The truth is, I thought we'd have the internet. I thought I would post and share some thoughts with you while we were in Mexico with Basia and Phil. The other truth is, I'm not that sad it didn't happen. As with just about anything, some time away can be good. I think, in a lot of ways, that was the theme from this trip.
Time away from Scott in the beginning while he was at a bachelor party in Puerto Vallarta gave me sleepless nights and a fervent longing for him at almost every moment (I swear, the sun didn't seem as bright), but I also appreciated him more. Traveling with all our surf crap by myself was stressful, sweaty, hard work. Dealing more with the money side of things (something he has mostly taken charge of since I cried over our tax forms three years ago while recounting and blaming terrible memories from middle school math) was a challenge, but the good kind. The general sentiment of "I need space" I was kind of giving my family before I left was quickly followed by a small hidden homesickness I wasn't expecting. But that was the good kind too, I think.
I am always led back to the general theme of gratitude, which is what this series is about. Here are some of the little things we found in Mexico...
+ we had a killer picture of Basia holding a blue shot glass of tequila in the caribbean-colored waters of La Paz juxtaposed with her silver and aqua marine rings, but the camera card deleted it (and all the photos from that day)...?? This one of her with another blue drink isn't so bad, though.
+Scott picked his favorite little thing to be his swim fins. Two minutes after this photo was taken, he lost one to the Pacific. Good thing he just got some birthday money.
+Phil's favorite little thing is Basia, so he tried to fit her in his hand :)