Childhood, is were our stories begin, is the place we go to when we need comfort. We think childhood is about children, but really is something we carry inside for the rest of our lives, is what we talk about when we are adults while we are decorating our homes for Christmas, or what we talk about on road trips, is what makes us feel we belong somewhere, is the songs that makes us want to sing out loud, dance or even cry... Childhood are those scents that suddenly appear and take us back to a specific place and time.... and most important is what we do as parents, is the magic we create in hope of making our children happy people! Sometimes that magic just happens, it happens maybe on a Sunday morning, or a day at the beach, but sometimes is on us to create it, to turn up the volume of a cool song and dance to it, to bake a cake, to watch a Disney movie on a Friday night instead of watching a thriller...
This is what this beach house ¨Miel y Papelon¨ is for our family... childhood! My parents built his house for their grandchildren, for it to be a place where memories are made, and where love grows every vacation that we take together. Family and sisterhood has been made here. Cousins have become best friends for life, and memories have been embedded in our hearts.
This time around we came by ourselves, which is also something that I cherish dearly. I love time with just the five of us, I love the closeness and the strength I feel when is only us... But being here in Miel Y Papelon is impossible not to remember the happy moments that have been lived here by all the Perisse Bunch! Like when I see them upstairs I remember the hours on end they played the airplane with their cousins.
When Ari plays with these sea shells, I am also remembering the day that they were picked at...
When I sit here with Ari taking a selfie I also miss the chaos that it is when there is all of us trying to leave for the beach!
This ¨La Virgen del Valle¨ Margarita´s Virgin, a great part or Venezuelans are devoted to this Virgin, and you can see it in many forms in a lot of houses, specially in beach towns. This is our VIrgin Mary, we hand picked her, or maybe she picked us one day shopping for art in the island... I remeber that the day verytime I come into the house and see her!
All of our children have had the time of their lives with this hose and this little tiny pool!
And this hammock... can you imagine how many dreams it has cradled???
So this little place in the world, in my dear Venezuela, holds a lot of my happiest memories, it holds laughter, scents, sights, dreams... it has seen our children grow, it has given us wonder, and magic, it has given us life!!! Oh how I love this place!
oh and by the way... Happy Valentine´s Day!!
Hi! my name is Carolina Perisse de Rico, I am a stay at home architect with the biggest project ever... my girls! The oldest is 16, then I have an 14 year old, and my miracle baby who is 6. Glad you are here, hope you stay a while!
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