Ten years ago I knew you were my one and only, the love of my life and so we vowed to each other forever. We celebrated with friends and family, sun and sand. Today, ten years later, you are so much more. You are the reason my children laugh, the unwavering post always marking the way home, the foundation on which I build my dreams, the reason to my madness, and the constant, gentle force that keeps us within hands reach. Today we celebrate the road we’ve paved and the road that lies ahead…with sun and sand.

To celebrate we chose the impeccable Grace Bay Club at Turks and Caicos. When we arrived we were greeted by the beautifully decorated lobby, cool wash cloths, rum punch and Willah who would be our personal concierge for our entire stay. Our room had a view of the ocean, fresh fruit and a chilled bottle of champagne.

For our excursion we took a boat tour which included a stop to dive for conch.

The second stop was snorkeling followed by our last stop at Half Moon Cay. Our deck hand expertly removed the fresh conch from each shell which would be made into a salad by the captain/chef. Apparently conch is very tough and needs to be tenderized so while they worked away on preparing our salad we explored the tiny island.


It’s amazing how easily time can pass relaxing on the beach, cooling off in the beautiful blue waters, enjoying complimentary sorbet at 11am, eating delicious food and drinking many rum punches and Garth’s Hooks.

“The water is wide, I can’t cross over, and neither have I wings to fly.
Build me a boat that can carry two and both shall row, my love and I.”

“There is a ship and she sails the sea. She’s loaded deep, as deep can be.
But not so deep as the love I’m in, I know not how I sink or swim.”