Cabo Yoga

This is what it looks like living it up in Cabo with my BFFs, in the sun, doing yoga and loving life.   

My smile says it all.

 

Isn’t she amazing?  It is such a joy to watch her practice and to be with her and all the other awesome women. 

I am so grateful to have been invited on this trip and am thankful that my mama came to look after everyone while I am away.  

I am lucky. 

Thank you thank you thank you!

nAMaste 

A Real Vacation

Hello Friends!  Did you miss me? I missed you.  It felt really strange to not write for a few days and it felt totally liberating too.  I enjoyed a real vacation and wanted to savor the moments with my girlfriends and to keep everything private, during the time I was away. 

I went on a yoga retreat with one of my very best friends in Cabo, San Lucas, Mexico. 

Everything was awesome and words can’t describe the fabulous experience. I am filled with gratitude and came back rested and relaxed and filled with joy.

My parents came to stay with my kids and to support Jeff, getting them to and from school, fed, loved, and to all their appointments. They were so lucky to have 5 days with their grandparents, being spoiled and loved day after day. I was thankful that they took the time to be here and that my kids were well taken care of. I was able to enjoy myself without worry because I knew my job was covered.

Stacey and I have been friends for 18 years, which is hard to believe since we’re only “29.”  We both lead busy lives and don’t talk as often as we’d like, but when we get together, it’s like no time has passed at all. It doesn’t matter what we’re doing – we just enjoy each other’s company, sharing stories and laughing and playing together.  Being on vacation with her and 8 other girlfriends was just magical.  I am so thankful that she invited me to join her in Cabo to create and share more memories together.

We enjoyed doing several hours of yoga each day, listening to the sounds of the ocean and wind, feeling the warmth of the air, and practicing with amazingly strong women. We called ourselves the Yoga Mafia and laughed at the silliness of it all. These girls are amazingly strong, beautiful and graceful yogis.

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We ate delicious Mexican food and drank homemade watermelon juice everyday.

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We sat by the pool, drank shots together, ate chips and guacamole and enjoyed each other’s company.

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We paddle boarded and did yoga on the water in La Paz, even while being scared by jelly fish, puffer fish and sting rays.
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We were pampered with outdoor massages in the privacy of our house.

We danced the night away at Cabo Wabo, and danced in the moonlight on the beach until 3 am.

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Life is good. Love this life. Love my girlfriends and family and am ever so thankful, especially for my BFF.

Hope you have a wonderful week and take good care of yourself. xo

Namaste.

Day 16: Happy

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I had so much fun in Cabo with Stacey and friends, doing yoga and paddle boarding, eating sashimi and sushi, dancing at Cabo Wabo, and hanging by the pool and in the hot tub. It was very relaxing and I have a perm-a-grin on my face.

I am going to miss my friends when we move, even though I know we’ll still see each other and pick up where we leave off the next time we see each other! 20120709-221308.jpg

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Me and Stacey, near and far…I miss you my friend!

Day 17: SUP Yoga in Cabo

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I can’t believe Jeff let me go to Cabo for 5 days when we’re moving in 17!! I can’t believe I’m having so much fun and relaxing with friends when I “should be” stressing and worrying about all the last minute details to wrap up before the big move. But I kinda believe in living in the moment and that you’ll use all the time you have and fill it whether you have a week or a month – and everything usually gets done, so why stress? When I get home, I have my list and I’ll be busy from 7 am to
Midnight+ every night so why worry now?

Today we rented paddle boards and did SUP yoga on the Sea of Cortez for 3 hours!! We had so much fun paddling and falling in and laughing and taking pictures with the Go Pro camera. It was a perfect day.

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Day 19: Cabo

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We did 2 1/2 hours of yoga today in the hot sun. I thought I was gonna pass out, but I didn’t give up. I think I found what I want to get better at when we move to Holland.

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After yoga, we had a fabulous Mexican Lunch, followed by sitting in the pool and relaxing.

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The real yoginis were ready for a second round of power yoga with handstands and headstands, scorpions and running men. I got tired just watching!! J.k… They are crazy and amazing!!

Dinner at Edith’s was delicious. The seafood and guacamole, margaritas and dessert filled us up.

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To burn off calories, we stopped at Cabo Wabo and danced the night away!

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Time for bed so we can do it again tomorrow!!