Monday, February 15, 2010

It's coming along...

The house is starting to come together! I'll take more pictures when things are less messy...hehe.

Dining room:

Living room:

So far, home ownership has been a lot of fun! We don't have to do any major renovations so we are pretty lucky. I don't know if I mentioned this before, but we bought the duplex with two of our friends, Jen and James. I love having them here, it makes the process seem less scary. They live in the second floor apartment, so it's easy to get together and hang out.

Here are some pictures from our Mexican-themed Valentine's day feast last night:

Oh, and here's a cat pic just for fun! Little Girl's favorite new spot is on the radiator in the kitchen. :-)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


I'm baaaack! Freddy and I went to Mexico with 6 of our friends. My first time going anywhere tropical! I fell in love with the architecture and the colors. I also really enjoyed the different kinds of plants they have. One that I especially liked was a giant tree that had thorns like a rose. There was another tree whose leaves feel like sandpaper (people use it to exfoliate their feet). So cool! Unfortunately our friend Marc rubbed that leaf on his bare back and broke out in hives. We all had to laugh at him about his enthusiasm. Oh and don't worry, the hives went away the next day.

Here are some highlights:

Beautiful mansion in Merida

We went swimming in a cenote (underwater cave). I was really scared but I got peer pressured into doing it :-D

Mayan temple at Uxmal

Mexican Market in Merida

Waiting for the sunset in Holbox.

Where we stayed.

Panchetta, the sea cat!

Paldo the kitten and Marc

Amanda and Paldo

Me, Jen, and Panchetta