Vacation Highlights

I'm back and hoping to catch up on all the blogging over the weekend!

Thankfully Friday arrived really quickly this week after returning home from Jamaica on Wednesday night. It's never fun jumping right back into reality but a two-day work week makes it so much more bearable to deal with the post-vacation blues.

We flew to Montego Bay last week Friday for my cousin's wedding and had an amazing time catching up with 20+ family members that came in from three different countries. It was really good for the soul and, being at an all-inclusive resort in paradise, made it that much sweeter!

I plan to post a full travel recap next week when I've had time to organize my photos...and my brain, let's be honest...but I wanted to share some highlights from the trip.

Family Time
K and I are the only ones that live in the US so spending time with my parents, sister, and the extended family was much needed. Especially being able to catch up with my cousins and meet their babies (and not-so-much-babies anymore) for the first time.


Pre-Wedding Fun
On night one, the bride-to-be willingly agreed to participate in the Miss Iberostar "pageant" which was really a very unorthodox competition involving collecting as many shirts and pants from the audience. Guess who won?

On night two, we secretly organized some extra entertainment from the staff that came to the beat of the Magic Mike soundtrack. She was a good sport and it was no rated-R show but it was so fun and pretty hilarious to cap off the night before her wedding.

The Wedding
This is a given because it was the purpose of our trip but we got to witness my cousin and her love say their vows in a beautiful setting.

Post-Wedding Fun
We only had time to leave the resort and do one excursion on this trip so we picked a catamaran cruise (more to come on this) but snorkeling was one fun part of the excursion.

On our last night we had a bonfire cocktail party on the beach for one last get-together before saying our goodbyes the next day.

Bonus Highlights
Other than all the quality time with my family which is priceless, a huge highlight of our trip was winning two free gifts. I chose a 50-minute massage at the and K picked two tickets to the VIP departure lounge in the Montego Bay airport. So much unexpected pampering but we loved it!

The MoBay VIP departure area offers complimentary food, drinks, and a really comfortable lounge with reliable WiFi access so it was a really nice end to our trip.

So happy to be home to be with my Lola but lots of detoxing and cleaning eating is much needed for the next few weeks.

I hope you enjoy the weekend just as much as I will enjoy sleeping in my own bed!


  1. Looks like so much fun! And the scenery is beautiful!

  2. Definitely an epic vacation!! It sounds like you guys had a ton of fun - i love the ceremony location! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. Yay!! I was wondering how it was going....looks like it was just perfect! What a beautiful family you have!! And I love your coral dress!!! May your weekend give you lots of rest and catch up time. Hugs!

  4. what a wonderful time - i just see all the joy and relaxation in these photos. and you cannot beat family time! enjoy your weekend!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  5. Welcome home! Looks like a wonderful trip, and yay for fun times with the fam and winning 2 great prizes to round out the amazingness that is a destination wedding in the Caribbean. Can't wait to catch up tomorrow <3
    Green Fashionista

  6. Looks like a gorgeous setting for a wedding!

  7. What a FUN trip...all the family time, babies, sunshine and more! Love it! WOW for winning those prizes, that's icing on the fun! Welcome home, enjoy your weekend girlfriend!

  8. What a great trip! It is so great to spend time with family and even better when it is in such a beautiful place! Congrats on the prizes, the massage must have been heavenly! Enjoy your weekend!

  9. Awe, that's so perfect! I would love to have a family friendly wedding like that where everyone comes in and spend the weekend doing activities together. Where are you originally from?

  10. What a beautiful place!! So glad you got to spend some time with your family. It looks like you guys had a lot of fun. Yay for the pampering! So important on vacay! Hope easing back in to reality isn't too harsh!

  11. Love that you got to have so much family time - the whole thing looks like such fun!! Glad you have this weekend to catchup!

  12. I have been following along on social and your trip looked awesome!

  13. Hooray for getting so much family time on your vacation! I always feel like I need to go into detox after trips, and it always takes a few days to get back in the swing of things after being gone for a while! I hope you enjoy your weekend!

  14. Can't wait to hear more! Your trip looked awesome. I hope you can relax this weekend!

  15. Looks gorgeous! Can't wait to read all about it!

  16. What a wonderful and beautiful wedding! It looked like a lovely trip. I've never been there before!!

  17. oh wow, what an amazing trip! the wedding looks gorgeous, and family time is so important when you live far away :)