It Does the Body GOOOOD.

There is nothing like vacation, nothing at all. Half the fun is the build up to it, having something to look forward to and knowing that you’ll soon have a reprieve from the daily frustrations/monotony of life. I don’t consider myself a very high maintenance person but one thing I truly need in my life is vacation. When I first met Geo, he was pretty much the opposite. However, I’m happy to say that I think he’s come around to my way of living 🙂 We really treasure our escapes and that’s why pictures are so important!

Here are some from Mexico that I’ve been meaning to post:

I love these top three photos because I’m never this excited about going home but this time we had such exciting news to share with our friends and family (our engagement!) that you can tell I was happy 🙂


Mexico was amazing for many reasons but our family trip to Maine last week was also a great time.

First ice cream trip of the week (with many more to follow…), with the roof off. Who brought the cool kids? 

Our wedding venue offers wifi in their canoes… do I need to say more?

G’s first time looking at where we’ll be married! It was so beautiful and such a nice touch to our already lovely week. The food was delish and the DYI tour was fun too 🙂 

Liv fell asleep in the sun, so naturally her family members came to the rescue.

On a side note, Geo and I moved our mattress into the living room a couple weeks ago so that my sisters could sleep over and we’d all be in one room together (minus Geo), however the bf and I have gotten a little too comfy with it being right in front of the tv…

PS. Yesterday we ended our night by doing the NYT crossword puzzle together, it was silly and dorky and such a great way to end the day 🙂

The Whole Story

We had spent close to 9 hours traveling from Boston to Playa and throughout the day we were SURROUNDED by honeymooners! haha Traveling can be frustrating and there were definitely a few tense moments between Geo and I, thank goodness for some good Fruit Ninja to ease the stress – nothing like a little friendly competition to get us back on track and smiling/laughing!

So, there we are roaming the very crowded beaches of Playa Del Carmen (it was Sunday so all the locals were enjoying their day off of work), exhausted, hot, a little grumpy. We decided to head back to the condo and just relax for the rest of the afternoon.

We get back to the condo and George suggests we go up to the roof deck to slow down and enjoy the scenery. Perfect. This will be a great way to get into vaca mode!
We’re standing, looking out into the ocean, Geo standing behind me and the conversation goes like this: 
Me – “I really was hoping to surprise you with a day of fishing, but I haven’t been able to get the logistics quite figured out yet.”
George – “Oh really, well I have a surprise for you too.”
Insert me thinking – “Oh I wonder if he got us massages!”
Then there’s a slight delay, me waiting for him to tell me what he is surprising me with, finally I turn around to see what’s up and there he is, ON HIS KNEE! 🙂 I was in total shock. Total. Haha At first I thought he was joking and I tried to pull him up by his arm and then I noticed the ring. My response was something like, 
“Wait, what? really? What!? Is this real?”
We had discussed getting engaged but he had made it clear it wasn’t going to happen in Mexico but would happen by the end of the summer. So I knew it was coming but I was dead set on a summer engagement and happy/excited about it. I was not prepared to be surprised at all! And boy was I surprised – I honestly can’t remember the last time I was surprised like that. So amazing 🙂 
We decided to keep it a secret between us and our immediate family’s so that we could enjoy the week in Mexico without checking and responding to emails/Facebook messages. It worked out great because we were able to completely relax and also keep this fun little secret to ourselves for a bit. 
That night we were so exhausted, we were sleeping by 8 pm! Haha No special engagement celebration or anything – just sleep and it was PERFECT. Exactly what we both needed 🙂 I wouldn’t change anything about our engagement story, the whole experience was more than I ever thought it would be. 
This is going to be a great adventure!