it was cold, dark and starting to get dreary in virginia. i wanted to jump on a plane to the bahamas with our family. i begged my husband to be adventurous and take a quick 4 night trip to the bahamas with our four kids, real quick, sunshine, beach, drinks, ocean, sand, starfish, ok, maybe not starfish but you get the idea. he said "no way am I going on an airplane with these four kids right now, why don't you go by yourself?". i said sharply, "so you are going to watch the kids for an entire week, by yourself, everything?" and the reply was a short "sure!". i had little time ladies. i quickly called my sister and asked if she wanted to do a surf vacation, somewhere warm, sometime mid-winter, just go. as usual, she was up for the idea. i begged my mom to go and she was in. the next day, i called my husbands bluff, i said I'm going to buy tickets right now to puerto rico for a week, i'm going with 4 kids at home, a baby who's still nursing, i'm going to do it" and we did. tickets bought, b&b secure and hopes awaited. i pumped for that week and stored the milk, kissed everyone goodbye and left on the jet plane. i wasn't really worried about my husband, he cooks better than me, can't stands dirty dishes, and took the week off work. i don't think this is too normal for me but i needed to do it. i needed some relaxation. i needed some moments to have a day planned for myself, sounds a bit weird and it was. it was a week in rincon, puerto rico that inspired my journey to be a better mom, a better photographer, and really a better surfer.
so here is my side and here is my husbands.
ok thats good. heres another that i was not thrilled about. how did he manage this?
so what did he say at the end? "Its not that hard. I dont know what you're talking about."
"yes honey, thats because there was an end date". all joking aside, I am very very very grateful that he supported my surfing sun photography adventure and because he did such a good job aka kept all kids alive and fed, i figured why not do it every year? where should i go?
enjoy beautiful rincon and hope someday you go.