Thursday, July 15

vacation recap

We arrived at our resort around 6 in the evening. We were tired from traveling all day, but as soon as we walked into the resort they greeted us with water and champagne. On the way to our room we passed a table full of the best snacks ever. Who would have ever thought that a hot dog on a gourmet roll with tomatoes and mayo could be so delish??

The resort always had an evening activity planned. Our first night it was a fire show. It started off slow with cirque du soleil type dancers and then came the fire and break dancers. It was a fantastic show and the best part--it was free!
fire collage

We had a great view of the ocean at every meal we ate.
breakfast collage


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We took a walk on the beach every morning. It was so peaceful out there.
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Mornings are my favorite time on the beach.

We spent the rest of the morning hanging out at the pool either reading or floating in the pool.
Great book, btw. It's really funny. Since we were at an adults only resort (you had to be 18 to stay there) there was no screaming or splashing. Everyone was in their own little worlds, but still very friendly.


The resort had daily activities, one of them being rifle shooting, aka a bb gun. haha.

Fourth of July celebration




We spent an evening in Playa del Carmen.

Our last night at the resort it was Casino Night. We had so much fun.
The resort had paper money and whatever you won at the end you were able to use at an auction later that evening. We played a lot of black jack.

We wore a lot of sunblock and applied quite regularly, but I still got a sunburn. I alternated between spf 100 & 85. I know, I know, I was living on the edge.

Nursing my burnt legs. Only the front of them got red. I blame it on kayaking.

Up next: pictures from our disposable waterproof camera. Get ready for some quality pictures.
And if you made it all the way through the post, I think I might have made Ty blush with my post yesterday. hee hee. He wanted me to make sure you all know that he did not pose for any of those pictures. I was a snap happy fool. :)


  1. looks like y'all have a great time! i'm counting down the days for my honeymoon in maui. SO excited. and btw, that last comment sounds exactly like something my fiance would say.. "Make sure they know I didn't pose for those pictures..." haha. guys.

  2. I LOVE the picture of the two of you one the beach. You look so relaxed and happy! Sounds like a great resort- what resort was it?

  3. It looks like HEAVEN!!

    I love your straw hat in the beach pic - too cute!

  4. Oh my word, it looks so wonderful! I am sure you two had the best time relaxing!

    I just finished Mennonite in a Little Black Dress...hilarious! I am so glad I read it.

    Also, I feel you on the sunblock. It doesn't matter what SPF I wear, I always managed to get burnt.

  5. Man, I'm jonesin' for your vacation! I have never thought about going to an adult-only resort. What a fabulous idea! Obviously, since we don't have our own kids, I don't want to deal with those of others either. You look lovely! And, I love that one shot with all the different lanterns/light fixtures hanging from the ceiling. How very cool!

  6. Looks fantastic!! So much fun! I need a vacation like baaaaaad.

  7. I took a look at the website yesterday & fell in love with it. Glad that you guys had such a great time.

    The dress you're wearing in the first picture on the beach - where did you find it? Love it!!

  8. Love the pictures! It looks like y'all had a great time :)

  9. The pictures are beautiful, and it looks like you had a great time together! Where is the dress from in the first beach shot? I love it. You look fabulous, as always! Also, if I haven't sent you an invitation to read my blog, I need to do so. Send me an email to if you would like to read. :) Thanks for sharing these lovely pics, now I reallllly want to go back to the beach!

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  12. How fun!!!! Looks like paradise and a fabulous vacation!!!!!!! :)

  13. Gotta love the all-inclusive resort! Especially adult only :)

    Looks like you guys had a great time!

  14. I am SOOOOO jealous! Its just beautiful there!!!!

  15. Gorgeous pictures! It looks like you had a fabulous trip. I love the idea of an all-inclusive and adults only resort so I will definitely be keeping yours in mind for our next trip. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Looks so fun! I think that the Mr. and I should try an adults-only place because sometimes we are child-haters when we're trying to relax.

    Love the gun shooting pics too! :)

  17. Looks like an amazing vacation! I love tropical destinations!

    I love your blog!

  18. Looks like you guys had a blast! Where'd you get that dress in the first beach picture? It's too cute!!!

  19. Looks like so much fun!! I love that red dress you're wearing! Where did you get it?

  20. Love all the pictures! I could use a vacation right now and the place you went to would do just the trick.

    Glad you had a relaxing time!

  21. So jealous! And, I love it when people do the research on fabulous places to stay for me :). It would be so easy to talk Tommy into a trip to Mexico now!

  22. Looks like a fantastic place to stay! I never have any good pictures with me and Husband because he HATES to have his picture taken. I hope I can convince him to try and take more with me.

  23. The resort looks amazing! The views of the beach are so pretty and I had no idea that there were so many activities to do during the day at all-inclusive resorts. Oh, and I've been wanting to read that book - I'm glad I have a recommendation now!

  24. Such great pictures! It looks like y'all had so much fun. I love the picture of you on the beach with your hat and cover up!

  25. Ok, I'm so JEALOUS and you look GREAT!

    Wow, I'm going to need restraints to not visit expedia tonight

  26. Love the all the lanterns in that one pic!


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