Sometimes I walk into the living room and catch a glimpse of the curio cabinet shelf lined with souvenirs and photos from our “babymoon” trip to Jamaica back in 2007. It’s kinda funny when I think about it because now I can look back on the trip and see how perfect and peaceful it was having my husband all to myself for a week on a tropical island.
My feelings weren’t quite the same while we were there. I was very pregnant, got a nasty case of sun poisoning, starving for my comfort foods of home and even spent a few nights crying because I was home sick. But once the pregnancy hormones settled down, I really did enjoy my time there.
At the time we only had our son and I was pregnant with Kaydence so it really was our last opportunity to have some time alone before our lives got insanely busy. When my hormones were in check we found ourselves spending a lot of time walking through the Couples Negril Resort property admiring the greenery.
And for someone who despises sand and salt water, I spent a good amount of my time on the beach really enjoying myself. Being an adult only resort, it was eerily quiet and peaceful.
But the biggest adjustment to being there was the food.
At the time I was not the kind of person that liked to try new things. There were nights we left the restaurants ridiculously hungry. But when it came to breakfast, I was in heaven. Every morning just as the sun came up we had room service deliver a breakfast tray with hot Blue Mountain coffee, fresh pineapple and muffins. Then we’d sit in the hammock until breakfast time and head down to the buffet where I loaded up on French toast with a hot banana (maybe plantains) syrup. It was absolute perfection!
So this morning I was in the kitchen trying out a Belgian Waffle recipe and whipping up some Bananas Foster topping for it and realized my kitchen smelled almost exactly like breakfast-time in Jamaica. I got this warm & fuzzy feeling, wishing I was back there on the beach, watching my husband read his book and listening to the waves.
It’s funny how one little plate of food can make you feel all that.