Years ago, Tab, Erika, Andrew and I said we wanted to take a special trip in honor of each of us turning 40…well, this year, three out of the four of us do!
How did that happen???
Each of us get to pick our destination/what we want to do and then the others are supposed to make it happen and make it magical. Andrew wanted a beach destination where he could enjoy the sun and relax, so we decided to take him to Grand Velas Riviera Maya in Mexico for a special birthday weekend.
Spoiler alert: we had the BEST time!!!
Last Thursday morning, here we are up bright and early at the airport ready to fly from DFW to Cancun. When we left the house that morning (at 4:30 AM), I was wearing a different outfit…right when we pulled up in front of the Slaughter’s house, I pretended like Erika had texted me to check something she was packing. I ran in the house really quickly and then we all came out in our super loud and obnoxious Andrew shirts. Hahahahaha! He could not stop laughing! We made quite the scene walking through the airport and boarding our flight in these tees.
A quick 2.5 hours later, and we were in Mexico ready to enjoy the sun!
I can’t quit it with these t-shirts. They still make me laugh. We bought them at Yes Custom and were really pleased with the quality!! I think my favorite part was that his face was also on the back. Hahahaha!
The four of us immediately headed to lunch and checked out the property…
Clare here at Mix and Match Travel Agency is the queen of Mexican vacations, so we asked her where we should stay and she immediately said Grand Velas.
After lunch, we headed back to check in, and then we distracted Andrew so that the three of us could change into our suits…
He couldn’t sit up. Andrew was laughing so hard that he could not even sit up. I’m still dying over these suits!!! We also used Yes Custom to create these as well.
With our “Andrew” suits on…off to the beach we go!
Just two girls on the beach enjoying their Thursday!
After a fun afternoon at the beach, we cleaned up and got ready for dinner at the resort. I’m so in love with my dress (now 40% off) and heels. They just felt FUN to wear on vacation 🙂 ! You can find my necklace HERE.
All dressed up and off to dinner!
Clearly without kids to photograph…I will photograph the scenery! 😉
We celebrated Andrew at their yummy Mexican food restaurant that night! It. Was. So. Much. Fun!
The next morning, we slept in and then got pool-ready for breakfast…
After our yummy breakfast…
…it was so delish…
…we settled here for the day. Good book, good view, good food and drinks, great friends…the perfect day.
Ohhhhhhh! There’s no one I’d rather travel with than these people here…
…lots of fun for Andrew’s birthday!
Once again, later that night, we cleaned up and enjoyed their delicious Italian restaurant for our dinner. The food at Grand Velas was on another level! We tried so many dishes, but the mushroom lasagna from this night will forever be in my heart. Those earrings and that Amazon dress from like 3 years ago were perfect for the occasion.
We woke up on our third and final day ready to once more hit the pool area and enjoy the sun…
…I had all of my beach bag essentials…baseball cap, Yeti, reusable straw, Kindle, bottle of water, and sunscreen! That is the coverup from last year that I still wear and love along with my flip flops.
It was so good the day before, we decided to just repeat it again.
So gorgeous!! This resort was just so gorgeous!
For our last night in Mexico, we had reservations at their French restaurant as our farewell supper. Also, these earrings here just make me HAPPY!
We didn’t have any fun at all 😉 .
The next morning, we were up early and back home in time to celebrate Mother’s Day with our kiddos!
So…where are Tab and I going later on this year for our birthdays? His is in August and mine is in October…we’ve decided to join forces and create one big Bucket List-type trip in 2022 instead, so stay tuned. If you want more information on our travel agency’s amazing vacation planning, we’d love to help YOU too! Contact us today!
One last thing that I mentioned yesterday but wanted to say again…
…I was so excited on our trip to use my Colleen Rothschild Discovery Kit! I’ve blogged about this before, but it’s travel-sized containers of her most popular products, and it was PERFECT for packing! It would also be perfect for trying out a variety of her products before committing to the larger sizes. Right now, she is having 25% off site-wide with code FAM25, so I wanted to let you know! This is not only my favorite skincare line, but my mom’s too! This is a great deal right now!
Happy Thursday, friends!!! xo