Once upon a time…


In a land far, far away, a boy and a girl got married and went on a fabulous honeymoon to the Mayan Riviera.

Drinks were aplenty as well as the food.

The scenery was gorgeous and the water was blue (hey, I really didn’t mean to rhyme there).

We had the most wonderful time. We saw the Mayan Ruins. We took naps everyday. And we ate at least 4 meals. We even had room service; everyday.

It was fantastic.

These are two of the scrapbook pages I did from our engagement/wedding/honeymoon. I was silly and didn’t bring my digital camera; and now my scanner isn’t working so you get pictures of pictures. I think you get the idea, though.

And of course, we haven’t done anything like this again. And, I wish we would. And, I’m sure it will happen again (hey, a girl can push for a summer vacation at an all-inclusive pro-kids resort, right? OHmommy did it and I’m feeling inspired)!

In the mean time, I’ve got some pretty cute kids (and a pretty awesome hubby) to enjoy!

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  1. great pictures , the baby in the last pic looks so cute

  2. Look at that bow! Reminds me of Harper from Kelly’s Korner 🙂

    I so need a vacation. For budget reasons we are thinking of just going camping this summer. I don’t think they will have clear blue waters and endless drinks.

  3. Definitely cute kids!! I am looking forward to the day that we can take an adults-only vacation again!

  4. Oh, you are so right! Vacationing like that would be FUN!!! Best of luck with the summer vacation planning! Maybe Brandon & I should look into something like that…SUN this time instead of SNOW! 🙂

    Those pictures of your family are adorable!! As always, of course.

  5. Love your scrapbook pages! So cute! I bet that trip was amazing!! Your girls are adorable!

    Love, Mere

  6. Great scrapbook pages!! What a fun trip that must have been – yes, you better get those gorgeous kids on a trip so you can take more beautiful pictures of them 🙂

  7. Ahhh…I want to hit the Mexican beaches right now! And the bow is awesome…and could her smile be any sweeter! Great pics!

  8. We went to the Riveria Maya for a trip pre-kids. I too often dream of those days. But yes I will take my kids any day. Even if room service sounds really really good right now! 🙂

  9. We went to the Riveria Maya for a trip pre-kids. I too often dream of those days. But yes I will take my kids any day. Even if room service sounds really really good right now! 🙂

  10. Scrapbooking is so fun. I love the pages!

    Hope you get your vacation!

  11. blueviolet says:

    How do they all have equally delightful grins! They look so cute!

  12. Sparkette says:

    Nice pages 🙂 I have used a “map” from a place we have gone before.

    Your kiddos are very cute!

  13. great job on scrapbooking!! I cant believe you got married in pre-digital days! Your honeymoon looks amazing though! I think you should get an all-inclusive summer trip too 🙂

  14. Super cute scrapbook pages! I’m SO not a scrapbooker, but I save stuff like I am. Crossing my fingers that you’ll get to take a fabulous vacation this summer. You could always drive out to VA Beach and stay at our place, 2 blocks from the ocean! 🙂

  15. Aww. What a sweet post. 🙂
    I often look back on my honeymoon as the best week of my life. It was so wonderful. And though we’ve taken trips after that they just can’t quite stack up (though they are all great). 🙂

  16. Dream big girl!!!
    I love the scrapbook pages!!
    I’m sure a nice vacation will come along soon!!

  17. great pages – and I so want a vacation – we skipped our this spring break -economy too bad – don’t want to spend the money!

  18. Holy great smiles!!!! Seriously, does your family just work on their smiles all day long???

    Funny thing, my hubby and I went to Mexico for our honeymoon . . . we napped, ate way too much and too often AND also got room service . . . oh those were the days!!!

    Maybe we can all have our “once upon a times” again . . . here’s hoping! 🙂

    Oh and TGIF!!! 🙂

  19. I am jealous you actually scrapbooked your honeymoon 10 years after the fact I still haven’t!

  20. Look at that headband on N…so adorable! What a chunky monkey she’s turning into! She must be fed well (like all my kids were – Chicken weight 15 pounds by 3 months old!) What a beautiful family for a beautiful woman!

    (And let me know if you wind up taking a vacation…we can’t escape the in-laws long enough to go on one with just our family! – but I did tell Hubby this year at least a long weekend before I went anywhere with them!)

  21. Oh, you must go to a all inclusive kid friendly resort. They are HEAVEN!

    Great PSF!

  22. awww…. an all inclusive kid friendly vacation….sounds divine!!

    when should we go?

  23. Well I have the perfect vacation spot for you. It is the Staffy Bed and Breakfast located in So. Cal.

    It is totally kid friendly… with kid’s toys and DVDs.

    The beach, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Lego Land are all an hour or less away…. and Sea World and Wild Animal Land are not too much farther.

    We don’t have Mayan ruins but our furniture is pretty old… almost antique.

    The price is right….free… We’d love to have you. You should consider Staffy’s for your summer vacation!!!

  24. cute post 🙂 i have still yet to scrapbook our honeymoon. i have all the stuff waiting, but haven’t done it yet 🙂

  25. We went to Cozumel on our honeymoon and it was wonderful! We got to see/go in 2 of the Myan Ruins on the island…it was so awesome! It was just amazing to think about their culture. I was so fascinated that we bought a DVD to learn more about them at the resort’s gift shop. We always thought we would go back for our 5 year anniversary, but that has come and gone so now we are shooting for our 10 year anniversary! We’ll see if we can do it.

  26. I’ve got some SERIOUS cabin-fever going on here, too. We went to Cancun for our honeymoon and I tell you what – I vowed I would go there every OTHER year after that…………SIX years ago! LOL. Someday, we’ll get there as well – until then, we just enjoy our family at home. In the fridgid weather. Where we cook our own meals. It’s all good. And it allows us to dream, right?? 🙂

  27. My husband and I went to Hawaii on our first anniversary/late honeymoon. Ahhhhh…just the thought of it. 🙂

    Cute pages and even cuter kiddos!

  28. I went to the Mayam Riviera as well, except mine was a girls trip to celebrate our 30th. Good thing I did it because, with 3 kids, it will be awhile before I ever get back there.

  29. MamaGeek @ Works For Us says:

    That BABY IS SO CUUUUUUTE. And wow, does she look like her SISTER in a big way!

    And yes, that WAS the time, wasn’t it?

  30. What a great vacation/honeymoon!

    I’m jealous. It’s official.

  31. You sure do!!! lucky girl!!! the pages are cute too!!! how lucky you were to go on a honeymoon.. hubby and I will be married 15 years in May.. I really wanted to go to Hawaii.. but he doesn’t want to fly that long.. so we might go to Maine.. ha ha.. what a trip !! Still got to love him though!!

  32. What great photos. And I am sure you will travel again.

  33. Your kids have the cutest, biggest cheeks! I love them!

    Good for you for scrapbooking your honeymoon. And I’m sure you’ll get to take a trip like that again someday. You definitely deserve to!

  34. awww that was a nice story 🙂

    And here’s hoping for round #2!

  35. I wish I had super cute scrap books to document our travels. Where do you find the time?

    I was thinking about blogging about all the resorts we have stayed at with pros/cons soon.

    Look how happy the baby is to be all fancy. So SO so sweet.

  36. Oy! My scrapbooks are SO. Behind. Scrapbook guilt is the worst!

    But your kids…so stinkin’ adorable!!!

  37. Those are sans kids vacations! I know since we recently took one and enjoyed it immensely! Kid vacations are like Disney.

  38. Ooo I’m jealous of that vacation.

    I need one.

    As I type this comment my kids are currently screaming in the background because I guess N looked at her brother wrong.

  39. Take a vacation. You’ve earned it! I cannot wait for ours in a few months. Next year I hope to hit up an all inclusive too!

  40. So sweet.

    The hubs and I are taking our very first vacation together since the babies were born. We are so excited. 6 kidless days. 2 tipsy “newlyweds” (we’ve only been married for 3 years). Equals 1 unfogettable vacation. We were discussing how we are going to be able to sleep late. Hell, we are going to be able to sleep ALL night. After sitting and thinking on this for a while Ryan said, “We will get there and we won’t be able to sleep the whole night. We will wake up early. That is just want we are use to. We are parents now. That is what we are suppose to do.” Great way to bust my bubble.

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