Sand Between Our Toes

Sand Between Our Toes

As I sit here and finally put together one more dedication (read: plea) with regards to our entry into the Marriott Resorts Beach Blogger contest, I really am excited at the possibility of being selected for this wonderful vacation, but also very much reminded of how much we really need a belated honeymoon.

I have been positioning this as a belated honeymoon for Juliet and I, however, without completely realizing the timing of it all, if we are selected, it will fall right around our 1 year wedding anniversary.  September 24th, 2011 will mark 1 year since we were married on Huntington Beach in California.

To think we were married right around 1 year ago is almost mind boggling, until we consider what has happened in the past 12 months:

  • August 2010, Justin took a new job after 8+ years with old company
  • September 2010, Married in HB, CA
  • January 2011, quick flight to Rochester NY for Juliet’s interview
  • January 2011, 3 days later, Juliet accepted a job offer in NY
  • January 2011, Justin quit his (new) job
  • February 2011, moved into corporate housing in NY for 6 months
  • February 2011, Juliet experiences her first time living where it snows
  • March 2011, Justin flew back to CA and drove from CA to NY
  • April 2011, Our good friend Sean came to visit
  • May 2011, Justin starts his job hunt
  • June 2011, Justin is still job hunting
  • July 2011, Juliet heads back to CA to coordinate packing of CA house
  • July 2011/August 2011, move into our new apartment in NY
  • August 2011, spent unpacking
  • Oh yeah, Justin still job hunting
All of that in the past 12 months.  Nowhere in there was a honeymoon for us at all.  Unfortunately, was just not something we were able to work into our wedding budget and our work timelines. It has been quite the past year.
So by the time this is posted and the time you read this, we will be on the last day of voting for the Marriott Resorts Beach Blogger Resort 2 Romance contest, and we could really use (and would really appreciate) your support.
August 17th is the last day to vote, so hop on over to Facebook, Like the Marriott Resorts page, click on Resort 2 Romance and then scroll to the bottom, find JUSTIN H and click VOTE! (then go ahead and share this with all of your friends)

 

Thank you for all of your support, and if we win, we guarantee we will be doing something cool as a ‘thank you’ to all of our supporters.

 

Cheers!

 

Justin Hamlin

Justin Hamlin is the founder of <a href="http://www.justinhamlin.com">Get Busy Livin'</a>, a blog founded on collaboration and story telling, dedicated to inspiring himself and others to get busy living their lives. He is a writer, photographer, computer nerd, story teller and world traveler. He calls New York home when him and his wife are not hunting down adventure, exploring the east coast or jet setting around the world. You can follow Justin on <a href="http://www.justinhamlin.com">Get Busy Livin'</a>, <a href="http://www.twitter.com/justinhamlin">Twitter</a> or <a href="http://www.facebook.com/GetBusyLivin">Facebook</a>.

  • I’ve voted for you religiously.  If you don’t win, it’s not my fault.

  • Fingers crossed that you win! I’m about to celebrate my 1 year anniversary on September 18th, so I’m putting some good newlywed-vibes out into the universe for you!

    • Thank you thank you!  Congrats on your 1 year too!

  • Good luck! Really hope you win, you guys seem to really deserve a nice vacation (and honeymoon!) together. 🙂

    • Thanks Melissa! We didn’t win, unfortunately, but 2 of our friends did, so it wasn’t all too bad!

  • Alfred

    yo man!!! glad to get back in touch with you!  i read the timeline! can’t wait to see what new adventures are waiting for you two!