A simple little resort that was just what we needed!
Our room was the second floor corner with the balcony!
Not sure how we ended up with this room but we, at least I, loved the location!
I pretty much could have threw our towels out our little window to save our spots by the pool!! But about 5-5:30 on the days we wanted to sit pool side, I would run down and put our towels out. Most mornings half the chaises were already taken!! This was area was pretty convenient! But we did spend some days on the beach. Dining at one of the upper restaurants at the Reef! (nice and quiet!)
Loved watching the sun rise! We could even see it from our room!
So peaceful this early.....
So glad they had umbrellas on the beach....with temps in the upper 80's to low 90's they were a necessity!
Ready to head in to Playa Del Carmen for dinner...
to celebrate my Birthday!
We ate at the Royal where Tim and I stayed last year right in Playa!
My friend Allison(and Dave)were staying there and we were able to dine with them.
Allison told the waiter we were celebrating my Birthday....
....so when we ordered dessert mine came like this!!!
It was so fun to meet up with a friend from home!!
I am so blessed to have this man to celebrate 'life' with!
Sometimes it gets to be to far between visits with Eli!
He's changing so fast....his facial expressions, how he moves, how he figures out how to do things, his vocabulary....we actually have conversations with him now.
Just watching him play is such a joy! He is happy to play by himself unless he needs a horsey-back ride or wants to play hockey. He talks out loud as he plays....Eli has such a great imagination.
We had such a gorgeous morning today to go to the Highland Grill for breakfast and for a drive thru St. Paul! We pretty much have a tradition of going out for Sunday brunch.....there are so many wonderful local restaurants and cafes to chose from. Love the Highland Grill's Salmon Omelet! Yummmm!!!
(We have a hard time getting Eli to pose for pictures!) Nick and Eli were cleaning up some snow and ice on the driveway and sidewalk when we got back and some how they came up with the idea to dig Eli's first snow tunnel.... (One time through and then off for a nap!) Looking forward to our next 'visit'!!