Monday, March 27, 2017


Wow, it feels like I haven't been here in forever, but in reality it has only been just over a week. Last week was fun, crazy, stressful, relaxing and full of food and alcohol. Just the way a vacation should be. Ok, maybe minus the stress and craziness of it. But we still made the best of our time. I hope to recap part of our trip in the next day or two and work from there.

We came back from Mexico on Saturday. We decided to leave Saturday instead of Sunday due to the timing of the flights. Every flight got us in between 8 and 10 pm. That was our main reason for flying home on Saturday. Also, we wanted a day to recover from vacation. You know, to do laundry (we managed 8 loads yesterday), grocery shop, give Walter a bath, settle the girls back into somewhat of a routine again and prep for the week ahead. I am so glad that we did that because it was much needed.

We had a partial day in Puerto Vallarta on Saturday which would have been great if I had not woken up with the worst stomach ache ever. It felt like knives cutting my insides up. Awful. I tried to throw up, nope. I had some alka seltzer and that seemed to help, but only temporarily. 

My in-laws went out and grabbed us some breakfast to eat in the condo while we got ready and got everything packed up. We ate breakfast and then hung out until it was time to go. Rory went down to the little market to grab some items for the flight home, but other than that, we just enjoyed the rest of our time that we had left.

We took some photos right before we left to go to the airport. We said our goodbyes and took off to the airport. It took awhile to get through the check-in process plus security, but we made good time and were able to sit for a bit before getting on the plane.
Puerto Vallarta family photo

We decided to put one adult and two children in one row and the other adult across from them. Guess who got to sit next to the girls? Rory. Avery had a big attachment to Rory the entire trip, so she didn't want to sit with me. Other than a few time she just wanted to sit on my lap for a bit. This was better for me as I was feeling awful. I did finish Big Little Lies (finally) and it was really good. I can't wait to watch the tv show now.

I did get sick once on the plane and it made me feel so much better. Thank goodness for barf bags. And making it to the bathroom before I threw up.

We landed in Oakland and had a 4 hour layover, but it was about 3 hours after we got through Customs and security. 

We pushed the girls around in their strollers, grabbed some food and sat at an empty gate watching the NCAA tournament. I was finally able to eat something and have it stick.
flying and traveling with toddlers
flying and traveling with toddlers

Our flight into Reno was quick and easy. The girls slept the whole way.

We got home, changed the girls, gave them a quick wipe down and put them to bed. Then we unpacked, showered and watched Modern Family before heading to bed. 

Sunday morning we headed to breakfast since we didn't have much in the house. Once we were home, the girls and I did laundry and played while Rory headed out to an appointment. The girls started falling asleep on me at 11:15 so I put them to bed for a nap. While they napped, I caught up on Grey's Anatomy and folded a lot of laundry.

Rory came home with coffee in hand and I enjoyed that while finishing Grey's and then I headed out to the grocery store. Once I was back from the store, we unloaded everything and went on a walk. 

After our walk, I had to run back out to the pet store to get Walter more shampoo and some treats. We gave Walter a bath which was much needed. Does anyone else bathe their dogs after they were boarded? 

We did more laundry, more cleaning, more playing and then made dinner for the girls. Once they were done and the food was settled, we gave the girls their baths and then I started on dinner for Rory and I. I made stuffed bell pepper which were done right after the girls went down for the night. We spent the rest of the night relaxing, watching The Americans and doing more laundry before calling it a night.
toddler and baby yoga
 Avery loves doing yoga poses
toddler and baby yoga

How was your weekend?

I am linking up with Biana from B Loved Boston.


  1. I'm so glad you all had a great vacation! Cannot wait to see more pictures and hear more about it. You will love the TV show big little lies, there are two more episodes I need to watch and I can't wait to finish it up and see what happens and if it's like the book. Have a great start to your week back!

    1. Thank you so much. I will be posting about our trip on Wednesday. And probably part 2 later this week or next week. There is a lot to recap about. I wonder if it will be like the book as well. I hope to start it tonight!!!

  2. You just dont have luck with being on planes without puking, do you? Poor girl!!!
    Everyone looks so sun kissed in the family pic <3
    Glad you had a good time & are home safely!

  3. So glad you had a great vacation and sorry you got sick! I am loving big little lies the show, you will love it. I want to read the book! Cannot wait to see more of your trip!

  4. EEK! So glad you guys made it back safely! I can't wait to hear more about your trip!

  5. Ugh, I'm sorry you ended up sick on your last day of vacation. Glad to hear it was short lived though. The day after vacation is always the worst. SO much to do. I always feel like I need yet another extra day to recover even more, but I never remember to take an extra day off!

  6. Boo for being sick on the last day but it sounds like you had a great trip! :) I love the photo of the four of you.

  7. The yoga poses! LOVE it! Cant wait to hear more about your trip!

  8. I always love coming home from vacation and still having a day to recover/relax/get shit done LOL! I can't wait to hear all about the trip. I'm sorry you got sick, that totally sucks, but at least you felt better after throwing up :) You guys watch The Americans too? Love that show!!

  9. So glad you're back. But so sorry you felt so bad the day you left. Traveling sick is the worst! Sounds like a good Sunday spent at home getting ready for the week ahead. Can't wait to hear about your trip!

  10. The day to recover from vacation is a must - we did that and it really helps get back in the groove of things!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  11. Glad you had a great time! So sorry to hear about your sickness. What a trooper mom you are to get sick and rally back with your little girls all while on the plane.

  12. Glad to hear your trip overall was a good one but so sorry you weren't feeling well the last day. That's never any fun. How sweet she had such an attachment to your husband. Haha, the pics of them doing yoga reminds me of what happens when I try to do it around my boys. I'll have to get a pic of how I become their jungle gym. A day before everyone heads back to work seems to make a huge difference when coming back from a trip.

  13. I'm glS the sickness didn't last long and you were able to relax and get things accomplished once you got home. I always feel like o need a bad before heading back to reality too.