Sunday, May 24, 2009

¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Sofi!

Happy Birthday, Sofi!
A year ago we celebrated your birthday with Mexican food and Mariachis!
So much fun!
Hope you enjoy your birthday this year with your loving family.
Lolis and I celebrated it with a carne asada.
Dani once said that Mexicans use any excuse to make a party and celebrate. He was right! Just because you are in Hungary, and we are in Mexico does not mean we cannot celebrate your birthday.

Photos from last year's celebration...

Dani cantando con los mariachis.
Dani singing with the mariachis.

Lots of love to both of you!
And have a great week!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Mucho trabajo.

Oh my! After so many weeks of inactivity because of the swine flu, work has come upon us like an avalanche. I've been up to the ears with work, and the next few weeks will be the same. But I'll try to post at least some old photos so as not to leave the blog unattended too long.

Some of my favorite photos.
Hope all of you are doing well.
And for those of you who are teachers, last Friday (15th) was Teacher's Day here in Mexico.
So Happy Belated Teacher's Day!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

¡Feliz Día de las Madres!

Happy Mother's Day!

With love,

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Give Away, Pass it On.

A few days ago, blogger friend/photographer Candace, posted a Pass It On, Random Act of Kindness, Give-Away on her blog. I thought it sounded like it would be fun, and decided to participate The rules are simple, I only hope there is enough quorum to make it work.

The first five (5) people to comment on this post will get something from or made by me. This is the difficult part, usually I only recieve 1 or 2 comments. So let's see if it works out.

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations so please read carefully:

• I make no guarantees that you will like what I make (if I decide to make something).

• What I create or give will be just for you.

• It’ll be done over the next 12 months.

• You have no clue what it’s going to be. It probably will be something made by me , or at least something made in Mexico (in my case). You just won’t know until you get it!

• I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.

• I reserve the right to change the rules! Although in my case I probably won't.

And in return, all you need to do is post this text into a post of your own (on your blog, in a forum you visit, somewhere) and make or give 5 things for 5 others.

You’ll want to send me your mailing address…And you don't have to know me to participate.

Sound fun? Comment below, but if you want to comment and don't want to participate please let me know in your comment. Also , if you know someone who would like to participate.. Pass it on…

Here an example of something I can send:

These are fantastical, animal-like creatures
called Alebrijes.
They are made with the technique
called Paper Maché.
These are small, but they come in a
big variety of sizes, colors, and figures.

Hope you are having a great week. Good night...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cinco de Mayo

The festivities of Cinco de Mayo or Batalla de Puebla (the battle of Puebla) ia hardly celebrated here in Mexico. It is just a holiday in which there is no school, and government has no work. If it turns into a long weekend, people go to the beach, or go visit family. In Puebla there is a small celebration to conmmemorate the battle, and that's just about it.
The big patriotic holiday here is Independence Day in September.

Things are going back to normal after two weeks of precautions. On Thursday High Schools and Universities go back to school. Day care, pre-school, elementary, and jr. high schools go back on the 11th (next Monday).

All is well, hope you are well also!

(Photo vía Prodigy/MSN-Mexico City)

Oh, and tomorrow I will be posting a Give-Away with a twist. Please tune in...

Saturday, May 2, 2009

De Rusia con Amor...

From Russia with Love..... This recipie, that is.
Found it in this Russian Blog via Curbly.
Thought it would be fun.
Follow the steps.

First you cut up some hotdogs (O.K. I know some people
gross out with hotdogs, so sorry), and open a package
of spaghetti. Pretty simple, uh?

Then spear the pieces of dog with
the spaghetti. I snapped the spaghetti in half
so the pieces would be shorter.

Here are the speared hotdog pieces waiting
for a hot bath!

Arggg! That water is too hot!

Oooh, but feel those muscles loosen....

Done!! The spaghetti is al dente. Now a delicious sauce.
(I like how they look, kinda funny and interesting)

Mushroon, onion, garlic, pimiento, chilli, tomato (whew)
sauce, covered with parmesano chesse and dried basil
from my garden.
Not a gourmet recipie, but my guys loved it!!

The name? Some call them spaghetti laced dogs, other pasta dogs.
I'll call them Hot Dogs from Outer Space.
Have a great weekend!!