To A Couple’s Retreat


Back in February, the spouse and I were lucky enough to take a trip to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. It was awesome; gorgeous weather, lots of cerveza, and too much sun (I got fried the first day).

We left our little guy home with the grandparents and enjoyed a few days to ourselves. It was everything we needed after our first year of parenthood.

While there, we took a ferry over to Cozumel and spent a day sipping cocktails in beach bars. We napped, read, and relaxed by the pool. We shopped and appetizer-hopped down the main street, 5th Avenue. I spoke the same five Spanish words I know about 500 times. And we laughed and talked a lot.

We left exhausted, but rested … if that makes any sense. It was a perfect getaway – more than I could have hoped for. I’m so thankful to the spouse for making it happen.

If you’re thinking of taking a vacation, consider Playa Del Carmen. It’s one of my favorite travel places and there’s endless fun to be had.

Happy weekend, everyone. I’ll be spending it dreaming about these beaches ….


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I Want to Go to There

There is just something about this time of year (perhaps it’s the cold air, the gusty wind, or the chance of snow every other day) that just makes me want to go on vacation. Lately, among the hustle and bustle of preparing for a baby, tying up loose ends at work, and getting my never-ending To DO list under control, I find myself daydreaming about islands with sunny beaches or escaping to Italy or Greece to drink wine and eat a lot. 

My guess is that having an infant will likely put a damper on going on any major excursions for awhile. Sigh. I’m pretty sure that I’ll be so wrapped up in my new little bundle that it’ll be springtime and sunny before I know it and the longing for travel to faraway destinations will be replaced by day trips to the mountains, sun-filled Saturday afternoons, and BBQ’s. But, while I wait for the little man and summer to arrive, I’m gonna keep on dreaming of tropical islands, European adventures, having a bikini body, sailing, and sipping fruity cocktails under a palm tree.

Do you have any spring vacations or tropical retreats coming up? Tell me about them so I can live vicariously through you!

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Back Home

Happy Wednesday!

Hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Labor Day weekend! We had the most incredible weekend spending time on the east coast for our vacation. The weather was perfect, we had incredible food, and I got to spend a lot of time with my family.

We literally did everything I had on my list of vacation “to do’s”: we explored NYC, spent an afternoon soaking up the sun on the Jersey Shore, and finally met my nephew, Paxton! He is such a sweet little baby!

We’re back home in Colorado now getting caught up from our days off.  I plan to tell you all about our travels over a couple of posts (there’s too much to share in just one) but I couldn’t resist sharing a few photos. I look forward to sharing more soon.

Have a terrific day!

Seaside Heights
The Brooklyn Bridge
My nephew on his baptism day with his mom & dad! :)

Big Boy, Big Apple, Big Week

Happy Monday!

I hope you all had an incredible weekend! Mine was full of fun activities including two fundraising events that I can’t wait to tell you all about (posts coming later this week!).

This week is a big week: I’m flying out to New Jersey with the spouse to visit my sister and her new son, Paxton! I can’t wait to finally meet my little nephew…although I shouldn’t call him little…he weighed 10 lbs 2 oz when he was born! That’s a big boy! We’re flying in for his christening and spending a few days with family and friends on Jersey Shore. I could not be more excited to get there!

While we’re on the east coast, the spouse and I have a trip to New York City planned. We’ve made reservations at Marc Forgione’s restaurant and plan to see the progress made on the 9/11 Memorial (which I think is supposed to open in a few weeks). We have a few other stops planned including a great lunch place, some shopping (naturally), and hopefully a drink with a close friend. We can’t wait!

Between now and then, I’m trying to turn this week’s “To Do” list into a “Done” list, pack, and prepare a couple of posts for you all to enjoy in my absence. It’s going to be a hectic couple of days!

Well, I hope you all have a terrific week! Here’s a pic of my favorite building in the Big Apple: The Flatiron Building.

What’s your favorite spot in NYC? I’d love your suggestions for our trip!

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