beat.

Sometimes, you just have one of those days

when you come home from work

and can’t move a muscle.

(Photos taken Mar 14, 2013)

some puerto rican color to brighten your day

All of the beautiful photos in this post were taken by our friends, Nathan & Suz.

We stayed with them when we went to Puerto Rico.

They were responsible for finding the awesome condo that we shared.

Nathan & Suz really captured the vibrant color of the island.

(including our very pale baby.)

I can’t get enough of her BELLY.

– and Nathan & Suz’s daughter. She definitely has her Mommy’s good looks 🙂

At Andrew & Nery’s wedding!

Nery walking down the aisle.

Pure HAPPY.

– and I think there was some more pure happy over there too.

The next day – more color – outside Castillo San Cristobal. This was just about 2 blocks from our condo… it took you about 8 minutes to walk to this point.

That night, going out for dinner with my little koala.

Hangin’ out, wearin’ babies.

Thanks, Nathan and Suz, for such a fun vacation!!

(photos taken Feb 21-26, 2013)

relaxing in the puerto rican sun

In February, we had the opportunity to go to Puerto Rico.

It was a wonderful, relaxing long weekend. (Trust me, she thought so too.)

We stayed in a condo in the heart of Old San Juan

with a beautiful enclosed patio all to ourselves.

The weather was wonderfully monotonous … 82 & sunny every day.

We stayed in the condo with our close friends & their little girl.

Evie & her friend liked to sit on their blanket & catch the sun rays from the patio while reading.

Having a lively discussion about their recent storytime … Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb.

Beautiful babes.

(Did you know, the world ends every time Evie has her face washed? It’s true.)

Back to the book discussion.

Out to explore.

Look who we ran into!

We had invited Evie’s grandparents on the trip with us! We are so glad they could join us.

Beautiful morning in San Juan.

Our friends & our babies.

Peering east out of a WWII lookout.

She had just woken up for a nap … in time to get a cool breeze.

She loved it.

Peeking up at Grandpa.

Hanging out with Daddy.

I love that face.

Happy people in the sun 🙂

Our little belle in her sun hat.

Chowing down at lunch.

On our hike to a waterfall in El Yunque rainforest.

Our little koala bear.

In front of the waterfall.

Interested in the waterfall.

Even though the water was freezing cold

… she LOVED it.

She wanted to get as close to the water as possible

and didn’t even mind sitting in it.

As long as she could splash her little heart out, she was happy!

Drying off.

Family of 3.

Then Michael and I went on an adventure. Did I mention it was cold?

Me & my love 🙂

Then Michael and his dad went in the waterfall too.

Tired baby girl.

On the path back.

Evie’s grandparents … so happy they were able to come with us!

I spy … a sleeping baby.

Kitty in the middle of the road.

Beautiful.

(even more beautiful.)

The girl loves dogs.

Daddy hugs.

Her hair. Her smile. I can’t take it.

Our precious girl.

A stroll at sunset on our last night in Puerto Rico.

… and a garbage truck breaking the laws of physics while barreling down the narrow streets, 2 tires on the sidewalk.

Another cat.

Making sounds at the birds.

Me & my girlie hanging out near a fountain in downtown Old San Juan.

I wonder at her wonder.

Waving & smiles … my heart melts.

It’s getting late … and she’s still bright eyed and alert for all of the beautiful sights.

(she thought it was a real person. I don’t blame her)

We had an amazing, amazing time in Puerto Rico. We had a lot of fun spending time with our friends and we were so blessed that Michael’s parents could make the trip as well. More pictures from our friends to follow … they captured this colorful city so perfectly.

(photos taken Feb 21-26, 2013)