Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My six full nights of sleep

About a week and a half after our move in August, Ryan and I took off. We were in need of a break... and some sleep. I hate to admit this, but Ruby is 15 months old now and still wakes up several times a night. We don't feed her or anything, but she is in a rotten habit of waking up and crying back to sleep isn't possible at the moment (this deserves its own whiny post). So anyway, we needed to get away and decided to go to Puerto Rico. And we loved it!


There were lots of historic sites to see, like old Spanish forts

And these fabulous blue cobblestone streets surrounded by colorful buildings. We enjoyed the beauty of El Yunque, the rainforest
and we had our own little "Lost" moment when we took the wrong path and ended up a couple hours off-schedule and down the wrong side of the mountain. We even stumbled upon a little Dharma Initiative-esque establishment. The best part is that we were lost and we knew it, but we just laughed about it the entire time. There was no one counting on us and we were on our own schedule. That was the theme of the entire trip. We did whatever we wanted! Only parents will understand how amazingly insane that is. We ended up finding civilization again... and our rental car. So we made our way down to a waterfall. We had hoped to hike to another waterfall and actually swim, but we were too pooped after spending hours on our feet trying to find our way.Overall, not a bad trip ;-). We went to two movies (and developed strong opinions about the Puerto Rican movie-going crowd) and swam around but mainly just slept and relaxed ate really good food. I strongly encourage anyone with kids to do this!
Special shout-out to my Mom, who dropped all that she had on her plate at home in Utah to watch the kids all week. We will always be in her debt. :-)

8 comments:

mckenzie said...

awesome pics. someday...

Kera said...

vacations and sleep are such luxuries when you have kids. looks like a lot of fun. love the cobblestone streets and colorful buildings. where did you move to?

Belle said...

Parents deserve a break once in a while! Good for you! It looks so lovely, I want to go there too.

Artsy Aut said...

You are so cute! And dont feel bad, Baker is 18 mo old and he sleeps like a newborn. Glad you had fun!

Julie said...

You blogged! I am so happy right now, love the pics, your trip looked amazing!

Smith's said...

good. for. you. i agree. it is totally needed!! hope ruby starts getting solid sleep herself :)

Susan said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip!

Lincoln and Alisia said...

These picks make me excited. Lincoln and I just booked tickets to puerto rico for our babymoon.
You look so beautiful by the way!