SUN-KISSED

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My husband could not get over how tan I got while in Punta Cana! He says, I have the perfect tan! I went from golden brown to a deep mahogany brown. I enjoyed every minute of our vacation! We were only in our room to sleep. I wish we would have spent more time in our room because we had an amazing two-story suite!

We were out and about enjoying the resort, weather and our family. My honey and I jogged on the beach, we played beach volleyball almost every night hence, the beautiful chocalatey tan. We played pool at the sports pub, enjoyed the live entertainment each night, had a family swim competition, we played ping pong, swam in the ocean. We participated in Dominican Night, where we ate Dominican food and enjoyed Dominican entertainment. We also shot archery. My mom and sister hit a bullseye! I didn't pull the bow back hard enough because I was too worried about the string popping my inner arm. The only thing we didn't do, that I wanted to do was go on an excursion. I will definitely go on one next time!

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CARRIBEAN PARADISE

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This was my grandma's swimsuit! It's definitely over 30 years old and fits me like a glove.

This was my grandma's swimsuit! It's definitely over 30 years old and fits me like a glove.

We had an amazing time in Punta Cana! The staff was friendly, generous, helpful and extremely pleasant. Hearing stories from the native Dominican people were so heart felt and in some instances very relatable. My husband I had a conversation about the hospitality and how everyone was so attentive and catering to us. Staff and locals greeted us by saying “welcome home family" or "good morning family."

Unfortunately, I did not take a lot of pictures. I wanted to enjoy my time and Punta Cana with out the interference of recording and taking pictures every second. My brother gifted my sister with a Nikon camera as an early birthday gift. She captured every moment! I planned an all white party the night before my wedding. I wanted to get everyone together to meet one another before the big day! We ate dinner at the Lobster Bar. After dinner, we watched live entertainment. There were activities every hour and live shows every night. 

During my time in Punta Cana I ate some of the best food I have ever had in my life! I am all about presentation and this resort prepared some of the most beautiful dishes. There was a variety of cuisine and beverages available to us because we booked an Excellence Club suite. This gave us special seating at the beach, exclusive restaurant reservations... we basically ran the joint (lol, kidding). 

Traveling definitely put things into perspective for us. This was a very humbling experience and it made us even more grateful for our opportunities. This was our first time traveling out of the country together, however, we plan to incorporate travel into our family vacations. It’s important to get out of your little box to see and experience everything life has to offer.

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FOREVER MOORE

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My husband and I decided to have a destination wedding in Punta Cana. I worked with a travel agent who handled the logistics of our travel arrangements. I told her what I was looking for and she found the perfect location for our ceremony. In Punta Cana, warmth radiates from the tropical sun and the Caribbean Sea. Excellence El Carmen is an Adults Only Resort. This resort was secluded and romantic, with charming rooms and suites.

My wedding was beyond anything I could have ever imagined. It was off to a rocky start, but it quickly turned around and ended perfectly. The day my parents were scheduled to fly out my mom had  flight issues and was not able to fly out as planned. It started to look like she wouldn’t be able to make it to our wedding... but, God! He got my mom to Punta Cana the day of my wedding! 

Getting married on the beach was a dream come true. One thing I did not take into consideration was the wind whipping off of the ocean. I felt my hair blowing uncontrollably, my veil comb loosening up from my neatly pinned bun. But, there was something so beautiful about the wind blowing and the sound of the ocean waves crashing against the sand. It almost felt as though a powerful presences was there with me... Hey Gram! I tied a charm around my bouquet so I could have my grandma with me every step of the way. I know the movement of the elements was her way of showing me she was already there.

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