waking up the morning of everyone's last full day in punta cana was a little sad, the whole family was having such a good time that i didn't even want to think about leaving yet!
funny enough, this was the ONLY day of the entire vacation that i actually made it to breakfast. all of the other days i was either exploring or... drinking mojiotos. :) don't worry though i literally ate enough food in that one breakfast to make up for every other morning i had missed it!
of course after breakfast we headed down to the beach! do you love how my grandpa is sleeping? :) his hat actually said "grandpa's taxi" ~ i wanted to get a close up, but i didn't want to disturb his tanning slumber.
after a little sun session, my little sisters, allyson & karsen (the twins), had their own real photo shoot that day! the pictures turned out so amazing!!
karsen's older, but only by a smidge. she's the little lovely who is planning to move to california when she finishes high school to join me in the world of fashion. :) maybe one of these days we'll own a company together!
ally is the one you guys met during my tuesday ten ~ cakes by ally. she might not be moving out here to california, but she has her heart set on a big city and i know she's going to be uber successful no matter where she lives.
i am so blessed to have them as my sisters and i am so proud that their beauty isn't just on the outside. they both have huge hearts, and i love them extra because of that.
after watching the girlies work it on the beach, the cousins & my aunt bonnie took to the sea for a little snorkeling adventure. the mister took some under water video that i haven't loaded yet, so maybe i'll surprise everyone with that later. :)
day five was also when mawma gave all the grandkids the bracelets she had brought along to share with the locals. she has been passing these out for years on her missionary trips all over the world. i will always love hearing her share her testimony. :) love you grammy.
for the rest of the day, we didn't do much else. it was perfect. :) i was also FINALLY able to get a picture with my mama. she's a little camera shy, and let me tell ya... it drives me nuts!! i love my hat, but there was no getting around it shading my face from the camera.
on our final night, the mister and i had our dinner date numero dos at their amazing japanese restaurant. :) our chef was hilarious, and at the end i had the most to-die for fried ice cream. have you ever had that before? i didn't even know it existed, but it was seriously sinful.
i sure ♥ my mister!
after our mini date it was time to meet the family at the bar for one last drink together. we were all seriously exhausted from the week, but it didn't keep us from having fun. check out the pic of my aunt bonnie rocking the splits! (sorry it's blurry... it all happened so fast the mister rushed to get a photo!)
it was the perfect ending to a fantastic family vacation! :)
sooo i know some of you have been waiting for the pictures from the photo shoot i did with the mister the morning we left for the airport, and i am happy to say they are coming... right after i announce the giveaway winner next week!
there's still a little time left. if you haven't entered already ~ check it out!
all images by jenna ♥ a little blue