Thursday, February 3, 2011

hola, costa rica

Kevin's company provided us an amazing trip to Costa Rica. I'm keeping the words short simply because there are no words to do the country and our experience justice.

And even though I have the greatest fear of flying known to man, I knew I had to suck it up because I wasn't going to miss this opportunity.

Can you sense my fear before our flight???



I needed a little something to take the edge off...



However, after a total of 4 flights there and back my patient hubby made it clear that he won't travel with me again via airplane unless I have an Rx. Yeah, it is that bad. And don't even bother with the safety statistics. I know them. I'm just a freak that way.

So we took a red-eye to New Jersey. Far from Costa Rica? Yes. But, it got us there 1/2 a day earlier than our other options.



As close to New York as I'm going to get for sometime I'm sure...



We finally arrived and took our shuttle to the Four Seasons Costa Rica...















Our days were filled with lounging by the pool, golfing, spa time, amazing parties, and insane adventures that those of you who know me well wouldn't believe I did. I promise more pics (and proof!) coming in a few posts.









We also spent a morning building book shelves for our book donations and writing stories for local school children...







And let me tell you, when those sweet children walked on stage, the tears were flowing.

I'm so grateful for the experience and for the willing grandparents and Aunt Staci who were kind enough to to watch our 3 busy boys. Even Uncle Russ helped by taking over dog duty. It was crazy how much planning it took to get away for a few days, but it was so worth it.

5 comments:

Brooke said...

WOW - what fun photos. I can't wait to see MORE :D

AMedina said...

I totally have that same bathing suit cover. Target?
Lucky duck! Looks like you had a much-deserved great time!

The Mama Monster said...

Awesome!!!!

Queenbeeofthepeachtree said...

How fun. Costa Rica is amazing I hear. Good for you guys for getting away. Was it hard to leave the boys? Welcome home.

katie said...

A- Yes, I sure did find that way cute cover-up at Target. : )

Queen Bee, It was SO hard leaving the boys. I had thoughts of sending one of Kevin's brother's with him in my place. I'm glad I did it and I hope to go away again...not too soon, though. : )