Life Lately – Vacation & Wedding Recap

We got back from Punta Cana early Monday morning and I still haven’t had a moment to even think about getting back to my normal routine. I know it’s cliche and everyone says it, but I need another week to recover from my vacation!

Punta Cana Collage



We arrived and had lunch then got settled. We played mini golf, foosball and pool all afternoon with my sister and her fiance.


We spent the entire morning poolside and then had lunch and spent the rest of the day at the beach. It was pure perfection. At night the boys had a cigar tasting so my sister and I had a romantic dinner together & then walked the beach and ended up finding the boys at their cigar tasting by accident.


The boys went ATV’ing as it was the “bachelor party” so my sister & I hit up the beach and then the pool. We were a little sunned out so we stayed in the shade for the morning and then had lunch with the boys when they got back. After that we spent the rest of the day in the pool playing volleyball. Unfortunately my mother and brother’s flight was so delayed (they were supposed to be there Tuesday) that they didn’t think they would make the wedding so my sister ended up changing it to Friday instead so that everyone could be there. They finally arrived Thursday evening in time for dinner with everyone.


Spent all day in the pool & since everyone was making fun of me I decided to stop drinking cokes and got a little drunk. I then proceeded to lose my sunglasses in the ocean because the waves are insane down there. There is a hilarious video of me trying to jump rope drunk that will never see the light of day! Later that night Alex and I had a romantic “anniversary” dinner. Alex told the front desk when we checked in that it was our 1 year anniversary and we got an upgrade along with a romantic dinner and breakfast. The hotel was having a pool soiree so they had a great setup and after dinner with tons of desserts. Both families sat together and Alex gave a great toast to my sister and her fiance. We spent the night singing karaoke and Alex actually signed my sister’s fiance up to sing Bye Bye Bye by N*SYNC which he totally did! It was truly a fantastic day.


The wedding, which was absolute perfection.


Breakfast was delivered in bed! We went on a snorkeling excursion which was actually not that great and seemed like kind of a waste of a day. We were really disappointed, but none the less it was still fun to just be together. Since it was our last night there Alex and I dressed up and had a great dinner together and then walked the beach and had a serious conversation about the future of our family.


We packed and hung out in the pool since our flight wasn’t until 4:30. Let me just say that the one thing I absolutely HATED about Punta Cana was the airport. It was such a cluster and I was never really sure what was going on. I also forgot to account for the one hour time difference so when I thought our flight was going to be landing we actually still had another hour to go. It was a very long day of travelling and I was happy to get into my own bed around 2 am.


I didn’t want to overload you guys with photos so I just picked a couple that I loved from the wedding and the trip, but let me know if you’d like to see more or if there is anything about Punta Cana that you’d like to know!



40 thoughts on “Life Lately – Vacation & Wedding Recap

  1. Hi Mandy! I don’t know what it’s like to go to Punta Cana for a wedding — but I do know what it’s like to go there for a honeymoon! πŸ˜€ That’s where Bill & I honeymooned for a week and it was absolute Paradise! I love this post and your entire blog! So glad I found you via the SITS Comment Love event. Hope you have an excellent day! πŸ™‚

  2. Please do overload us with photos of sunshine – you know we need it haha!! Looks and sounds like you guys had a wonderful time!! Congrats to your sister and new brother in law!!

  3. Gahhhh… I’m so jealous! I’ve never been anywhere like that before. I’ve actually never really been out of the country before except Canada – which isn’t exactly exotic, haha!
    Glad you had such a great time! πŸ˜€

  4. I know exactly what you mean about needing a vacay after your vacay. Sometimes the vacation itself can be exhuasting! But it seems like you has loads of fun!

  5. Wow! Love the photos and this place looks amazing. I need a holiday clearly. We are taking our daughter to Disney in April but it’s a 14 hour flight from Australia so we have to contend with that first! Love your blog! Mez xx SITS

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