An Amazing Girls' Weekend and A Relaxation Vacation

I have been traveling the past two weeks and returned with a souvenir of a terrible cold. I have a lot of interesting posts planned and my very first giveaway for later in the week when I am feeling better, so stay tuned.
My first trip was to Charlotte, North Carolina for an incredible girls' weekend with all my favorite girls - my sister, my mother, my daughter and my niece.  It was a "Say Yes to the Dress" weekend to help my niece, Ashley,  pick out her wedding dress. Ashley's future sister and mother-in-law joined us as well.   We shared a lot of laughter and a few happy tears, did a lot of shopping and ate some amazing food (lots of yummy Carolina Barbeque and other southern treats).  Ashley looked gorgeous in every dress she tried on which made narrowing it down to just one a bit difficult.  But, my mother found the perfect Grandmother of the Bride dress and I found a gorgeous dress as well.  I couldn't have asked for a better weekend - thank you to my sister, Pam, for being an amazing hostess to all of us.
My second trip was a much needed "relaxation vacation" to Mexico with my husband. Unfortunately, our weather wasn't the greatest (you would think if I write a travel blog I might figure out that it is rainy season in Mexico in October, but you know what they say about the shoemaker's children), but we still had a wonderful trip and managed to unplug and relax completely. Much more on Mexico coming up...