Thursday, April 24, 2008


Wow, I can't believe that we are done with our first trimester of Spanish!!! We are so excited to have a break from school. We ended the trimester with 3 A's each in our 3 classes.....boy, how I wish that Mark's high school Spanish teacher could see him now!!! Actually I wish ANY...ANY of Mark's teachers could see him now...working and doing homework. It so cute! HA

Anyway, we are ready for a few days of vacation with some friends. The Parsley family is arriving Saturday for a visit and we have some fun things planned.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

El dentista! know those things that you absolutely dread to do the FIRST time in a FOREIGN COUNTRY?? You know...... go to the doctor, visit the hospital....OK just about any first time thing in a new country can be traumatic (drama queen enter stage right). Well, it was time for our 6 month DENTAL CHECKUP...."Jaws" background music plays now.....and today was the day! We wanted to avoid any dentist that might possibly clean his tools in the blue barber shop liquid jar.....or some of the local dentist who operate out of what appears to be his residence.
Scary, huh? So with much apprehension, we arrived in a part of town we had never been in and saw the dentist. WE SURVIVED!!!!

Actually it was a very nice office with very nice staff and NO, they did not speak English! Mark and I figured that if they started to work on the right end then we had a victory because we have learned enough Spanish to at least express what service we need! HA It was indeed a day of victory and we have learned to bask in the small victories!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Toucan

Olivia had to make a 5-10 minute presentation on the Toucan for her class this week. Naturally Mark was satisfied with her preparing a simple poster with Toucan facts but.....I thought that her presentation needed a little spice!!! I prepared her a power point on the Toucan! I thought it was a grand idea and Olivia did a great job! I will post the is so cute with her little remote control clicker in her hand. For some reason, Mark has been referring to me all week as a "Texas cheerleader Mom?".......not quite sure why?

Saturday, April 5, 2008

WOW...this are great!!!

Ok, we had a first this weekend. We had meetings with our company and a special speaker came in for a couple of days of teaching......he brought all of us a special treat.....M&M's!!! Not just regular M&M's but 2 NEW flavors he said are out in the States right now....cherry and dark chocolate. They were delicious.

Well, how was this a big deal...well for you it may not be because you have them all of the time but for US ...WOW...we had no idea that these flavors even existed! It was the first time that we felt really out of touch with how things "change" and you not be there to experience it.

We really enjoyed our M&M's and it was a great lesson in how sometimes the simplest things from "home" can be so weird and exciting all at the same time.

By the way, I am now officially adding cherry and dark chocolate M&M's to our wish list!