Yesterday in Mexico

I was really REALLY enjoying this view...

Sigh... I very consciously took mental pictures like this all week because I knew what would be awaiting us in Calgary would look much more like winter.

Some observations from the week:
1. White sand is preferable to white snow any day of the week- I would know because I enjoyed the sand for 7 full days and I am not enjoying the snow here at home in anyway.
2. A cool breeze in Calgary is not the same as a cool breeze in Mexico.
3. Just because the sun is shining does not mean you can feel the heat from it.
4. Winter in Mexico is more like summer in Calgary.

I will post more photos in the coming days. We did a lot of fun stuff and took lots of pictures, but since we don't have an indestructible camera, I have to wait to get some of the pictures back from our friends, the Fraser's. Their camera was basically the best of all time for this sort of trip and Angela took an overload of awesome pictures, so we'll wait for some of those.
We really couldn't be more grateful to our parents (both sets) and other family members who stepped in and helped make this week so fun for our kids while we were away too. They were both thrilled to see us but I think they really enjoyed all the extra time with other familiar faces. Kalea even had her very first official swimming lesson! We will post pictures from that as we get them as well.
As for us, our week was full of much of what you see in the above photo, sun, sand, palm trees. We had an awesome day at XPLOR zip lining through the forest, off-roading in ATV's and swimming through an underground river. We saw the ruins at Tulum and heckled with some very charismatic Mexicans. We enjoyed a bunch of activities at our resort including beach volleyball, tennis, snorkeling, windsurfing (I can windsurf, yipee!), catamaran sailing, sunbathing, etc... We ate too much and enjoyed the night time entertainers, haha or making fun of them... Our flight home was delayed so we got home much later than anticipated, but on the bright side, due to lack of superior a/c in the Cancun airport, we got to enjoy the warmth for a little longer than we expected to!
All in all it was a much needed break from our everyday routine and a great opportunity to really take some time just for us. In all honesty a week away from our kids was a lot harder than we thought it would be, especially seeing all the cute kids at our resort. We even got a little bored with not having anyone else to be responsible for, it felt weird. But it was great, it let me know that I have indeed become a mother and breaks are good and well deserved and even needed, but I am sure happy to be back at my "job".


The Wolff Den said...

To say that I am jealous would be a gross understatement. I am dreaming of the day when we fly somewhere warm. :)

the fellers said...

I am so glad you got to go, we went last november without the kids and it was the best, but we felt the same way, like out of place without some kids to constantly be worried about, and when they needed to eat, sleep, pee, etc...but it is so awesome to get away with just you and your husband every once in awhile for a week....I cant wait to see pics, i want to go back so fetching bad!

Carmen said...

So glad you had such a good time. It sounds like it was a much needed break!