Sunday, October 18, 2015

Pura Vida

After a day in Chicago to regroup, we headed to Costa Rica for 9 days!  First stop was Arenal (an active volcano) where we stayed at the Hotel Silencio del Campo.  I figured that we were going to be tired so no activities were planned...which was the right call since we either slept or lounged by the pool the majority of the time.

Then it was off to the south Caribbean side...Puerto Viejo/Punta Uva to be exact.  We stayed at the Tree House Lodge.  We were sadly in the Garden House, not the Tree House, but it was still rustic and relaxing.  This guy was hanging out outside our lodge one morning.

Our first adventure was zip lining.  Fun times!

The next day we used our rented bikes to travel into town and explore....we found a great restaurant right on the beach and loved a lazy afternoon there.

Sean is definitely a beach/ocean bum...I had to drag him out of the ocean as the sun was setting.
The next day we were off to a river rafting adventure.  It was a blast and so gorgeous rafting down class 3 and 4 rapids.  No pictures sadly...but great memories!
Then, after a day on the river, it was a perfect idea to head to the Costa Rica Marriott in San Jose for a little pampering.  The hotel could not have treated us better...especially with the surprise chocolate covered strawberries and champagne waiting in our room.

The hotel grounds were absolutely gorgeous and nothing beats a morning trip to the pool with mimosa in hand.

I loved the Spanish tiles...

Our next destination was Quepos/Manuel Antonio but we got a great tip from Daron and Kara to stop in Jaco at Hotel Villa Caletas for a pit stop with an incredible view.

We were joined by a couple iguanas

Then it was our final destination...Tulemar in Quepos...and we definitely saved the best for last!

Patio view

 Sunset view from our bedroom...

Breakfast view....
My view from the ocean of Sean reading...
Pura Vida Costa Rica...we hope to be back soon!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Sneak Peak!

Our wonderful photographer gave us a sneak peak of the photos of our big day and we love them!


Friday, October 16, 2015


What a great wedding weekend we had!  Thank you to all our friends and family for celebrating with us.

Some pre wedding fun at Mercadito... 

 Kara captured this fun shot at the church!

 Moody family shots...


The Grand Exit

Family shot in Lincoln Park.


Looking down on a great reception...

My favorite girls

My fabulous father in law had these beauties waiting for me in our hotel room.