Friday, June 17, 2016

St. Martin

What a joy is it to be married to my best friend! These past 10 years have been full, and God has been faithful each step of the way. As we thought back to how the Lord brought us together, the friends He's provided, churches, family, ministry, lessons we've learned; Jesse and I can only be thankful. 
We celebrated by taking our first trip just the two of us since having kids!
 We loved this island! One thing we enjoyed is that it is made up of two countries/cultures- French and Dutch. Here we are having gelato on the Dutch side.
 We had a great day walking and shopping in Philipsburg. 
 The sunsets were amazing! It was even more amazing that we could sit long enough to watch it and have several conversations (this would never happen at home :).
 We stayed at the Grand Case Hotel- this the beach was so beautiful! 
 We enjoyed snorkeling every day! There were beautiful fish, sting rays, crabs, and coral.
The water was the perfect temperature.
 We took a drive to Maragot (the French side) for a little shopping, lunch, and a walk up to a fort.
 I think there were about 100 steps.
 Here's the view from the top!
 We stayed walking distance from the French restaurants. It was so unusual to eat out every night and enjoy a quiet meal! I think we ordered fish every time!
 The next day we took a 20 minute boat trip to Anguilla. 
 This is a British island, so we had to bring our passports.
 After a little tour of the 2x16 mile island, 
we enjoyed the rest of the day on one of the world's top 10 beaches...
 I think we could have just stayed there forever!
More to come...