I have yet to do that. The only blogs I seem to be reading are the ones who post infrequently. Unlike some people, I don’t usually skim. But I don’t think I am ever going to catch up!
Let’s see…Owen’s school held it’s annual dinner dance on Saturday. Kevin and I didn’t do as much fund raising as year’s past. Life has been a bit chaotic. April is Autism Awareness month. I was surprised to see so many siblings and twins on this years video of the children. It is fun to socialize with the teachers and see teachers from years gone by…it does, however, remind us of the progress Owen didn’t make. The expectations unfulfilled. But he has been having a heck of a run with little to no behaviors–like a month or two! I think his PECS book is really helping.
The house or Costa Rica…what to post. Costa Rica is like a blur. However, I think the trip refreshed us for the chaos that began upon return! It was fantastic. The Four Seasons is incredible. The pictures aren’t as great as I hoped. Or maybe I just didn’t lose weight! The room was gorgeous, the bed comfy and the porch overlooked the water. We weren’t on "the monkey side" but from what I understand–the Howler monkeys woke everyone up at 4:30am. We did see a family of monkeys from our porch in the evening though.
The food was great. I had an incredible Chilean Sea Bass the first night. It was so good that I got it again on the last night–not as good. They grilled chicken and hamburgers by the pool and delivered them to you at your lounge chair–even at the beach. The pool guys came around with cucumbers for your eyes and Evian spritz for your face. They had water, cold fruit and ice pops.
I have to admit I was spa-ed out! I was done with the spa. Who knew you could overdo it?! But I did. Kevin and I started out on Sunday with the couples massage. It was his first and we were cracking up. The cheesy factor alone made it totally worth it. The hot stone massage was cool though. And the fancy pedicure with volcanic sand and rocks between my toes rather than tissue paper–very cool. Easily impressed, right? The cooling cucumber wrap was FREEZING! I nearly walked out as I was so miserable. The facial killed my face–I was red, blotchy and dry for days! The aloe wrap phenomenal though.
Swinging through the trees was a blast. It was about 20 minutes from the resort and the guys who helped us were fantastic. This is the dry season so the scenery was not as beautiful as we hoped–no waterfalls but it was still pretty cool.
The golf course was beautiful. Kevin says the course wasn’t very challenging. He won longest drive. My game–if you could call it that–sucked. I haven’t played for several years. I guess since Hawaii. I could barely top the ball. Kevin kept telling me to use the hand wedge. Jerk. My short game was okay though–lots of miniature golf with the kids.
All in all–it was a fabulous trip. Smart move on the part of Kevin’s company. He can work later hours with little to no guilt–all in the pursuit of winning the trip next year!