S: Our Honeymoon
BC: Forever and Always!
FC: Honeymoon | Our
1: Javan and Melody Bender Married October 10, 2009 | "And here is my heart which beats only for | you!"
2: The Westin Greenville, SC | We spent our first night at The Westin - a beautiful, classy hotel about an hour from Abbeville. | Some of our friends & family gave us a lovely basket with candles, a journal, sparkling grape juice and snacks. We enjoyed it very much!!
3: Sunday we strolled around in the downtown Greenville area and visited "Falls Park" where we had gone on our first date. In the afternoon we drove to Atlanta and stayed at "The Hyatt" close to the airport. Monday morning we flew from Atlanta to Cancun, Mexico where we had booked an all inclusive resort...complete with a private chauffer to and from the airport. Zoetry's Paraiso De La Bonita Resort was simply wonderful, quiet and beautiful! We had a beach front room with a private pool overlooking the ocean. Three on site restaurants supplied us with lots of yummy food. We were very well taken care of for the 5 days we stayed there! | Paraiso De La Bonita Mexico
4: The name of our beachfront suite was "Biblos." We were well taken care of with 3 times a day room service, freshly laundered clothes, robes and slippers laid out for us each evening and drinks or meals delivered to our room anytime we wanted them. What luxury and relaxation!! | Our Suite
5: Delightful smelling bath amenities!! | The bathroom was beautiful and elegant with separate sinks, a tile shower and a large tub.
6: The resort squeezes its own fruit juice daily and makes its own ice-creams, sherbets, bread and pastries. They also made delicious 'Iced-Tea of the Day' such as Four Berries and Chamomile & Mint.
7: "There are spaces between our fingers so that another person's fingers can fill them in"
8: La Canoa | "Alone I dare not climb . . .with you I reach new heights"
9: La Canoa was a classy evening restaurant that we enjoyed dining at. The food was delicious and was served in elegant style with little cups of sherbert in-between courses. You had the option of either eating indoors or outside. | Bon Appetit | '
10: Beautiful pools...both fresh water and salt water along with an indoor jacuzzi and cold plunge pool.
11: Sunset Cruise | So in love!!
12: Snorkling | Snorkling in the beautiful water. The only thing that hampered the day was the blister I had on my foot from playing tennis while barefoot. The guide ended up pulling me around some of the time since it didn't work too good to wear my flipper.
14: We tried our hand at kayaking one day. There weren't any major waves to navigate so it wasn't just too adventerous.
15: We enjoyed the complimentary drinks!! Virgin (of course ;) pina coladas and strawberry daiquiris sure hit the spot! They would even bring them right out to the beach for us or deliver them to our room whenever we wanted them.
16: Breakfast was a leisurely experience at the Kaax restaurant with some far out food! One of our favorites was the yogurt with honey...it was so smooth and delightful! Add that to a pastry with chocolate inside and fresh squeezed juice and coffee.. Yum!! We spent time over breakfast talking and dreaming about the future.
18: "Disturb us Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves, when our dreams have come true because we have dreamed too little, when we arrive safely because we have sailed too close to the shore....
19: Disturb us Lord to dare more boldy, to venture on wider seas where storms will show your mastery, where losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. We ask you to push back the horizons of our hopes."
20: On top of Stone Mountain in Georgia
21: We flew home from Mexico then spent a night and a day in Georgia. We stopped at Stone Mountain and hiked to the top of it then found a warm spot to relax.