Thursday, May 10, 2012

Some Much Needed R&R

Lil Boa/ MOH gifted me with a weekend getaway at the swanky Wyndham Rio Mar Resort & Casino with just a couple of my closest girlfriends. Unfortunately, my friends cancelled in the weeks leading up to the event, leaving me and Lil Boa alone for the weekend. Somehow what began as my second bachelorette weekend ended up acting as my last family vacation as a single girl. Instead of leaving for the hotel by ourselves, we invited Mami and Papi Boa along for some well deserved rest and relaxation. 

View of the hotel pool from my favorite beach chair

We arrived at the hotel on Friday around 5 pm, and while everybody went to walk around the hotel and look around, I slipped into PJs, got my Kobo and went to bed at 7pm (It had been a particularly fierce school week). I woke up on Saturday morning feeling refreshed and looking forward to lounging out by the fabulous pool all day while wearing SPF 80 (I don't tan, I just get as red as a lobster, a look I do not want to have for the wedding).

My wonderful Lil Sister and MOH
Mid-afternoon on Saturday, Mami Boa told me about the second and third gifts I would recieve that weekend. My parents had gifted me with a Swedish massage and Mr. Boa had gifted me with a facial and foot massage  meaning I had to get over to the spa asap for my appointment. Let me say that I wish I had a live in masseur! Even though I had received massages before, this was a blissful experience since I've been so stressed out about school/wedding/honeymoon/moving/job. I would totally recommend budgeting for a massage right before the wedding, it made a world of a difference to me. I ended the weekend totally relaxed and with a renewed energy to tackle finals and the last bit of wedding planning. 

Lil Boa sneeaked into the spa to snap a picture of me

Even though I didn't have the girls weekend I was originally looking forward too, I'm grateful to have spent this time with my immediate family and in a way show my extreme gratitude to my parents for all they have done for the wedding (and me). We are really really close, with me being married and living so far away after the wedding, I know I'm really going to miss them. We have a great time when the four of us get together and I'm glad we get to share this weekend as memory of our last family vacation.

Will you be having some rest & relaxation before the wedding? What can you recommend to keep my stress level to a minimum?

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