Monthly Archives: February 2014

More grandkids–not such kids anymore!

When we introduced Erica’s family to Antonio and Eloisa during their visit to Canada last September, we set things in motion for this visit. They had been pretty lukewarm about making the trip—Aidan (18), especially. But once he met Antonio … Continue reading

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Christmas Cards, A Valentine Party

Last week, our new doorbell rang. It plays Fur Elise, really badly. When Jack answered, the postman was at the door and handed him an envelope. Don’t ask me why he didn’t just put it in the slot with the … Continue reading

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Sew now what?

After a welcome break from “playing house”—which is what it feels like I’ve been doing most of the winter—I decided it was time to drag out the sewing machine and turn the 10 meters of fabric I bought last week … Continue reading

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Hasta Luego! and Happy Birthday. Gavin!

It’s early, early morning, still quite dark, and very quiet. Galen and his family left for the airport at 5:15, after one last glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice. It’s been a wonderful week and a half, topped off last evening … Continue reading

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Gates and bars

Yesterday, standing beside me while I searched for my key to our outside door, Quentin (4), said “That’s something different from Canada. In Canada, we don’t have gates.” Well, of course, some people do. But he’s right. It’s a big … Continue reading

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Grandkids–can’t help myself

This is an unapologetic photo collection of Quentin and Stella–with occasional glimpses of their parents and the city. They’ve been here for five full days already. Every year for one week in February the city is home to a festival … Continue reading

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Little visitors

Galen, Katharina, Quentin and Stella landed at the airport in Leon around 11:45 last night. Jack picked them up–the car won’t hold us all. They got here an hour later–the adults exhausted by the “trip from hell” but the kids … Continue reading

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