Friday, August 24, 2012

That's a wrap...

All good things must come to an end... good bye summer

Andrew and Adrianna both attended summer camp - Adrianna has been attending summer camp forever but this was the first time for Andrew and he LOVED it! I mean who wouldn't love it...they take field trips everyday and get to hang out with other kids! I would love more than anything to have the summer off with my kids but, I don't have that luxury so I try to make the weekends fun

   Here are some highlights:

 having lunch with cousins after glamor shots
this was a fun-filled day with just the girls.
we made some fun memories!

baking brownies

 having fun in the play house Pa Homer
re-modeled. they wanted to move in here!!

 working in the flower bed - we tried our best to
 keep the flowers alive but that didn't happen due
 to the sizzlin hot weather. we'll just have to plant
more this fall.

fishing from the pond

 Andrew could stay outside forever
 playing/working on his cars

no need to go inside for a nap - it's more
comfortable here!

Adrianna at cheer camp
She LOVES cheer & these girls have been practicing all summer. Finally, the uniforms, pompoms, cheer bags, outfits and shoes are all in... the count down until the first football game is on. {6 MORE DAYS} can't wait to see them perform!!

 Andrew & Jasmine
can you believe she is a year younger than him!?!?
maybe one day my little boy will start growing LOL

school clothes shopping is hard work for these two
they were shopped out - just can't hang with me

 Finally done shopping and having dinner
with Grandma Pam and the cousins!

Andrew's first day of pre k - I was still in Mexico.
Jeremy & Adrianna did a great job getting him ready and even took this picture for me!

Adrianna & Brittney's first day of 8th grade.
They were very exicted, this is going to be a great year!
Hope everyone had a great summer!


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Guadalajara, Mexico {in pictures}

Old downtown Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Guadalajara cathedral

 the square -- this beautiful building is the Governor’s Mansion, it's one hundred and thirty-years old

The bridge of different colors 

Retail Therapy @ Tlaquepaque

Cheers to amazing friends & lasting memories!!
I will never be completely at home again, because part of my heart will always be elsewhere. That is the price I pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more
than one place.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

greetings from Mexico...

I am spending a week in beautiful Guadalajara, Mexico
 The bulk of my time is spent in the office since I am here for business purposes but after hours, I am able to do lots of fun things, site seeing and shopping!!
{All thanks to my amazing co-workers who have been very welcoming}. Guadalajara has the nicest people ever - I have made so many friends!!
 On my arrival I went downtown to admire the historical buildings and visit the Cathedral. I was lucky to have my manager and his wife with me as a tour guides. They were able to tell me all the history of this 500 year old city. We were there on Sunday which is the busiest day of the
week – everyone was there with their families. There were so many people, vendors selling anything from food to crafts. There were people dressed up as Jack Sparrow and Avator and live music. Resembled New Orleans in a lot of ways!

I have been enjoying delicious foods.
No food chains for me - I have been eating all the local foods. I had a torta ahogada which means drowned sandwich It is called "drowned" because the sandwich is submerged totally in a sauce made primarily of a dried chili pepper. The salty bread that the sandwich is made with can only be found in Guadalajara. It was messy but so good!

All the fruit taste amazing here, I have been eating fresh fruit and cheese every morning for breakfast. I tried papaya for the first time ever and it is good. Also, I tried tuna which is the fruit of a cactus - didn't really care for that too much. 

I will be posting pictures soon!