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Mooning My Honey

May 23, 2013

From the throes of wedding planning, I emerge as an honest woman with a new last name, and nothing to do at work now. Just kidding, I’ll never be an “honest woman” in Biblical terms, but the work thing? Yeah, about that…

Our honeymoon! Was. Amazing.

And as I sit at my desk overlooking the gray concrete parking garage, I’m reminded that I am no longer in Kansas anymore (well, Antigua). I haven’t cooked or cleaned since we came back 3 weeks ago, because at any moment I’m sure one of our butlers (yeah.. we had TWO butlers), will walk in and do it all for me.

Soooo… still waiting…

And my new husband is looking at me like, annulment maybe? Surely he didn’t sign up for this.

We spent 7 glorious nights and 8 glorious days at the Sandals Grande Antigua, and everything lived up to our expectations. We chose this particular resort because 1.) it’s all-inclusive, and 2.) it’s all-inclusive. The fact that we chose Antigua was just a bonus, really. I’m pretty sure Sandals lost some money as soon as we set foot in that lobby, because from the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we literally did not stop drinking and eating and eating and drinking.

Onto the good stuff…


guy sandals in sandals


girl sandals in sandals


{sandals in sandals… duh}

drinking and eating in bed

{exhibit a: drinking and eating in bed – after dinner}

patio view of sandals grande antigua

the grounds of sandals grande antigua

panoramic views of sandals grande antigua

{legit views from our room suite}

romantic decorated bed

{bow chika wowwow}

honeymoon hangover

{exhibit b: too much drinking and eating… apparently there IS such a thing}

romantic decorated bathtub

{more bow chika wowow}

snorkeling in antigua

{we snorkeled there}

nelson's dockyard in antigua

{we took a boat ride out of there}

{my husband (whoa) caught this on our boat ride… a 75-pound white marlin… no big deal}

lounging poolside at sandals grande antigua

{our daily itinerary}

{espressos, cuban cigars (yay, they’re legal in antigua!) and a very tan man}

chcolate party platter

chocolate shots at chocolate party

{first night – chocolate party aka the moment i realized i chose the right place}

shrimp cocktails, cheese and fruit, and champagne and espresso on the patio

{shrimp cocktail and fruit platter delivered to our suite, by our butler, after a long day of doing nothing}

{our reserved chairs (and cooler stocked with beer and champagne) by the pool for the week… yes, the entire week}

breakfast by the sea

{breakfast with a view}

{champagne all day errrrday}

pre-hangover picture

entrance of sandals grande antigua

{and of course, can’t forget the selfies}

the fountain at sandals grand antigua

{and one non-selfie… success.}

antigua sunset

{what i would give to see this again right meow}

7 Comments leave one →
  1. January 6, 2023 11:10 pm

    Appreciatte your blog post

  2. February 4, 2014 6:29 pm

    Fraaaand, I nominated you for this totally legit award, because I wanted you to start writing again:

  3. Erica permalink
    May 24, 2013 7:47 am

    Awesome pics ray-glad u had a blast u deserved it-love u both!!! U crack me up btw!!! We r related for sure!!! ;)

  4. Anonymous permalink
    May 23, 2013 6:11 pm

    Aaaahhhhh the honeymoon! Such wonderful photos. Maybe you can go back for an anniversary!

  5. May 23, 2013 5:22 pm

    I LOVE the daily itinerary — the perfect schedule for a much-needed vacation! Welcome back, fraaand.

  6. Diane Brucks McDonald permalink
    May 23, 2013 5:03 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I can see how hard it was to rough it there all week. Reality after that is always a trip. Right?


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