christmas day in turks and caicos

this was what christmas day looked like for us, can you believe it? i kind of had to pinch and remind myself of how lucky we are to live here, enjoy these beautiful beaches and this weather all year long. so on christmas morning, instead of having breakfast and opening gifts with my family back home (as i have done all my life) we headed to grace bay club to see santa arrive by boat. in my imagination santa always came down the chimney, but in the provo we don’t have chimneys – thus santa had to find another way to reach us. it was a beautiful morning, there was a great atmosphere at the beach, the kids were all excited, everyone was out in a happy mood, wishing each other a merry christmas and drinking mimosas. and we  took pictures of santa too.

i hope your christmas was a happy one too!

happy holidays from turks and caicos

wearing flip flops and going for a dip in the sea on christmas day is a whole new experience for us. we are missing our family and friends back home, but we are so lucky to be having a warm christmas under the sun with all our provo friends!

we look forward to seeing santa arriving by boat at grace bay beach tomorrow morning, and watching maskanoo on grace bay road on boxing day…and i’m sure james will find time for some diving too!

we wish you all a merry christmas, filled with LOVE, HEALTH, HAPPINESS and lot’s of LAUGHTER!

picture from my instagram of the seven stars christmas tree.

back on island

Miami | myseastoryhey friends, we just came back from a short weekend in miami. we got our fix of shopping, people watching and a few nice food spots too, and only an hour away from provo. will be sharing pics later on this week.

in the mean time, we are getting ready for christmas. spending christmas away from home and without our family will be, let’s say, a whole new experience. but the fact that we don’t have to face the cold, the traffic and all the shopping stress, i confess, is kind of nice.

how about you, is it important to spend the holiday season with your family, or are you used to being away?

hope you all have a fabulous week before christmas, hopefully with a little bit of sun too!