If you tried to reach me Wednesday to Sunday, I didn't answer. There was no pinning on Pinterest, no reading my newsfeed on Facebook, no tweeting on Twitter, no emails on my Blackberry, and I set timers to post on blogger. I was entirely unplugged and I loved it.
Mike and I were at Sandals Emerald Bay in Great Exuma, The Bahamas. It's an all-inclusive resort, meaning we never took out or wallet, not once, not even for a drink. This was our third and favorite Sandal's resort, we just love that freedom. The resort was previously owned by The Four Seasons and it was very luxurious – we had a beautiful view of the turquoise water from our bedroom, the pool is gargantuan, and everything is so comfy. The white sand beach was incredible, we spent our mornings lounging on the beach reading and dipping in the ocean, and our afternoon's pool side at the swim up bar making friends.
I read an entire 500-page novel (The American Wife by Curtis Sientenfield) and ate 5 meals a day. One day I ate six. A doughnut at the Paris Café with a latte, followed by a massage to work up my appetite, then a regular breakfast at the buffet, lunch at the buffet, pizza at 3 in the afternoon, Italian restaurant for dinner, and then we ordered room service. A bacon cheeseburger. Just because we could. I probably gained 6 lbs but I could care less. I sang karaoke with our new friends at the Drunken Duck Pub but mostly went to bed early.
Best part of all, I spent time talking (and sometimes just not talking) to my husband. It was time together unlike any we have had in the last two years since my daughter was born. Just us. It was really special and really needed. I am sure not everyone can get away for 4 or 5 days to the Bahamas, and this was a special treat for us, but being together the two of us definitely reminded me why I married him.
I missed Molly, and the only reason I was desperate to get home was to see her. Now I am busy thinking about our next vacation that might include her. Beaches in Turks & Caicos came highly recommended… http://www.beaches.com/main/tc/tc-home.cfm. In my research, I found that there's a Martha Stewart Craft Studio and scrapbooking classes. Maybe they need someone to teach it, and I can bring PSA into the mix! http://www.beaches.com/craftstudio/ Now there's an idea!
Catching up on 140+ emails and getting my ducks in a row for this week. Did you know we are hosting the "Last Days of Summer Blog Hop" starting Friday? There's a chance to win a prize from Purple Onion Designs, The Twinery, Helmar, Really Reasonable Ribbon, Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker, Flower Soft, Scor-pal and Urban Swank… details to follow.