Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Rest & Relaxation

Hi Everyone! Sorry it has been over two weeks since I have posted, but I have been on a mission of rest and relaxation. I have since returned home and am spreading a little warmth, especially for those of you in the northern part of the country like me. I have missed you all and thank you to everyone that visited my blog while I was away. This was the view from my patio doors,


and this was MY view for 99% of the day in the Mayan Riviera, Mexico.


Swam in the pool and snorkeled in the ocean.


Going out for the evening.


Volcano cake with warm chocolate sauce inside, yum!


Looking across the bay. If you look closely, you can see two pink houses!


Pink heaven in Mexico.







I returned home to find lots of the snow melted. Spring is on its way after all!

57 comments:

Scrappy Jessi said...

aaahhh i feel like i just went on vaca with you! love the pink houses!! and all the flowers. now thats a vacation
oxooxx,
jessi

Miss Rhea said...

Oh, So Beautiful !!! I am so happy that you got to go on this vacation !! It must be a shock to see all that and then go back to the snow. What were the temps like ? It is just beautiful Ele !!!

Katie said...

Welcome Home we missed you! It must have been hard to leave that paradise setting!

Secondhandrose said...

Oh , I am going to have to get the travel info from you...I want to go there. Beautiful pic of you too.
Karen

Stephanie said...

Oh Ele, it looks like heaven! Pink heaven, no less!!

You look beautiful and so very happy & rested!

Glad you are back ~ I missed ya!

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Connie said...

Ele, isn't Mexico wonderful?!?! I love the hibiscus and bougainvilla! You look just lovely, chickee.
Smoochies,
Connie

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

OH ELE!!! These pictures look so beautiful! You are so lucky and I am so happy for you that you got to get away! You are ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!! Just like a movie star!

Love ya and so glad you are home safe! I missed you :)
Amy

Sugar Bear said...

All I can say is Paradise.... Gorgeous.
Karla

Alison Gibbs said...

A what a wonderful vacation. Lucky you - so peaceful and delightful to look at.
Have a great easter and enjoy your Spring weather and beautiful blooms
Alison

Robyn said...

Oh how truly fabulous for you and family! Welcome back! Spring is happening here in California, yea! Cool breezes and warm sun and flowers galore! Happy Easter!
Hugs,
Robyn

Sharon said...

Ele the trip looked just like paradise. You look gorgeous lady.

www.angelinascards.com said...

very beautiful! You look great! hugs,Angelina

pink23 said...

now that looks heavenly!! where exactly were you!! what is the name of the place, if you don't mind sharing!??!?

Lori said...

Ele, it looks just heavenly:) i hope you had a wonderful time!!!

She'sSewPretty said...

Ele, You are beautiful! I've been hinting for a cruise to Mexico for my 50th birthday in two years. I haven't been there in over ten and it looks like it is time to return. Your photos are gorgeous!

shirl said...

Welcome home Ele, we have missed you! Looks like you had a wonderful vacation! Beautiful pics of that blue water. You look so lovely and young in your pic!! Thank you for sharing.
Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Beth Leintz said...

Oh what great pictures- I bet you had a great time- I wanna go on vacation!

vickie said...

Oh, Ele, I enjoyed the pics so much,just looks so relaxing, the water is so pretty, and the flowers.You look so pretty. Thanks for sharing!

Wonderfully Sew Knit said...

Welcome back! Pink houses...the other day my children and I were driving and we came across a street...on one whole side of the road all the houses were pink. :o)

It looks like you had lots of fun.

FrostingsNSparkles said...

How could you bear to come back!! Oh, the beauty, and colors!! And what a view!! How wonderful that you got to have a lovely break and escape it all, great Pics, Ele!

Tara said...

Oh, gosh, I feel great after viewing these--what a nice place to be!

:0)
Tara

Inspired Tokens said...

Welcome home. What a magical place. I love the blue of the sky and ocean...just like a picture postcard. You certainly know how to get some great R&R.

cherub*wishes said...

Ohhh Ele look at you in your beautiful slice of heaven ;o) Simply gorgeous!!
Have the sweetest Easter!
Hugs,
Dionne

Bertie said...

Oh honey, I wanna go! We have over 6 inches of new snow today.

Love your toes and those views!! You always take such great photos. Makes me feel like I was there with you. Thanks so much for sharing and you look lovely.

Bertie

Kai said...

I am SUCH a COLD WEATHER person, but I admit your vacation pictures ALMOST make me want to go Mexico. Now I said ALMOST! Love the pink buildings! And you look stunning!

A Romantic Porch said...

Oh you lucky girl. Thank you for sharing those beautiful fabulous pictures of your awesome vacation! Glad you got to go. Happy Easter! xoRachel

Charmingdesigns said...

Welcome home!! Looks like a wonderful time!! Thanks for coming by! Laurie

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Ele, it looks simply devine! So glad you had a wonderful time.

Happy Easter!
Penny

HippieDog said...

Welcome back Ele! Oh my gosh, were those your darling red painted toes! Love it! Looks like you had a marvelous time :) So glad you could get away for awhile....next time pick us up ok? Missed you!

Diana said...

thanks for the info on the glitter glass. your vacation looks like a DREAM! soooo relaxing and the perfect time. we just woke up to 4 more inches of SNOW!! ack.

Denise said...

What a lovely corner of the world! Thank you for sharing all the lovely pics with us - it's encouraging to remember some of those beautiful days are ahead!

Thank you for your sweet comment on my Easter Parade Entry. This has been fun!

Happy Easter to you and yours!

Cathy said...

Ele, Oh my goodness, what a wondrous vacation you had. Those photos are amazing. I felt as though I was there with you.

Congratulations for taking the time to sit back and rejuvenate. We all need it every now and then.

Have a wonderful Easter.

xoxo

Stitcher S said...

Looks great! I love tropical place.

It was well over 80 here in our neck of the woods yesterday. I don't know how you midwesterners do it!

Pherenike said...

Your holiday in Mexico looks divine! HAPPY EASTER!

Renee said...

The view looks spectacular, ther eis nothing like the blue of the ocean. It looks like it was absolutely beautiful there. I wish I could have stowed away in your suitcase!

Beth said...

wow !! looks like a wonderful time - nothing like relaxing by the ocean !!! love the pink houses too !
xo,
beth
www.bethquinndesigns.com

Beth said...

wow !! looks like a wonderful time - nothing like relaxing by the ocean !!! love the pink houses too !
xo,
beth
www.bethquinndesigns.com

celestina marie said...

Ele, the pictures are incredible. It sounds like you had a great trip and a much needed rest! Loved to see the pink houses and gorgeous hibiscus!Just want to wish you a Happy Easter!
hugs,
Celestina
La Rea Rose

Cottage Way of Life said...

Looks like fun!! I can feel the sun through the pictures!
-Sarah

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh such lovely photos. I'm so jealous!
Love Alison x

Jeanne said...

Ah pink and sand and sunshine and warmth makes everything better.
Love and blessings~
Happy Easter~

Dona said...

So jealous!!!!!!! Glad you had a wonderful time. I would not have been able to come home again. Allthat beautiful color!!

Have a wonderful Easter.

Dona

Dawn said...

That does look like heaven.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

What a fabulous vacation you had!! Everything is magical and YOU, my dear, are gorgeous!! Love your wrap!!!

Happy Easter, Ele!

xo
Becky

Lori said...

Ele, Ahhh looks to good to me on this cold day! Hey you, nice toes!! Happy Easter to you! Love,Lori

Kari & Kijsa said...

Have a wonderful Easter Sunday!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Marilyn said...

I am so envious of Your Vacation.... I am still freezing in NE Pa. ! Love Your Photos & Blog ! !
Marilyn

Diane said...

Wow that looks divine, I am so jealous I love Mexico Vacations the ocean water is warm and so blue!
Welcome home.
Hugs, Diane

Linda said...

Wow Ele,
What a wonderful place to relax, I love going to the beach on holidays, you can't help but relax with all the wonderful sea air. I hope that you are feeling relaxed and ready for Spring.
Cheers Linda

lollysnestegg said...

Wow! What a nice way to rest and rejuvenate! You lucky girl!
~Lolly

Cookie sunshine said...

Oh, that's one of my favorite places. It looks like you had gorgeous weather and lots of fun.
Just stumbled by and sending good wishes. You have a delightful blog.

Cookie Sunshine

Monica said...

So pretty Ele!
I would never want to leave that PINK HEAVEN :)
Hope your having a great week!

The Rose Room said...

Absolutely divine! Reminds me of Fiji . . .Rachael:)

Joy said...

Ele, that view was amazing! Looks like you had a lovely time!

rosechicfriends said...

Oh My goodness Ele...I am drooling over your wonderful pictures from your trip. Wow what a gorgeous place. I sure hope you did get home feeling rested!

Roxie said...

Wow, you are so beautiful. Love the pic of you "going out". I did spot the 2 pink houses, I would be in heaven for sure. Thanks for sharing all the pics with us.
Oops, I think it's time for a vacation. LOL

Jennifer Paganelli said...

You do it so well!!!