It was such a fantastic time and I'm so thankful for these memories. Kristian and I quickly realized that vacations now look quite different than vacations of the past. Any hopes of relaxation have been replaced with the new reality of excitement and non-stop fun and adventure :) (and chaos management!)
One of the trip's highlights for Caed: Feeding fish and turtles!
This place was just gorgeous.
Whenever we travel I keep a little journal of the daily happenings, a tradition my dad forced us to start on vacations when we were younger, and I am incredibly thankful.
Just a couple weeks ago I was looking back in journals from about 10 years ago and re-living some moments from our family trip to Ecuador. I laughed till I cried at some of the things I recorded! Those journals are invaluable to me.
Here are a few top favorites from this trip's journal:
-Family trip to Target to stock up on road trip snacks
-Family paddle boat ride with Caed sitting in between us steering
-Watching Kung Fu Panda with Kristian on our laptop with earphones one night while Caed slept (we had to get creative on what to do after 7:30pm when he went to sleep... and we were all in one room.)
-Out-of-this-world waffles with berries and whipped cream
-Time spent sitting on the balcony of our room with Kristian while Caedmon slept
-The incredible massage Kristian surprised me with for Mother's Day at the spa where we were staying.
- A dinner with Kristian the last night with the most breathtaking mountain view. One of my favorite things in life: just sitting and talking with him.