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Mark All Read April 3, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — katy @ 8:38 am

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 Costa_rica_029 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. 

Costa_rica_037 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 Costa_rica_061 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.

There was a good bit of drinking and revelry.  I read two books–Wicked and The Kite Runner.  Crappy reviews right?  Back home with the kids and my brain has gone to mush again.

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! 



8 Responses to “Mark All Read”

  1. Carole Says:

    You guys look happy and relaxed. I’m guessing that look is gone with the current state of the house. 😉

  2. jody Says:

    it really sounds like that trip did lots of good for you both — i’m so glad.

    i know you’re busy but shessh we really need to catch up! are you going to MDSW? maybe we can meet for a bit like last year. and yes, christy and i are going together, and i know she’d love to catch up with you too.

  3. margene Says:

    You two look sensational! The pedicure sounds heavenly but the cheesey factor would have me rolling on the floor, too. When you’re over loaded the “mark all read” is a good friend. But start and ‘Z’ and then mark the rest;-)

  4. ann Says:

    dear lunch lady, are you wearing a shower cap under that helmet?? or just getting ready to serve up some mashed potatoes

  5. Carol Says:

    Welcome back. The house looks great and the trip sounds amazing! What I would do to relax like that.

  6. Orli Says:

    Man, I only get to go to Eilat with my company…
    You look so cute with that hat and hair net.
    Love the pictures. That is one gorgeous view from the golf course.

  7. Linda Says:

    Katy!!! I am slowly rejoining the land of the living after two years of stuff 🙂 I am going to go back and delve into your site and your life at that point a little at a time but I wanted to let you know that I am glad to hear you healthy and happy and recovering from OH MY Costa Rica. Sounded HEAVENLY!!!! I am glad to see you are still here and I apologize for losing touch 🙂

  8. Bonnie Says:

    You’ll have to tell me what beach you were at. My hubby and I live in Costa Rica and love heading off for weekends at the beach. We tend not to stay at larger hotels but I think it might be time for a change on that!

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