Last week, we had the most amazing time traveling.....
First, we flew to Fort Lauderdale to drop off the kiddos with the in-laws.
The next day, Josh & I were back in the airport - this time heading to Cancun, Mexico for 6 days of fun in the (rain!) and sun!
After flying into Cancun, we drove about 1 hour and 20 minutes south to Riviera Maya where we stayed at the Barcelo Maya Beach. We went with my Kim, Michael, Matt & Danielle. We spent the entire time reading, eating, talking, getting massages, swimming with dolphins (!!), playing mini-golf, drinking and relaxing. It was SO SO SO good.
We got some tough news last week (2 days before leaving) that Josh lost his job. It was a COMPLETE SHOCK (seeing as how he is the main provider and carries our insurance). Luckily, he's brilliant and motivated and has been on countless interviews since - but this trip proved to be the relaxing we needed before it was full speed ahead in interview world. I'm hopeful and confident he'll have a job he loves soon (because let's be honest - he didn't love this past job) - and in the meantime, we're enjoying all the time he's spending at home!
The best part of the trip (and the whole reason we went) -- the band PHISH played 3 nights on the beach. We literally walked out of our room and down to the concert. There's something pretty crazy about listening to a live band under the moon and stars with the ocean 20 feet to your left. I'm not the world's biggest Phish fan so I left the first and second night a little early...but the third night? That was my favorite. The mood of the crowd (5000+ hippies) was electric. And so.. in the middle of a good song - I ran into the ocean. In my dress. And I loved it SO SO much. I did it again during the final song along with Matt & Danielle and I'll really never forget it.
SO much fun... and already booking our next trip together. We spend all of our money on traveling and I love it.
Some pictures below :)
|Airplane play-doh for the win.|
|We had to squeeze in time to see GG!!|
|92 and fabulous!|
|Right before we left, he asked me to take this picture. This far away. And I love him. This is in front of Josh's parent's house :)|
|We made it to Mexico!!!|
|Facetiming with our buddy on his 4th birthday!!! Felt super guilty we were away from him all day.|
|On the bus heading to Riviera Maya!|
|My pretty sister.|
|The food at the resort was good (not great) - but this starfruit was too cute not to photograph.|
|The resort had an amazing mini-golf course! Michael :)|
|I loved reading in this hammock.. I read "Luckiest Girl Alive" by Jessica Knoll - super fun.|
|My brother & I on the beach - the weather rained off and on the whole time.|
|Me, Josh, Matt & Danielle!|
|This gives a small glimpse into the Phish crowd.|
|<3 Box was Josh's nickname in college.|
|My babe & I|
|Zoom in close - it appears I have a mustache and beard, hahahaha|
|the cutest bubs|
|All 6 of us!|
|donut wall - everyday at the buffet.|
|Loved this guy - he gave us a spanish lesson.|
|We really missed Adam, my other brother.|
|This was right after we swam with dolphins - checked off my bucket list!|
|The trees at the show.|
|Ready to head back to Fort Lauderdale before coming back home... I love this man.|