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Has it really been two years since I added to this blog?  How does time pass so quickly?  I’ll tell you how!  You have a husband, a kid, you work (almost) full time, and you have a smart phone.  Honestly, smart phones have taken over our brains, haven’t they?  We start to have a thought about something, and we decide to look it up on our phones.  Then we pick up the phone, look at social media and email and news, forget what we were going to look up, then remember to check the price of that item we want to buy, then finally remember what we were looking up, then take a picture, then edit and post that picture, and then…well, you know what I mean.

But I just got off my phone, so now I can concentrate.

How much were flights to Vancouver?

But I digress.

So, to catch up…

Diego was superman for halloween in 2014, and a shark in 2015:

I can’t believe how little and cute he was here!


He even found a Nemo to chase!  (or was it Marlin?)


He did not dress up for 2016.  No trick-or-treating, either.  The closest we got was a Darth Vader mask and walking around a shopping center.  Maybe next year.

We went to Chicago in April of 2015.  I don’t know why we thought it would be warm…silly Californians!  We spent the days bundled up in heavy coats, but we got to tour the beautiful city, go to a game at Wrigley Field, have awesome dinners with great friends, and spend time with family.

After our boat tour of the city.


With his cousin, Libby.  Always his protector, and the first one to steal his hat.diego-and-libby-2015

In June of 2015, we went to Santa Anita racetrack to watch American Pharaoh win the triple crown.  Diego didn’t really get why this was a big deal, but it was so much fun!

Diego missed a lot of the action, but he saw the triple crown!


Here he is with my dad’s horse a couple of weeks earlier.  Maybe someday he’ll be interested.


We traveled to Mexico in July of 2015, right before Diego’s 2nd birthday, and it was a lovely trip.  We stayed with Marco’s cousins, and Diego and I got to meet his extended family.  They live in Durango (where Marco was born), which is a nice city with a historic center, and we spent some time in his cousin’s vacation home in the mountains.  Beautiful!

Up in the mountains.


On a train at the Durango fair.


A Mickey Mouse pinata for Diego’s early birthday party at the mountain house.mickey-pinata

A side trip to Mazatlan for a couple of days!  Beautiful water and beautiful resort.mazatlan

We spent our last day in Mexico City, and we got to tour the Aztec temple.aztec-temple

When we got back to California, it was time for Diego’s 2nd birthday party.  He got a T Rex pinata for that one.

Check out the boots!


The summer of 2015 ended with my 20 year reunion.  20 years!  I had just found out I was pregnant, and I was delighted to see there were other pregnant women in the room.  Sadly, I had a miscarriage a few days later.  It was a hard time for us, and Marco had been excited about the baby that was “hecho in Mexico,” but we were happy that it happened at all.  We had tried IUI again in 2014, and it hadn’t worked.

With the knowledge that it could happen naturally, I started tracking my ovulation religiously, and we found out in January that we were pregnant again!  This time the baby was healthy, and we started looking forward to September.  But that’s a blog post for another day.

Now back to Vancouver…

I wonder if Pinterest has ideas for cute dressing tables?

But I’m distracting you.

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