Family business in Puerto Vallarta

Follow us as we start a business and a home in Puerto Vallarta Mexico. (Originally from Palmer Lake, Colorado, U.S.A.

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Location: (Close to)Puerto Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico

Life can turn on a dime. . .but somehow we muddle through.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Allison is almost 3!!

We miss our Mexico home but are very comfortable back in the U.S. Allison is almost 3 now and Oscar is 6. Time FLIES!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Allison update

Photo of Allison taken at Christmas 2008.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

End of a blog. . . . .

Well it has come time I think to end this blog. With all that is going on in my life(new baby, Oscar, family things) I don't have the time like I used to. I want to thank all my loyal readers and family for sticking with me. I have really enjoyed this blog and it is a GREAT way to keep in touch while at the same time improving your writing skills.(provided you spell check and grammer check) So to all of you out there. Take care. If you have my email address please continue to email me. If you don't and you want it to keep in touch please comment on this entry and I can send it to you. Have a great life all!!
Psalms 139:16(One of my FAVORITE verses)

Friday, August 24, 2007

Answered questions

A few people have been asking me what Mexicans think of America and Americans. Let me first qualify this with; These are only people I know that live in my little area of Puerto Vallarta Mexico, so any angry comments please keep them to yourself.
OK Well to start off with I would say that probably close to 60-70% of the men here have been in the U.S. illegally within the past 10 years. As for the women and children that is probably more like 40-50% because many times only the men go and send money back. They all(pretty much all) agree that Mexico's political system both at the national and local levels is broken and needs a LOT of work. That is why they jump the border to make money. Even making minimum wage they can make in one hour what they make in one day here. Most jobs pay 120-150 pesos for a days work.(that is about $12)Most of them think that Americans have tons and tons of money because they see them coming down here on vacation and think that is how they live all year. Kind of funny. I blew a lot of them away when I told them, no we save up all year to do things like this, we can not just do it on a whim. Most of them, though really love Americans and don't find us brash(like the Europeans do) or rude. They do say we are a little loud though. LOL!!! That is probably because of the drunk spring break crowd that comes down screaming and hollering.
OK on to baby news. Allison is growing and changing very fast. She can now hold her head up for long periods of time and when assisted with balance can keep her legs beneath her for 1-2 second intervals. She is a real beauty. I can't wait for you all to meet her.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Baby, baby, baby

On the baby front there are many changes going on. Every day it seems that Allison's face is changing. She gets more aware of her surroundings every day. For the first time 2 days ago she smiled when someone made faces/noises at her. She can lay on her stomach and hold her head up briefly.(Very strong for a 22 day old) At this point her eyes appear to be a light brown but they still are changing it seems. She can push herself up with her legs a little while on her Mom's stomach. Things she does not like at this point in time are; the heat here in the early afternoons, having thirst, anything touching her face for longer than a few seconds.
I don't know what to say folks. I am hopelessly in love!!!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Fun with baby!!!

Bath time with Allison is so much fun. She is totally different from how Oscar was. She does not cry or squirm. She seems to love it. Here is a montage of photos during one day's bath sequence. She bathes, plays with Oscar a little, then is all tuckered out.
Now on to finding baby things in Mexico. Actually, other than clothes it is quite easy to find anything for baby in Mexico.(Of course you know the old joke; What is the Mexican national dress?. . . . . The Paternaty dress.-No comments please.LOL!) Clothes are scarce here and expensive but other than that anything you can find for baby in America you can find here. Often times much cheaper. (Baby oil is one exception, it is expensive here.) What bums us out right now is we want to outfit her in Tinkerbell stuff and it is virtually non-existant here. We did find a few stickers and a party banner with Tinderbell but that is about it. Guess we'll have to wait til she comes out to the states in October to buy that stuff.
As Leti's family is HUGE(at least 50 cousins) we have been getting little gifts for the baby or for Leti(a cooked meal) which helps a lot.
As for parents entertainment, it is not much. When a baby wants food every 3 hours you are kind of limited on what you can do. Yesterday we had a Mr. Bean marathon with my DVD collection of him. We watched almost all 14 episodes of Mr. Bean(which Oscar loves). Exciting huh? Tonight maybe a Northern Exposure marathon. . . . . .

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Changing daily

Well Allison is growing and changing like crazy now. I think if you watch her long enough you can actually see her growing. She let out her first real smile today. She is strong for a newborn. She can boost herself up with just her legs and can pull herself up (hold herself up) with her hands.(Which I do VERY carefully when she takes a good grip on my fingers, only a couple of inches on a bed)We still can't tell what color her eyes will be. They look brown at times and green at others. Only time will tell. She has the cutest little voice when she coos. She is starting to lose a little bit of the baby hair she has, but not much. She likes to play pattycake also.(With Dad's help of course)
Sorry no photos this time. I went to the same internet cafe and this time they could not figure out how to download the photos. Ahhhh don't you love how different employees are trained differently. LOL, well that is the charm of Mexico.
Hopefully next time.....