Welcome to Aruba

Sun. Sand.


Ocean breeze.

Endless buffets.

Delicious cocktails.

And my best friend.

My honey and I are in Oranjestad, Aruba, and this getaway is right on time!

From the minute we booked the trip a couple months ago, I've had a timer countdown set on my phone.

Anytime work got a little too stressful, I'd sneak a peek at the countdown, days ticking away, the little pink bikini emoji smiling back at me (along with the sun and ocean wave emoji), promising the trip of a lifetime in just a few weeks.

I gotta say, Aruba does not disappoint!

After all, our oceanfront hotel room gives us a constant view of this:

And this:

And this:

We're set to spend five sun-soaked, sea breezy days on an island just above South America, eating all of the food, ordering plenty of drinks (but still staying hydrated, mom), and just generally unfurling our minds and bodies from the hustle and bustle of every day life.

Usually, trips to places like Aruba are reserved for honeymoons, but I contend that they are for everyone.

It is imperative that we unwind on a regular basis, uncurl our toes, release tension in our necks, relax our furrowed brows, and quiet our over-stimulated minds.

If you're anything like me, you're always on the go.

The to-do list never seems to get shorter. Sure, you're getting things done, but for crying out loud, you're always adding more things to the list!

Well this vacation is all about relaxation.

Truly, all I plan on doing is sleeping, sunning, snuggling, eating, drinking, and relaxing!

Don't I look like a happy woman?! ♥