While we are on hiatus from posting home improvement projects (we are working on a big one though!) I wanted to make sure I chronicle our trip to St. Lucia. We booked this trip back in October of 2012, not having any idea how things were going to change over the following six months. A promotion for me, putting our house on the market, accepting an offer on that house on my birthday then spending a week or two sweating it out while we worked out details and tried to secure a house we loved that would allow us to not have to move in with family temporarily. We were lucky enough to get a 30-day settlement on this place, so we settled, moved in and two weeks later took off on vacation. Out of the country. With an almost 4-year old. Insanity, right? Maybe so, but it was worth every moment on so many levels.
For our first time traveling, everything went super smoothly. All of the things that had me worried (airports, security, long flights) were a non-event. TSA really does handle families well, even at 4 AM. Kayla was happy and cooperative and napped on the second (longer) flight on the way down. During the week we ate and drank our fill, enjoyed the lazy river and pools, and had a blast with our friends. Every now and again, Kayla asks me when we're going to go back to St. Lucia.