Vacation in Cabo

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Hello All!

As of his moment, I am recovering from a fabulous vacation in Cabo San Lucas we took with my in laws last week. 

We try to go on one big trip a year, and since my parents in law offered to take us on vacation this summer, we decided to tag along for our 3rd family vacation.

We knew we wanted beach, and we had a choice between Jamaica, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo.

I have never been to Cabo, and we are huge fans of Riu hotels with their all inclusive deals, so we decided on the Riu Palace right off the beach.

As soon as we got there, we were blown away with the beauty of this place, 
bougambilia heaven and of course the famous rocky beaches.

We were able to lounge in the many beautiful patios throughout the hotel

We took a boat ride over to lovers beach, right by the rocks

Famous Cabo arch

Unfortunately, the beach waves were very strong and we were barely able to swim in the beach. I personally am terrified of waves so I didn't dare get close to them, but they were pretty cool to watch

Therefore, I stayed in the pool most of the time

Beautiful sunsets with yummy drinks

This was from our last day there, it was a blast!

If you are looking for a place to vacation, I highly recommend this place.

Hope you are all having a great summer so far, 
thanks for stopping by!

~Mrs. S


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Hello Everyone!

June is by far my favorite month of the year. 

It is the month in which I reflect on the month of May, where my birthday, mothers day, orchestra/guitar concerts, recitals, and school winding down happens. 

It is also the month when we usually get out of school, we have some sort of trip planned for summer, and our anniversary!

This will be year 6 of teaching completed, and I am more excited for this summer than I ever have been before because I feel like I know how to do summer now. 

I now know to plan lesson days on Tuesdays and Wednesdays so that I have Thursday-Monday to spend time having fun and spending time with my family/friends.

I now know not to sleep in, and actually get stuff done.
I'm talking going to the gym, eating a healthy lunch, laying out by the pool, get some cleaning done and have enough time to make dinner and wind down from the days activities.

I also know now that even though I have almost 3 months off, it goes by quickly so I can't take my time off for granted. Early on, I try not to over exaggerate that I have so much time , and I don't whine about when school is nearing in August. I read too many posts on FB by my fellow teachers with far too many countdowns leading out of and into school and I just get annoyed. 
(too much attention to the past/future, not enough on the present) 
I just take each day as an opportunity to live life to the fullest, and now that I am the big 3-0 it seems like taking care of my mental and physical health is living life to the fullest :)

In honor of summer coming, I have decided to share some of my favorite summer moments from the past...

Cancun 09'

Bachelorette Party June 10'

Marrying this stud June 10'

Honeymooning in the Bahamas June 10'

Nephews baptism August 10'

Bahamas 11'

London 12' 
Yes, that is Kensington Palace behind me!

Cancun July 13'

Vivaldi Mixer July 13'

I can't wait to see what summer has in store for me.
I'm looking forward to...
Spending time with family and friends
teaching lessons
attending a guitar conference
and blogging more!

Hope you guys are having a great week, 
~Mrs. S