We returned last Wednesday from our trip to Guatemala to see Eduardo. I have just now recovered from the jetlag and will be writing about our trip in segments over the next few days. I still need to get all our pictures onto the computer so I can share with you all!
The trip was incredible. It was better than I ever imagined it would be! Liliana was just enamored with Eduardo and would never leave his side. She rode on his shoulders a LOT over our 5 days there (pics to come). It was so nice to be a family again and we were all so relaxed. All we did was focus on each other and nothing else.
One of the things I loved was that we really never knew what time it was the whole trip. Every now and then we would ask someone for the time, but mostly we just did whatever we wanted. We ate when we were hungry, we slept when we were tired, and we did whatever else we felt like in the moment. Now keep in mind we did as much as we wanted considering we had a 3-year old with us! That always changes things a bit.
Eduardo and I talked on the trip about how great it is that Liliana gets to go on all these adventures with us. Of course it would be nice to be alone with Eduardo and do different and even more fun things without having Liliana there, but she's a part of us and our family and we wouldn't trade our family adventures for anything. We will lots of time when we are older to have our alone vacations ;)
It was hard to come back from our little bubble of Guatemala, but we've gotten right back into the swing of things again. I think it's actually harder for me now because I got to go and remember how much I love Eduardo and how much fun we have together and how we genuinely like to hang out together. It was harder to separate this time. Especially after see how much more relaxed Liliana was on the whole trip. The stress of being a single mother definitely takes it's toll on our relationship here at times, though I hate to even admit that.
In Guatemala, we mostly stayed in Antigua and took a trip to Panajachel on Lake Atitlan and a trip to El Salvador for a day. As I said, I will write more on those trips in separate posts. I just wanted to let you all know we are back and had an wonderful time!!