september miscellany

Friday, September 30, 2016

oh september where did you go?! a whirlwind month.  oh how I wish time could slow during these autumn days. so much to enjoy and I feel as I age, time ticks by ever so quickly during these last sweet days of the year.  but as for now-- our september,  what a wonderfully full and enjoyable month it was.

things I want to remember:
+ the seasons last mango mimosas, our nod to the end of summer
+ my first flat tire and deepest love for my dad who helped me fix it
+ packing for a tropical vacation, fabrics and prints and hats for travel
+ the earliest flight of my life! oh but the sunrise!
+ flying once again to Mexico with favorite friends
+ our Mexican vacation -- in its entirety!
+ how exhausting vacations can be!? sothisis30...
+ greeting my Lucy girl after TEN days apart!! and how she hasn't left my side since
+ prayers and hugs from mom and dad and time with family, even for only mere hours
+ last of the fresh picked blueberries in smoothies and gym routines
+ dinner date on a Thursday, live music and fresh shrimp to welcome us home
+ a tea party to celebrate the cutest strawberry blonde babe -- one year!! how can it be?
+ homemade champagne hard cider cocktails -- boozy and delicious, hip hip for autumn
+ honey crisp apples the size of my head-- tis the season
+ first pot of chili simmering, apple-pumpkin candles flickering, and football on the tv
+ fall fishing, for him these are the days


oh mexico || way down here, you need a reason to move || pt 3

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Even more things I don't want to forget:
+ We became newspaper people 
+ umbrella sitting and ocean swimming, a beach walk and rehydrating with the infamous coconut drink
+ an authentic Mexican fiesta and feast! unknowing to us, September 16th is Mexican independence day.  so we fiesta'd like no mañana! cheer-sing with margaritas under piñatas and a full mexican moon is truly a memory of a lifetime 
+ morning coffee and a rousing game of chess, I almost won! -- not really.
+ instead of a visit to the city or going on an excursion we decided to indulge in a spa treatment--an hour of hydro therapy and long couples massages with chocolate foot wraps?! and glasses of cold champagne to finish --the most relaxing and decadent experience of my life; another lifetime memory made in Mexico
+ playing pool and shuffle board together, just as we did on our honeymoon
+ speaking in spanglish to each other and everyone else -- for days on end
+ rooftop sitting on our last afternoon in Mexico-- soaking up as much sun and ocean views as we could, sipping tequila while listening to music and watching the sun fade
+ dinner and cocktails as the "last day of vacation sads" eased in -- and of course we needed a late night room service pizza to ease our pain
+ one last sunrise and a room service breakfast feast on our last day-- our flights out were late so we squeezed in as much as we could -- beach, pool, and one more pizza with a coffee to go!  We soaked up every ounce of our Mexican vacation
+ ending our trip at the airport by buying a few bottles of tequila, a silver necklace for me, and cheer-sing in margaritaville with made in mexico cervezas! is there truly any better way to leave Mexico?!

More amazing memories for my lifetime, ever grateful for these adventures and experiences.  I certainly owe the grandest thank you to my husband for once again taking me on such a beautiful and relaxing vacation.  I am one lucky girl to have you by my side, for these adventures, memories, and life. You sure do make life fun my love.  

photos from thursday, friday, and saturday-- days five, six, and seven of vacation
* just a reminder for myself, an ocd way I like to remember vacations ;)