Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Birthday to me !!!

On Nov. 22nd I turned 25!!! WOW a whole quarter!!!

Ghost = Birthday girl :)
Happy Birthday !!!

Birthday CAKES!!!




























































It was my first birthday in Spain,,, I enjoyed my day.
My family made it very special.  I relaxed during the day, and we had a wonderful meal and cakes in the evening.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

We love the Park

Ivan inspecting a leaf 
Ivan loves the park,,,, I am sooooo happy that we live near one !!!

Crawling away from his toys

This is the first time that I live in such a central location, and I love it.
I can walk to,,,,, the park, supermarket, church, grandparents, fruit market, hubby´s work, etc. etc. etc.
talk about saving gas money :)

Ivan sucking on his kissable lips :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

November = THANKSGIVING

November, November, November...
For almost every American, November = Thanksgiving, the season to give thanks.
It is definitely going to be a bit different this year seeing as Thanksgiving is an American holiday, and duh,,, I'm not in America.
I'm not yet sure if we will do anything special, we might, it would be really nice if we do.
Nonetheless, Thanksgiving will be remembered and cherished on my behalf.

Thanksgiving holds a lot of traditions back home,,, for instance,

1. After we are finished eating (and completely stuffed!!!) we each take turns to give thanks for everyone with us (we say something specific about each person).
2. Anyone that doesn't have a place to go home to for Thanksgiving comes to our house :)
Mostly roommates and college colleagues. Having a full house was never a problem for my parents, they love making people feel at home and loved.
3. The traditional TURKEY... accompanied by jamon, arroz con gandules, batata, mashed potatoes, green bean and sweet potato casserole (love green bean, do not love sweet potato) and of course APPLE PIE AND VANILLA ICE CREAM,,,,, oooohhhhhh Thanksgiving is not Thanksgiving with out apple pie and apple pie is not apple pie without  ice cream .

*My favorite tradition of all, is simply taking time to be with each other. So even though I am in Spain and Thanksgiving isn't a National Holiday,,, I will definitely be spending time with Family and loved ones and of course counting my blessings

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Q: What am I doing here???

A: Well who would have known that I would end up in SPAIN,,, I can't say that I never dreamed about living in Europe, but it actually happened!!!
Needless to say, a lot of adjusting is going to be necessary if this is going to be a smooth transition.

What I intend on doing with this blog is to let everyone in on the differences and similarities between living in the United States and Europe, the up's and down's that I might have, raising my son and caring for my family in a new place, adventures, new experiences etc, etc, etc..

I will do my best to make weekly posts, if not at least monthly,,, pics and all folks :)

Well,,,stay tuned.