Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Port Stephens and Nelsons Bay

A couple weeks ago we really needed a mini break...especially me :)

we both had a weekend off which is quite rare, so we decided to go away for the weekend!

on the friday afternoon, we went on the website
to look at some cheap hotel deals etc...
and we stumpled upon a place in Port Stephens about 2.5 hours north of Sydney, a place i had never been to and Emmanuel hadn't seen in years!

we were only going away for 1 night, we were going to leave saturday morning and come home sunday night

but i tell you, it was the best thing!! We felt so refreshed, it did us the world of good!

hope you enjoy the pics!

this is the little house we rented out for the night, it was a Villa right near the water

thats our lil house for the night and our car out the front!

this is the view from our balcony

the grounds also had a nice pool...we had some fun in there...i think we were the only ones without kids though :) hahaha

our villa was right near what i would call a large river that runs straight off the ocean...so this was taken in the evening

Emmanuel wrote me a msg on the sand....his Italian nickname is melle (sounds like Mel-eh)

after a swim

we were searching for crabs


just before dark

the next morning at the pool

we then went for a 20 minute drive after we checked out...and came across this beautiful beach...the water was AMAZING!!!

this house was right on the beach, i fell in love with it! would love a house like this oneday!

this place is called Nelsons Bay...a great holiday spot

lots of tourist things to do like whale/dolphin watching...plus parasailing etc

it was so pretty

i look like a farmer here :) hahaha, think its the way im standing...or maybe i look like a fisherman, just need a rod :)

we went swimming there too...i loved it!


we had such a nice time, and felt so refreshed and like we recharged our batteries!

need to do that waaaaay more often, so we have decided that random weekends off, we are going to explore different places and have some rest/relaxation!

remember to take some time off for yourself,
Love HollieDee

Hollywood dress up party

Emmanuels cousin, Isabel, turned 30 in January so she held a Hollywood dress up party to celebrate!

and what fun we had!

yes this is my hubby Emmanuel, dressed as Elvis :)

Loved the way Isabel had the place set up outside...we walked the red carpet, and we had our own 'stars' with our names on them!!

Me as Wonder Woman!!

Emmanuel's cousin Natalie as another wonder woman :) plus Lady Gaga

Emmanuel and some of his cousins

Chpper Read :)

Birthday girl Isabel as Madonna :)


Chad in the middle as Tom Hanks character in Castaway...with 'Wilson' the ball :)  LOL

Marilyn and me :)

Jeremy (another cousin) as SWAT

so cute....

another Lady Gaga in the middle

Snow White and a playboy bunny :)

Hugh Hefner :)

the Wonder Women :)

the Joker

i think this guy looked a lot like Joey from the show Friends...agree?

i stole Elvis' glasses and the Jokers hat

just before she blew out her candles

and after she had her poor head slammed into the cake :)

hahahaha, happens to her every year!!

Happy 30th Isabel....we had a great time at your party!!

Lots of Love