over spring break this year, my pawpa (who just celebrated his 80th birthday) is taking the family to punta cana, domincan republic. we've never taken a family vacation like this, and i am seriously so excited!! not only because the place looks beautiful, but because i really can't wait to have all of us together. even though it's just my pawpa's kids, plus their kids... we have twenty people coming!!
i am so excited for the trip, i have already started shopping for things i want to bring. here's ten of the things i have on my mind:
1 ~ swim suits. even though i work for a swim company, i am still planning on buying a couple of basic suits. i never wear matching tops & bottoms because i like mixing and matching, so i need to have options. p.s. i completely blame blue crush for this... those girls always looked so hot with their mixed suits.
2 ~ coverups. unfortunately for me, due to some of my medications, i have put on a little extra weight that i am not totally comfortable with. in order to help me get through my self conscious moments, i plan on wearing pretty coverups. i figure most of them can double as daytime outfits as well *and yes i am self conscious around all my hot cousins & sisters.*
3 ~ sandals. i tend to wear beach flats anyway, but for vacation, i want to pick up a few extras just in case! i need a mix of basic slippers & fancier ones for dinners, etc.
4 ~ beach reads. i haven't been reading as much lately, it's just so hard when i am working! hopefully, i can grab a couple new books to read on the plane & of course on the beach. any suggestions friends??? i just want some good light, easy reads. would love to hear your thoughts!
5 ~ dresses. i might bring a couple shorts, but for the most part i plan on wearing dresses while there. they are much easier to pack, and i won't have to think about it as much. i plan on bringing mostly short ones, but i am definitely hoping to find a few good long ones for nighttime.
6 ~ floppy beach hat. i think they are glamourous, and i have a serious love of hats. i am making it my mission to have at least one that i can wear with lots of things.
7 ~ beach bag(s). i have plenty of beach bags already, but i want to find a new one for vacation that i can wear with everything that will double as my purse. we shall see if i can find the perfect one, if not i want to buy a local bag when we get there.
8 ~ sunglasses. even though i love designer shades... i am super accident prone and i also i tend to lose more sunnies that i like to admit. that being said, thankfully venice beach is full of breakable, losable, and cheap glasses ~ absolutely perfect for my needs!
9 ~ sleepwear. i love little baby dolls & cute nightgowns sooo even though this not a necessity at all... i am still using this as an excuse to get a couple new ones. :)
10 ~ journal. one thing i wish i had brought on our honeymoon was a travel journal. i love writing things down, and i think it will be a nice keepsake after the trip to remember all the little things i might forget in a few years. :) do any of you have travel journal suggestions? i was thinking i wanted a blank one until i heard about "destinations". anyone heard of it?
are you going anywhere for spring break? what's on your packing list?