Friday, April 29, 2011

Babymoon #2 Punta Cana-Dominican Republic

Leaving from LAX at midnight-should have seen what we looked liked when we finally arrived-not like this that is for sure.
1st day on the beach-notice how white we are and no sunburns
Our lunch almost everyday(everything else was awful!!!). Club sandwiches and pina coladas that just kept coming!
Our beach
Our hotel
Just looking at the palm trees relaxes me.
Snorkeling cruise-very fun although it was somewhat of a booze cruise and explaining to everyone you don't drink takes a lot time and effort. I had an excuse but they couldn't figure out why Ryan wouldn't drink. It wasn't really the time for the Work of Wisdom talk...
Just pay attention to the stingray and not my odd tanline...
Ryan would like to point out that these were taken on the iphone in his waterproof box. He was very proud that he could take it underwater. However we both pooped a little when he first tested it out.

Trying to be photographers



The fish Ryan would like you to believe he caught if I would not have been pregnant and we could have survived the crazy boat rides.
Love birds
The hotel was new and pretty minimal so though our room was larger than our town house it was pretty minimalistic-but we liked it.
Last day-had we known what the flight home would have consisted of I would have been crying here.
Tan face
All in all it was an amazing time. If we were to do it again we would probably do a Caribbean cruise so we could see a lot of islands and have a little better food, but with 84 degree weather, a constant breeze and turquoise water there really isn't much to complain about. And a HUGE thanks to my mom & dad and my sister Amy & Mike for watching Camryn! We couldn't have been more comfortable leaving for such a long time! We'll refer to this post in a few months when the baby comes and relish the time we had doing nothing but sleeping and sipping pina coladas.

20 comments:

Nikki, Cody, and Tessa said...

You guys look amazing in these pics. I was just asking Cody while looking at your blog when your baby is due, and he said, "baby? What baby? They're pregnant?" He had no idea. Ha. He should spy on your blog more often. ;) So when is your baby due? And, is it a boy or a girl?

Kathy said...

Ok, seriously Erica, you are hot. Ryan you look great too, but Erica! You are so skinny and beautiful! And I love all your cute swimsuits, where are they from? Looking at these pictures of you make me feel like a whale! Looks like you guys had fun in a beautiful spot. :)

Brenda said...

Cute pictures! I love the one of you Erica with the yellow background; the same one of Ryan made me laugh. The couple pictures are beautiful. I'm so happy you two had this getaway. Shout out to Karen and Amy!

v a n e s s a said...

aw, looks like you had a great time. you guys look great!i can't believe how tan you got in a week! really jealous of that one. also can't believe how long erica can hide a baby in her stomach. some kind of magic trick or something.

v a n e s s a said...

Ok, seriously Ryan, you are hot. Erica you look great too, but Ryan! You are so skinny and beautiful! And I love all your cute swimsuits, where are they from? Looking at these pictures of you make me feel like a whale! Looks like you guys had fun in a beautiful spot. :)

-David

Chase and Nichole said...

So fun! I love that you have a babymoon tradition :) You deserved some rest before this new little one arrives! And you look amazing by the way! Seriously a hot mamma!

The Hardy's said...

Erica! You are seriously the most beautiful pregnant mommy ever! Looks like you guys had such a blast! Wish we would have done something like this before Jake came...but guess we def. deserve a "have 2 kids...time to get away" kind of trip! lol

lauren ann said...

Why didn't we come with you again? Im totally kicking myself until I try and imagine my preggo bod in a mumu next to you might just have thrown me over the edge. Seriously, you look like I did 1 month pregnant. The pictures look straight out of a travel magazine. Im dying to hear what happened with the flight home...

Carrie said...

Looks so awesome! Awesome to have couple chill alone time! And LOVE the turquoise water...so incredible!

Kathy said...
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Kathy said...

So I clicked on your comments because I couldn't remember if I had left a comment or not, then I saw I had and then wait, maybe another one, oh no, that wasn't me. That was your really cool friend David making fun of my comment. Tell him thx from me. Ha.

Ryan Smart said...

Kathy, he just knows I am sensitive. Here I lost 15 lbs and no one tells me how hot I am. ;) Erica always gets all the attention

david said...

Kathy -

I'm not making fun of you.

Nor am I saying those things to Ryan on a strictly platonic level.

Trent & Brooke said...

you guys both look smokin! wow, wish i had the 'tan face' right now...
erica- can you send me your address, i'm having a baby shower in san diego and would love for you to come if you can!

Atherly Family said...

The water looks AMAZING! What a fun and relaxing time you had. I love your tan bodies and suits. The excursion to the sharks/stingrays is like a one and a lifetime opportunity. We loved having Camryn, you can leave again and we'll watch her for you, k? I actually kinda miss Nugget too, weird.

Kirby said...

Stop the maddness...I am so jealous I can hardly stand it. Oh to be in a tropical place...and be tan...and without a child...I am just getting out of my "baby depression" so I can't even let myself think about it or I could go spiraling back down! So glad you guys had this time together, you will never regret it. PS. Erica...really?! Could you be any cuter?! Ryan, I would say the same thing about you but then you put that awakward "leg up, I'm trying to be a model" picture up and it totally threw me off...:) Love ya!! :)

carLy hart crandaLL said...

ok, models. you guys look so happy and gorgeous! those aqua waters must have been heaven...i'm jealous to say the least of it! but so glad you two got some r&r in the sun. xo!

Brittany Simmons said...

Glad you had such a great babymoon and you totally basked in having no kids around! That hotel looked awesome and I'm not even going to tell you both how great yo u both look.....however erica i don't think anyone was looking at your funky tan line....more like the baby knockers.... just had to say it. :)

nicole said...

Erica, you are beautiful and these pictures are unreal! What a dream vacation, so glad you guys could go and have a babymoon!

heather said...

Erica & Ryan-your photography skills are great!! I love all the pics! We need to get together soon!
Heather