As I mentioned before, he is a self employed flooring contractor who installs any and all types of floors, showers, countertops, etc. He does full bathroom and kitchen remodels as well and this business has kept him well provided for for many many years now. In the six years we've been together, I have never known him to not have work lined up other than when he got in his surfing accident at the end of 2008 and couldn't work for 4 to 5 months. So here it is, the beginning of 2010, our wedding year. And Mr Fix It's end of the financial burden of wedding related items consists of my engagement/wedding ring, the remodel of his house before my daughter and I move in and the honeymoon. That's it. The honeymoon is his big huge responsibility.
So when he told me last summer that he wanted to take a trip to Indonesia I was pretty excited. Mr Fix It is a surfer:
Yup, that's my little hottie. And that's him in Indonesia...he loves to surf there and has made several trips. And so since the wedding is mostly 'mine,' I knew that the honeymoon would be mostly 'his.' :) Then he mentioned spending two weeks in Indo. Now I am all about laying on the beach watching him surf while I get some oceanside massages and do some cool shopping (Mr Fix It says the deals on designer things in Indo are insane and prepare to shop til we drop!)....but I didn't think 2 weeks of that type of lifestyle was going to keep me very satisfied.
I quickly put my mind to work and thought about the fact that I have always dreamed of going to Australia...and you can surf there...and Mr Fix It actually lived in Australia for several months many years ago. So I suggested that maybe we go to Australia for a week and then go to Bali for a week...so that way we both get to go somewhere we love and do things we will enjoy. Mr Fix It jumped on the phone and had booked our flight within minutes...and the cool thing? He was able to use his air miles for the trip from LAX to Brisbane and from Bali back to LAX. So he only had to pay about $740 for the entire airfare (from Brisbane to Bali and some taxes). Yea us!
So here is our trip on a map: