Why the title? Fun, water, and quesadillas are my first three thoughts when I think back to our honeymoon…seriously. 🙂 Ross and I were married on June 18th, 2016, and a few days later, we were landing in Los Cabos, Mexico!
We had been looking forward to our honeymoon for over a year, and soon enough, the day came. When Ross and I arrived at our resort, we were taken back by the beauty. There were flowers I hadn’t ever seen before, the smell of chocolate chip cookies (they knew how to reel me in), and the sound of the ocean. I looked over at Ross and gave him the confirming head nod. He picked a good place…points earned, hubby, points earned.
We stayed at an all inclusive resort, so it had everything we would need for the week. Most days you could find us by the pool, relaxing and talking about how much fun we had at our wedding. You could also find us dunking one another’s head under the water and acting like any newlywed couple acts, head over heels. Every day, after taking a break from the pool, I always ordered quesadillas for lunch. I was obsessed. They tasted the same as any quesadilla, but it became my staple. To this day, when I think of quesadillas, I think of our honeymoon. #priorities
When we weren’t at the pool, you could find us walking the beach, enjoying the entertainment the resort had, (*ahem* beating Ross in putt putt) or eating. Eating usually got us in trouble because we went all out. Since the resort was an all inclusive, we had already paid for the food as part of our stay. It basically felt free, so why not order the whole menu, and gain five pounds while we were at it.
Ross and I were able to venture outside of the resort as well. We explored the city of Los Cabos and enjoyed seeing all of the handmade specialty items in every store. I ended up buying my yellow embroidered dress at a fun little shop downtown. I wear that dress all the time because of the memories it brings back. Well, that and it’s pretty cute.
Another fun experience Ross and I had outside the resort, was riding a camel! I hadn’t ever seen a camel in real life, so to ride on one made me super nervous! After a few minutes of getting to know the camel, I trusted the old guy and started enjoying the ride. We walked through the desert and down the beach. It was a beautiful view and something I’ll probably only get the chance to do once. As the camel and I ended our date, I complimented his trendy statement necklace and sealed it with a picture.
Snorkeling was a different story. Guys, I could not figure out how to breathe while being in the water at the same time. Ross was a professional after the first few seconds, of course. And being the stubborn person I can be, I decided that since I couldn’t figure out how to snorkel, I was just going to take off my life jacket and show everyone I could swim for thirty minutes without one. Within about a minute, my jacket was back on. (insert laughs here) On the brighter side of things, I was able to hold a puffer fish and a sting ray… underwater & holding my breath. 🙂
We had so much fun and made so many memories throughout our time in Mexico. However, what I enjoyed most about our honeymoon, was spending it with my amazing husband. Our conversations, laughter, and ability to truly enjoy one another’s company for the week made those moments unforgettable. Just when I thought I couldn’t love him anymore, I spent another week with him, and fell even harder. Los Cabos will always have a piece of my heart… as well as my favorite swim suit I left in the room.
I wanted to end off the post with a few honeymoon tips and tricks that you may find helpful. 🙂
- Bring all kinds of shoes. (tennis shoes, sandals *the cute ones and practical ones*, wedges, and slip-ons) I forgot my tennis shoes and fully regretted it.
- Plan adventures! Ross and I remember more fun times outside the resort than we do in it. We made memories with experiences we couldn’t do back home.
- RELAX! Take this time to let go of the wedding and recharge. I honestly was so relieved the wedding was over, that relaxing was priority number one… and it felt GOOD!
- Realize that if you leave the country, they may not have french fries everywhere you turn. Still super bummed about it. 🙂
- If your resort has a photographer, spend the money. Ross and I struggled with whether or not we wanted professional pictures at the beach. I hadn’t ever seen anyone do honeymoon photos, but it was best decision we made that week. The pictures were beautiful and gave us something to hold on to.
- Bring beach wave spray. It would have been so much easier to throw that in my hair, than be forced to straighten it every day. Taming my hair after a day at the pool was basically like trying to tame a lion.
- Laugh. Be goofy. Do weird things. Ross and I had so much fun completely being ourselves.
- Don’t worry about what you eat, you have more important things to worry about…like what color sundress you’re wearing tomorrow.
- Say YES. Do things that take you out of your comfort zone. Play the games, do the aerobic class, stay up late to karaoke all night.
10. And lastly- Don’t forget to look in each other’s eyes and remember, this happened all because two people fell in love….
Until next time,