Aaaaah. I love my family.

October 19, 2008

Hey!  I’m back!  What a wonderful five days it’s been.  We had been so looking forward to a visit with Adam and Martha – we hadn’t seen them since we visited them in Mexico City in May.  And with a baby on the way, we wanted to get in on the fun of hanging out with a beautiful expectant mother and hearing all their news.

So,  Wednesday afternoon they arrived, and can you believe it, they brought the most unexpected treat!

They brought a cooler of Indian food from their favorite Indian restaurant.  They even brought the dough to make naan!  It was amazing, and we ate ourselves silly.    And you know what?  After eating at Zab Thai for dinner one night, we went back there yesterday and got a cooler full of Thai food for them to take back with them!  (They just haven’t found good Thai food in Mexico City.)

We did all of our favorite things, and a few new ones.  Lots of eating, drinks on top of the Freeman at sunset, and of course, dominoes.  One day we got together with a bunch of friends at the beach for several hours of swimming and talking.  We spent the day at Stone Island.  We ate breakfast at La Puntilla.

One “must-do” for any expectant mother in Mazatlán is the compulsory photo with people putting their hands on your belly.  Just check out the local paper any day for lots of these pictures.  So we had to take one of them, of course.


Then of course Martha had to play turn-around on Adam so here’s what she did:


I wonder how far along he is?  Notice the Mazatlán sweat rag hanging out of his pocket?  They were HOT!

I won’t make you look at more pictures, but believe me when I tell you it was fun, and when those two left they were totally relaxed and with a little bit of Mazatlán sun on their skin.

And to finish out my story about the two  of them I’m going to share a picture from their trip to Seattle the week previous:


This is a picture of Martha with her US Citizenship papers!  And just in time to vote!

So, in summary, I am one happy mom…and I am probably almost as excited as they are about the upcoming birth of their daughter. I know they’ll be wonderful parents.

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I'm Nancy, a US expat living in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Jalisco after 11 years in Mazatlán, México.

    1. What a great set of photographs! I have been reviewing old posts in blogs I started reading last year. Yours, of course, was at the top of the list. I remember the point you made of needing easy access for family and friends to visit. This post is a perfect example of how you chose wisely. For some reason, I was looking at Mazatlan real estate listings last night, and I pulled out the Charles Hall book you recommended. Just for information. No new plans brewing.

      This weekend was one of those Pacific Northwest perfect fall periods. But the rains are coming. It will be a reminder that by April, I will be ready to head south.

      By the way, I mailed my ballot in on Saturday. Thought you would like to know.

    1. It’s always fun to have old friends come to visit. But family? Like the whipped cream on strawberry shortcake. Glad you had a great time. When is she due?

    1. American Mommy, You can probably get some Thai and Indian when you are NOB working, couldn’t you? I won’t tell!

      Steve, It’s a great location for people NOB to get to us, but even though the flight is just a little over an hour, for two people it cost $821 US round trip. Each ticket was $169 for the flight and $241 in taxes. Air travel within Mexico is very expensive, unfortunately.

      Heather, Thanks, we think they are pretty cool! And I know, I have been craving Indian. Wonder how they knew?

      Islagringo, Yep, it was pretty dang good. And next month our other son and his family! Martha is due between Christmas and New Years, mas o menos. She brought me more yarn, too, so I need to find a pattern for a baby poncho with hood using bulky yarn. I may end up just putting cash on Calypso’s PayPal with all the knitting I’m doing I may not have time for it all!

    1. Please do tell me the name of this Indian restaurant in the DF? I’ve been to two so far and was disappointed by both.

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