Posts tagged "holidays"

Happy Birthday, Papi!

On a hike during our last trip to PR
In honor of my dad’s birthday this week, I am reposting a tribute I wrote to him last year. Feliz cumpleanos, Papi! Te queremos mucho! ____________________________________________________________________ When I was a kid, all my friends were terrified of my father. With his serious countenance, gruff voice, and thick Brazilian accent,  he inspired fear in the hearts... Read more »

Happy New Year! ?

Happy New Year!  ?
Since our favorite curmudgeon Andy Rooney retired, we could use a good rant. It’s been awhile, and I typically hand off rants to my husband, Scott, but he’s been too swamped with work. I know he’d probably do this rant better than I, but well, the emotions are just as valid. WTF is up with having Christmas decorations and presents in the... Read more »

Happy Mother's Day 2011!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! I hope you are enjoying some much-deserved pampering and outpouring of love from your families. Last year on Mother’s Day, I paid homage to my mom. This year, I would like to pay tribute to another very important mother figure in my life, my mother-in-law, Emma... Read more »
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Happy Easter!

Growing up in Puerto Rico, there were certain things about the United States that truly fascinated me. American high schools, for example…how I longed to walk those clean, giant halls and visit a real school cafeteria (although I never really had a desire to actually EAT the cafeteria food). I wanted to go to a... Read more »

I'm a "Titi"!!!

My family is slowly taking over all the holidays. I have already blogged about how both my grandfather’s death and our signing the paperwork to pursue Dylan’s adoption happened on Valentine’s Day and how my grandmother passed away on New Years’ Day. Now my brother – whose birthday falls on Groundhog’s Day – has welcomed... Read more »

Happy Valentine's Day!

When I think of Valentine’s Day, the last word that pops to my mind is “romance.” This might have something to do with the man I married. You see, I married my best friend. I married the love of my life. I married a strong, supportive partner. I married someone I knew would be an... Read more »
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A Whale of a Trip - Part 3

Of all the parks we were scheduled to visit during out trip to Florida, I was most looking forward to Animal Kingdom. Dylan loves animals, and the combination of both animals and Disney characters seemed perfect for our little guy. We tried to get him excited about the theme park telling him he would see... Read more »

A Whale of a Trip - Part 2

Quality time with Abuelito
As you might remember from last week’s post, we spent our first day in Florida just hanging out at my parent’s timeshare in the hopes that Dylan would be rested enough to tackle Magic Kingdom the following day. Well, he wasn’t. And he let us know it all day long. We do have to take... Read more »

A Whale of a Trip - Part 1

When my parents mentioned last summer that they were planning a family trip to Disney World during the holidays, Bill and I immediately told them we would not be joining them in Florida. There were many reasons for us not to go. The expense was number one, of course. We also thought that, at 3,... Read more »
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Back to reality

I’m writing from my Dad’s computer in my brother’s former room, talk about deja vu. This is the worst part of the vacation, the last hours before I leave Puerto Rico. I’ve had 8 days of family, friends and warm weather. After 14 years living away from home, I should be a pro at doing... Read more »