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Just wanted to share a little of my trip to Jamaica with those of you who

As many of you know, I purchased a six day trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica as sort of an engagement gift for Kal.  Since day one, he has never let me take out my wallet when we go out, has treated me with love and respect, and really blew me away with my engagement ring.  So I just wanted to do something special for him before the house hunting and wedding planning is in full swing...

So I booked with Iberostar Suites...It was moderately priced ( I didn't want to go too crazy with the wedding planning and all) and looked really nice.  So we show up to the hotel to check in and were told that they were upgraded (for free) to their new hotel Iberostar Grand next door...We both looked at them like "yeah right, whats the catch?"...Apparently the Grand opened a few months ago and wasn't in full capacity, so they were upgrading couples from the Suites I get to pass along how much they loved the Grand...

And when we walked into the Grand, we were welcomed with cool towels and cold rum drinks...I can get used to that!!

So the Grand is an adults only (amen!) all inclusive.  It has three infiniti pools (looks like it goes right into the ocean when you are eye level), four restaurants (plus buffet), top shelf liquor & beer, and has free water activities (snorkle, wind surfing, etc...)  Our room was oceanfront with a balcony (room enough for swing and couch), had a jacuzzi, his & her vanity areas, stand up marble shower, flat screen tv, the most comfortable beds ever, fully stocked bar and a private butler!!!

The hotel also had a piano bar, theater for shows, game room, free internet, a spa and a few shops.  The beaches were very clean, but they looked like they were man made...The ocean water was crystal clear and very calm.  There were plenty of beds and chairs under tiki huts on the beach to chill out on.

The food was excellent!!  I honestly at lobster every day...Breakfast was either room service (which was 24 hours a day) or the buffet.  Lunch was an open area by the pools with views of the beach.  It was also buffet style and had many options (grilled lobster...yum).  Dinner was your choice of Japanese, Italian, Gourmet, and Surf & Turf.  All were amazing.   Next door at the Suites also had four restaurants to choose from, which we ate at the Meditteranean one night (we can go there, but they can't come to the Grand...)

We spent our mornings at the beach, afternoons by the pools (with swim up bar!) and nights just hanging by the piano bar or watching a show.  We also made us of our one rainy afternoon by getting a couples exfoliation, mud wrap, and massage...heaven!!  We also met up with a bunch of young honeymooners and everyone had such a great time!!!  I always envisioned honeymooning in Hawaii b/c I wanted "the perfect honeymoon", but I realized its not where you are, but who you are with....So now we are thinking of honeymooning at the Iberstar Grand in was that good!! (And probably 1/3 of the price of Hawaii...stay tuned!!)


Just made these up on photoshop...Feel free to critique me!!!  The bottom picture is what I'll be using the labels for (chinese take out boxes)


I just wanted to pass along the stuff I got today from the  I knew I wanted personalized cocktail napkins and they went on clearance, and I got free shipping if I spent over $100, so I bought a few other things...

personalized labels for mini hershey bars (for venetian aka dessert hour)

Ivory cocktail napkins with black lettering

Cocktail napkin in plum with gold foil lettering.

Books I bought for my two flower girls.  Its a cute story that explains the role of a flowergirl in a wedding and comes with a necklace they can wear on the big day.  My flowergirls will be 4 and 7, so hopefully this story can get them excited for their roles.

Cute inscription inside.