Surprise! Another disappearance. I’ve become a regular Houdini on you guys, no? But all of that lately was centered around a big holiday season and subsequent jet off to one of our favorite vacationing spots, Playa del Carmen in Mexico! Because I’m self-employed, there’s no real such thing as actual vacation, so I was working double-time the couple weeks before Christmas, hence the tacit turn to 40 Aprons in general.
I wanted to share some of my favorite moments from the last month, both with family during our holidays and with O on vaycay. I hope you enjoy this little peek into our lives.. and of course, if you know me at all, you’ll know brevity is not my strong suit, and that carries over to the visual realm, too. You’ve been warned..
O and I had Christmas Eve at our house and he decided to make my truffle mac and cheese.
There were cupcakes.
This is the least weird of my sister’s photos… trust me.
Mags tried to hang..
But she was a bit tuckered out.
I was there, too.
Grandma made Mags Ina Garten’s homemade dog bones for Christmas.. and Mags was pretty happy about that.
Mags is like sewwwwwww ready to open presents!
My sister is not impressed with.. whatever was going on. Pretty sure it was my mom opening the very gift my sister got her. Who knows. There were a lot of mimosas being had.
I really couldn’t not post this picture.. especially with my sister’s boyfriend photobombing it and all!
I love this photo of my cousins (cousin and.. second-cousin?). How hysterical is her face?!
and then we went to Playa del Carmen, where I took a ton of photos of my dearest, O..
We ate at Mi Pueblo, where we’ve been going for a few years. We have such amazing memories there from our first trip, and their breakfasts are out of this world!
I made O pose for approximately 400 pour shots.
Left: enfrijoladas. Right: some.. egg thing with salsas roja y verde..
The view from the port at Playa. It’s.. kinda pretty there.
Escher is rolling over in his grave somewhere.. or at least rolling his eyes.
On the ferry to Cozymel, there was a band.. and they were pretty damn good! We sang along with our mumbled Spanish lyrics.. thank goodness I listen to the Latin station on Pandora so much
Then a bunch of kids started diving into the water right at sunset, almost like I asked them to. But I actually did not ask them to.. and was consequently paranoid they’d think I was some sort of perv with my long lens.
Back at the ranch.
I made O pose for a thousand photos.
And on that sassy note, I’ll leave you with four reasons why I love my new iPhone.1