Can be checked off the list.
LAX to ATL to Costa Rica = 1 passport stamp
In case you're wondering, I did in fact make it back safely, I've just been SO BUSY since my return that I haven't had a chance to post any of my FANTASTIC photos.
Suffice it to say (for now) that the trip was magical - the perfect blend of relaxation, adventure and pina coladas.
More pictures to come soon (I promise!).