I have loved this summer, because it has been so great to have everyone home and get to spend quality time with everyone. But I’m also excited that we are easing our way into fall, and I’m hopefully going to have the chance to catch up on this blog and other projects. Mariana started… Continue reading Summer has been such a blur!
I am really enjoying having a relaxing summer with no big trips, now that Florida is over. Last summer, we overdid the vacations, with a week in Florida, two weeks traveling to National Parks, and then a week in Canada canoeing. So while all of that travel was really exciting, I appreciate being able… Continue reading Mariana coming back from France today!
I feel so grateful to get to spend time with all of you kids this summer! During the school year, it never really feels like we get to catch up the way we do during the summer, when the days stretch out so long. It is so amazing to just hang out with you… Continue reading Grateful for my family!
It has been a fun summer, despite not going to the pool as often as I would have hoped. After Nicolas finally got well, the temperature plummeted for a few days, and then Raisa was sick, and we had to cancel outings to be with her. We spent July 4th with our usually crowd… Continue reading Summer is flying by!
Well, unfortunately, Nicolas, your birthday didn’t go as well as I had hoped, because you were still feeling sick. We were going to go the zoo, but that fell through, and even though we planned a special birthday dinner for you with foods you requested specifically (hot dogs, pretzels, white cake, berries), I was… Continue reading Miguel coming back from camp & celebrating Nicolas’ birthday.
It’s your birthday today, Nicolas, and you are turning 5! It’s been a rough stretch for you between breaking your foot and then, the instant your boot came off, getting so sick, with a fever, chills, stomach ache, lethargy. It’s very early in the morning, and I’m the only one awake yet, but I… Continue reading Happy 5th Birthday, Nicolas!
One of the issues that is giving me the most trouble is, “What does it mean to be me?” Am I still myself if I’m 90% of who I used to be? 75% percent? What is the point that I cross where my kids start to say, “I miss my mom,” even though… Continue reading What does it mean to be me?