Monday, February 3, 2014

Cancun Getaway!

We are back from 5-ish days in paradise. Based on our friend's recommendation, we booked a tropical vacation to the Moon Palace Resort in Cancun, Mexico and I'd have to give it two huge thumbs up! In fact my thumbs might be especially huge today because of all of the delicious food we ate. Three meals a day with dessert? Yes, please.

The room was even fully stocked with an open bar! It was wasted on me. I traveled with my own Constant Comment tea bags as I am known to do.

I didn't take as many photos as I wish I had, but maybe these will warm you up on a cold, snowy day. Either that, or they'll  make you seethe with jealousy. But I hear that seething is warm, too, so that'll work.

And as much as I love a nice break, it's always good to come home. I'm so glad to be back here with you today.

 Not afraid to rock the long sleeved Land's End swim shirt. No sunburns here!
 Margaret started reading The Glass Castle as soon as I finished it. Maybe she'll think Tim and I are awesome parents now!
 Love that face!
 A drip castle, like old times.
Speaking of old, old friends are the best. So happy to see my friend Ana who lives in Cancun after so many, many years.
 View from our room.
 Why I could never move to a tropical paradise without a personal hairstylist.
 Weather was perfect! Not hot or cold.
 Painting pottery.
 How fun would it be to have a little thatch umbrella in our back yard?
Or maybe one of these?

Oh well. There's no place like home!

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

So happy you enjoyed that much needed rest after your writing spree. I'm praying for you and everyone connected to it as it comes to market. Love you! Karen

Sharon M. said...

Looks like you all had a great time and a much deserved vacation. So nice to see you all enjoying life. God bless.

Kim P. said...

I am of the "seething with jealousy" nature! Just kidding. So very happy that you guys were able to get away to somewhere WARM!!!! Looks like you had an awesome time. And I am with you on the hair and tropical climate...I look like a crazy person running around with frizzed wavy red hair when I go somewhere tropical. Needless to say, I wear a lot of pony tails at the beach. Can't wait to get updates on your book Anna. I think of you and your family almost daily and I offer up a quick prayer of peace for you all. Love and hugs from Purcellville!

Anonymous said...

What a stunningly beautiful resort. So good to see you making new memories as a family. Miss Margaret looks beautiful as always. And I don't know if the feelings you had before about water, when you were a little worried about a lakeside cabin, extended to the beach or the ocean, but maybe this was also overcoming that issue in another brave step?

Japolina said...

Looks amazing!

Anonymous said...

So glad you got to get some time away! Margaret (and all of you) look beautiful...

Glad also to have you back, of course, as you light up our day. Many thanks, and much love.

Micaela said...

Looks like a wonderful trip! We have more snow here in Ontario than we know what to do with... we're making the best of it, but I could definitely use some of that sun and heat, for sure.

Jennifer said...

I'm glad you had a wondeful time. Margaret is so beautiful!

tracy@sellabitmum said...

There's nothing like a vacation. Also - Constant Comment is MY FAVORITE. Let's drink together next time we meet-up!

emily said...

That looks like an amazing trip! Definitely a great time to leave the cold and head to a milder climate -- with fantastic views!

Kathy Glow said...

Looks gorgeous. Glad you got to go. :)

Lady Jennie said...

I buy Constant Comment every time I go to the States because orange spice tea here tastes like hot orange juice.

I loved the pictures - all of them. What a cheerful, sunny place.

Lisa C said...

I had to laugh at your Diana Ross hairstyle..mine does the same darn thing in heat!

That looks like an amazing place to vacation. Lucky girl.

Andrea Mowery said...

Anna, your pictures are so happy and warm and make me think that summer will come just a little quicker, maybe? OK I can dream.

Alexa B said...

Oh my gosh! Moon Palace is where my husband and I went on our honeymoon! Loved that place! so glad you were able to get away.

Greta @gfunkified said...

That sounds HEAVENLY. (And my hair would be doing the same thing)

Noah's Mom said...

So happy you got a chance to get away for that wonderful, little vacation. And love your photos...you all look great! But, happy that you are back again...safe & sound and looking forward to your posts. Sending love & hugs.

Recovering Church Lady said...

Yay! What a gorgeous place to relax and unwind! So happy it happened for you! Susie

Karen said...

Margaret is adorable!

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

What beautiful photos! So glad you had a great time!! Love seeing all those smiles :)

Alison said...

Oh that sounds GLORIOUS!!

ella said...

What a beautiful place! Welcome back. xoxo

SouthMainMuse said...

That looked so warm and wonderful. You make the perfect Lands End model. Just like you stepped out of a catalog. Too cute. I always look like an imposter when wearing there stuff.

Heidi Cave said...

Seething and happy for you at the same time! This looks fabulous - as do you!! Wowza.

Margaret is so beautiful.

Marinka said...

When we went on a 5ish day trip to Jamaica last December, my daughter read The Glass Castle too! And I had hair issues. It's still not talking to me, as a matter of fact.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It looks and sounds perfect. So glad you were able to get away for a short vacation. ((HUGS))

One crazed mommy said...

Oh man does that look nice and relaxing!!! Glad you all had a wonderful trip - I'm a bit jealous...never been to Cancun, but may have to get there one day! :) Looks amazing!

Sarah Reinhart said...

oooh. this did warm me up momentarily. thank you! and beautiful.

thejugglestruggle said...

So glad you had a lovely getaway. New memories to cherish.

And...your hair pic reminded me of the Friends episode where they go to Barbados and Monica's hair takes on a life of its own. Cute.

Erin Margolin said...

I could go for some of this right about now! The snow here shows no signs of melting anytime soon. And I think I need one of those Land's End shirts! I always get sunburned.

But you look fantastic! So glad you got away and had some fun!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

A much deserved getaway and hopefully a bit healing. Margaret is just adorable.

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