Wednesday, July 8, 2015

way down in Mexico

June was such a crazy month of work for Eric so when he had a stretch of 5 days off, we decided this was the perfect opportunity to take our last vacation as a family of 3 and escaped down to Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point) Mexico! (I would have recapped this trip sooner but we came home to a broken laptop- that is still in the process of being fixed. I can't wait to catch up on my blog stalking once it's done!) We absolutely fell in love with Puerto Penasco and I'm already dying to go back!
Where do I begin when describing why I loved Rocky Point so much? The first reason is the most obvious... I was on vacation with my favorite people! This was such a little slice of heaven though with our stay at a beautiful (incredibly nice for Mexico, it didn't even feel like we were in Mexico, if you know what I mean) resort, amazing beach and perfect ocean water! I've never been in ocean water that warm and it was so calm that Mia could run around and play in it as the tiny waves just lazily rolled in! Now we know why Arizonians vacation in Rocky Point instead of California... it's closer, cheaper, more laid back (relaxing) and warmer (air and water temps) We really couldn't have asked for anything more from our trip!
We really kept it simple with this vacation. Eat, sleep, swim, on repeat every day! We started our mornings at the beach, made our way to the pool, drank virgin pina coladas, floated around the lazy river (where Mia pretended to be Ariel riding her sea horse, which was actually a pool noodle :) I love her imagination!) then stopped for lunch and naps. Every time Mia woke up we'd ask her what she wanted to do and her answer was always, "SWIM!" So of course we went back to the pool/lazy river after naps, then we'd go out to dinner in town. The Mexican food and sea food totally hit the spot, yum! Mia's favorite part was getting a soda with every dinner, since we didn't trust the water (and water bottles were too boring, we were on vacation after all!) After dinner we took Mia down to the beach each night where she quite literally frolicked and ran around, played in the waves and burned off all the sugar energy from her sodas :) We also spotted whales from our balcony, ate tons of junk (Mia couldn't believe it!), enjoyed spectacular sunsets each night, did some touristy shopping and woke up to a storm the morning we were leaving. That was a real treat to watch the storm across the ocean from our room! Oh how I wish that was our every day life :)

Our first night in Mexico... could there be a more perfect "welcome"?!
view from our balcony
Our pretty little Mia fit right in in Mexico ;)
 This pool was our favorite with that gorgeous infinity edge overlooking the ocean. The lazy river is a close second, but I didn't get any pictures of that.
Mia's first time making sand castles! I was definitely not angled right for this photo, if you can tell by her little hand, her reaction was the BEST! She was SO excited about the castle!
She loves the beach!
Finding tiny crabs in the reef when the tide went out each evening!
Beach bumpin' {26 weeks}

How was that for a photo dump (oops!)? I could have posted a million more photos, but stopped myself with just these :) I love all the memories these photos hold from this perfect getaway with Eric and Mia. I'm already dreaming of the day that we get to go down again!

21 comments:

Kelly Mock said...

What an amazing trip! Mia is adorable! Thanks for being my guest today!

Jenn said...

Your trip looks fantastic, and the perfect little pre-baby getaway trip!
The pictures are stunning and Mia is adorable, as always!!

Alana Livingston said...

What a fun vacation! My husband used to go to rocky point a lot when he lived in Arizona, but I have never been. His friend has a timeshare out there so I always try to convince him to take me haha

tina bumblebee said...

Aww this pictures are so great! I'm glad you guys had an amazing time and I love her little red dress!

Leslie said...

Looks like a fabulous trip! Great photos! I love your beach bumpin shot - you look fantastic!

BLovedBoston said...

Looks like little miss Mia had a wonderful time with you guys! I seriously love the photo of her in the little red dress!! You guys look great!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Living out of Wedlock said...

Eat, swim, and repeay sounds like the perfect vacay!!! So many good pics of Mia and your bump! I love the ones of you and Eric holding her up in the air!

Living out of Wedlock said...

Eat, swim, and repeay sounds like the perfect vacay!!! So many good pics of Mia and your bump! I love the ones of you and Eric holding her up in the air!

Brittany said...

This place looks absolutely gorgeous and so do you, by the way! Love the baby bump picture and that gorgeous cover-up! I still can't get over Mia's pretty little dress, either. I bet she was in heaven the whole trip! You can't really beat junk food, swimming, the beach, and family time in my book. :) So glad you had such a wonderful vacation!

Caroline @ Windy City Chic said...

Love all of these photos!!! Mia in her little red dress and the sand castle, SO cute. :-) The place that you stayed at looks beautiful and you look fab too!! :-) Glad that you guys had a fun trip!!!

Foxy's Domestic Side said...

What a great 5 day getaway with just the three of you! And you totally could have posted more pictures, I would have looked ;) That picture of you and Mia on the beach, perfection. You definitely need to make that vacation into a book!

Allison Cooley said...

I've never been to Mexico before but this looks amazing! One day hopefully! The picture with Mia and the orange pop is too cute! Looks like a fun trip!

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Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

Your trip looks and sounds AH-MAZING! So, so jealous of all these trips to Mexico people are going on. You're making me want to take a vacation! So glad you guys got to get away and take a little vacation before baby boy comes!

Evelina said...

Sunsets on the beach might be the best thing ever. looks like you guys and especially Mia had a great time!

Mandie said...

Beautiful...all of it - the scenery, the family. I especially love the picture of Mia in her little red dress, she totally fits in with that lil number. Very cute. :)

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Our Pretty Little Girls said...

What a perfect trip. You got some amazing photos to remember it from too!

Sara McCarty said...

Love this! What a great trip and such beautiful photos! You guys have such a gorgeous little family. :)

Sara Elizabeth said...

These pictures are all amazing!! I'm obsessed with all of them!!! I love the warm water - it's one thing that completely caught me off guard about Hawaii too!!! I'm so glad you guys got some much needed and deserved family time!!!

Marli said...

PRECIOUS! love all of them. thankful y'all were able to have some "away" time.

Lauren said...

what beautiful photos...and you are seriously such an adorable pregnant momma! glad you were able to get some time away as a family of 3!

Pamela said...

so pretty! I want to swim in an infinity pool! They're so neat!

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