Posted by on May 21, 2010 in globe-trotting | 6 Comments

I’m in Mexico. I flew over two days ago with my two boys so my grandmother who has stage IV cancer and who had never met hem could see them before her imminent death. I didn’t write about it before because I don’t know who reads my blog and had our visit been anounced it […]

My first birthday party in the role of the mom

Posted by on May 14, 2010 in life, my sons are smarter than me | 7 Comments

I made gorgeous cupcakes. My guests were perplexed by the blue frosting. Ah these Europeans… wholesome people. But then they tried them and they were soon gone. ( the cupcakes, not the guests) There were lots of kids and a huge mess afterwards. And Santiago had cake too.


Posted by on May 14, 2010 in my sons are smarter than me, video | 4 Comments


Posted by on May 11, 2010 in friends | 7 Comments

Image stolen from Room Service Home. Hello to Raina‘s readers. Please have some of my pink lemonade. And now go back to Raina’s house and delight in the beauty and the wit.


Posted by on May 9, 2010 in images, life | 5 Comments

I will not rest until I manage to put these feelings into words. I didn’t know that growing up would be this evident, and this painful. I’m just letting things hit me, hit me hard. I thought I had it all sorted out, and then boom, all it takes is a quiet Sunday with some […]


Posted by on May 6, 2010 in food, images, my sons are smarter than me | 4 Comments

I love shortbread cookies, especially those with pretty shapes and lovely smooth icing. But I had never made any, until the rain made me do it. (this is the recipe that worked better for me, yes I tried several: 2 cups flour, 2 sticks butter, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 confectioner’s sugar, vanilla) I learned that […]

It’s all been a gift from the start.

Posted by on May 2, 2010 in life, my sons are smarter than me | 2 Comments

Epiphany today. I really had a bumpy start. My parents were young and unstable. Life took its turns. I grew up in the weirdness. I have a brother who I don’t have. But suddenly it all strikes me as wonderful: all the things I didn’t have were a gift for my own children. Life was […]

Our 2009 Album

Posted by on May 2, 2010 in images, reviews | 5 Comments

ahhhh the digital era! I have like 11 terabytes (does that even exist? anyway… they should invent words for us people always hyperbole-ing) of photos, and very very few actual prints of them. Also, I live far from many people I love. Enter We just received 13 copies of our 2009 family album. It’s […]