Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Home for the Holidays

Jorge and I are ¨home¨ in Mexico and ready to spend the holidays with the family! We left our house on Friday, Nov. 28th at 4:15 am and arrived at my sister-in-law´s house in Queretaro about 21 hours later. It was a very long and tiring day but we got our second wind upon arrival when we were greeted by lots of family and good food!

The next day we made a 5 hour road trip to the west coast to the city of Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan where we will spend the majority of our time this trip. Jorge´s mom is living here now so we usually go wherever she is! This time we are staying with Jorge`s youngest sister, Leticia and her family.

The rest of the family will be traveling into town around December 20th and joining us for Christmas and New Years and also for Chava´s (Jorge´s youngest brother) wedding on Dec. 26th. It is going to be a crazy time with lots of people and action!

Mamita is doing well. She is pretty much the same health-wise although she has more strength here in the hotter climate so she can get out of bed and walk to the couch by herself (with a little help) and she also gets up and washes her face and brushes her teeth all by herself in the mornings. That might not sound like much but it´s more than she could do before so we are really happy to see her a little more independant than last time. She is a tiny thing and only weighs about 77 pounds! But she has the biggest heart full of love!

It has been almost 2 years since we were here last and since then we have 7 new family members! One neice got married, a nephew got married and in a few days Jorge´s brother is getting married plus one neice had a baby girl, one nephew has a new baby boy and there are two more babies arriving within the next 3 months (too bad we won´t be here for their arrivals!)

Photos to come...

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