Thursday, May 29, 2008

We're Back

Belize was a nice reprive, a perfect trip to recharge. Even the flight down felt rejuvenating. David travels so much that we got bumped up to first class. They served seared scalops on a goat cheese risoto with cold white wine. I leisurely read a book for the first time since Holden was born - decadent. Ususally, I can't wait to get to my destination. This time I would have been content for the plane to take another lap.

We spent the first couple days just unwinding and actively trying to do nothing. One of the highlights was an hour long massage in a grass hut on an ocean dock. We could hear the waves lapping while we were slathered in aromatherapy and they worked out our numerous kinks from picking up kids and toys.

As more wedding guest arrived we spent our time hanging out with friends and staying up too late. The wedding ceremony was perfect, right on the beach. They exchanged vows under palm trees with the tranquil ocean behind them, followed by a simple reception al fresco at the ocean side restaurant.

Sunday we went diving and snorkeling to soak up the bountiful aquatic life. We saw huge colorful pelican fish, schools of electric blue fish, reef sharks, spotted rays and David saw some large sea turtles.

We called home several nights to talk to the kids. They would tell us, 'haloo moomee dada, nigh nigh'. By Monday we were really ready to get back home to our family. The kids seemed to have had a good time with their grandparents. They were very happy, not too tramatized by our absence, although Will did ask for us a lot while we were away.


MaryBeth said...

It is always nice to get away. Looks like you guys had a wonderful venue for your break!

Denise Wheeler said...

Wow! Looks like you guys had a great time. It must have been wonderful for just the two of you to get away. Those are some great pictures!