Thursday, February 25, 2010

Good Quality Fun

i have no excuse for my negligence of this blog. For those of you who follow, my apologies, I will be better at this.

Jesse and I have been living in Guaymas now for about 2 months and have taken to the relaxed pace of Mexico. Not so relaxed that it takes us forever to do things but relaxed enough that we don't feel exhausted and rushed at everything we do. Jesse has been in his office now for 2 weeks and things are really going well. He has really been keeping busy. I have been doing the usual, reading books in a hammock or on the beach, running daily, practicing music. Pretty much all of the things that I have missed out on by working the past few years. It's pretty nice when all you have is time.

We have been spending most of our free time hanging out with our friends. Mostly, Vladimir, from Bulgaria. He is the one in the picture lighting the old, dry Christmas tree on fire and in the group picture he is the one Jesse is tickling. These are the quality things we do to entertain ourselves here in Mexico. We have also been hanging out with our neighbor Pedro and his friends a lot, and going to the occasional Wednesday night poker night. All in all, we are having no problem entertaining ourselves and are really enjoying our time here in Guaymas/San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Kelli Time

While in Minnesota, we also got to spend quite a bit of time with Jesse's mom, Kelli. We watched some movies, ate delicious brownies, went to the Mystic Lake Casino, and overall got some good quality time with Kelli.

Keith Time.

So we just got back to Guaymas, Mexico after a fun filled trip to Iowa/Illinois and Minnesota. We spent about 5 days in Minnesota for the festivities involving the celebration of Grandma Dorothy's life. It was really nice because all of Jesse's siblings made the journey back and it is hard to get all of them together in the same place often. It is also nice to get together with aunts, uncles and cousins. The services celebrating Dorothy were beautiful and Jesse and I are grateful to have been there. Even though it never was warmer than 20, it was still great to see everyone.

We also got to spend some good quality time with Carolyn, Keith and Taylor. Among the already planned festivities that took place we enjoyed a nice family gathering at Scott and Linda's. They have the perfect place for entertaining. And they have a pool table so we participated in a pool tourney. Good fun in Minnesota.