It’s been a while! This time we had a good reason for the delay: since our last post we’ve been preparing for, and then enjoying, a 10-day trip to Mexico with our friends Carly, Mischa, Taryn, and Wayde. Carly and Mischa brought along their toddler, Wendell, and modeled how to combine good parenting, global adventure, and relaxation. We’re excited to add another kiddo to this mix.
We have been friends with this crew since our days in Madison. Jamie, Mischa and Taryn trained together at the University of Wisconsin to become family physicians. We took our very first trip together to the Boundary Waters in September 2012, and since then we’ve made a point to travel together every year.
This time we met in a little town north of Puerto Vallarta called San Pancho and sat tight for a week. We lounged in the pool, strolled on the beach, and read a bunch. We spent a day watching whales and blue-footed boobies around the Islas Marietas at the mouth of the Bahia de Banderas. We drank margaritas and ate a lot of tacos. We played “guncle” to Wendell.
At the end of the first week Carly and Mischa had to fly back but we were able to take a few more days with Taryn and Wayde to explore Guadalajara, a city in the Mexican highlands that’s steeped in history and culture. We ate more delicious food, saw some incredible churches and murals, and took a tour of tequila country.
Now we’re back in Minnesota, a little bit tanner, and feeling restored and excited for the spring that’s around the corner. Right before we left we also got some fantastic news: we made it to the top of the wait list and we’re now invited to submit a profile for our adoption agency’s book of waiting families! So we’re putting a profile together, and feeling even more prepared and excited to start meeting birth parents. If that’s you, or if you know someone considering adoption, please reach out to us at email@example.com. We can’t wait to take trips like this as a family!