This time last year Alex and I were in beautiful Antigua. It was probably the best trip of my life, and was so heavenly and meaningful that I can easily recapture a slice of the experience any time I close my eyes and think about it. I don't know that I've ever been on another trip that has afforded me that kind of long-term effect—instant happiness at just the thought of that magical island. At any rate, I'm thinking about Antigua right now, amidst all the craziness of holiday preparations and a house that seems so chaotic and completely out of control with renovations and messes in every room. I could use a tropical vacation right about now!