Thursday, December 13, 2012

Post Vacay BLAHsss

so we're home ... BLAH! we all decided that we should have stayed but well, you know, life goes on ... the good news is that we are gooing for christmas next year for 2 weeks! YAY!!!!! (the bad news, its more that 365 days away ... BLAH!!!)

lets go back a bit ... out last few days were wonderful! Some of us went Zip Lining and some of us Surfed (more) ... we had our Last Supper at our favourite restuarant, Barba Roja. We even got to have a quick drink with Todd the Surf God! And our Last Breakfast was at the beach watching the tide come in ...ahhhh!!

Some thank yous are in order - one to my DAH for "making us go on vacation"!! My kids and my parents for making it nothing but fun and interesting. Kimberly Barron from BuentaVista / Tulemar (Property Manage Plus) who MADE our trip ...all the emails and phone calls and last minute changes that she managed so well! Todd Pequeen of Manuel Antonio (aka Todd the Surf God) (but who's real calling is as an RMT) who handled our kids amazingly well and really taught them to be better surfers and swimmers. Bless your heart for making them sing Christmas Carols while surfing!! ALL the people we have grown to love who cook for us and make our meals AWESOME and fun!!(most of all Eliott, HappyHappy's "muchacho"!!)

i need to hobble off to my regular life now ... back to the hockey rink tonight!!

(unfortunately i had a "pinky toe meets wooden bed" incident while collecting all the girls stuff off their deck so i am hobbling ALOT but as Happy Happy pointed out, its a good thing it happen at the END of out trip! (i know, she's right!) but holy hanah, am i ever in some pain!!!)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Costa Ricaaaahhhhhh!!!

So, we are in PARADISE!

I wasn't infavour of a second holiday to CR this year but the kids schedules and DH's schedule dictated that December was the time to go instead of March ... so here we are!

DAH is a fisherman at heart so all holidays must include some sort of over-the-top fishing ... Costa Rica definitly has that! this is our 3rd trip in 2 years ... the kids can surf and DAH can fish; its hot and casual so we are ALL happy ... (well excpet for DLU but i am pretty sure its just a ruse ... way deep down she still likes us! lol!!!)

The kids have been surfing lots! Our local friend Todd the Surf God is awesome with them and a great instructor! Its always one of my favourite things to watch them surf! DLU chose to observe (read: lay-out on a chair) but at least she was with us one of the mornings!

One of the things i love so much about this country is how laid back everyone is! Dogs are fairly popular as pets down here and everyone takes their dogs to the beach and out for walks. Don't think there aren't strays here too, but even they seem to be looked after! The first day the kids surfed i spent about an hour enjoying this dog at play in the surf - she really truely ENJOYED her morning romp! She had a collar so she is a pet, but her people were either still in bed or much further down the beach ... she didn't bother anyone and no-one bothered her....

This morning Buddah and i are hanging together with "Abuela y Abuelo" while the men folk spend some time with their daughters horseback riding! woo hoo!! so Adios for now and we're off to the beach ... (i am going to MAKE that boy hang with his mama!!! xoxo)