Our 5th wedding anniversary.

We traveled to Ras Al Khaimah, one of the seven emirates of the UAE (we live in the emirate of Dubai, also the city of Dubai 🙂 ).

Shawn surprised me the day before by telling me were taking a trip, but refusing to tell me any details. This was after sending me flowers every day last week….the boy is finally figuring out this marriage stuff!!!! 🙂

We were picked up in a limo and driven the one hour journey. Here is where we stayed: http://www.banyantree.com/en/al_wadi/

Highlights were: private infinity pool, huge tub, the rainforest experience twice at the spa, seeing huge falcons,
nice dinners out, viewing the moon at the moon bar, seeing the wild Oryx, and champagne! Shawn also enjoyed an archery lesson but it was a bit hot for me!

We are leaving in an hour, I don’t want to go! It’s been heavenly.


Shawn in a state of bliss after the Rainforest experience


Clare’s favorite thing was attempting to view the moon through a telescope, then pointing at the sky and saying, “It’s right there! The moon!”


My happy place


Keepin it classy


Archery. Ugh.


Clare Clare enjoyed falling asleep in the big bed before being transferred to her pack n play.