Monday, April 24, 2017

Cancun Mexico

We had another fabulous vacation in Cancun...


This year we had an ocean front room and the view was amazing!! This is on our balcony looking off to the left...


straight out over the water...


and off to the right...


I could just sit and stare at the ocean all day...the color of the water is just phenomenal.




We had our first dinner at Captain's Cove. It's one of my favorite restaurants in Cancun. The food is great and the view over the lagoon is just gorgeous...



Julia had the cutest outfits all week. I wish I had her wardrobe...



The view from our bedroom...wow...


The girls painted more ceramics this year...


Gianna painted these cute elephants...one is for her and the other for her friend...


Julia painted this pretty pot...she used lots of yellow because she knows it's my favorite color...


and Gianna painted this beautiful owl just for me...I love the yellow eyes...


The second night we went to another of our favorite restaurants called Limoncello's. And look who joined us for dinner!! Yikes!!!




My handsome boy...


My pretty girl...




I love this picture of Gianna...


Water aerobics at 10:00...bingo at 2:00...dancing at 2:30...happy hour at 3:00...


We had a fun dinner one night at Carlos and Charlies...





Sad to say it rained for two of the days...and I'm talking buckets of rain...but we made the best of it...


Gorgeous pictures of Julia...



My babies...



We took one really fun day trip to Xel-Ha about 1.5 hours south of Cancun...lots of snorkeling and floating down the river...

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There were places to climb up and jump off cliffs into the water...

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But this "floating bridge" was a complete and total nightmare for me...so scary...really hard to walk on and keep your balance. I thought I was going to take a header right off the side...and my kids thought it was hilarious...ya right...


Gorgeous sunset looking over the lagoon from our hotel...


and this was another view from our balcony...


We were so sad to leave. 


Some fun videos from our trip. Julia was in a limbo contest...

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She was contestant #2...

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Nicholas and Julia playing in the waves...

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One of the entertainment guys dancing to our new favorite song "Shaky Shaky"...

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Loved watching these guys dance every day...they make it look so easy...




Thursday, March 30, 2017

Julia's trio "Freedom"


Julia's new solo "Cry Witch"

Julia competed her new solo again last weekend. She's such an incredible performer. I'm so proud of her!!


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Happy Birthday Gianna!

My baby is 12 today!! She brings so much joy to my life and makes me proud every single day. Gianna is such a hard worker at everything she does whether it be her school work or her dancing...whatever she does she puts 100% effort into it.


Today she came home from school with a pile of cards from her friends. Some gave her her favorite candy and one friend even gave her a big bag of her favorite Doritos. She said they decorated her locker too!  The handwritten messages from her friends were so sweet and thoughtful. Then when I dropped her off at dance today, all the girls ran outside yelling "Happy Birthday" and gave her big hugs. It made me cry! It fills my heart with joy knowing she is loved by so many.

Here are a few of those cards given to her today by her friends at school and dance...














and look what Julia posted on Instagram for her sister...


See how much she is loved? Oh I'm going to cry again...

Gianna requested a confetti cake with my homemade chocolate frosting and peppermint stick ice cream of course...



She actually picked out most of her birthday presents...like these bath bombs from Lush...


(but I surprised her with some Moroccan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner...)


and she also picked out a jacket and leggings from the Ivivva store.  This is her classic silly face that makes me laugh every time...


Happy Birthday to my funny, super smart, thoughtful, animal loving little girl. She will always be my baby...even at 12.

I love you Gianna Mae!!!

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