Nov 29, 2011

~ mexico

Thanksgiving in Mexico is my new favorite thing! My family gave up turkey and stuffing to spend the week in San Jose del Cabo... a hard trade to make, but worth it in the end. Making the choice to spend the holiday with only our immediate family, away from family and friends was not an easy one. But there's something magical about this place that made it all worthwhile. Being together, spending quality time together, was much easier in Mexico than it would have been at home... and minus the stress and hustle and bustle of the holiday in general, we truly enjoyed ourselves!


La Palmilla is paradise times ten. We all agreed this is our favorite hotel we've ever experienced... Check out the entrance to our rooms!





And here's the view from the rooms.... truly beautiful!

Back up the steps to the winding trails running throughout the property...


More gorgeous scenery...
To the beach...

On our way to the pool...

My adorable daughter...



One of the pools with the ocean behind...


To the Spa...

The Boutique is filled with luxurious names like Ferragamo, Missoni (not the Target variety) and Christian Louboutin. We bought suntan lotion.

To one of the restaurants...

Another pool with the ocean behind...







Our anniversary is over Thanksgiving weekend, (our 24th this year) and what a surprise we found when we returned from dinner!

 Our kids got such a kick!


So fun to be together!

The landscaping was spectacular with flowers everywhere... Here's a sampling of some of the gorgeous exotic flowers... I took tons of photos, but you can get the idea from these...

As always, so good to get away, and so good to get home! Just back from a trip, I'm feeling overwhelmed with things that need to be done... grocery store, getting my house in gear for the holidays, and everything else going on this time of year, but I am reenergized after that family vacation and couldn't be more grateful!

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. 



















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12 comments:

Cindy Albert said...

Your pictures are just beautiful. I would love to take a trip to Mexico.

Congratulations on 24 years.

The enchanted home said...

SO....thats where you have been hiding, huh!! You lucky thing!! I am indeed quite jealous but so happy for you. So while we were all slaving over a hot stove, wtih marshmallows brimming over the oven and creating a mini war inside my oven, and turkeys to tend to you were lounging on the beach in tropical Mexico, in fabulous Palmilla? Good for you, would have done the same thing:) Your family is beautiful......reminds me so much of our family shots, oh how I miss those days.....beautiful highlights and welcome home!!

Victoria said...

What a beautiful bit of paradise. Your family is lovely and you were certainly fortunate to be able to share the vacation with them before they move on to their individual lives. That happens all too fast. You made the wise choice. Best...Victoria

Acquired Objects said...

Well Happy belated Anniversary Jan! You have a beautiful family and I would trade Thanksgiving at home for Mexico too. As long as you're with family nothing else matters.

The French Hutch said...

Oh my goodness, your photos are making me crave a trip to some tropical paradise! This hotel brings back memories of my trip to Acapulco and my stay at the Acapulco Princess. Looks like your family enjoyed their Thanksgiving getaway. I enjoyed your fabulous photos, and the gorgeous floral mosaic.

~Emily
The French Hutch

A Toile Tale said...

Oh, yea! I've been there and it is every bit as wonderful as you say. I hope you had some spa treatments.....they were the best I've had anywhere. Your photos are so much better than mine that I think I'm going to put them in my album! The photo of your three men moved me almost to tears.
Linda @ A Toile Tale

David & Dianne said...

I hate you. Love, Mom

Linda in AZ * said...

*** Such wonderful, happy and pretty pics of a most faaaabulous T'giving holiday!!!

Annnnd, you've been so blessed with a lovely family that OBVIOUSLY loves each other!!!

Can't get much better than this, can it???

Enjoy the upcoming Christmas season!!!

Blessings,

Linda in AZ *
belllesmom1234@comcast.net

cindy said...

Beautiful family to be thankful for and a great vacation. Thanks for the tour of the resort with excellent photography, added it to my file!

Annie H. said...

What a great looking trip. We were in Los Cabos last year and had a ball, such a beautiful spot, your kids are adorable.

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Mexico take me away! It looks beautiful. To be able to celebrate with your children is so special. I love the fabric on the headboards in your room.

today i said...

Wow it looks divine there!