HELLO EVERYONE!!! I missed you guys!
THANK you for all of your sweet comments over the last 10ish days. A few weeks ago some things came up in our life and we then decided we would move the wedding date up to July 8th—> aka we planned a wedding in about 5 seconds;) Neither of us were very into planning a wedding and we just wanted to get married and to have our people there so we chose a venue that included pretty much everything. The day was perfect and exactly how we wanted it. I will do a full wedding post once we get our pics back!
I am SO happy you enjoyed the guest posts (and I’m very grateful my family/friends did them for me:)… that was my first time in a little less than 6 years of blogging that I ever took a break from blogging for more than a day. I went from taking 70 pictures a day to about 5 a day and zero time near a computer… quite the change!
We stayed at the Beloved (an all-inclusive resort) for 6 nights and we only left the resort once (for whale shark swimming). The resort was beyond incredible. Andrew booked it through Expedia and it was about an hour drive from the Cancun airport. I cannot recommend this hotel enough… it had everything you could possibly want, the food was excellent (although we were ready to get back to our food at home at the end:), the people that worked there were so beyond nice, a ton of pools, an amazing beach and absolutely everywhere you looked resembled a post card:)
As far as Andrew goes, I really have no idea where he came from but he has changed my life for the absolute best. It is insane how perfect he is for us. After many years of wondering what the heck was going on with life/complete loneliness/trillions (not an exaggeration) of tears… I met Andrew and he was beyond worth the 30 year wait. I’m going to try real hard not to be cheesy when I talk about him but I really had no idea that a person could be so great until him. Thank you for sticking with me/supporting/helping me through all the really hard times over the years… crazy how things happen and how it can all change so quickly. Okay, I’m done now;)
We stayed up at the Grand America in SLC and then flew out Saturday to Cancun. We had a layover in Atlanta and then we got to the resort that night and slept in until 10 Sunday (aka we pretty much slept in that late every day… something that doesn’t happen at home with our 3 year olds;)
I don’t remember the order of everything so I will just share all of the pics that I did take over the week in Mexico.
We rented a jet ski one day and I pretty much screamed (watch out for this in the video below) or laughed the entire time. We need one of those asap because for some reason I find them beyond entertaining.
We tried everything they offered there and of course the desserts were my favorite.
One night we stopped by the sushi bar and sat outside for hours talking and eating the good stuff.
We came across many large iguanas.
And ate some fabulous meals right by the water. The Mexican meals were my favorite and this was from a buffet that we both loved.
By far the most relaxing week of my entire life.
They had 5 different restaurants to eat at and they all had pretty different menus. We loved the food and FYI they had a ton of healthy meals to choose from (and a really nice salad bar at one of the grills) but we definitely had a ton of treats (and lbs of guacamole:) while we were there…
One night we realized they had the best peanut butter and coconut ice cream and then we had it every day after that.
Oh, and LOTS of mango the entire trip.
The fruit here tasted approximately 20 times better than it does at home. Dang it, these pictures are making me crave more of it.
We were in swimsuits every day until about 6 when we would go out to eat dinner.
Neither of us drink alcohol and so our waiters always made us random non-alcoholic drinks that we loved.
Oh, and the crepe/waffle bar. It was insane.
For our last night there we went to our favorite restaurant. While we were there the couple behind us (they were from Boston and so beyond nice… we ended up talking to them for awhile) told us they had to take a picture of the scene of our dinner… A little staged looking but I absolutely love it.
We spent a ton of time at the pools and the beach and just some good old relaxing.
Thanks mom (and Andrew’s parents too!!!!) for watching the Brookers so we could go and do this. We owe you big time! PS I’m glad you loved my mom’s post, she’ll have to post more often right?!
PS they had an AMAZING gym (we ran twice) but I have no idea what the running would be like outside of the treadmill there because you couldn’t really run anywhere nearby outside. For the 8.5 miles that we ran there over the 2 days I am currently clapping for all of you runners in the humidity—> YOU ARE HARDCORE. Running in a place with high humidity is no joke. It hurts.
Absolute favorite fruit? Best place you have ever eaten fruit?
Humid, dry or just right where you live? How do you handle humidity? What makes it easier for you?
FILL ME IN on what has been going on in your world the last week? I need details!!!
Do you take a break from running while on vacation?
-Not normally but it felt SOOOOO nice to take some time off and just hang out!