Thursday, January 22, 2015

37 years, say what?!

It's hard to believe that I'm 37, which means I've entered my late 30's?!?!  I used to complain about turning another year older, but I have since learned that growing older is a privilege denied by many.  There was a time not too long ago that the number "37" seemed nearly impossible to reach, so I consider it the most precious gift to live to see another birthday.

Thursday, January 15, 2015


One of my favorite moments from our trip to Costa Rica.  We had just finished a thrilling white water rafting trip through the jungle and stopped on a hillside for a drink, when low and behold, we witnessed this beautiful sight.  It was so breathtaking, the light, the green, the peacefulness of the forest.  We sat there in awe of this view for a few moments and I remember thinking, "This is what heaven will be like."

Kicking off 2015 with a bang!!

 All I have to say is that 2015 is off to a good start.  We spent 10 days in Costa Rica with family and it was a DREAM.  Seriously, I never wanted to come home.  In fact, I want to move there now! HA!
Traveling is so good for the soul. Traveling with the ones you love is the most precious, quality time you could spend together free of world cares and distractions.  We spent 10 days in paradise---zip lining through rain forest, rappelling down (and jumping off!) waterfalls, hiking in the jungle, boogie boarding and surfing in the waves, swimming in the warm ocean, observing (up close and personal!) wildlife, rafting down a river, horseback riding to some spectacular falls, snorkeling amidst tropical fish, kayaking crystal blue waters, soaking in lush hot springs, meeting new people, and stuffing ourselves with delicious Costa Rican food!  We also spent hours just laughing, talking, having dance parties, playing games, and hanging out together at "home".
It was a dream come true and a trip that we will never forget!!!  I am so thankful for the opportunity we had to go with extended family and share the experience together.  Life is GOOD!!!
(For more pictures of our epic trip, visit our family blog here and here.)