Tuesday, March 28, 2017

We Ate a Lot

So it seems the only thing I really did on vacation was eat since that's all I have pictures of me doing.
Well, the food was good, what can I say... 

 (This was lunch right after I'd been hit in the head with a surfboard twice.)

And here's the only picture of the two of us together...and not eating! 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Easier than Surfing

Sure boogie boarding is easier than surfing, but I'm way better at the standing on the beach and taking videos/pictures, so you won't see me in any of these.

Lots of boogie boarding went on

Though JR spent more of his time posing for Instagram photos. 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Surf Dudes

Since I skipped out on the fishing and the zip-lining, I thought I'd try surfing. 
I'm not sure what made me think I'd actually enjoy surfing since I'm not a fan of salt water going up my nose or waves crashing over my head and pulling me under.

My surfing safari lasted about 10 minutes.
I participated in the beach side lesson, carried my board out to the waves, and then proceeded to get knocked over by waves and have the surf board hit me in the head. (twice)
Needless to say, I called it quits, and went back and sat on the beach.

Jason, of course, was the best surfer in the family.  Reed did a great job, as did Kyle. 
 (Kyle's surfboard hit him in the head too, so he called it quits after about an hour).
JR was able to stand up and ride a few times and never gave up.

I didn't have my phone with me (since I thought I was going to surf) but the surf school took some pictures and I bought these of Kyle and Reed because they really came out amazing!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

More Fish

The boys might not have caught any fish on the fishing trip, but Kyle did a great job catching fish in the tidal pools by our house. 

Disclaimer: No blow fish, sea slugs, or crabs (not pictured) were harmed in these outings...they were all put back where they came from. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Fishing and Spaing

The boys fishing trip was a big bust.  They didn't catch anything.

The Ingersolls seem to have terrible luck with salt water fishing. 
 (We didn't catch anything in Hawaii either.)

But from what I hear, lunch was super yummy

And Kyle has added fishing boat driver to his career choices.

"I'll be a ski lift operator in the winter, and a fishing boat driver in the summer."

Luckily our friends' boat was much more successful and we had a delicious grilled fish dinner.

And I know I sound like I was a dud on vacation when I say I wasn't on this outing either.

 But I wasn't a dud at all.  I was at quite possibly the best spa I've ever been to in the world.

Here's another view of those 3 chairs we are sitting in.  

This is what it looked like when I walked in to get my mud wrap.
Yes, I know it says "Jen", but I'll answer to anything that starts with a "J"

So, yeah, not sorry I missed the fishing at all. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


When we decided we were going to Costa Rica the first thing that came to my mind was ziplining.
Seems like that's the thing to do there.

Now, our group was so big that you'd probably never even notice that I'm not in this picture. 
But I'm not.
I knew better than to even try it.

Just looking at this suspension bridge they walked across makes my knees weak.

Jason said if I had been able to do any of it, I would have given up when they had to climb a tree to get to one of the ziplines.  (2 of the other adults gave up at this point,) 

Jason wound up zipling with all the kids.  No fear from any of them. 

And speaking of Jason, proof he was there.
And brave.
And had fun.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

We're Back

We went to Costa Rica for Spring Break and got back home yesterday.

The flight is only about 3 hours, but it took us an hour and half to get through customs. Leave it to Houston to have 4 customs agents working during Spring Break. 

The kids had lots of fun, and definitely left their mark.