Thursday, December 6, 2012

- vacation post, part 1 -


So I brought home a little head cold from Mexico that is kicking my butt right now, so when I sat down to download and edit our vacation pictures, it all got a little overwhelming! Hopefully I'll have some more to post once I am feeling 100%...so this is just a little teaser!

Our trip was absolutely amazing! We stayed in a private villa in Puerto Vallarta, complete with a private infinity swimming pool, rooftop deck, outdoor living room and bar, and (drum roll please...this was the best part) a personal cook/housekeeper that cooked our meals, cleaned the villa, and even went shopping for us so that the place was stocked with our favorite foods before we got there. It was pure heaven! We've been to Mexico many times before, but we've always stayed at a resort (not a bad thing either). This was such a neat experience though because everything was personalized for us. Home cooked, authentic Mexican meals were cooked and served to us wherever we preferred to eat, homemade guacamole and margaritas were always in the fridge, and our awesome cook/housekeeper even went out to buy special food for Ellie since she is so darn particular about what she eats. It was amazing!

Here are some pictures of the villa, courtesy of the owner's website...

The living room had huge floor to ceiling glass doors that could be opened completely to create an open air living room


Rooftop deck


Outdoor bar and outdoor living area...we had most of our meals out here


The huge master bedroom

 As much as we were planning to go into the main town, and explore, we actually only ended up leaving the villa once. It was just too tempting to relax and lay by the pool every day! Without my laptop, and with very spotty wifi in the villa, I found myself forced to do other things besides play around on my computer...like take naps, and read! (I never seem to have time to read when I am at home!). We all got a lot of sleep, and a lot of relaxation in! And of course, Ellie absolutely loved every minute of it. She is such a dream to travel with. She is always so good on the plane, and does so well in hotels or other houses when we are on vacation. All in all, it was a wonderful, much needed trip! We are already planning a trip back for next year!

Here are just a few pictures from the 300+ that I downloaded...I'll share some more with you once I am feeling better and have more energy to sort through them and edit them!

Ellie was in awe of the view from our villa. She kept telling us how beautiful the city down below was!

One happy toddler...(don't worry, the edge was much wider than it looks in the pictures. She was perfectly safe in the pool and was never in there alone). 

Even when she wasn't swimming she was so content and happy up on the rooftop deck. 

15 comments:

this love is OURS♥ said...

SO amazing. Looks like a perfect place!!! Loved that Ellie was able to enjoy with you.

Denise said...

Jealous!! I've loved all your pictures on instagram!

LeahJo said...

these look heavenly! hope you feel better soon.

Andrea {kerubo mama} said...

This is definitely the way to go when vacationing with littles!! Love the private villa, how awesome is that! Probably a lot less stress when you don't have to pack up and go somewhere everyday, but you could let Ellie nap and still enjoy your surroundings! I'm SO glad you had a wonderful time! Can't wait to see more photos, hon! xo

kriznizzel said...

Yay, it looks so amazing, looking forward to seeing more photos. I'm going to Hamilton island in a few months and can't wait!

Tiffany @ Blabbering Thoughts said...

And this is where I tell you how much I hate you. Just kidding :) Miss you girl!!!

Jenna Grace said...

Wow, this looks like such a spectacular trip. That cook/housekeeper sounds like a godsend. What a perfect vacation! Hope you feel better soon!

Danavee said...

I lived through you on Instagram! Great trip!

Melanie Fee said...

SO amazing my friend. WOW! This is all pure heaven! You guys are just the cutest SWEETEST little family, LOVE ya'll. I am SO jelly of the personal housekeeper & cook... OMG! You all work so hard... so happy you could re-charge & have this time together! The shots are beautimous... can't wait to see more!

Rachel said...

such beautiful vacation photos!
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Tani stevenson said...

Wow this looks like a dream! I can't wait to go on a trip like this someday. And Ellie looks so big! She's adorable in that swimming pool picture- what an amazing view she had in there!

Bon Bon said...

oh my. heaven on earth! xoxo

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Miranda said...

that looks amazing! so lucky! a personal cook? I would die to have that!

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