View from our room
Monday, February 16, 2015
Last week, Jon and I spent 4 glorious days babymooning in Cancun, Mexico. I can't tell you how relaxing and rejuvenating it was for us, it was much needed! It was actually quite healing for us too... I was coming off of a 2 week stint of severe sciatica (thank God it ended before we left) and we were both battling sinus/allergy/cold junk. It wasn't ideal to be blowing my nose 100 times while lounging on the beach and feeling like I was yelling anytime I talked to Jon because my ears were stopped up but hey, we were AT THE BEACH! If we were home, the craziness of life would have commenced, leaving little time for rest and healing. We slept 10 hours at night, napped during the day, and of course ate our little hearts out (let's just say I pretended I did not have gestational diabetes for those 4 days). Jon qualified for a Companion Pass on Southwest this year so I can fly anywhere with him for free so we knew we wanted to go somewhere SW flew and preferably a short and direct flight. As much as we want to "see the world", we just loveeee Mexico. A short 2 hour flight from Austin and we were in paradise. Since I flew free and Jon booked his ticket with points, we splurged a little on our hotel and stayed at the #2 rated hotel in Cancun, Live Aqua. It was absolutely heavenly. We are huge fans of all inclusive resorts but are picky when it comes to food because that is always the highlight of our trip. Jon definitely did his due diligence in choosing this resort! It was an adults only resort with the whitest sand and most turquoise water I have ever seen. We were treated like kings and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. We definitely missed our little munchkin (who stayed with Mimi and Papa) but it was so nice to be away. I am a better mama when my marriage is solid and I am connected to my hubby... this was the ultimate date night. I read two books (Where'd ya go Bernadette and Me Before You...Wild is up next), we swam in the ocean (so unlike me), napped on outdoor beds, played tons of Memory on the iPad, and even restarted Breaking Bad on Netflix. Ford is such an easy and sweet little guy but you often forget how little time you get for yourself as a mom. This trip was about me, about us. I loved every moment of being away with Jon and feel so blessed that we are able to get away. Not sure when our next trip sans kids will be but we are excited for the next adventure of life!