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La Semana Pasada

This is what our week look liked…
The pavilion at our surf spot named after my grandfather.
I loved pushing around both Eva AND my niece. ­čÖé
On Friday we went to Schlitterbahn! Eva loved it, as always.
How to get an overstimulated/over exhausted toddler to sleep at a waterpark.
The Causeway.
We ate at Sea Ranch twice this week. Yum…
On Saturday we went out to my Dad’s house at the Ranch, where he met with some of the lawyers from the conference to talk about its history.
That was my rocking horse as a baby. ­čÖé


Eva in front of the Rio Grande.
These mango were delicious!

The view from the top of the ranch house.

Ariela Selah: One Month

Ariela Selah,

It has been one month since you made your appearance earth side! You’ve had quite the adventure since then. Your first month was filled with activity, from our adventures trying to get your “papers,” to your first surf trip to La Ticla, to rest time at El Rancho and flying back to Texas. You’ve been a wonderful baby through it all. You spend a lot of time nursing, which I don’t mind… I’ll take all the cuddles I can get before I have to go back to work. You sleep pretty well- not through the night or anything like that, but enough that I don’t feel like a zombie or anything. When you’re awake, you’re very alert. Your big blue eyes take in all the new things to look at. Lately you’ve been giving us┬áreal smiles that just completely melt my heart. You’re intrigued by your big brother and sister and don’t mind watching or even sleeping through their loud, energetic activities. You love going to the beach and falling asleep to the sound of the waves. We’ve already dipped your little feet in the ocean. We can’t wait to get you on a surfboard! I hope you love it as much as we do. Either way, you’re the perfect addition to our family and we’re so happy you’re here.


Christmas 2014

It was Damian’s first Christmas and Eva’s first Christmas in the United States. We spent Christmas Eve and morning at Palmito Ranch, at my dad’s house, where I spent the majority of my Christmases growing up. That made it extra┬áspecial. I really wanted to be able to take the kids to the beach at some point that day, to continue the tradition Eva has experienced since she was born, but we were just so busy visiting with family. Then we came back to my apartment where my mom cooked Christmas dinner. It was a busy day, but the kids were happy. Eva went to sleep before 7, which was an extra gift for a tired mama.Processed with VSCOcam with b2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with b2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with b2 presetcollage2

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Evita’s Second Birthday Party

This post has been sitting in my “drafts” forever. I’ve been waiting to get the pictures and video from my husband’s phone, but I’ve finally come to terms with the fact that it’s never gonna happen, lol. So here are some pictures that I and a few guests took. The party went really well. It ended up being a bit chilly and rainy (which is why my camera was packed up for most of the party), but we made the most of it. My bestie drove all the way down from San Antonio, and this was the only time I got to see her while I was in Texas so I spent a lot of the party catching up with her. ­čÖé The party took place at my Dad’s ranch, which happens to be right on the Rio Grande. It’s the same place where I had many of my birthday parties growing up, so it was really special for me to be able to celebrate Eva’s there. I still can’t believe my baby girl is 2!