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Hey guys! Thanks again for all the sweet birthday wishes this weekend! You guys really are the best!! I can’t believe I hit the big 3-0 but it’s really given me a new attitude about life. For some reason I was kind of stressed about hitting my 30’s but then I came to this epiphany about life, and I’m really excited for all the things to come!

For one, I realized that some of the best memories are the ones you step outside your comfort zone. It’s been on my bucket list for a long time to go diving with sharks and parasailing. Our whole family is obsessed with shark week but we are all pretty scared of them so I was pretty excited to go all out and dive in head first (literally 😉 on our trip.

Between all the adventures we had planned and the downtime we spent between the pool and beach, my beauty routine was basically out the window. (Who has time for that on vacation, right? 😉 But I just started using the  and love it. It helps to improve clarity and minimize dullness to keep you looking fully-rested (despite the jet-lag) so I didn’t have to worry as much about makeup. The  also has SPF 25 – a must for the many hours we spent outside.

I hope you guys are having a great week!

XX, Christine

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  1. sasa

    Looking great:P

  2. Lauren

    Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a great time. I’ll be hitting the Big 3-0 this year too x

  3. Natali

    Wonderful product placement!!! These photos are simply incredible, relatable and so sweet!

  4. Michelle

    I have been absolutely loving seeing all of your beautiful photos from your vacation! Thank you for sharing!

    Michelle ||

  5. Vicky

    So great! I did that once with my brother. so much fun!!!

    enjoy your day!
    Vicky //

  6. Michelle

    Your family is precious! I’ve loved seeing your snaps on vacation!

  7. Kathryn

    What an amazing (and adventurous!) trip to kick off your 30’s. Here’s to you, Christine!

    xx Kathryn

  8. Liz - Shopping My Closet

    Happy belated!

    Liz @

  9. Melissa Benhoff

    Parasailing looks SOOO FUN! It’s a huge bummer my husband is deathly afraid of heights 🙁 I mean, he gets queasy just looking down from the 2nd level of the mall… lol.
    My favorite daily moisturizer with SPF is from Murad – It’s not a proper start to my morning routine without it!

    Xo Melissa

  10. Sharan

    Looks like you and your family had an amazing trip! I went parasailing once and it seemed like such a scary experience before I did it but once you’re up in the sky you realize how beautiful everything is and that it’s not bad at all!

    xoxo
    Sharan

  11. Laura

    Happy birthday! Welcome to the 30’s club! I’m going to be 32 this year and I think it’s a refreshing decade to be in you know who you are and you know what you want. I’m an all natural/essential oil kinda girl but you’ve inspired me to try this Avon collection 🙂

  12. stylemelauren

    Hey gorgeous! Loved this post…i’m so glad you were able to vacation for your birthday with your sweet fam! So amazing!! All of my routines go out the window on vacation…but that’s kind of why we need them 🙂 Definitely need to look into Anew! Xo

    @stylemelauren

  13. Andrea

    Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great time!

    xo Andrea

  14. Adeola Naomi

    Gorgeous!

  15. Rachel

    Love ANEW products! I actually just ordered some that I am excited to try! 🙂 It looks like you guys had such a wonderful time on your trip!

    Rachel

  16. tara

    I love these pictures! i never knew you could have three parasailing- what a fun memory with your step son! And the kids in the robes are darling! Happy 3-0! I turn 30 in August and I am totally dreading it. Glad to hear you have such a good perspective on it!
    Xo, Tara

    1. Hi Tara! Ya I feel you – I felt the same way at first and then I got really excited about – 30 is the new 20 🙂 Happy early birthday! XX

  17. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul

    How fun!

    Her Heartland Soul
    herheartlandsoul.com

  18. Sue Jackson

    Beautiful family vacation, looks like a great time! I thought for sure you were turning 40! I clearly missed the mark on that one!

  19. Makayla M.

    Happy belated birthday! Your photos from Hawaii are so beautiful… looked like you guys had an amazing time!

    Makayla,

  20. Paula

    You have the most adorable family!

  21. Megan

    Great post, thanks for sharing! Looks like you guys had a blast! 🙂

    -Megan

  22. Pam

    Looks like you guys had such an amazing trip!♥

  23. Anna Clarke

    What a beautiful family! Seems like you guys had a fun time (and happy birthday!!). Thanks for the recommendation….I will definitely keep this in mind for days coming up where I spend a lot of time in the sun! Thanks for sharing!

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