It's hard to believe it but we've already been in our home away from home for almost a week. Our trip down was completely uneventful (dare I saw our best yet?) and we have already settled into the slow pace of life down here. The rainy season is living up to its name (in comparison to other years where it has been completely dry) and the upside is that everything is greener than I've ever seen it before. The downside is mosquitos (and lots of them!) Like on every trip, the first week always take some getting used to. Every trip it is around this time that we always question whether it's actually healthy for all of us to spend this much alone time together (aka the kids are driving us bananas) but luckily we have the experience from year's prior that says- yes, it's absolutely worth it.
For us it is more of the same. Sleep, surf, eat, read, sleep, (yell at the kids), eat, read, work (I actually have a few awesome projects I'm working on right now!) followed by more sleep. Rinse and repeat. I find it to be pretty amazing how easily you can get used to these sort of things and yes, we are all very much looking forward to another month of the same.
My dad arrives on Wednesday which is always the highlight of our trip. This year we couldn't be more excited for him to come because he's actually bringing plans for the house WITH him. He hasn't even seen the land yet and I am so giddy thinking of what it will be like when we step foot on it together. Next week we meet with our architect and then I should have a better idea of where we go from here. We have some local friends down here that are the the middle of a build and graciously they have agreed to fill us in on everything and they are doing a similar design. That, my friends, is priceless!
Here are a few pictures from our trip thus far for those of you who would like to see. Pura Vida (pure life) as they say around these parts and happy Friday! Xx