I think am in heaven!!!! I have been longing so badly for time in front of this computer, with a blank post to write, and feelings to relive and feel. On Christmas afternoon with our bags packed and happy children with their imagination and innocence more alive than in any other day of the year, we left for Florida to spend the rest of 2014 with two of Gabriel´s sisters, their families, and his mom.
I love traveling, love the feeling of new sights, new foods, and just the change in routine makes me happy! Of course Florida almost doesn´t count as new since we often go to visit, but still is so different from Caracas that all of us fully and deeply enjoy it! That, and seeing how happy the girls are with their grown up cousins, and their aunts and uncles just makes us always want to go back again and again!
On January third we boarded the Liberty of the Seas for a five day cruise to the Caribbean! Ale and Emi had their own cabin next to ours (of course) and experience a little independence which made them feel as grown up and responsible as can be. We enjoyed our balcony and a little independence too (just a little.... since Ari found that going back and forth from one room to the other through our joined balconies was super super fun!), the best about this cruise for me.... late afternoon sitting at the balcony, salty air, the sound of the sea, a beautiful sunset and coffee and cookies to just make it even better! But the best of the best.... sitting at the beach... whatever beach... and looking at all my three sun kissed girls, just looking at them, and going back and forth from the day they were born to a future that I am right there imagining as a story book... that for me is paradise.
Then of course... as life, vacations are not ¨perfect¨, there are also loud moments, a thousand ¨hurry up we are going to miss breakfast¨, some fighting and bickering, super messy rooms, TV always on Disney Channel, Ari not wanting to wear shoes ever.... and never wearing them, a lot of crying and visiting diaper changing stations, us falling asleep before the girls, me never eating a meal without Ari on my lap, but when you balance the good moments like sun kissed cheeks, the togetherness that gets stronger after sharing every single minute of the day, Ari´s curls even curlier at the sea, a cup of coffee in the afternoon, the excitement of a new summer dress, learning that not doing what you want all the time can also make you happy... You know that real is good, that family beats it all, and that love conquers all.
Can you imagine how many times I have kissed this little face???
And then, if you ask me when do I love my husband the most?!?!? I would easily answer that in moments when I see this.... I fall in love again!
As I always tell my girls... open your eyes, pay attention, life is happening and you have to o pay attention. Be curious and do things, don´t let anything keep you from living! Be brave, conquer your fears, try new things! but it all starts with opening your eyes!
Happy 2015! L I V E !!!
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 13, then I have an 11 year old, and now I am starting again with our three year old happiest toddler ever. Glad you are here, hope you stay a while!
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