snapshots from jamaica.


Happy Monday! I hope you all had a splendid weekend! I got home late last night from a perfect girls weekend in Jamaica. I met two of my best girlfriends, {jt} and {kw}, in the Charlotte airport early on Thursday and we jumped a plane to paradise. Since the wifi wasn't incredibly strong, I wasn't able to share much on Instagram. Thankfully, I packed my DSLR and snapped a few non-cellphone shots to share...


The sunset from our last night was pure magic. I love cloudless skies, but a few clouds make a sunset way more colorful.


{jt} took a little sunset swim--and reminded {kw} and I of the Little Mermaid ;)


In true best friend fashion, we all packed one yellow dress--without consulting one another. We may have received a few confused glances, but we didn't mind. (Oh, and please excuse my crazy awkward arm. This is what happens when you ask a busy waiter to take your photo.)


In looking back at this photo, it looks like we were celebrating the 4th of July--which is only fitting considering we were all American Studies majors back at Georgetown ;) 


This past weekend was a reminder that being disconnected isn't a bad thing. From Thursday morning until Sunday night, my internet connection was less than stellar--and it was such a blessing. In the midst of all our crazy schedules, the three of us had every opportunity to catch up. I read two books from cover to cover. I got a little vitamin D (safely, of course). As a blogger, I love the internet, but I'm the first to admit social media can get in the way. Though {cv} was jealous of my time in paradise, I know I'll treasure the memories and the snapshots from this girls' weekend forever. 

When was the last time you really disconnected?  xoxo {av}

21 comments:

  1. the beach looks so beautiful! how funny you all wore yellow dresses. great minds :)

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  2. jealous of your time in Jamaica! Looks like a fabulous time.

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  3. I'm so jealous of your quick little vacation right now! I'd kill for some R&R, but being a senior I've got a lot more important things to do.

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  4. When we went to Mexico for our wedding and honeymoon last June I was completely disconnected for one whole week (until I decided that was long enough and reconnected:)! It was such a great week, too :)

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  5. Wow!!! Looks so stunning!! Sounds like an amazing trip!

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  6. You went to Jamaica?? So cool! And I love that you all unintentionally packed matching dresses. Too cute. :)

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  7. I'm so jealous! I could definitely use an unplugged vacation like this. Maybe that just means I should put my phone away at home more :)

    Glad you girls had a good time! Your photos are gorgeous - definitely looks like the perfect trip!

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  8. looks like a suuuper refreshing weekend - how fun!

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  9. I love the shot of you + your girlfriends in the yellow dresses- hilarious and cute! Great photos and I hear you about being unplugged. I just started blogging after a 2 week break with the wedding etc and its amazing. Looks like you had an unreal trip.
    -Becky
    The Pumpkin Spot

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  10. beautiful! what part of Jamaica?? my friends and I need a girls trip! this looks fabulous! xo

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  11. sooo pretty! im glad you had a great time :) xo

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  12. Oh, how fun!!! My fiance and I were just there this past summer and took our engagement photos there. Granted, I was sick the majority of the time, but it was absolutely beautiful where we stayed at.

    XO,
    Julie

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  13. Sounds like the perfect girls weekend!! Sometimes being disconnected is the best!

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  14. Jamaica for a weekend sounds like so much fun! You all look beautiful!

    xo, B
    BKCsquared

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  16. Nice Beach !! All three are Looks like yellow sapphire girls :)

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  17. This looks wonderful! The hubby and I are trying to plan a trip soon...maybe in the dead of the New England winter? Hopefully somewhere sunny is in my future!

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  18. What beautiful photos. Thanks for the look into your tropical paradise adventure.

    -Kelby
    http://peachypains.com

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