Saturday, December 25, 2010

15 Years and Counting

We celebrated fifteen years of marriage in Cancun last week.

This was the view outside our window the first morning.

Hotel's pools.
Our Hotel

This is the result of me asking various strangers to take our pictures in various places we visited on our little retreat.  

I have no idea what this tree is I just thought it was cool looking.
 Iguanas were everywhere.

 This is one of the sink holes we visited.  It was beautiful.  It was fresh water and was suppose to be good for your body to swim in due to the calcium content.
 One day we visited the Mayan ruins.  AMAZING.  I can't imagine all the work that was put into these structures.

Sculptures off all the people who had their heads cut off for being captain of the losing team in the games they played.  It didn't pay off to be the caption of a team.  This was just a small section of the wall that these were displayed on.  They played this game five times a year.

 Going to a different country was kind of an eye opener for me.  This little boy below is eleven years old.  His name is Angel.  He was trying to sell me these little handkerchiefs for a dollar a piece.  I can't imagine having my child going around talking to strangers much less trying to sell stuff to them.  We are so extremely blessed to live in the United States. 

We would never see Policemen with machine guns at the mall or stopping people on the side of the roads for searches.  Sometimes I am discouraged about the sin that is so evident all around us here in the states but this is nothing to what I saw in Mexico.  Christianity was not evident anywhere.  Will Angel ever here about the only way to go to heaven.  Will he always be selling items to tourist at the pagan worship areas of the Mayan ruins.    I do know that God loves Angel enough to send his only Son just for him if he was the only one on the earth.  I am going to pray that someone will tell Angel about the one and only true God and His son Jesus. 

Everywhere we went we were offered alcoholic drinks.They really wanted us to buy their tequila.  They even took our picture and put it on a tequila bottle to try to get us to buy it.   I can only imagine the problems they have with alcoholism in Cancun. 

 On a much lighter note every time we go on vacations food is a BIG deal.  We try to eat at places we normally wouldn't eat at.  This was one of the best desserts I had while we were gone.
 This was the best meal I had the whole time we were gone.  It was super YUMMY.  Went to Mexico to eat Italian food.  lol

We split this hamburger when we got there at one of the restaurants at the hotel.  We were not impressed with this meal.  Their hamburger meat had a different texture. 

We had a good time but I was really ready to be back in the states with my kids by the time we got home. 


Cassie said... said...

Im so glad you all had a great time. I wonder what Bran and I will do for 15 this year??

The "W" Family said...

Y'all are so cute! Looks like you had a fun time!

Alex and Jill said...

We celebrate 15 years in July!! And we love Cancun! What resort did you stay at? Seeing these pics makes me want to go back! :)