Showing posts from June, 2011

Totally Random Cancun Mexico Pics

Photos, photos, photos, I am up to my ears in photos of Cancun, Riviera Maya, cats and Max! I just synced my phone to the compu and realized I haven't done a simple picture post in a while, so here you go, ten random iPhone photos from our recent travels.

Kid wants a tattoo, kid gets a tattoo. Grandma said so.

The playa in Playa

Max's First Drinking Contest. He lost. We'll practice.

Oh hello friendly lifeguards. (Max wanted me to kiss them. I didn't follow his orders)

That is one brave iguana. Look at all those scaredy iguanas in the back.

Decapitation (snicker)

Free Bananas Flambe? Well alrighty then!

Ahh ahh ahhh Akumal

How does a boat catch fire in the rain?

Two of my BEST girls and I in Playa (LOVE you ladies)

And there you have it folks, a look at some of the fun we've been having down here in paradise. Well ok, the decapitated doll and the burned-out boat weren't necessarily "fun", but they tickled me enough to take photos of them. Expect many, ma…

Mexico Today

"Como una mirada hecha en Sonora Vestida con el mar de Cozumel
Con el color del sol por todo el cuerpo
Asi se lleva Mexico en la piel"-- Luis Miguel "Mexico en la Piel"
"Like a look made in Sonora Dressed in the sea of Cozumel
With the colour of the sun all over the body
So Mexico is carried in the skin"-- translation by Canucka
"El Sol de Mexico", the singer Luis Miguel, never fails to give me goosebumps with "Mexico en la Piel". I DO feel Mexico in my skin and am proud to be "Casi Mexicana" and to have a son "Hecho en Mexico". So when I received an invitation to be part of a new initiative in promoting Mexico, I was eager to get on board.

"Mexico Today, in association with Marca País – Imagen de México, is a joint public and private sector initiative designed to help promote Mexico as a global business partner and an unrivaled tourist destination. This program is designed to shine a light on the Mexico that its peop…

Life in Mexico Continues

"You look so different, my goodness, what happened?"
"Your eyes are sparkling, you look alive and you are actually smiling!"
"Are you going to go back to Canada now?"
These are some of the comments I have been receiving lately since separating from the ex. Yes, I am alive, yes, I am feeling happy and no, I am not leaving Mexico! Why would I leave? My life here is my own, it may have begun here because of the ex, but I created my own place, my own identity and Mexico is in my heart and soul. There are a lot more factors that go into staying here than just one Mexican man.
My reasons for living here are complex at this point, it's not simply "I like the weather", though that certainly plays a part. It's not just the beach or the cenotes or the tacos or the people. Mostly, I just like myself more here. I am healthier, physically and mentally. I don't feel the driving need for more "stuff", more success or to compete with a…

The Final Countdown

After five long years, kindergarten is finally coming to an end. I know that sounds weird to NOB folks, but kids here in Mexico start school EARLY. Max started at his present school when he was about 18 months old and he's just turned six, ready to graduate from Kinder 3 and start first grade at a new school next year. This week is final exam week (he has monthly exams, but these are the big ones) and we're heavy into study mode. I was a little panicked, but the kid actually knows his stuff, kind of blowing me away actually! Here's a look at some of what he has to know to ace is finals....
"Culture and investigations"- The White Book
From Mexican Independence in September to Father's Day in June, he must know all the major holidays and events and key players. Pancho Villa, the Three Kings, Christoper Columbus, Miguel Hidalgo, Day of the Dead, Mother's Day, he knows his stuff. (A real blessing for me as I prepare for my citizenship exam, I realize I …