Coming up for air
It's been exactly 1 week since we left the US and boy has it been an adventure. The 'adventure' background story is coming soon but before we can get to that we first need to throw out a little disclaimer: Dustin and I are NOT writers. I repeat NOT writers. This blog is truly coming from a place to help keep friends and family updated on 'Haver Happenings' and let them know we are alive and well. A few people like my tall friend, Amy, and my brother, Ryan, for example said 'Post some pics. Share some stuff'! Their words tugged at my heartstrings enough to give this ol' blog thing a try. If nothing else, it's something our kiddos can have later because I'll admit -- I had every intention to print photos, make albums, etc.. but you all know that is not my strong suit.
Yesterday, Saturday, was the first day we actually were able to get the kids to go downstairs and rest and i personally felt like I could COME UP FOR AIR. Marynn actually fell asleep and I literally fell to my knees thanking God. We have a 3 bedroom / 3 bath villa overlooking the ocean. We have so much room and yet they've been huddled around D and I on our little deck. It's sweet, but it's nice to actually get a little 'space'.
Speaking of work, D started a new gig last week. Yes, the very same week we moved so -- that's been fun. I'll let him comment on that. Dustin....
We wake up at 6:00am here to roosters and howler monkeys. We can hear the waves and watch the sailboats go by. It's truly dreamy, but it hasn't come without weird anxiety for me. I think it took me a full 6 days to decompress. I was having weird racing thoughts like back when I had babies. I guess maybe living in a oddly but fully furnished rental in a new country can do that to a person.
Dustin gave me a mommy break yesterday. I went to a little yoga class and he and the kids went next door to a beachfront hotel to swim (we only have one car so lots of 'family time', folks).
In my yoga class I met the sweetest Italian mama, Cristiana, and her husband, Mateo. They immediately made me think of #kakanucci. Not in a sad way, but in a 'I can't wait to see my friends' kind of way. Back to this family from Rome -- they have a catamaran called the Manta Ray and live around the corner in Playa Flamingo. Maybe they can take us out while the Kocian and Wotipka families are in town this coming week.
Also, The Loft offered me a job yesterday! I appreciate the offer so very much and might take them up on teaching a class there! Folk Wellness Co. meet Costa Rica!
We wrapped up our Saturday by walking to 'our' beach to watch the sunset. It was a perfect (for us) night. Oh and the locals told us the whales have been passing by in the mornings. Hope to catch sight of that soon.
That's all for now! Miss you.