All By Ourselves

Day 9 of quarantine and I’m starting to lose it a little bit. Ecuador has declared a state of emergency. Borders are closed. Schools are closed. We aren’t allowed to leave our house except for food or medical supplies. Even then, it is limited to one person per household between the ages of 18-59. Odd…

Traveling With Kids

It’s our last day. We have one more red-eye and then we’re home. After three weeks of traveling with our 4 yo son and 3 mo old daughter, all I can say is… We did it. Starting off at my husband’s work conference in Vegas, we began with fifteen hours of travel. Jet-lag. Long days…

Tulum, Who Knew?

After over a week in Tulum, our days have gone from chaotic and stressful to not just enjoyable. But pretty freakin’ fantastic. Beautiful beaches, mesmerizing cenotes, lush jungles and delicious food all at arms length. The perfect paradise for that active outdoor lifestyle we love. Each day better than the previous. Today being no exception….

What Next?

After a successful road trip to the beach, I have been looking forward to our next adventure, which will take us to Las Vegas and Mexico mid-February. The original plan was to stay a week to scope out land in Tulum in a first step to finally set down some roots. Mexico is appealing to…

Two Times A Charm

Less than a week after delivering sweet Mona Lu, I’m feeling almost back to normal and better than I have in a long time. After a nasty fall that I never really healed from at the end of my pregnancy and a belly that weighed heavily on my body, I am up and moving again….

Reality vs Expectation

My scar hurts right now, my friend shared with me as I explained my recent apprehension to schedule the c-section that has been recommended to me by my doctor at 39 weeks due to the size of my baby relative to the size of me. She went on to say that her scar had fused…

A Big Baby

It’s not impossible. But if you were my wife or daughter, I would recommend a C-section. He says it gently, as he knows it’s not what I want to hear. More answers to consider in an ongoing question of whether I’ll be able to deliver my baby naturally. As the weeks tick by, she’s only…

To Beach Or Not To Beach

I don’t know if it’s because I’m nine months pregnant and stir crazy. Or if it’s just that time again. For a new adventure. After over two years in the valley outside of Quito and in our third house, my husband and I have been talking seriously about moving to the beach. We’re beach people…

The Fall

It was something I should have been looking out for. That this one time, I didn’t. Water that had spilled out of the dog’s bowl and off the rubber mat onto the slick tile floor. I hurriedly reached for the swinging door to the living room when my feet flew out from underneath me. Hands…