And We're Off.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tomorrow The Husband, Little Man, and I embark on a 3 1/2 week journey to Nosara, Costa Rica. While this isn't the first time we've visited this beautiful country (this will be LM's 3rd time there) this is the longest we've ever stayed. The little town that we go to is pretty much in the middle of nowhere so I always have quite the task in trying to remember to bring anything and everything that we could possibly need. Somehow we were able to fit all the "necessities" into two checked bags and two carry ons. This was not an easy feat, the fertility products alone took up half a suitcase! (I kid I kid.) Don't get me started on the two (yes, two) surfboards the Husband is also bringing.

At this point whether we have everything or not we will be boarding a plane at 2pm tomorrow and heading off to our jungle oasis. A month is a long time to spend with just your husband and little one no matter how much you love each other. One of them doesn't have much to say and the other is only 20 months old! (Again I kid.) As with any family vacation there are always highs and lows. Here are a few of the anticipated ups and downs.

Yay
  • 3 1/2 whole weeks, 24 hours a day with the family. Some serious quality time is destined to be had. 
  • The beach is across the street, the pool is out back. For a 20 month boy this is true heaven.
  • We stay in a house and not a hotel (I hate staying in a hotel for a long period of time.)
  • One of the best Yoga institutes in the world is right down the street. I plan on going for 1 1/2 hours every day we are there.
  • The food is awesome and cheap. Even better is that you can buy fish right off the boat and grill it up the same day, this is heavenly.
  • It's about to get cold again in Boston and we are getting out just in time.
  • My new Kindle already has 6 new books just waiting to be read. Best part? I don't have to carry the damn books! Oh, modern technology kicks ass.
  • Wireless Internet. Need I say more?
Nay
  • 3 1/2 whole weeks, 24 hours a day with the family. That is a LOT of time to spend with 2 people you already know everything about. 
  • Flying. As in Flying with the little man. As in facing down my nightmare again, for the 12th time. I mean really why can't I learn from the past. If you are new to this blog click here, and here and you will see exactly what I am talking about.
  • 3 1/2 weeks in the sun and heat does funny things to a person. I tend to go a bit batty down there, I apologize in advance. 
As you can see the pros definitely outweigh the cons, so Hasta La Vista (see you later)! 

I'll be back writing by Friday at the latest, and I'll try to twitter along the way.


11 comments :

Frogger said...

Have a remarkable time! Relax, rest and enjoy the joys of the jungle.

Give my phone number to any single, good looking Costa Rica-resident male who doesn't live with his mother and enjoys cocktails at sunset (or any time of the day, really).

Bex said...

Good luck on the flight, and have fun with the fam! I'll be in Tamarindo & Arenal in July -- and can't wait to hit the beach down there!

Yummy Mummy said...

Bex, Arenal is awesome! If you haven't been we should talk when I get back.

Frogger- I'll sneak them back in my suitcase (seriously it is that big!) Thanks for the well wishes. Lets get together when I get back!

xoxo

ym

Julie Q said...

Awww you're going to have such a wonderful time!!! can't wait to see the vaca tweets :)

have a safe trip!

Anonymous said...

OMG, I don't know if my bladder can take another one of your "plane trip stories". I still haven't recovered from the last one.

Enjoy and have a wonderful time.

Cdn Mom.

Legally Brunette said...

Have a fantastic vacation YM family! Can't wait to swap vaca stories when we get back.
XOXO, LB and The ADA

Cali-Ally said...

Have a great trip Yum! Looking forward to all the details as you go - and when you get back!

Good luck with the plane ride - LM, be a sweetie for Mummy, k?!

xoCaliAlly

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. I wonder if you would share what are you reading? I am a stay at home mom as well and always looking for new reads.

Thanks, and safe travels!

Polly said...

Safe Trip.

that girl? said...

Hey YM - Have a fantastic time and good luck for the flights! Have been a bit of an absent blogger/commenter of late but have still been keeping up with your news quietly in the background! I look forward to reading all your updates from the big vacation and when you get back I will be 40!!! OMG!! lots of love x

Anonymous said...

i seriously need to put you in touch with my family! my parents and my sister are FREAKING out about flying to jamaica with my 4 year old nephew for my wedding. they are also freaking out about being in jamaica for a week with my nephew. i keep telling them that the hotel has a beach and a pool!! kids love beaches and pools! and here your lm has been to costa rica 4 times!! good for you and your hubby! have a great time!
briana