Here are a few postcards from Costa Rica for you!
First, I was terribly nervous about taking Phoenix on his first flight! But he did fantastic!!!
He slept most of the time--and the other time he played with his toys and waved and smiled at all the other passengers that walked by or stopped for a visit! He's such a charmer!
And the best part is that Hansel's sister Tatiana was waiting for us when we arrived!
After a whole day of airports and flying--I agreed to be the one that would drive us through San Jose, Costa Rica. Believe me--these photos do no justice. After driving there--I feel I can do anything!!! Traffic rules and courtesies are nonexistent there--this was quite a feat!
We stayed with Hansel's parents in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.
Right here. Honestly.
Phoenix got to meet tons of his family--including his grandparents and great-grandparents!!
Plus loads of uncles, aunts, and cousins!!! That was loads of fun for everyone!
One of the absolute highlights of my trip--and I have to say my whole life now as well--is that Phoenix and I got up really early every morning and strolled along the coast for a couple hours.
Maybe he'll never remember these mornings we spent together....but they are by far some of the best moments of my life. What an incredible gift-- just us and Mama Ocean.
(I'm all teary eyed simply typing this.)
Hansel's Mom and Sister were more than happy to babysit Phoenix so Hansel and I could adventure around the jungle by ourselves.
We needed this. We really needed this.
And it brought nothing but bliss.
I passed this every morning and night on my way to the beach.
It's an oracle still.
I painted. I sketched. I journaled.
I made FEARLESS sand mandalas.
I nourished my body with the simple pleasures of the tropics.
And now we're back in Arizona. I miss my home in Costa Rica already.
But our absence won't be for long.
Not long at all.