Sunday, January 8

the first of 2012

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Sunday - January 1st, 2012 could not have been a more beautiful day in Monterey. The sun was proudly shining, the waves were gentle, there was not a cloud to be seen and the air was calm. Brett and I went down to breakfast at 9am because we each had an appointment for a massage at 10. We ate a light breakfast because it would be terrible if we were full or uncomfortable as we were getting our massage. We walked across to the spa and checked in. There were separate beautiful locker rooms for men & women with a steam room, showers, bathrooms and an amazing getting ready area. But I will get to that after our massage. We changed into our robes and went to sit in the relaxation room where we were waiting with a few others to be called. Then began our 50 minutes of bliss as we each got our full body massages. I can honestly say it was one of the best I have ever had, and I have been to about 5 or 6 different places between Tahoe and Los Angeles, so that is how good it is my friends. Afterwards we were feeling completely at ease and relaxed. We both went into the hot tub together to talk about our massages and enjoy a little sunshine. Then we headed back to the lockers and agreed on a time to meet back out again. { I was late, of course} After enjoying their steamroom and shower with three different shower heads it was hard to leave. They had two huge counter top's with all the entities you could need: hair dryer, straightener, razors, q-tips, lotion, etc! The spa is called Spa on the Plaza and if you are ever in Monterey I would completely recommend this to anyone interested in any type of service.

We checked out of our hotel and got our "check out cookies" {this is a picture of our check in cookies, possibly the best cookies ever, so we had to ask for more!} then we slowly walked the mile long  path from the wharf to cannery row on this path and stopped to take some pictures along the way. After doing a little shopping and wandering around Brett's mom and Aunt decided to drive down and join us for dinner and we ate at a delicious seafood restaurant located right above the water with an amazing window view.

As it got darker and the day turned into night we got back in the car and drove home, reflecting on what an amazing weekend it was and how ready we are to take one 2012. It is pretty crazy to think how much has changed not only in my life but Brett's life as well just 365 days ago. I am not one to make many resolutions because I kind of come up with goals as the year goes along but there is one resolution I will share with you that I want to incorporate into all aspects of my life. It is fairly simple so you can take it how you like and use it as you see fit.

Fight less,  love more

X x


Anonymous said...

That sounds like a beautiful start to the new year.