Isla Mujeres

Back in the fall, we decided to take a trip to celebrate my upcoming 30th birthday. As you may know, we are also having twins! (boys!) When we found out, we decided it should be a “babiesmoon” too. For the first time in the history of Joel and Lauren, we selected a warm, relaxing location…it did sound fun, but of course our typical adventure/sightseeing trips weren’t going to fit the bill for me this time anyway.

We decided we didn’t want to do a resort, so we ended up in Isla Mujeres, Mexico (island off the coast of Cancun) using extra frequent flyer miles from what we saved for our South America trip. We had a wonderful time relaxing on the beach and exploring the island. There was a number of people with kids there, so who knows? Maybe we’ll be back one day.

Our trip began at Nautibeach on the north end of the island, which boasts the downtown and popular Playa Norte beach. We rented a golf cart mid-trip and explored the rest of the island, transitioning to stay at Lolo Lorena’s, an eclectic bed and breakfast. Lolo is a a chef and made the most fabulous breakfasts! We were the only guests there, and she was very attentive and thoughtful to my pregnancy. We explored the southern tip of the island’s rocky coast and went snorkeling one day. The trip was filled with lovely food experiences, beautiful weather, and lots of sunscreen and umbrella time (our biggest goal was to not get burned!).

And…our twins are apparently growing like crazy because I am getting huge!

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  1. Lovely! This is the first time I found out you are having boys and have seen pics of your cute pregnant self. You look great Lauren! That looks like a trip I would enjoy.

  2. Looks like an excellent “babiesmoon” and you look great Lauren! (Joel, you look great too…)
    So exciting that you are having two boys!

  3. Yay, boys!! And yay, Mexico! We love Cancun; I’m hoping we can go to Isla Mujeres next time we’re down there. So glad you had a great time! Let me know if you want me to pack up some baby boy clothes for you. We have plenty. 🙂 You look fantastic!!

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