Friday, June 8, 2012

Our Honeymoon :)

Finally, I have some time to sit down and share these pics with you. :)  Robby and I had an absolutely wonderful trip! :)

We started out in this rather crowded front seat with Rachel and Charlie (and that was before Beast'sbelle joined us!).  Not the most romantic way to travel, but I suppose sometimes you have to compromise. ;)

It was the longest trip I've ever been on (aside from my journey in the UPS box, as I mentioned before).  It was hard to be patient as the miles kept coming.  

We tried to take turns with the bigger dolls looking out the front dash so that everyone had a chance to get a good view.  When they dozed off, we decided to get comfortable on the dashboard and watch the lovely scenery speed by.

I was so excited to be here with Robby.  Even though the trip was long, it was great to have the time to talk, just the two of us.  Well, almost.  As long as we spoke softly enough.  I mean, Rachel and Charlie and Beast'sbelle and her entire family were right there! :}

I loved these lovely yellow flowers on the side of the road.  Robby said they made him think of my golden ballgown. :)

When we pulled up to this house, Rachel told us that we were here.  I guess she remembered the house from last year.

Robby and I were relieved when we were dropped off in the room where we'd be staying.  It was nice to stretch out comfortably on the bed.  Robby was feeling pretty stiff from staying in one sitting position for so long.  

Not long after this picture, he lay down and I helped him stretch his bad leg.  Ben had recommended several leg exercises that Robby could do to help keep his leg as limber as possible, and now that I was his wife, I was determined to help him as much as I could.  Robby doesn't particularly care for his exercises (I think you humans would find it similar to what you call physical therapy), but he knows they're good for him.  I try to sweeten the deal by promising him kisses when he completes them. ;)

The rest of the evening was fairly calm and quiet, which was nice for us.  I wanted Robby to have as much time to recover from the trip as possible so that we could enjoy the beach the next day.  

Oh, how lovely it was!  I'd never seen the ocean before this, and I couldn't even begin to described how the beautiful scenery moved me.  

Robby and I did a bit of climbing around on the rocks until we found one with a perfect vantage point.

It was so wonderful to be there with him, watching the waves crashing on the sand and hearing the gulls calling overhead.  I think that I had never been quite so blissfully happy. :)


"Isn't it lovely?" I asked him.

He turned and kissed my cheek.  "Almost as lovely as you," he told me warmly.

I laughed and socked him on the shoulder.  "Whatever."  And with that, I hopped down from the rock and ran over to the sand.  I waited every moment for him to come bounding up behind me, but when I turned, he was struggling to get down from the rock with the aid of his walking stick.  I instantly felt guilty.  

It's been 6 months since his injury.  You'd think I could remember that he can't keep up with me the way he used to, especially when I'd just helped him the night before!  Yet here and there, I forget, and think we're still the same as we were last summer, when we rambled constantly through the backyard.

I quickly hurried back to the rock.  I almost offered him a hand, but then I remembered how that embarrasses him.  So instead, I waited for him at the bottom.  He managed to get down fairly quickly in spite of his difficulties.  

I placed my hand in his.  "Shall we go put our feet in the sand?"

He smiled and nodded.  I knew he was grateful that I didn't mention what had just happened.  I think it's still hard for him to adjust sometimes, too.

We spent the next few hours playing in the sand and enjoying the sun.  When we were tired, we found a comfortable spot on the sand and relaxed.  I think Rachel mentioned this in her post too, but I was so thankful for plastic instead of skin on this day!  Beast'sbelle forgot the sunscreen, and all of the humans got really sunburned (I suppose 5 hours in the sun will do that to you humans!).  

I was so thankful that we got the chance to go.  Beast'sbelle called this beach "Moonstone Beach".  I thought it was a wonderful name. :)

That night, we spent the evening relaxing together.  All of the others were busy with other things, so we had plenty of time to ourselves.  That's a luxury, even at Beast'sbelle's house, with all of the dolls that are around.

In fact, we spent most of the trip on our own.  We raided the kitchen for snacks, took walks around the beautiful front yard, relaxed in the bedroom, and spent time just basking in each other's company, while the others rushed from activity to activity.

On Tuesday, the last full day that we were there, we decided to join the group again.  They were going to go to the Samoa Dunes.  Beast'sbelle said that it was a great beach and we would probably enjoy it.  We stopped first at Murphy's market in Trinidad for some lunch.

Beast'sbelle bought a sandwich, Cheetos, and blueberries for us to share with the bigger dolls. 

(By the way, I just wanted to mention something.  You've probably noticed that I seem to be wearing the same dress for the entire trip.  First, I don't have pictures from every day, and during those days I washed it.  Secondly, this dress was way more comfy than any of my others, so I wore it more often than I normally wear my dresses.  Just in case you were wondering.) ;) 

After lunch, we stopped at "Windan Sea", a shell souvenir shop that is apparently a traditional stop for Beast'sbelle's family every year.  Robby and I opted to sit in the car for this trip and save our energy for the beach.

And Beast'sbelle was right...it was a lovely beach!  The sun was shining, the water was as blue as a sapphire, and the sand was nice and flat, making it easy for us to take walks.  

You might notice that Robby's walking stick is different in this picture.  That's because we couldn't find his original one that morning, so Beast'sbelle found a piece of driftwood for him to use temporarily.  

I love this picture! :)

When we'd had enough walking, we found a comfy spot in the sand and watched the waves.  We whispered sweet nothings and spun dreams together.  It was another day I'll never forget as long as I live. :)

Robby remembered that Beast'sbelle and Belle'sbeast have a kissing picture on the beach from their honeymoon.  He thought it would be fun if we did the same thing. ;)  Of course, the one from Beast'sbelle's honeymoon was taken by Belle'sbeast while he was kissing her (pretty talented, huh?).  Thankfully, Beast'sbelle was willing to take the picture for us, so we could just concentrate on our favorite part:  the kissing! ;)

Me with my honey :)  I'm not sure what I was looking at here...something must have distracted me at the last minute. :{

One fun thing that happened is that Beast'sbelle's dad, who loves to whittle, made a custom walking stick for Robby from another piece of driftwood.  He said he'd eventually add a leather strap to put around Robby's wrist.  Robby was really excited about this. :)  Thanks, Beast'sbelle's dad! 

The day after our trip to Samoa Dunes, it was time to head home again.  Beast'sbelle took a couple of final pictures of us out in the beautiful front yard of her friends' house.  

We had such a wonderful time together.  It was the best honeymoon we could ever have! :)

That's all for now.  I'm still so incredibly tired!  I guess traveling can do that to you.  :}  I'll be back soon with more stories to tell, though.  Don't worry. :)

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you think BeastsBelle will get the Katniss Everdeen doll Belle? Does she like the Hunger Games?

beastsbelle said...

I don't think Beast'sbelle has any plans to get Katniss at this time. She has rather mixed feelings about The Hunger Games. In fact, I think she's been working on a review post about it for her main blog. :) Either way, though, Beast'sbelle usually doesn't get the more expensive collector Barbie dolls because they're not in her budget.

Belle

Aimeebob said...

OOH! that looks sooo romantic! I hope you enjoyed it very muc and I missed you! :)

MulanFan_95 said...

I'm really happy to hear from you and your lovely honeymoon! So cool! Where did you got your blue dress from the last pictures? The sleeves seem to be different from the wardrobe set.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I will though. I love the Hunger Games, and if she has mixed feelings but she is leaning toward getting her, tell her to make the move now because they will run out!

beastsbelle said...

Thanks, Aimeebob and MulanFan_95. :)

MulanFan, the dress is the same one I've had from the wardrobe set. Maybe it just looks different in the picture. :) I actually need to look into replacing it...the sleeve is starting to tear. :(

Thanks for the head's up, Anonymous. :) I'll let her know just in case.

Belle

MulanFan_95 said...

Can I ask you a little favor? Tell me what do you think about this and then show this to Rapunzel and Beast'sbelle! http://www.flickr.com/photos/57684696@N08/7352468092/in/photostream

Liddy said...

Love your beach pictures! Glad you had a great honeymoon!

*Liddy*

beastsbelle said...

Thanks, Liddy! :)

MulanFan_95, I showed the photos to Beast'sbelle, and she said she'd just heard about those dolls on the Disney Doll Lover's forum (you are a part of that, aren't you? If not, you should be!) It's disneydolllovers.proboards.com, if you're interested in checking it out. ;)

Beast'sbelle said she was really tempted to get these when they come out (she's guessing they'll be released around the same time as the Cinderella Blu-ray, since "Tangled Ever After" is going to be in the special features).

Rapunzel thought they were very nice as well. I think she was a little bit worried that they might replace her and Eugene in Beast'sbelle's heart, but I assured her that wouldn't be the case. Besides, Beast'sbelle was contemplating leaving them in the box since Rapunzel's hair is accurate and they're in it together. (Stinks to be them, huh?) ;) Anyway, we'll just have to wait and see what happens. :)

Belle

MulanFan_95 said...

Thank you for the link! I usually get aware of the news on dolls and such on flickr, but I'll be surely checking it out! Poor New Rapunzel and Flynn... but they're surely a collectible!

beastsbelle said...

No problem...I think you'll fit in really well over there. There are all sorts of human collectors who love Disney Dolls that are members, and even several Mulan fans other than yourself. ;)

Yeah, as I've said before, it's not really great to be a "collector's edition" of anything if you value your freedom. :}

Belle

MulanFan_95 said...

Well, I know I would open them right away... I'm not that strong. Haha

Aimeebob said...

Oh and I have a new blog! Go to, (if you want to look at it) http://howhelovesusall.blogspot.com/! thanks! :)

Elliebob said...

how nice :). I love the beach. About the hunger games, I love it! I think a review post will be good, because I would like to see what Beast'sbelle thnks about it. I know she is an awesome christian, and i want to see her point of view. ;) But I do want the barbie, really bad!! :)

beastsbelle said...

Thanks for the comments, girls. :) Aimeebob, I'll be sure to tell Beast'sbelle about your new blog.

And Elliebob, I'll let her know that you're looking forward to her review post. These next few weeks are a little crazy for her, so it might be a while before she finishes. It takes her a lot longer to do her movie review posts because she wants to make sure she says things just right. She takes her position as a Christian and her influence on her readers very seriously. :)

Belle

MyLittleMegara said...

Could you tell Beast'sbelle how awesome I think it is about how seriously she takes her faith? I love that she doesn't worry about "offending" anyone or anything but says what she knows is the truth about our awesome savior, Jesus, and His amazing Father, God!

beastsbelle said...

MyLittleMegara, I'll definitely pass your message along. Beast'sbelle is always excited to meet another "sister in Christ", as she calls them. ;)

Belle