, we try to spend our anniversary sans kiddos, but this year we decided to get away with the kids for a few days. Since our trip to Hurghada was cancelled in November (remember my Thanksgiving post?) I was still really craving a beachy trip. We decided to hit Ain Sokhna, a nice resort area on the Red Sea and within driving distance. I booked a hotel with a two bedroom apartment-style unit available on booking.com (which, BTW, is spot-on in reviews about resorts) and we packed up the SUV and braved the Egyptian roads for some fresh air and sea.
|View from our hotel room. Awesome!|
Kids, including the baby, swam in the sea. I enjoyed many a cup of 'Nescafe' while the fab hubby drank hot tea. A TV with three English-speaking channels! And a view of the Red Sea to die for. Time with the hubby, time with the kids, and time to relax. Out of the smoggy city. Away from the constant noise and traffic. Because sometimes, just sometimes, Cairo can be overwhelming. And no matter how much you love it, you sometimes just need to get away from it.
And so this trip was exactly what we all needed. A great celebration of our marriage, and a way to unwind from the hustle of the city.
Happy Anniversary to us! It's been 13 crazy, awesome years. Together. And I can't wait to see what we'll be doing for the next 13 years.
|Lots and lots of kiddie activities!|
|Kellen's middle name is "Murphy" and it means "sea warrior."|
Obviously, it fits.
|Such a beautiful moment.|
|The fab hubby took the kids out for a ride.|
|And back in the crazy we are!|