Perfect Moment Monday: Lotsa Boca goodness

What is a winter-bound gal to do when Festivus is in the rear view mirror and spring is still weeks away?

If she’s lucky and the stars align, she heads to the fictional and hysterically stereotypical Del Boca Vista.

I got lucky and the stars aligned. Roger had some work to do in Boca Raton and my parents agreed to take care of our children for several days.

We had a series of perfect moments. From our greeting at the airport by this mojito bar (far too early in the day to partake, though):

…to hanging out with Roger’s parents, who took a break from the Boston winter and drove down to meet us:

Once I discovered, via Twitter, that Lindsay was also in Boca Raton, we arranged to meet for lunch and — what else? — mojitos. Here we are tweeting about our good fortune from both sides of the table.

Perhaps the most touching perfect moment took place on the beach with my mother-in-law. As you recall, Lisa is dealing with advanced lung cancer, so time with her is precious. While our husbands were talking sports over a beer at a bar , we two spread our towels over the sand, enjoyed the smells and sounds of the seashore, and talked about what heaven might be like and who might be there.

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It was incredibly relaxing and de-stressing to be off-duty, child-wise. Reverting to our adventurous and carefree days did a world of good for Roger and me. And it was equally wonderful, though in a different way, to reunite with our kids and my parents upon our return. Clearly, I’m suffering from an overdose of perfection this week.

Pobrecita, I know.

The Limerick Chick contest closes Monday night — make sure to get your entry in. Voting begins soon so plan to check back next week.

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18 thoughts on “Perfect Moment Monday: Lotsa Boca goodness”

  1. Oh so many little perfect moments making up ur week. I am so glad u got to recharge! And the Limerick contest is due tomorrow..I have too much to do.
    My perfect moment..u tweeting me with mojitos!!!!!
    Xoxo

  2. Glad that you had an awesome time with Lindsay and your in-laws.

    Hope the perfect moments continue to happen in copious amount for you.

  3. Wow Lori! I love that you are “suffering from an overdose of perfection this week!” We should all be so lucky… Seriously though, you really did have quite an amazing week with all of those various perfect moments on your vacation.

    You and Lindsay crack me up taking pictures about each other tweeting during your lunch date! :-)

    I am so glad that you got some quality time with your husband too! That is so important and something that can be hard to come by with our kids and busy lives.

    I think my favorite of your perfect moments is the time you spent on the beach with your MIL. Thought bittersweet I am sure it is something neither of you will ever forget and I am so glad that you got to be with Lisa, relax and wonder together about Heaven. It sounds so lovely and so heartbreaking at the same time.

    Thank you for sharing Lori! I am off to check out the other Perfect Moment Monday posts now… I am also honored to be in all of your company having posted my first one today!

  4. I’m so glad Roger’s parents were able to come join you. I loved how you and his mom got to relax on the beach and enjoy the little moments that really matter.

    Thanks for sharing your Perfect Moments…

  5. Boca Raton AND mojitos?!?! You don’t get much more perfect than that!!

    I’m glad Roger’s parents were also able to join. That is a really sweet pic of them together :-)

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