Wednesday, June 22, 2011

We are back and I have great news!!!!!!!!!!

Well, the mini honeymoon turned into a family vacation, Miguel and I, his parents, sister, and nephews. We ended up going to the town where he lived from 12 years until he went to the US and stayed at his grandma's house. That had been the plan for half the time but, it was supposed to have been just us. We went to Tampico for 2 days and 1 night by ourselves and that was great. We spent the whole second day at the beach drinking Piña Coladas and Micheladas and enjoying the sound of the ocean. It was beautiful, the beach was empty except for the workers fixing the Palapas, the food carts, and a crazy lady feeding a baby doll and stripping in the water!!! Here is just one pic from that wonderful 2 days,
Oh the happy times, though the sun was in our eyes!

At El Rancho as Miguel calls the town he's from, which is actually a small place near Panuco, Veracruz, we visited people Miguel hasn't seen in years. I met his Godparents, and friends. The temperature was 80 in the day and 65 at night and tons of wind, so different from here in Monterrey, with it's 100 degree weather!! Here is my favorite picture from there,

And now for Miguel's favorite thing that is new,
This was a new feature on the way to the main highway from town.

Chata went with us to El Rancho and she really enjoyed it, all of that running free, who wouldn't. Here she is taking a break,
She is getting so BIG!

Now for the good news!!!!!! I finally have a job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAYYYYYYY!!!!!! I start on July 4th, I will be teaching business executives English. I have to go to the US to get the kids before, I can start so, that is the reason for the late start date. I will be leaving Sunday morning for Georgia and that will be the last time I go to Georgia for a while. Hopefully, we will be returning to Georgia at the latest May of next year but, who knows what will happen when we turn in the Visa application for Miguel. Well, positive thinking will help us get through this and I have came to the conclusion that, I really do love Mexico, I just don't love living right beside my in laws!!! So, my next goal is to move, hopefully toward the San Pedro Area of Monterrey. I have heard it is expensive but, maybe we can find something near there that we can afford. I have heard it is one of the safest areas here and that the public schools there are better than here in Guadalupe. 

Take care all and we'll talk soon.


  1. I can relate to so much of your post! Our "alone times" always turn into a family affair. It makes me crazy!!! I always tell Eduardo that it's not that I hate El Salvador, I just hate the circumstances that got us there. And living with the in-laws makes me insane too. They are the sweetest people, but I REALLY like my privacy and alone time! LOL. Good luck with your new job :)

  2. Congrats! And hang in there w/the suegros, I have been there and it has done wonders to have a little distance. :)

  3. @Rebecca, Thank you, it has been a long time coming!!!

    @Kelsey, I so agree, I haven't had this much difficulty getting alone time since I met him, even with 2 kids!!!LOL

    @Leah, I'm hanging but, just until we get enough money to move and then finally!!! Alone time!!! Now if I could get the distance you got, that would be great!!!LOL

  4. Congratulations on the new job! You'll have to let us know how it goes! :)

  5. I just found your blog. I thought I had a rough time in Reynosa with grenades in my back yard, dinners serenaded by balaceras, and being stopped in narco-bloqueos. I saw a dead body on the street in Matamoros. It seems you are handling the craziness very well. Good luck on your new job. I teach 5th grade at a private school in Reynosa.

  6. I moved out of Monterrey at the end of February, it's kind of a crazy place! Good luck on the job, that's awesome. There are some really beautiful places in San Pedro, hopefully you'll find something you can afford.

  7. Congrats on the job. Loved the pics!