After being total lumps on the beach all day, we drove into Old San Juan one night for some shopping, sightseeing, and dinner. I’ve been to Old San Juan before, but it had been a while, so it was fun to see the fortress and elaborate cemetery. We spent the night wandering around the city and ended up having dinner at Triana’s where we ate some Spanish tapas and watched a flamenco show!
There was a little silence on the blog last week while I was on vacation with my husband and in laws in Puerto Rico! We spent five days at the amazing Wyndham Grand Rio Mar in Rio Grand, PR. We spent our days laying by the pool (with iguanas swimming next to us) or body surfing in the ocean (while losing our Cole Haan sunglasses to rogue waves).
Relaxing by the pool
I loved these water holes on the street
All of the Watson ladies in their matching AliKat tunics
Our swimming buddy… eeeeek!
A windy evening in Old San Juan
Crazy sugary donut at Coco Sweet Bakery
OH yes we did!
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I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I spent the weekend home in Connecticut with my family celebrating Easter. I love being home and I really don’t get to go to Connecticut as much as I’d like. I took advantage of the sunny day and sat outside all morning with Doug on our back porch. Its so quiet at my parent’s house and we could hear birds chirping, squirrels and chipmunks rustling in the leaves, and even a woodpecker! I really believe spring is finally here too — so crazy, but I came home with a little bit of a tan on my face and arms!
Of course, I called ahead and asked my mom for an Easter Egg Hunt and she was more than happy to plan one for us! All 6 of us has so much fun that next year we decided that we’re all going to pitch in so we can go all out with not only the candy, but nips, lottery tickets, and hidden $20 bills!
Every year for Christmas my husband buys me a Russian doll. It was probably a whim purchase at first, but since then it has become a tradition. I always look forward to opening each one to see what he has picked out and in the November and early December time frame I drop some less-than-subtle hints that I would be super sad to not receive one of these gorgeous dolls! This year’s doll is the largest I have; she’s the one with daisies the 2nd to the left. The first doll he bought me is in the middle. She is the only one I have who is not painted with a shiny gloss coat. She also was the only one who had a pretty Tiffany’s ring hiding inside of her.
My Russian doll family sits (rather regally I must say) on the bookshelf in our living room. Sometimes I wonder what my collection will look like in 20, 30, 40 years. Will Doug continue to buy them for me? If so, will we have to dedicate an entire room to our Russian doll family? I suppose time will only tell!
Do you have any traditions in your family?