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Catching the Sunrise

by Courtney on February 24, 2012

Yesterday morning, three quarters of our crew was up bright and early at 5:30am. Yes, three quarters of us are crazy.

We all decided the night before that it would be a great idea to get up to watch the sunrise, so we all set our alarms and met down on the beach.


We were a little disappointed to see quite an abundance of clouds, but we stuck it out in hopes that we’d still get to see our sunrise.


None of us were very talkative, but it was still nice to enjoy the morning in good company. :)




After about 20 minutes, we could see the sun beginning to rise behind the clouds, and even though the clouds were there to block the full view, it was still such an incredibly beautiful sight.




Isn’t that beautiful?




After the sunrise, I went and had my last resort workout, enjoyed my last resort breakfast, enjoyed my last couple of hours with this view,


and said goodbye to Mexico. It was sad, but now after a long day of traveling (we didn’t get home until almost 2:30am this morning) we’re back to reality.

I feel like a have a thousand things to take care of today in order to get my life back in order, so I’ll be back shortly to try to fill you all in with a little Mexico talk (I will definitely share some info about our resort!), but for now…here are this week’s giveaway winners!

BodyMedia FIT CORE Armband Winner: #357

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Original Watercolor Portrait Winner: #30

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Congratulations to all the winners! Please email me at sweettoothcourtney[@]gmail[.]com ASAP with your shipping information (including phone number).

Alright folks, gotta run…catch ya later! :)

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1 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction February 24, 2012 at 11:38 am

AMAZING photos! So jealous you went on vacation, but you deserve it! And, you look great at 5a.m! It takes me a good 2 hours after I wake up to not look like I am still sleeping! Have a great day :)
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2 Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine February 24, 2012 at 11:39 am

The sunrise is absolutely beautiful! I bet you are exhausted – getting up that early and then getting back So late! Looks like it was an amazing trip!
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3 Mallory @ Have your cake February 24, 2012 at 11:41 am

welcome back! beautiful pics :)


4 Colleen @ Jimmy Choos on the Treadmill February 24, 2012 at 11:50 am

When I was in Mexico a little less than a year ago, I made it a point to wake up early as many mornings as possible to catch the sun rise. It was a gorgeous site and it was so nice to sit on a quiet beach (before the rush!).
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5 Stephanie @ Food and Fitness 4 Real February 24, 2012 at 11:51 am

Welcome home! I hate the day after you get home from vacation and reality sets in. Lot of things to catch up on and you are missing that freedom feeling from being on vacation. Glad you made it home safely and thanks for sharing your beautiful sunrise pictures!
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6 Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life February 24, 2012 at 11:53 am

Gorgeous sunrise! I should have done the same thing on my last night in Jamaica during my honeymoon! It’s definitely a memory you won’t forget! :-)
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7 Carolyn February 24, 2012 at 11:59 am

Welcome back! I can’t wait to hear the details of the resort. I love sunrises, although getting up for them while on vacation sounds a bit painful. :)
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8 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope February 24, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Those are some beautiful photos! I can’t wait to hear the complete recap of your vacation. It looked like fun! :)
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9 Kim @ The Family Practice February 24, 2012 at 12:15 pm

The picture right after you said “isn’t that beautiful” is my favorite one. It is absolutely gorgeous!
I’m always up at sunrise and there’s something about getting to see the darkness turn to light that is immensely gratifying.
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10 Jane {In the Pink and Green} February 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Wow those sunrise pics are beautiful…can’t wait to hear more about your trip! xoxo
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11 Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life February 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm

That sunrise is gorgeous! I can’t wait to go on vacation this summer!
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12 Caroline February 24, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Gosh that sunrise is gorgeous! Here’s to the simple things in life :)
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13 Jen M. February 24, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Oh my word, gorgeous sunrise photos!


14 Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 24, 2012 at 1:01 pm

That sunrise is gorgeous!
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15 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers February 24, 2012 at 1:04 pm

What gorgeous pictures! I would love to wake up to a beautiful sunrise! Have fun!
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16 Khushboo February 24, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Great photos and kudos for getting in a workout despite the early start!
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17 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries February 24, 2012 at 1:39 pm

wow that is such a beautiful sunrise! i think the clouds make it look even more awesome. glad you got back safely!
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18 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles February 24, 2012 at 1:47 pm

What a perfect way to start a day! I am dying to see a sunrise over the ocean! I’ve still never been—- next summer GAME ON!
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19 Mary @ Bites and Bliss February 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm

GORGEOUS sunrise! Perfect photos. Strange how no one’s ever talkative that early in the morning. You’d think that’s when people would have the most energy! Haha, who am I kidding..I’m a zombie that early.
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20 Nicole February 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Beautiful!! My husband and I went to Hawaii in October and made an effort to get up and watch the sunrise one morning atop a small cliff near our hotel… it was incredible! Definitely one of those things that you’ll remember for a very long time :)


21 Carrie Purchase February 24, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Welcome back to normalcy!
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22 Lindsay @ Fuel My Family February 24, 2012 at 3:39 pm

After seeing your pictures I just mentioned to my husband if he’d rather go somewhere tropic for our vacation next spring and delay disney world until a little later. Although I think my 3 year old may veto that idea!
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23 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake February 24, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Those pictures are gorgeous!
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24 Jodi February 24, 2012 at 6:13 pm

LOVE watching the sunrise in Cabo! hope you had a great trip!
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25 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 24, 2012 at 8:00 pm

That sunrise is just gorgeous – clouds and all! :)
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26 Shari February 24, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Oh my, those sunrise pictures are BEAUTIFUL!
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