On my birthday, I woke up at the early hour of 8:30 am. I’d slept a grand total of two hours that morning, but for some reason I naturally woke up early. We didn’t have any plans that day and had severals hours before we had to leave the hotel, so I decided the perfect activity for me right then was to take a nap on the beach.
Ahhh, it was so very relaxing. The weather was perfect and the sound of the waves softly crashing on the beach lulled me into a dreamy, sleep-like state. There were a couple of vendors walking back and forth across the beach and one of them was selling coconuts. With a little salt and lime sprinkled on top, the coconut was a perfect little snack for the beach.
After a few hours of lounging on the beach, the whole group decided to rally and walk to a restaurant at a nearby hotel. From the beach, we could see the hotel off in the distance and we slowly made our way towards it. Along the way, I saw this flock of birds hovering in the air. The interesting thing was that they were all in formation, but hovering together only a few feet off the ground. I’d never seen anything like it before!
Lunch was a simple, but delicious meal of fish tacos. After lunch, it was time for my group to say our goodbyes to the rest of people who were staying and head back to the airport. Of course I was really sad to go, but we decided that we must go back for a longer visit someday in the near future.
On the day of the wedding, we girls woke up bright and early to start getting ready. My best friend and her sis had hair appointments that morning, but I’d opted to do my hair and makeup myself. Oh, and did I ever fill you guys in on my dress drama? When I got on the plane to head to the wedding, I didn’t have a dress to wear. Ok, that’s not quite true- I packed a little black cocktail dress as a backup, but the plan was to do a some shopping in San Diego once I landed.
My sister picked me up from the airport and after a quick pit stop at In-N-Out, we drove straight to the mall. After looking around for a few hours, I still hadn’t found a dress I liked. Then we decided to pop into JC Penney, a store I haven’t visited in ages. There, in the area that contained the Joe Fresh collection, I found this pretty pink dress for under $25. Scooore!
Although I don’t want to procrastinate like that again because I was having serious anxiety about what I would wear, I am really pleased with the dress I wore. The price was pretty perfect and I wanted to wear something light-colored like this. The printed design may look intricate, but the dress itself was comfortable and fuss-free (and it had pockets- swoon).
Now, back to the day of the wedding! As I was saying, we woke up early to get ready, but of course we were rushing to make it to the church on time. The first wedding ceremony took place in the loveliest little church- exactly what you might picture when you hear the words “wedding in Mexico.”
The wedding was so lovely. I can count the number of weddings I’ve attended on one hand, but that doesn’t mean I can’t call this one as my favorite wedding ever. It just felt so special since I’m close to their family. The bride looked absolutely gorgeous and the groom looked so dapper and happy.
After the church ceremony, there was a little break for pictures. Then we headed down to the beach for the civil ceremony in front of the judge. As it turns out, I ended up being one of the witnesses to sign their official marriage license- I felt so honored that I could play some small role in their special day.
The night ended with dinner, drinks, and dancing on the beach. The live band was fantastic and it was so much fun to cut loose on the dance floor. You could tell everyone was having a blast! Well, I shouldn’t really say the night ended because I stayed up into the wee hours of the next morning. I didn’t even realize it was after midnight until someone turned to me and said “Happy Birthday!”
I hope you all have a lovely weekend! Come back next week for part 3 of my trip to Mexico and to find out how I spent my birthday!
My Mexico trip was like a dream. Partly because I was pretty sleep-deprived throughout the whole trip and partly because I couldn’t believe I’d actually made it! After a plane ride, a bit of walking, another plane ride, and a mini road trip, we finally arrived at our destination of San Carlos, Mexico where the wedding was held.
This is the gang I traveled with throughout the trip. I hadn’t seen these lovely folks in nearly a year or longer, so it was wonderful to reunite with them. We stayed at the San Carlos Plaza, which was right on the beach. By the time we arrived, we were itching to get out of the travel clothes we’d been in for hours and explore what the hotel had to offer.
Not only was the hotel on the beach, but it also had a spectacular pool area as well. For some reason I hadn’t fully realized how warm it would be, but luckily I’d packed a few dresses for the trip. I threw one of these on and then ran down to the beach to dip my toes in the water. I love standing in the ocean and feeling the water rush over my feet as the sand moves underneath me.
After some beach time, we headed over to the pool area to lounge around for a bit before dinner. As the sun began to set, I was just so glad to be there and really excited for the wedding for the next day.
Check back later in the week for part 2/3 of my Mexico trip!
That’s right guys, I’m going to Mexico! To say that I’m excited for this trip is an understatement. I’ve been talking about it and thinking about it since the beginning of this year and now it’s hard to believe that it’s just right around the corner. Exactly two weeks from today I will be hopping on a plane and making my way to Mexico for my best friend’s brother’s wedding. I love my best friend and her family (they’re like a second family to me) and I’m so thrilled that I get to be there on this special day. I haven’t seen my best friend yet this year and to put the icing on the cake, the wedding happens to fall on my birthday weekend. So in summary: I’ll be in Mexico, with my best friend, on my birthday, attending what is sure to be a beautiful wedding. Just typing out that sentence has put a huge grin on my face! Pinch me now, I’m feeling like such a lucky girl.
Tell me: Do you have any trips planned before the end of the year?