I live nowhere near the ocean, but that doesn’t mean I can’t pretend. Today I am taking a break from prancing around in a swimsuit, but not taking a break from wearing my love of the ocean on my sleeve.
Archives for March 2015
At the end of every trip my husband and I always like to quiz each other on what the “PEAK of our trip was, and what the PIT was”
We always take turns back and forth and surprisingly we both came up with the same answers.
Our PEAK truthfully was everyday! We had so much fun with one another, but I would say that we both said the PEAK was after we wore the kids out they would both fall asleep in the stroller for at least 3 hrs and we got to do whatever we wanted. These parts of the day were our favorite:) we would either “adult swim”, the idea was to look like a cute couple with the girl wrapped around the guys back, but that didn’t workout so well due to the bump and the drag I was causing lol
Sometimes we would dash to our room, babies sleeping in stroller, shower up and go to fancy dinners. Babies still sleeping in stroller, and we get to have adult conversations.
Or we would just go to the room and … sleep
We were not expecting to have so much alone time, and every day we felt like little kids when the kids would start rubbing their eyes and want to get in the stroller. We would be like “I’ll get towels” “You put them in their pj’s” and we would start running to the room lol -life is good when you marry your best friend and someone who is funnier than you 🙂
The PIT. Ugh I hate to even write this but this was a crazy event that took place. I actually chose to block this out the rest of my trip bc I didn’t want to remember it.
One afternoon as we were eating lunch, we rock-paper-scissored who would go and change Hollands diaper, changing a swim diaper is the worst! -BTW I purposly stopped the potty training process bc we planned this trip, and I would hate for us to be the ones responsible for any pool to close down.
I lost, mid diaper change the alarm in the bathroom went off and the power was off. The power went out in one section of the Hotel, the Coral Towers. So we went back to our pools where there was power. We thought nothing of it until 6 pm when we headed back up to our room. We get off the elevator, the doors shut and that same alarm goes off and the power goes out. I hear screaming in the elevator. We were 2 seconds from being stuck in there. In pitch blackness we find our phones and run to our room. Thank heavens the keys work. Water isn’t working, no power, and no wifi. We ditch the stroller, get dressed in the dark, and carry our hungry and thirsty kids down 12 flights of stairs trying to find food and water. We are staying in the Royal Hotel, where all the high end shopping and Casinos are in. We get to the main street and see that a couple of places still have power. We wait for dinner for well over an hr. I take Hudson to the Bathroom and that darn alarm goes off and the whole rest of the island loses power. We are now starving and I am banned from going into anymore bathrooms.
We hear in the Coral Towers that there is a restaurant open and the gift shop. I am really missing my stroller by now. We buy tons of water and as many snacks as possible, who knows how long the power will be out? We wait for well over an hr to sit down at an Asian restaurant and well the alarm goes off again.
In pitch black we ask the hotel for a bag of ice. We carry two kids, all the water, food and ice up 12 flights of stairs, I am pregnant and am thinking I better not lose this baby. I am grateful that we were harbor facing and that our room was facing the yachts, I took comfort in their electricity and that they were watching t.v. Our room was soo hot that night and we had to open the door.
Because we were clueless about what was going on, no internet, no phones ect my mind was racing. I thought of the most bizarre things. I also checked on the people who had got stuck in the elevators and was so relieved that they were out. I was so distraught about being 12 stories up I wanted to tie all our sheets together just in case we needed a quick escape.
My husband, the calm one, told me to rest and that everything would be okay in the morning. I hardly slept. At 2 am the power came on and all my fears went away.
In the morning we decided not to talk about it and just enjoy our last day. We celebrated and went to the best buffet ever! We watched the sharks and stingrays and had another amazing day.
I am definitely going back to Atlantis, I am actually trying to figure out the best ages with the new little one on the way. We were thinking Disney Cruise next? Anybody ever been on Disney Cruise? What are your thought? I honestly don’t know a better place to vacation with or without kids than Atlantis.
Our PIT of the trip just reassured me that I always need to be prepared. This could of happened anywhere, even in my own home. Needless to say, I am now on this whole food storage kick and emergency water preparation. Holding my hungry kids and having them ask me over and over again when they can eat is the worst thing a mom can go through. I even thought about trying to breastfeed them, if things got bad enough. -I am the dramatic one if you can’t tell.
This weather is beyond incredible! It was the easiest part about coming home. After running my washing machine non-stop for 2 straight days now, it’s nice to go outside and enjoy some sunshine with the kids. This outfit can and has been worn with flip-flops and flats. It’s the perfect park outfit with the littles. I hope everyone had a great St. Patricks Day. It was the first time we celebrated it, the kids just ate it up! I just love having two little leprechauns running around my house:)
I am back! Thanks everyone for all your support as I took a break for a week. This was my first time ever not posting on my blog for a week, so thanks for letting me enjoy my family this last week while still supporting me. I am just quickly letting you know that I am back and that I will be posting regularly again, back to the grind, thank heavens I love my blog:) If you have any questions about my trip please let me know. I have nothing but love for Atlantis! Have a wonderful Monday:)
Add a little flare to your pool game with a fun beach scarf. This post was inspired because I always like to tie a fun scarf to my beach bag for a pop of fun. My one scarf will get lots of mileage as I transition it from a suronge, head wrap to a shawl, towel, kite, and a variety of dresses. Today I have shown 7 ways to wear a beach scarf, but the possibilities are endless.
Today is the day we get to go to Atlantis for a family vacation. I couldn’t be more excited to be celebrating my family. Atlantis holds a special place in my heart, we started our family the last time we were here, and now I can’t wait to take the kids back. This will be the last big vacation we take as the 4 of us. Excited is not a strong enough word to describe how I feel. I just can’t wait to be there already!
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