I had to laugh because I got this text as we were sitting on the plane about to take off:
It really doesn't sound that difficult to drop 2 kids off at preschool. You just park, walk them in, and that's it, right? HA! Not my two :) We've been going twice a week since September and it's rare that I don't feel completely flustered by the time I get back to the car every single time. I felt a little bad for my unsuspecting mother but at the same time it felt good to know that I didn't have to be the one to look like I don't know how to control my children for a couple of days. :)
Now onto the picture dump. We packed light (no checked bags -- that's a miracle for me) and I didn't even bring a camera, so the quality isn't the best since I just used my iphone. We stayed at the El Dorado Royale in the Riviera Maya and it was pretty much heaven on earth. Adult only, all-inclusive resort...we were upgraded to an ocean-front suite...all gourmet restaurants...hammocks and canopy beds and beach cabanas and lush landscaping everywhere...spa and couples' massages...and of course that gorgeous turquoise water. Paradise.
|View from our balcony!|
|Rick wanted to take this picture in honor of our friend JoJo.|
|In front of the waterfall right outside the lobby|
|These canopy lounge beds everywhere were one of the reasons we chose this resort.|
|I spent a lot of time parked on these beach palapa beds|
|A place to nap, read, look at the gorgeous ocean...and a beach waiter to bring any umbrella drink imaginable|
|And another. It doesn't get much more relaxing.|
|Pools and lazy rivers everywhere|
|Some of the rooms have swim up patios|
|jacuzzi tub with an ocean view|
The resort is pretty large so one day we checked out a couple of bikes and took a little cruise to explore. I think it's the first time I've been on a bike in probably 5 years.
|The last picture I took as the golf cart was taking us to the lobby to check out. It was bittersweet to be leaving!|
I'm so thankful to my hubby for such an awesome 30th birthday present, especially since I know how hard it is for him to miss work. And to my mom & Tim for keeping our kiddos and spoiling them rotten while we were gone. I know I came back a much better wife/mom/person after having a couple of days to refuel!