What describes my Husband and I? the title does, we are: 12 yrs married + 6 deployments + 6 kids = 2 burnt out Parents!

I recently entered a contest on Facebook for a trip to “paradise” πŸ˜‰
Jade Mountain in St. Lucia!!!

It said to write one small paragraph describing why you need this trip, my title should say it all right?

This was my essay:
We’ve been married 12 yrs, have 6 kids, been through 6 deployments; but we’ve NEVER had a wedding, been on a honeymoon, or a vacation by ourselves. We NEED a vacation, need to renew our burnt-out selves, and it would be a perfect place to renew our Love and vows.

 We ARE married πŸ˜‰ but we never had a wedding, he was getting ready to go on his first deployment and with him just starting in the Navy, his paychecks barely buy nolvadex d 20 covered gas to work, LOL, I was working at the time, but it was going to rent and food.  Yes, we were that struggling couple that was too much in love to care about what they didn’t have πŸ˜‰
Now? We have 6 kids, and a dog with an appetite for shoes lol.  We never were able to afford a wedding, let alone honeymoon or even just a trip away by ourselves.

This is why I entered the contest, I figured “I can’t loose what I never had” πŸ˜‰

If you can, please stop by and give us a vote, no pressure πŸ˜‰
The voting ends on 10/15 and you can vote once per day. 

Thank you SO much πŸ˜‰
Here is the link: http://apps.facebook.com/contestshq/contests/57425/voteable_entries/9199515

Thank you from all of us, because I know the kids would LOVE some time with their Grandparents while we are away ;D