The real treat was the time we got to hang out, drive around the island, relax on the beach and explore new places. My parents are pretty much the greatest people you will ever meet. My mom is an adventurous, sushi-eating, snorkeling, baby-saving, kind of woman. She knows how to mother anything--her 7 fabulous kids, my neighbor's rambunctious but adorable children, or cilantro on my patio. And my dad, oh what a guy! He is the most generous, kindest man I know. And when he laughs loudly at my jokes (which is fairly often--I told you he's generous), I feel like a regular comedienne.
Sharing a joke with Pops.
And with their powers combined... they make a fantastic couple. I loved watching my dad open the car door for my mom, without fail, every time she got in the car. I loved watching them sneak kisses, hold hands and laugh together. These are things I've grown up watching but after being married for almost a year, their example of a beautiful marriage is that much sweeter.
And now, I've got dishes and laundry calling my name... Sure you don't want to come back, Mom??