Whew - it's been a week of the dreaded "post-vacation catch up" where I try to tackle things that have been postponed, delayed and otherwise ignored for the all-hallowed Spring Break. And let's just say I'm rejoicing that it's finally Friday, after five days of attempting to get myself and the [just slightly crabby] family past the vacation hangover and back into a somewhat regular routine. So, can I have a beer yet?
We spent spring break with friends in one of our favorite tropical destinations in Mexico. To say it was truly heavenly might be an understatement. There's nothing quite like a sandy beach, crystal blue water, and limited cell service to melt your troubles and stress away. And a few Dos Equis never hurt, either.
So naturally, the vacay centered around lots of quality beach time:
As well as underwater adventures to check out the local wildlife.
And, of course, you can't take a trip to the beach without burying someone in the sand!
To balance out all the action, we made sure to include lots of leisurely swings in the beach hammocks...
...and partake in more than a few afternoon siestas on the sand.
Many hours were spent reading (Mike & I finished five books between us!)
For the daily happy hour, we convened at a favorite watering hole, La Buena Vida.
The swing bar was a perfect spot to rehash the day's activities and enjoy a cold drink.
There was way too much Fanta consumed by the kiddos...
and Riely proved she could be a spokemodel for the brand. Muy delicioso!
And you can't forget the chips, fresh salsa and guacamole (with plenty of margaritas to wash it all down!)
The time spent near the ocean never fails to awe, inspire, rejuvenate, and relax!
We flew back into Denver just in time for a snow storm to hit, making our memories of the beach that much sweeter. There's nothing quite as depressing as trading your flip flops in for a pair of Sorels.
Here's hoping your Friday is sunny, happy and stress-free!