Monday, July 11, 2011

A Small Slice of Paradise - Part 1


We just returned from a amazing trip to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. We stayed at the Grand Sunset Princess all inclusive Resort. Playa is about 45 minutes south of Cancun, MX. We left on June 12th 2011 and returned June 18th 2011. It was seriously one of the best vacations I have ever been on. We ended up going down one day earlier then planned so the first night we stayed in the Jr. Deluxe Suite which was better then expected! We arrived at about 10:00 pm. So we  hung out with Jason & Krista for a while, went down to the beach and then headed to bed! It had been a long day of traveling.
The next morning I snapped a few pictures of our room before we checked out and headed to our Platinum Suite Room. Both rooms were amazing but the perks with getting the Platinum Suite could not be beat!
The view from our balcony in the Jr. Deluxe Suite Room.
Then we hit the buffet with J & K for breakfast and toured around the resort  a little. It was so beautiful and soooo clean!
Me, Ash & Krista!  Most of the pictures at the beach were taken with our underwater FILM camera so they aren't the best quality. Jeremy and Ashley arrived on the 13th after flying the red-eye all night and we headed right for the beach. The weather was HOT & HUMID but that didn't stop us from having a good time. 
Joe and Jason brought little pieces of hamburger buns into the Ocean with them to feed the fish. I wish I could have gotten a better picture of how many fish were in front of them in this picture. They were like this clear, white ghost looking fish. There was hundreds of them. And after the bread was gone, they kept following us all over. It was a little creepy but cool. Jason was later dubbed the "White Ghost Fish Whisperer" and we kept teasing him saying, "Come to me my jungle friends" LOL!
I put the camera underwater and caught a few of the fish swimming up to Joe for some food.
 
Later that day we checked into our room in the Platinum section of the resort. These rooms were absolutely incredible!! Clean & Beautiful!! We did ask for a King sized bed and a top level room. But on the top floor, there are only a  few rooms with king sized beds, so we were more then happy to settle for a room with two full sized beds just for the view we got from our balcony!
This is the bathroom. Full sized stand up shower and a giant jacuzzi bathtub.
This room also had a pretty good sized sitting area. Booking the Platinum rooms allowed us to have 24 hour (free) room service. Unlimited dinner reservations at their 7 themed restaurants, a private pool for Platinum guests, jacuzzi on the balconies, Roped off area at the beach with a private waiter that is willing to bring you cold drinks all day while you bask in the sun & one of the best part, a freezing cold Platinum lounge were you can relax, get on the internet, eat sandwiches and have unlimited cold drinks. Also we had a concierge named Alex who was AWESOME!! He always greeted us with a friendly, "Wazzz up?" whenever we came in and helped us with anything that we needed. He became a good friend of ours by the end of the trip. It was so nice after a long day of walking or being on the Hot Beach, to walk into the lounge and cool off. We found that most places that were indoors at the resort, including the restaurants were so freaking HOT. We actually purchased fans on 5th Ave. in Playa to use at dinner so we weren't all dying of heat and the 100% humidity!
 
Our outdoor jacuzzi...
The view of the beach from our balcony.
Me, Krista and Ash! These are a few more pictures from the days spent on the beautiful beach!!

K and J

The boys! The three J's! Jas, Jer and Joe! More to come.....

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Starting Over...

Soooo it has been a personal goal of mine to start blogging again! I'm not even going to worry about the 100 of posts that should have happened before tonight and since the last one. I am simply going to start on a clean slate and try really hard to get all of those important events and going on's happening in our little family from here on out, down on record. Tonight I've turned over a new leaf...hmmmm, now for a post! lol

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Pledge Of Allegiance...Addy Style!!

One day, out of the blue, Addy started saying The Pledge of Allegiance. We had no idea where she had learned it. She told us, "We say it in Preschool to the American Flag." I am amazed that she has it memorized when she has only been going to preschool for about 2 months and only 2 days a week. A few words need perfecting, but she has it down. Here it is for your viewing pleasure...haha!
(Addy 3 1/2 years old)


video

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Private...

I am going private with our blog. Please leave a comment or email me at jbills1@gmail.com if you would like an invite.
Thanks!! =]

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Eve & Christmas 2009

On Christmas Eve we started the evening with a party at Joe's Aunt Laurie's house. We enjoyed some great food and conversation and then we were off to my parents house. They had more good food and we play the traditional Christmas Bingo game. We won a lot of fun stuff. Including a knife set, Cineamark gift card and a shave set. Then the our little ones got to open one present. We then headed home to get ready for bed and make sure that things were in place for the visit from Santa.
Christmas Day was very eventful. It always includes 2 breakfasts starting at 9:30am, one at Joe's moms and then one at Great Grandma Bonnett's. A trip to Great Grandma Bills' house, Opening gifts at Grandma & Grandpa Bonnett's house and then finally landing at our house around 6:00pm. We then have Joe's and my parent's over to see the gifts that Santa left. We love that we have so much family here to share this time of year with, and that they have so many fun traditions for us to look forward to every year. We also feel very blessedvto have so many wonderful blessings in our lifes! Merry Christmas! Here a a few pictures...

Addy & Jess Christmas Eve

Crew awake and ready for the party!!

Bonnett Boys & Little Boy

Crew & Grandpa Dave.

The boys

The girls

Addy loves her Grandma Lani!

Brad & his girlfriend Kels. (I wish she would have got a ring for Christmas..=[ Come on Brad! We love her! NO MORE ALASKA!!! Boo!)

Ben & his soon to be wife Jess. YAY January 7th!!! She will be the new Jessica Bonnett

Addy & Crew with Grandma Lani & Grandpa Dave

Finally after many, many, many attempts, getting to open one gift on Christmas Eve...wonder what on earth it could be?!?!
So excited about her Christmas Jammies...haha

Opening Crew's present

Jammies for Crew

One of Addy's favorite parts. Leaving cookies and milk for the Big Guy!

After Santa left our house on Christmas Eve...




Looks like Santa enjoyed his cookies & milk!

Christmas morning. Crew wondering what is going on! =]

Our "Little Elf" bum

Just what she asked for! So excited about her new Train Set!!

Loving it!! Hours of Entertainment

Addy's presents

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

S*A*N*T*A


Telling him what she wants for Christmas.

Showing me the sucker that Santa gave her.


We took Addy to visit Santa last night. She was so excited! She kept waving and blowing him kisses while we waited in the massive line. A little part of me thought she might be scared of him....not at all. When it was her turn, she went right up and sat on his lap. He asked her what she wanted for Christmas. She told him a train set. He said, "Oh, that is a really good idea, is there anything else that you would like?" She said, "No, that's all." He told her to go to bed early on Christmas Eve and fall asleep quick because he has a lot of houses to visit that night.
After we left she told us, "That was so cool!! He is so Magical!!" (Can she just stay this innocent age forever?) Thanks Mom for watching Crew for us!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Bonnett Fam X-Mas Party!

This past Saturday was the Annual Bonnett Family Christmas Party! I forgot to take my camera unfortunately...but we snapped a few pictures when we got home! It was a lot of fun as it always is! The family gift exchange/steal game is always a hit. Next year I am going to videotape it. Regardless, I got exactly what I wanted thanks to Addy rolling a 6 on the dice for me 1 minute before the game ended and saving us from the dreaded Santa Face. She was just as excited as I was about the gift. She keeps telling me, "Mom, I threw that dice and stole those pillows from Aunt Claire." Who was also fighting for them! (sorry Claire, but look how cute they look on my couch!...=] =] =]!)





Oh...the JOY, I love them!!

Last but not least...Here is a little Crew Love...He turned 2 months old on the 13th. It is smiling and talking and getting so chubby! (Joe says his legs look like drumsticks) I love this little guy and we are so glad that he is in our family. He has his 2 month old check up on the 28th. I am excited to see how he is doing/growing!


(hand moving a little too fast for the camera!)