Friday, April 22, 2011

Paradise Favorites

So we recently returned from an 8 day stay in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico! Anyone who knows me, knows that I LOVE some good Mexican food (Daily snack? Chips & guac. It was SO fresh there!), the culture, and the beach. I had never seen crystal clear blue water before. I died. We were basically sitting in a Corona commercial while living out everything Jimmy Buffet ever sings about. It was a perfect honeymoon, to say the least. The resort gave us the royal treatment. We excursioned (zip lined, explored the Tulum ruins, saw the cenotes, cave swam, snorkled), we shopped, we wined, we dined, and most importantly, we relaxed! The spa was AH-Mazing. The best part about it was sharing the whole experience and adventure with my new groom. It was so relieving to not feel anymore pressure from the wedding and not to even have a cell phone! We really had a chance to reconnect and flirt like we had just met. I took about 1000 pictures naturally, so we could relive the whole trip anytime vicariously through our Macbook. We're definitely planning another trip somewhere else for next year, but I'd HIGHLY recmommend The Royal. Such a gorgeous place! We had a ball! Next time we go there, we're dragging our friends or family into the deal. Hopefully we won't have to twist any wrists. It was very much the time of our life!...

...until Saturday when we realized our hometowns were getting demolished by tornados. Talk about a scary feeling. Thankfully, our house was fine, our family was safe and all was good and well with our friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were affected, though. It could just have easily been anyone we know. We've decided to overhaul all our old (and perfectly usable) stuff anyway since we were so blessed to get amazing upgrades and wedding gifts. We're donating all of it to the tornado victims. Feels good! And now we don't have to plan a yard sale! Whew!