A few short weeks back my family got to take like a bonifide R-E-A-L like in the movies type of real family vacation to the sunny, warm and lovely Playa del Carmen in Mexico! It was like a dream- sun, all-inclusive, HUGE beautiful resort, happy children, happy Mommy and Daddy...happy in-laws, happy sister and happy aunt! What else could a girl wish for?
The best part of the trip besides being in paradise? Reconnecting with my family and feeling like I was back in the fold again... Last summer was really hard, I had weddings every weekend and felt like I really missed out on my family time in a BIG way. I have vowed that this summer would be different, that I would at the very least hire out some help with the back end stuff to afford me some Mommy time with my chillins' and I have!! But you gotta love the crystal blue waters of the Mayan Riviera... the soft sand beaches... the unlimited tropical drinks.... ahhhhh
And...of COURSE I had to shoot the trip, how could I not? But. I did NOT bring my beloved D3, that bad boy was in lock down with the po-po stateside. I rocked my D200- and got back in touch with where it's taken me and how hard it's made me work! :) OK, enough total geek talk!
My guys looked like ducks, all trailing after their Daddy-o- all insisting on pulling their rolly bags like big kids.
My little guy Jack, with his beautiful lashes
There were hammocks everywhere. I mean EVERYWHERE. You could be walking along a path going to your room and BAM, a hammock! Just in case you want to rest.
By the water they had this cool kind of natural pool thing that when it was high tide the waves would just barely reach and flood it with sea water- the whole thing was sea water so it was this kind of contained little mini ocean for you to soak in. It was so freaking cool.
Jack's feet as he built sand sculptures
I have PROOF that my father in law can relax, if even for like one minute
Miss Georgie went to dinner with a comb stuck in her hair and refused to let anyone try to take it out. I had to work it out after she fell asleep in my lap
Dave and Jack yukking it up at one of the many open air bars
Super cute little G
Super sassafrass kids, guess they get a bit weary of me being all up in their grill with my glass
Those teeny dots on the beach are Jack and Georgie playing- this was the view from one of the places we could go eat, and this was the beach we spent a lotta time at- nice and calm- perfect for kids
c 10ike family portrait session
My little guy Jack Bibs checking out the view from this space needle type of thing in the eco park across the way from our resort, it's called Xcaret and it is SO COOL
Loving his lashes again. Also loving shooting this little monkey- I feel like I have been neglectful bc I shoot Georgie more since she is home with me more than Jack, so I was playing mad catch up on vacation.
Me and Dave shooting Jack after we got out of the coolest underground river system thing in Xcaret- it was like Indiana Jones-ish and beautiful all in one
My honey Dave checking out the view at the top of the park where there was an open air chapel
The kids were so cute, they both wanted to hold Dave's hand through the seat as the plane took off
Jack looking a little skeptical and a little cute during our flight
And right as we landed the little Miss, all crazy asleep
Georgie posing like a big girl after wearing Hauntie Donna's pretty hair clip
There were so many cool little nature paths the led you all over the property
Yes, she is my mini me
Cool mosaic on the bar that was right on the beach
This is how I get Jack to read my blog, him on a train!! He went BULLS**T over this run down little oddity in the park, it was like his most favorite part. Screw the cool underground river mom, there's a TRAIN!!!!
Little G's tootsie toes
can't wait to go back!