Thursday, February 17, 2011

-- When a Blog Goes Silent --

Its been pretty quiet around here lately... but that's because we were away making a little sunny daydream a reality.  That's right, that picture of a resort that I shared a while ago?  We made that pool home for a week!

Here is the story:  In mid-Janurary we started getting swallowed up by the winter-blues and while at the mall one day, we stopped by our friends at FlightCenter and picked up some of those travel books to do some brainstorming.  Within the evening, we'd agreed that a vacation was just what the doctor ordered.  About a week later, we'd booked a week at the Azul Sensatori in Puerto Morelos (on the Eastern side of Mexico between Cancun and Playa del Carmen).

It wasn't long before we started getting cold feet about the trip though as Mexico was popping up all over the news with reports of crime - but we stayed the course and are so glad we did!

We booked a room in the Premium section of the hotel which meant that we had access to a reserved section of one of the pools, a reserved area on the beach and private butler service.

The other perk we got was a swim-up room with a private outdoor hottub!  It honestly was possibly **the most** amazing part of our trip!  We spent time everyday soaking up this little bit of luxury!

One morning we also got up in time to watch the sunrise.  It was sort of cloudy that morning, but it was really neat to see how the rising sun outlined the cloudy horizon.

We also took this opportunity for a few self-pictures... be warned...

It was also quite cool that after tipping housekeeping we started getting some surprise towel-visitors on our bed...

On a particularly cloudy, windy, rainy day we also did some crafting.  There was a little station along the beach with some ceramics for painting...

We chose a little vase with flowers.

And took turns painting.

Here we are with the finished product.  Looking pretty good if I do say myself.

We had to leave the vase with the owners over night for them to glaze the surface to make it shiny.  Little did we know though that the owners of the shop end up fixing/fancy-ing up the item as well.

The next day when we went back to pick the vase (as well as a little nightlight that we painted later in the afternoon), it had made quite the transformation!

In all, our time was amazing.  We spent mornings at the beach...

Afternoons at the pool...

And a little time in our clean, spacious room.

Overall the grounds were beautiful and we really enjoyed our time away!


Megan said...

Oh wow, girl... I am trying really hard not to be jealous but SERIOUSLY :) So fun! We'd love to do something like that one of these days... for now I will live vicariously through you ;)

Hey thank you so much for the coasters! I got them and they are super cute and we love them. Jaxon loves to throw them across the room, ha! Just like you said, I am so glad they are indestructible :)

Mrs. Adventure said...

Wow it looks like you guys had soooo much fun - A beach vacaion may indeed be in my near future (you know after we get back from Holland this spring) ha ha.

PS: The vase you painted is beautiful!

Meredith said...

Um, incredible!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This looks amazing. What a wonderful trip!

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