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I’m so excited….

  1. Scientific Housewife says:

    Wow, that is gorgeous! You are so lucky! Have a great time and don't forget about us 🙂

  2. Faith J. says:

    WOW! What a great gift! I hope to go to Costa Rica some day with my husband I hear great things about it!

  3. says:

    Lucky Duck!

  4. Down and Out Chic says:

    awesome. i LOVE costa rica- you will have the time of your life! seriously.
    if you need help w/guest posts, i'd love to help you out. just email me!

  5. journeychic says:

    What a sweet family you have!! Barcelona is amazing, but you want more than 4 nights there, for sure, considering the long flight. Costa Rica will be perfect. The hubs and I are also doing a beach 4-night getaway next month and I can't wait!

  6. Rita says:

    Enjoy! Soak up some sun, relax, refresh, and refocus. I'm sure there will be many perfect moments, joys, and blessings during the trip…please take photos to share when you return.

  7. Lauren says:

    oh i'm so excited for you guys!!!! it's going to be amazing!!! YOU NEED THIS!!!


  8. The Wife of a Fisherman says:

    Tamarindo is amazing. If you can, snorkel at playa Conchal. It is very relazing and beautiful. and if you are in playa Conchal try the Happy Snapper restaurant. Also, in Tamarindo is a wonderful rooftop restaurant called Bella Vita (or in spanish, La Vita Bella) Hope this helped!

  9. Jaime says:

    Looks beautiful- lucky you! Enjoy 🙂

  10. Nikki says:

    That looks like heaven. Have a lovely time!

  11. Emily says:

    I am so happy for you! Just got back from costa rica last month and I can tell you it's AMAZING! you are going to have the best time ever and I can't wait to hear all about it!

  12. Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life says:

    What an awesome family you have!?!

  13. Chic Coles (Cole Design) says:

    You guys are so lucky! I went to Costa Rica for my boyfriends sisters wedding and we stayed at the Florblanca Resort. It was the most beautiful place in the world and I am sure you will have an amazing time!

  14. Michelle says:

    So jealous! What a fab Christmas gift! I've not been to Costa Rica, but I'll tell you that all I would be doing is relaxing on the beach & having fun with my husband. Enjoy.

  15. Bitch, Bitch, Bitch (Amanda Mac) says:

    I'm so jealous!!!! That hotel looks amazing. AMAZING.

  16. Bitch, Bitch, Bitch (Amanda Mac) says:

    I'm so jealous!!!! That hotel looks amazing. AMAZING.

  17. Holly says:

    you will love it!! my bf and i went to costa rica in august (rainy season-boo!) but we were in arenal and jaco mostly. my advice, when ordering off the menu, dont stray too much from the "comida typico" that is what they know how to do best! also! get a Guanabana daquari!

  18. Magchunk says:

    Wow, what an awesome gift! You guys will have an amazing time.

    I'd love to help out with a guest post. My email is if you need me!

  19. The Southern Lady says:

    What a thoughtful and wonderful gift! It looks like you'll have a marvelous time away from the wintry weather together.


  20. Haven and Home says:

    I am so jealous! That will be wonderful. I am dying to go somewhere warm. I will guest blog!

  21. Design Esquire says:

    WOW!!! Have a great time, and please share some photos with us when you return.

  22. Blondie says:

    So lucky! Have a fantastic time honey…you deserve it! Kori xoxo

  23. Southern Aspirations says:

    oh my goodness what a lovely present! You will have a great time! (and I LOL at the "controlling" piece- that's me exactly!

  24. The Brick Cottage says:

    Ahh, there is nothing better than a beach vacation in the dead of winter (not that I would know…but I can imagine!). Enjoy!

  25. Ms. Bright says:

    What an amazing gift! It's well deserved, in my opinion!!

    Costa Rica is AMAZING.

    I'd love to guest for you…let me know!

  26. Sarah says:

    what an amazing gift. your hotel looks amazing.
    have a fantastic time.

  27. leontinecolombo says:


  28. Love Where You Live says:

    So envious! Enjoy yourselves. Cheers! -susan

  29. Courtney says:

    what a thoughtful gift and what a lifetime memory this will be!

  30. Jenny says:

    Wow! What an amazing gift. I wanna go!

  31. Ginger says:

    That looks amazing! Now I know where I want our next trip to be. Thank you. Merry Christmas 🙂

  32. PS~Erin says:

    This is our dream vacation. We were supposed to go for our honeymoon… then our 5 yr anniversary… then our 10… Maybe soon, especially after I hear about your trip when you return. So excited for you!

  33. LindsB says:

    Holy cow!! What an amazing present from your parents and sisters, that is sooo beyond fun! That is like the best present ever, and I am so jealous right now!! Want to pack me in one of your carry ons?

  34. Revival says:

    My husband and I were lucky enough to get to CR twice this year. We were seriously considering a move! You'll love it. Take a surf lesson and be sure to be at the beach for the sunsets. Please have an Imperial or 3 for me 🙂 Pura Vida

  35. Laura @ the shorehouse. says:

    I'm excited FOR you! Have a blast…and I think beachy was the way to go in four days (LOL at the "social studies vacation"!!).

  36. Mrs. Everlasting says:

    What a fantastic gift! My husband and I are heading to Costa Rica January 5 – 15th! We will be staying in Arenal for 3 nights then 5 nights at the JW Marriott in Tamarindo. I can't wait!

  37. No.35style says:

    what a gift! how fun!!

  38. Laura says:

    This Spring break March 6th through March 13th 2010. Take a journey with Bamboo YogaPlay in Dominical, Costa Rica, for a unique beach yoga experience. For more information visit here:

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