Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Costa Rica

We just got back from a week in Costa Rica visiting Gina and her kids, Sophia (almost 5) and Melissa (2 months). We went down there with Dana (Nana) and Uncle Bill. We stayed in Jaco near the beach. One day, David and Uncle Bill and Lotus and I made a trip to the volcano Arenal to visit the hot springs there. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of this place because it was raining and I didn't want to get the camera wet. Besides, pictures would not have done justice. This was the most beautiful place I have ever seen. There was hot water flowing in streams and waterfalls and pools, all surrounded by lush landscape and flowers. Paradise. Anyway, the pictures I did take are on Snapfish. You can view them here: http://www5.snapfish.com/thumbnailshare/AlbumID=2623531008/a=41827066_41827066/otsc=SHR/otsi=SALBlink/COBRAND_NAME=snapfish/
The best part of the trip was watching Solana and Sophia play together. It brought a tear to my eye sometimes. Here is a little glimpse for you...

video

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I'm 34

Thank you to everyone who sent me birthday greetings, cards, phone calls, gifts, flowers, texts, emails, etc. Thank you for remembering my birthday Mom, Dad, Betty, David, Ed & Annake, Dana, Aunt Brenda, Raziya, Leia, Howard, Armand, Julie, Marisa, Theresa, tia Alicia & tio Willy, Sachiko, tia Carmen. It was our first day back home after our trip and it was rather anti-climatic to be back at "work" after such a nice holiday, on my birthday, but I survived and I was surprised people actually remembered it. No photos!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Cruise, Part One

Long time no post! We were away from home for almost 3 weeks, on a cruise with David's family. Ed and Annake celebrated their 40th anniversary and took us and Karen's family on a 14 day cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to San Diego via the Panama canal. We spent 2 nights in Florida before the cruise; 2 nights in San Diego after the cruise, and 1 more night in Florida on our way home. I didn't want to come home, except to do laundry. Solana really enjoyed traveling also, although she missed her friends. Lotus was quite the spectacle on the ship; our two kids were the only ones on the ship under the age of 9. Anyway, it was great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here are some pictures, with more to come.

Solana took this picture, hence the angle.

on the ship

Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena

Cartagena