Saturday, January 22, 2011

Family Holiday (Part 2)

I'm having one of those days where i feel like i want to curl up, cry a lot sleep, get spoon-fed, fall back to sleep, cry some more...not sure what happened but woke up in a super funk and cannot shake it. If i had a "real" job i would most definitley call in sick and lounge around all day in my underwear eating ice cream. But, since I have two littles who do not allow me any time off i have tried to do the above with almost no luck.

Cuz, when mama is cranky, the babes are a mess! And i don't have what it takes to shift their drama. Heck, i can't even pull myself together! What's a mama to do?

I felt similar a couple of weeks back when we came back from our precious holiday. Two weeks surrounded by special peeps, my peeps where i felt seen, loved and was hugged multiple times a day to coming back to no family, almost no community and boxes in a was a bit depressing to say the least.

Those weeks with my fam gave me a dose of that feeling of tribe, of community that i long for so ardently.

I know in my depth that it is possible to live in an environment that is quite unlike the structures that have been patch-worked together but that is something much more soul- satisfying. Maybe you already have a closely knit community of family and friends who nurture you, help you raise your children, whom you cook with and garden with. I feel like i am far away from anything that resembles that and i have such a desire to create it for my family.

If only i could get some of these folks living in one town, I'd be off to a great start!

Until we get our butts back to Boulder to be with what feels most like home, I have my sweet mini tribe and a few special peeps who keep me going

Here's where much of the action happened...the eating, the chopping, the washing, the snacking, the nibbling. There was so much eating going on almost nonstop and i did my fair share and subsequently smuggled 4 pounds of myself back to Panama!

We ventured out of our perfect compound and away from the beach a total of 3 times of the two week stay. Here we took the girls out on the town. This shop owner said in english with his great mexican accent "this is your day. come into my shop. today everything is almost free for you"

We found a sweet shop with a courtyard in the back with books, yummy smoothies and amazing home-ade popsicles!

In coming back to the house we wondered if it was necessary to leave again....ever!

I loved watching my babes play half naked with their strollers, their own babies and their innocence. Ahhh childhood.

(stay tuned for part 3)


Kimberly {YeP, they are all mine} said...

Gorgeous pics, Meegs. You family is so beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Ah miss you guys!

Vio said...

Beautiful,Meegie! I know what you mean about tribe! I'd love to have you guys closer OXO

Yasmeen said...

Those are some awesome photos! What a magical place and to be with your whole family, what a gift. Cant wait to read more!