Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Playa del Carmen

We went to Playa del Carmen a few months back. I was going through some pictures on my computer and ran across them. I instantly wanted to go back in time. This was hands down one of the best vacations.

I love Playa del Carmen. Mexico has some of the most beautiful beaches and resorts. We found a fantastic resort. The name of the resort is called Blue Diamond Resort and I would highly recommend it to family and friends. 

One of the things I really loved about this resort is that they supplied their guests with bicycles. It was so much fun bicycling through the resort to the beach, restaurants, yoga classes and spa. I felt very tropical riding my bike in my sundress and swimsuit. Plus it had a basket to hold my beach bag.

This is a picture of my sweet ride outside of the spa. I would ride my bike down to the spa for the most amazing massages. I'm a spa connoisseur and I must admit this spa was seriously impressive. I wish I had better pictures for everyone to view but I didn't have my phone on me while walking through. However, I did manage to snap a couple of shots on my way out.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Hello...It's been a long time overdue.

It has been ages....My entire life has changed drastically in the past couple of years. I've had my hands full and I dropped out of blogging world to attend to that thing little thing called life. I happen to stumble across a few things while going through boxes that reminded me of this ole blog. I figured I'd log on for fun and noticed that some of you are still blogging. It was truly wonderful to catch up on you and how much your lives have changed as well. It sort of gave me the itch to start blogging once again. I hope that y'all will follow along.

So much has happened since my last post. My husband graduated from law school. Yes, I'm officially married to an attorney. He loves working in law and has more than he can handle in cases. He still works in health care compliance but his business has expanded to both coasts. There is nothing more rewarding than to see your husband accomplish his goals and actually find joy in his career.

Last summer, we spent some time in Berlin, Germany. I have pictures from Germany but I wanted to share these of Switzerland first. We were blessed enough to have the opportunity to fly down to Switzerland and stay with friends. I had met this friend through this exact blog and I couldn't even begin to tell you how much I admire this woman. She is truly a wonderful person and to host my husband and myself, it was quite special. She has a lovely family and we are grateful we had the opportunity to meet them in person. This will always remain one of the highlights of last summer.

The top three pictures are of Schaffhausen

Berne, Switzerland 

After returning from Europe, I became fascinated with my German heritage. However, after researching, I found that only one side of my family was German but the other were all Swiss!!! They actually resided in Bern. Having learned that information on my ancestry only made my memories of Switzerland even more special. The Swiss people are amazing and I truly can't say enough good things about this country. I can't wait to return for another visit.

This is my great, great, grandparents. My great grandfather is the second from right. All Swiss.