Sayulita

Is it really December already?? I know I say this every year but...I can't believe Christmas is just a couple weeks away!  I guess life as a stay at home Mom is something I still haven't grasped.  My days are long but the weeks are so short!  I feel like I get nothing accomplished but have all the time in the world.  Raising tiny humans --- it's a complicated task.

You know what's not complicated? Deciding to vacation for a week over Thanksgiving break.
Holidays are always a little bit of a whirlwind here at home.  It's nice having all of our families in the same town but it means schlepping from one house to the other in order to see everyone.  So when my sister suggested we take our families to Mexico to celebrate I was 100% on board.  She even convinced my dad to rent an amazing home for a whole week (thanks Dad!!!).  Spending a week with family in paradise? I'd be crazy to say no.  

So six adults and three toddler boys made the trek from SB to Sayulita, Mexico.  It was an "easy" (nothing's easy when toddlers are involved) two and a half hour flight from LAX to Puerta Vallarta.  It was PJ's first flight and he did ok.  Not perfect but nothing too unexpected.  Had the flight been any longer we may have had a problem but 2.5 hrs was something we could handle.  We had a car service pick us up with carseats in tow and we made the 45min drive to the quaint little town of Sayulita.  

If you haven't heard of Sayulita you need to check it out.  It's become more and more of a tourist attraction over the past few years but it still manages to hold onto it's small town charm without the hustle of a big city.  The town centers around three main streets where you will find locals and visitors alike.  The sidewalks are lined with artisans selling brightly colored gems.  I honestly can't say enough great things about the style this little town has.  I found myself wanting everything!  Whether it was a neon pom pom or an intricately embroidered pillow - I wanted it all.  Let's just say people in Sayulita aren't afraid of color.  Everything is bright, cheery and super stylish.

Aside from the amazing boutiques, the beaches and sunsets were a main highlight.  The water was the perfect temperature and the weather was exactly what we had envisioned.  Apparently it can get brutally hot there but we managed without ever having to use the AC!  The only real drawback was a little thing called Montezuma that took Revenge on two of us.  Luckily I was spared but it was not a welcome visitor!  But all in all it was a trip to remember.  

Here's a glimpse at our week in paradise:

If that's not gorgeous enough, check out our amazing home for the week...

Could have really used some baby gates...

Could have really used some baby gates...

Yes, that's a treehouse in the backyard!

Yes, that's a treehouse in the backyard!