Category Archives: friends

24 hours and counting…

Last week we arrived in Heathrow, in London, after over an hour wait in immigration and customs, to our dear friends. Such an easy arrival to a new place.  Nothing like last time we traveled to another continent.  This time, Mac … Continue reading

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Oaks Park, Portland

This was the first trip to the park of the year. The kids had lots of fun with a friend. Lucas can ride new rides now. It is really fast how they grow these little persons in our lives.  This … Continue reading

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the swap’s package

It’s been a couple of weeks now since we received the beautiful package from Siena’s swap partner, for the kids’ handmade swap I organized last month.  Look at the tape! It was such a happy package to get. We arrived … Continue reading

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spring cleaning

Every spring, the first few sunny days, brings me the energy for cleaning and de-cluttering, and fixing and getting rid of what we don’t use or need anymore. By then, we’ve been inside for many months, cleaning and using every … Continue reading

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a kids’ swap

Last February I participated in my first blogger’s swap.  I had so much fun and I wrote about it a couple times already.  I am still enjoying my presents as they decorate our tables around the house. After looking around blogland … Continue reading

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spring is like summer

The other day, we had few sunny days, and my kids kept saying “it’s like summer!” as they took their socks off, and took their layers of clothes off, and dug deeper in their drawers for shorts and skirts to wear. … Continue reading

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As it has become, the tradition is to get together with our friends on Christmas Eve, and celebrate with a special meal, as I did growing up in Chile. Together, in family, with our dear friends. This year, even more … Continue reading

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Last week we celebrated with friends, Lucas turning 8. We made a cake, and Lucas picked a Minion. And we also made a Death Star as a piñata. And the day… oh the day we had!  A beautiful sunny day, at … Continue reading

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… last week

We finished November.  A full month for my family, and I think for many of us the beginning of a season we tend to be busier and more indoors.  Busier in a different way than our months in the summer … Continue reading

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I remember two Halloweens ago… we were in India.  That was a different year, a different celebration.  Yes, so many memories. This year, we went to a Halloween party at our friends’ house.  We had so much fun!  My kids … Continue reading

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