Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Back to reality. After spending 7 glorious days on Margarita Island, Venezuela, I am home in the cold winter embrace of Canada.
The four of us went to spend Christmas with my husband's extended family. Our 2 daughters had a wonderful time meeting their distant cousins who were close in age to them. I feel very lucky to be a part of such a dynamic, interesting and loving family!
The many beaches on Margarita are spectacular. I loved how you could get away from it all or be amongst the happening crowd; depending on your mood...
We had grilled fish at beachside restaurants, read books lying under thatched shelters, sipped pina coladas, body surfed on the waves and just enjoyed being away from all the hustle of our daily lives.
Christmas Eve was enchanting. Our relatives brought us to this amazing private restaurant. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was something very special as you can see from these pictures...
We exchanged presents in a very fun way. We all brought one wrapped gift with us and set them in a pile. After drawing numbers we picked from the pile one at a time. Each person that followed the last had the option to switch their gift with any that had previously been opened.
I loved how this brought on lots of laughter; it was a perfect way to share gift giving without any stress or expectations!
This was a lovely way to wind down 2009 and prepare for 2010.
I hope you all have a great New Year's Eve...
We will likely have a low key dinner with a few friends.
See you in 2010!