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No Excuses

So…I didn’t post all week.

I could say that I was busy.

I could say that I was on Spring Break (which is true).

I could say I was on some amazing tropical vacation (which is a lie).

OR I could tell you the truth.  Let’s go with that.

I had every intention of posting each day last week, especially because I was on break from school.  However, I just didn’t feel like it.  Lazy?  Perhaps.  I enjoyed the break from absolutely everything, and I definitely feel refreshed.  My idea of Spring Break used to be sitting on the beach, toes in the sand, listening to the ocean waves crash peacefully onto the shore as I watch the sun seemingly sink into the water.  Let’s be honest, that’s STILL my idea of Spring Break!  Because I work at night, that idea was not a realistic one for me.  So what did I do over my break?  So glad you asked!

Slept in until almost 8 a.m. every single morning!!!  Glorious sleep!

Read – I read a lot of health and fitness articles, as well as the adorable novel Moving Neutral by food and fashion blogger Katy Atlas.

Planned and prepped food for the plan – more on that tomorrow.

Watched more TV than I usually would – I still love Saved by the Bell just as much as I used to!

Spent some quality time with m-swag.

Took these crazy puppies on several walks to the park down the street.

Poor Clyde, he needs some new pictures.  I tried to take several, but he has a hard time holding still for more than .19 seconds!

Harley gets just a tiny bit excited when we go run outside!

Spent a great amount of time with Daniel (especially over the weekend).

Had a girls night with my mom, cousin, and friend.  I now have a French pedicure thanks to sweet cousin Anne.

Convinced Daniel to go see The Hunger Games with me.  I thought the movie was excellent, but, as always, the book was better.  I want to read the second book again haha.

Daniel said it hurts to smile, so he’ll roll with his “prison photo” face.

Enjoyed a night out with friends.

Bridal shower for my great friend Hazelnut.  Okay, her name is Hazel, but I like to pretend her real name is Hazelnut.  We also call her Wheezy, but I’m not exactly sure why…

Grocery shopping.

Real shopping (MARSHALLS will forever be my favorite store!).

Food prep for the upcoming week.

FINALLY feeling like blogging again! 🙂

Please forgive my absence – and sorry I don’t have a good excuse!  I hope that you enjoyed your week and weekend, and that your Monday goes exceptionally well!

So tell me…

What did you last week and this weekend???  Catch me up!

MEXICO 2011

I think it goes without saying that vacations are amazing.  Being able to get away from the busy, hectic, wired everyday chaos and allowing yourself to unplug and relax is the best thing ever.

Mexico was truly an incredible destination for our vacation this year.  If you know me at all, you know that I am an extremely cheap frugal person.  When Daniel and I were looking for a fun getaway for this summer, we were originally thinking just a quick drive down to the beach for a few nights.  However, as we were adding up the cost, the total kept growing and growing (groceries, condo, dinner, ridiculously high gas prices, etc), so we decided to check into some other options.  My friend Kathy put together an amazing deal for us at an all-inclusive resort in Mexico (including airfare, transportation to and from the resort, and travel insurance) for a fantastically lower price than our “quick beach trip” was going to cost us.  I think we hesitated about .371 seconds before agreeing and putting down a deposit on our trip.

We stayed at the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun, and I have nothing but good things to say about this resort (honestly!).  The restaurants, the food, the beach, the staff, the service, the room, the view….it was all perfect!

Enough talk – check out the pictures (please forgive me for my poor photography skills).

*I honestly meant to take pictures of all my food, and I would set out my camera at each meal before the food arrived, but then the food would get there…and I forgot all about my camera.  Oops!

Arriving at the airport in Memphis for our early morning flight

Our first picture in Cancun!  At the airport in the looooooong customs line

The view from our room


the best guacamole ever!!!

in a creepy van…and thinking of all those movies we’ve seen where tourists get kidnapped…

fish tacos

our resort from the beach

gorgeous water

So, who wants to go back with me?  I’m ready!


One week from right now…

I will be finishing  packing and double checking my list of things to pack in the morning…

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I will be packing my snack bag to take with me…

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I will be setting five different alarms to make sure I don’t oversleep…

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One week from RIGHT now, I will be getting ready to leave for Cancun! 

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Five nights at an all-inclusive resort – fresh seafood – live music – the BEACH – the sound of waves crashing – spending all my time with Daniel soaking up the sun – can you tell I’m excited?!  I can go ahead and tell you now that I will NOT be able to sleep next Wednesday night.  Just as well, because we have to leave our house around 3:30 a.m. to head to the airport.  Providing all travel goes smoothly (say a prayer that it does!), we will be ON THE BEACH by noon!!!

Neither of us has ever been to Mexico before, and we are both pumped about this vacation.  Don’t worry, I’m already reminding myself to take a TON of pictures so I can share it with you!


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