Hey friends! As many of you know, I am currently 6 months pregnant, and awaiting the arrival of our sweet baby girl in June! My husband Sean and I recently went on a baby-moon to celebrate, and to enjoy one last trip being a family of two! :) Here is a little peak inside our trip!
We planned our trip to Naples Florida, which is where my parents have a winter home. They travel back and forth between their Michigan and Florida home, so when they aren't there, we have the opportunity to stay! The nice thing about staying at my parents place is that we are able to get away from home, but still feel like we are at home! :)
We heard from many friends who have kids that they highly recommended that we go on a getaway just the two of us before the baby comes. So, we decided to take a trip when I was 6 months along which ended up being this February. We were excited about the idea of a sunny vacation mid-winter in Michigan, because let's face it, the winters in Michigan are long!!! As we we stepped off the plane, I instantly had a smile on my face knowing that we would be in sunny 75 degree weather for a week! What a refreshing change from 30 degrees or below! ;)
The first thing we did was head to a restaurant to get some lunch, and of course enjoy the sunshine!
When we got back to my parents house, we dropped off our suitcases in the bedroom, and made our way straight for the lounge chairs by the pool! There is nothing quite like soaking up some sun after being in chilly winter weather for 6+ months! We hung out by the pool the rest of the day, and went to Trader Joes to grab some groceries.
The next morning we woke up and headed to the gym. I always like to workout in different settings for a week, it's so nice to change things up! And just because i'm on vacation, I still make it a priority to get in my regular workouts for the week. I always feel better when I keep my body moving!
The first whole day we were we decided to relax by my parent's pool and just enjoy the sun. It was a relaxing and refreshing way to spend the day!
The second day we went to the Naples zoo. Sean and I are both animal lovers, so we had a great time! :)
The next day we spent shopping at Coconut Pointe, and afterwards we went to Mercado for the evening. We went to dinner at an amazing authentic Mexican restaurant called Masa! If you are ever in the Naples area, I highly recommend it! I got the chicken tacos on corn tortillas. They were very fresh and incredibly delicious!
Of course we had to get frozen yogurt a few times after dinner, because, when on vacation! ;)
We were in Florida for Valentines Day, so we celebrated by going to a Hibachi restaurant. We enjoy going to Hibachi when it's a special occasion, because it's dinner and a fun show in one! It was also special to celebrate our first Valentines Day with our little girl! :)
It was so special to celebrate our babymoon and valentines day all in one!
The next day we went to a pasta making class at Sur la Table. We have been t a few cooking classes at Sur la Table before, but this was the one that I was most excited about. I have never made pasta from scratch before, and I have to say, not only was it incredibly fun to make, but it was also so delicious! It was well worth the work and wait that went into making it!
Our finished dishes were one of my favorite things I ate on the trip!
The last day of our trip we went shopping in the morning, and Sean surprised me with a Valentines day gift, a watch I have been eyeing for a while! Believe it or not, I actually don't even own a watch! I have been wanting one for some time now, and this one was stood out to me because it has a pearl watch face, which is special to me because we call Madeline "our precious pearl!" :)
After shopping for the morning and eating lunch, we finished off our day at the beach! While we were relaxing on the beach we read some of these conversation starters from a book I got from my friend. It made us laugh, and opened great conversation...I highly recommend it! :)
And that's a wrap! After 7 days in sunny Florida, we packed our bags and traveled back home, knowing that the next time we take a vacation, we will be a family of three...and I have to say, we couldn't be more ready! :) Hope you guys enjoyed a look into our babymoon...and that it even brought you a little sunshine into your week! xo Katie