“Guess what kiddo? You’re going to Aruba!”
So we packed up our bags and headed out before sunrise.
Lil Monster wasn’t too fond about waking up at 4am.
2.0’s all like, “I’ve already been up 5 times by 4am!”
We arrived in Aruba without much incident, which is an unbelievable feat in and of itself (especially with two kids in tow!). We only saw a few hours of daylight before passing out.
We woke up to the bright lights of the souvenir stalls across the street, flickering to the sounds of Caribbean techno beats.
From the Garden State to a Garden View. We’ll take it!
Lollipops: the breakfast of champions.
We drove around the island, and somehow ended up here.
Drove around some more, and ended up here too…
…if only to thank my in-laws properly with some authentic Aruban seafood fare.
It wouldn’t be a Caribbean vacation without a visit to the beach.
Of course, we did some of that too.
Saving the best for last: our favorite image from the entire week. This melts our hearts to no end :).
After a week in paradise, it’s back to the real world for us. We need to thank my in-laws for everything they’ve done for us these past few years, and to Rosalen & Chris for all their awesomeness. We’ve captured some crazy amazingness during our stay, and we can’t wait to share them with all of you!
Ben & Karis