Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Our holiday in pictures

The view from our room at the Golden Crown Paradise Puerto Vallarta

Where we spent most of everyday

The Breeze Beach Bar just steps away. They actually had wait staff taking drink orders from our loungers on the beach.

Our view from the lounge chairs

Poolside view

Hugh Parasailing
Hugh learning to scuba dive

A day trip to Los Caletas. Unfortunately the jelly fish were so bad that day that only the divers were allowed in the water. So while Hugh dove I sat here

One of many fabulous meals

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


Well we're back from Mexico and totally hooked. We had such an amazing vacation that we're going to try to go away kidless every year. I will post some pictures but I'm having a little technical difficulty, namely, we've lost our usb cord and also our memory card reader.

I have lots of stories to tell but they go better with pictures so in the meantime I thought I'd leave you with something totally un-Mexico-related.

Just before we left Ava was in time out and very unhappy about it. She was yelling from the bathroom, "MOMMY! MOMMY! MOMMEEEEEEEEEEY!" After getting no response from me she stopped screaming and the next thing I heard was, "TRISTAN! You come get me out of here!".

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Lost in Translation

A couple of years ago I was in Fresno, California on a fruit picking/sorting missions-type trip. It was an organization called The Gleaners and at this base they dry fruit to send overseas to impoverished third-world countries. The days were very long and we worked incredibly hard in the hot hot humid sun. We were always very thankful for the end of the day which meant a dip in the pool on the base and the possiblity of getting into town to do some shopping.

In this area of California there is a huge population base of spanish-speaking people. On one of these town excursions I was in Payless with a friend who was trying out her newly acquired Spanish phrases and confidently greeting everyone with a cheery "Gwenas Dias!".

I'm sorry. Did you just say Gwenas??

Hugh and I will be arriving in Mexico this Saturday and spending a blissful kid-free week in the sun and everytime I say Buenos dias to someone you can bet I'll be thinking of dear old Gwen!