Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hola!!



Hi Everyone,  I'm back.  I took a break and jetted off to Riviera Maya, Mexico with my husband.  It was a business trip, sort of.  He was treated to this vacation for being a top reseller for a company he works with.  It was a lavish vacation with ALL expenses paid which made it even better.  We had quite an adventure and I even crossed something off my bucket list.  I know, too young to have a bucket list but I have a list of things I want to do and one was to zip-line in the jungle canopy.  CHECK!  As you can see from the picture below, Cosmo was not having it.  He slept in my packed bag for 3 days before we left.  Poor baby!  Sorry buddy, no trip to Mexico for you.

Take me with you!

The all inclusive resort, Dreams Riviera



Ocean view room

Pool and Bar area just steps away from the beach


The beach

Shopping in Playa De Carmen

Zip-line into a Cenote


Sunset over the Jungle




I have never stayed at an all-inclusive resort.  It really reminds me of a cruise except you are on land.  We had daily excursion options, activities at the resort, several restaraunts to choose from and lots of umbrella drinks.  We had a great time snorkeling, mini boat tour in the mangroves, ziplining the jungle canopy, shopping in Playa, swimming in the ocean, and great entertainment.  Germany's next top model filmed a fashion show during our stay and they had a great comedian, Steve Zimmerman perform one night.  The weather was a balmy 82 degrees every day.  AAAhhhhhhh!  So with all that being said, we are expecting some snow here today but I will kick back and ponder the wonderful time we had. The only stitching that I accomplished was LK Life's a Beach.  I thought it was perfect for our trip. I stitched it over one on the fabric provided with the recommended flosses.  Easy!





Just a reminder that tomorrow is the drawing for a beaded scissor fob with your intial and I am also giving away 5 sets of beaded counting pins.  If you haven't added your name it's not too late.  I will draw the names tomorrow but you must leave a comment on the previous post.  Thanks for stopping by and as always Happy Stitching!!


26 comments:

Shirlee said...

I had to do a double-take when I saw that picture of Cosmo. He looks very much like my Sophie! It sounds like you had a wonderful trip! Blessings, Shirlee

Autumn said...

Looks like you had a WONDERFUL time!

butterfly said...

What a wonderful time you must have had.
Nice place.

Elaine said...

Glad you had such a nice trip Nataly it looks beautiful.
Perfect sweet stitchy finish too.

Carol said...

Looks like a wonderful spot to vacation, Nataly! Congratulations to your husband for a job well done--and how nice that you get to enjoy the rewards of his hard work, too :)

Christina said...

Oh what I wouldn't give for a holiday like that at the moment! I love that you stitched 'Life's a Beach' - totally appropriate!

valerie said...

Sounds and looks like a wonderful vacation! How fun to have a getaway!

Nancy said...

Looks like you had lots of fun! Cute LK stitch!

geeky Heather said...

What a great vacation!! I love ziplining...I've done it through a beautiful forest canopy but would love to do it over that crystal blue water! Congrats on finishing the Lizzie*Kate piece!

Joysze said...

Welcome back, Nataly!!! :D The pics are gorgeous!!

Myra said...

Looks like a great time to me!

Lesleyanne said...

Great pictures. Looks like you had a great time. Life's a beach is lovely.

Catherine said...

What a fun trip! I'd love the zip~line

Maggie said...

Sounds like you had a great time!

Sue N. said...

Glad you had a wonderful vacation. I went there 3 years ago and stayed in an all-inclusive as well. Loved, loved, loved it!

MoonBeam said...

Yum, what a great looking little getaway! Sounds like it was wonderful. And your stitch is perfect!

Bobbi

Maggee said...

What a grand time you must have had! With 82 degrees of sun and fun--woohoo! I am planning to go to Florida end of April--weather should be perfect like that too! Can't wait! Meanwhile, we are going to have 78 degrees here in Virginia Beach tomorrow--I will take it!! Hugs!

Chris said...

It looks like you had a wonderful trip. The color of the water is so pretty. I like the bucket list thing, you have to take advantage of those opportunities when they present themselves!

Veronica said...

Looks like you've had tons of fun. Lovely vacation photos. Cute L*K finish.

Hugs,
Veronica.

CalamityJr said...

What a wonderful time you had! I'm smiling just thinking about being there... ahhh...

Mouse said...

ohhhh wow well done on the ticking something of the bucket list :) looks like you had a fab time and well done on getting a wee memento stitched to remind you of your lovely time there :) love mouse xxxxx

Nicola said...

My dogs go into panic mode when they see suitcases and holdalls.

I enjoyed all your photos.

Bekca said...

Wow, it looks like you enjoyed a wonderful holiday! Cosmo must be very pleased you're back though, what a sweet kitty.
Best wishes.

Lynn said...

What a lovely spot to kick back and relax! We are in the midst of a winter storm right now and those pictures look like a little bit of heaven!
Poor Cosmo does look a little forlorn. As soon as our Clarisse sees the suitcases come out she just knows we will be leaving her. She circles around the cases and cries!

Great job on your LK stitch!

Teresa said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful relaxing time. Glad you got to enjoy beautiful weather and delicious umbrella drinks.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Kathy Ellen said...

How wonderful for you and your husband to be rewarded with such a fabulous trip! The pics are beautiful! So happy for the two of you to get away together!